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April 24, 2011

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SAN FRANCISCO — Plans to put the brakes on bicyclists riding across the Golden Gate Bridge have led to protests. The initial plan announced last week would hit riders with a $100 fine if they don’t slow to 10 miles per hour along most of the 4,200-foot span. There is no speed limit now. The bridge’s board of directors put off a vote on the limits to allow public debate. (AP)

WASHINGTON Playing-card tip leads to arrest SEATTLE — A tip generated by a deck of “cold case’’ playing cards has helped lead to an arrest in a killing three decades ago, investigators said. The cards, first circulated in 2008, offer rewards for information that helps solve old cases. Susan Schwarz, who was shot to death, was the queen of hearts. Police said the man arrested Friday had long been a suspect and that he may have blamed Schwarz for the breakup of his marriage; Schwarz was a close friend of his wife. (AP)

OHIO He’s no general, say US authorities AKRON — Federal authorities allege that a West Virginia man who applied for a job with an Ohio construction firm pretended to be an Army major general and listed the Army chief of staff as a reference. A criminal complaint filed in federal court accuses Randall Keyser of Barboursville, W.Va., of wire fraud. An FBI agent alleges in an affidavit that Keyser, who was arrested Thursday, said he had supervised construction projects and answered directly to the US secretary of defense. (AP)

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