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Baby is abducted from hospital unit

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March 29, 2008

Florida
SANFORD - A woman abducted a 1-day-old baby from a secure hospital unit yesterday and apparently smuggled the child out in a tote bag, police said. Jennifer Latham, 39, was arrested a short time later after being pulled over by police in Lake Mary, said Darrel Presley, deputy chief of the Sanford Police Department, near Orlando. The baby was found inside the car unharmed and has been returned to the hospital and reunited with the parents. (AP)

Washington, D.C.
Audit finds DEA losing more guns
The Drug Enforcement Administration is losing more guns but fewer laptops than it was about five years ago, the Justice Department's inspector general said yesterday. The follow-up report found that some of the same problems cited in a 2002 audit remain: Policies for storing weapons and laptops are not always followed and, when they are lost, officials don't regularly report them. (AP)

Bush aide resigns over funding probe
An aide to President Bush has resigned because of his alleged misuse of grant money from the US Agency for International Development when he worked for a Cuban democracy organization. Felipe Sixto was promoted on March 1 as a special assistant to the president for intergovernmental affairs and stepped forward on March 20 to reveal his alleged wrongdoing and to resign, White House spokesman Scott Stanzel said yesterday. The matter has been turned over to the Justice Department for investigation, Stanzel said. (AP)

TEXAS
One inmate killed, 22 injured in riot
THREE RIVERS - One inmate was killed and 22 others were injured in a riot at a federal prison in southern Texas early yesterday. How the inmate died is still being investigated, but officials said they do not believe guards used lethal force to break up the fighting. Fifteen prisoners were hospitalized, and seven others were treated for minor injuries. The riot was the second at a federal prison in Texas this month. Police were called to a riot in Houston two weeks ago. (AP)

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