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Legal news from Sunday, September 12, 2004
17:09 EDT

AP is reporting that financially-troubled US Airways has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. US Airways has issued this press release on its website. More information about the company's latest Chapter 11 restructuring (its first bankruptcy restructuring was two years ago) is available here. The bankruptcy annoucement comes just a [read more]

15:09 EDT

Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison was the focus of a co-ordinated attack Sunday when it was the target of several mortar rounds, an apparant suicide car bomb assault, and small arms fire. After mortars exploded outside the facility a pick-up truck loaded with explosives made a run at the entrance. US [read more]

15:09 EDT

Exit polls released Sunday in Hong Kong - now a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China - showed that advocates in favor of a democracy further removed from Beijing's influence failed to win the majority of seats in Saturday's much-anticipated election for members of Hong Kong's 60-seat [read more]

08:09 EDT

Sunday's New York Times reports on the guilty plea and sentence of the first American military intelligence specialist in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal. The Times also highlights a new book which claims the Bush administration was warned as early as 2002 that detainees in US military custody were [read more]

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