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Nation Digest: Former Clinton Fundraiser Norman Hsu Gets 24-Year Sentence

Political fundraiser Norman Hsu, right, arrives at a courthouse in Redwood City, Calif., in 2007 to surrender in a pyramid-scheme investigation.
Political fundraiser Norman Hsu, right, arrives at a courthouse in Redwood City, Calif., in 2007 to surrender in a pyramid-scheme investigation. (By Paul Sakuma -- Associated Press)
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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center put the quake's magnitude at 8.3 and issued a general alert for the South Pacific region, from American Samoa to New Zealand. Japan's Meteorological Agency also issued a tsunami warning all along that country's eastern coast.

-- Associated Press

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Man Pleads Not Guilty In Alleged Terror Plot

As a suspected al-Qaeda operative pleaded not guilty to plotting a bomb attack in New York, the city's police commissioner pronounced the threat neutralized and said there is nothing to fear from the defendant's three alleged accomplices.

The terror scheme "has been broken up," said Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly. "I see no danger emanating . . . from the people involved in this investigation." He would not elaborate, and police and federal investigators have repeatedly refused to discuss the whereabouts of the three people who are alleged to have helped Afghan immigrant Najibullah Zazi buy beauty supplies for use in brewing up explosives.

Zazi was ordered held without bail Tuesday after entering his plea in federal court in Brooklyn.

Authorities say Zazi used stolen credit cards to stockpile chemicals that could be used for bombs.

-- Associated Press

Judge: Kerik's Defense Can't Mention 9/11

The Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center, which made New York's police commissioner a national figure, may not be brought up by the defense at his corruption trial, a federal judge ruled.

Judge Stephen Robinson said at a pretrial conference that the attack is irrelevant to allegations that former commissioner Bernard B. Kerik accepted apartment renovations from a construction company in exchange for recommending the company for city contracts.


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