Thursday, December 27, 2007
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Good Morning...Grab your coffee!!! There are new details in the SF tiger attack and it is only ONE week until the first votes are cast in the Iowa Caucus, let the games begin.....

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Investigation continues into fatal tiger attack at S.F. zoo
Police are treating the San Francisco Zoo as a crime scene today, one day after a 350-pound tiger escaped and attacked three visitors from San Jose, killing a 17-year-old boy before hunting down and seriously injuring two of his friends.

Trail of blood apparently led escaped tiger to victims
San Francisco police are investigating the possibility that one of the victims in the fatal tiger mauling on Christmas Day climbed over a waist-high fence and then dangled a leg or other body part over the edge of a moat that kept the big cat away from the public, sources close to the investigation said Wednesday.

Crash survivor's mother: 'Miraculous'
The sole survivor of a plane crash that killed two Americans and a Panamanian pilot was awake and talking Wednesday, a doctor said.

Calif. woman mauled to death
A pack of pit bulls surrounded a woman and mauled her to death, authorities said Wednesday.

2 arrested in deaths of 6 in rural Wash.
A postal worker worried about an absent colleague came across a horrific scene: six people, likely three generations of the same family, shot to death on their rural property.

U.S. Troops kill 11 in Mahdi Army
U.S. military forces killed 11 members of a Mahdi Army splinter group southeast of Baghdad early Thursday, American officials said. The raids were the deadliest against breakaway members of the militia in months.

Afghanistan Expels two
Two senior political officers working for the European Union and the United Nations assistance mission in Afghanistan will leave the country as ordered by the Afghan government after discussions on Wednesday failed to resolve a dispute over whether the two had held talks with the Taliban, according to a United Nations spokesman.


Raw Politics

Bush tops 'most admired' poll
President Bush and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton again top Gallup's annual lists of "most admired" men and women, the polling firm said Wednesday.

Authenticity is the word for Republican hopefuls
Grasping a freshly killed pheasant and hoisting a shotgun over his shoulder, Mike Huckabee on Wednesday invited reporters to witness what has become one of the standard motifs of Republican presidential politics: the candidate out hunting, like a regular guy.But the undertone was clear: Huckabee was casting himself as an authentic sportsman, unlike chief rival Mitt Romney, who last spring had claimed to be an avid hunter before admitting that he had preyed mostly on "small varmints" -- and infrequently at that.

Candidates get shots off in Iowa
With eight days to go until the Iowa caucuses, Hillary Clinton and Mike Huckabee brought out the big guns. But only Huckabee shot anything.

For McCain, It Could Be State of Resurgence
A jet carrying Sen. John McCain of Arizona touched down Wednesday evening on Iowa's western border, marking a remarkable comeback for the veteran politician and opening another intriguing narrative in the wide-open Republican field.


Crime & Punishment

U.S. police fatalities spike in 2007
A record number of fatal traffic incidents and a double-digit spike in shooting deaths led to one of the deadliest years for law enforcement officers in more than a decade.

New York homicide rate on pace for record low
New York City is on course to mark the fewest homicides since records have been kept, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly announced Wednesday.


Keepin' Them Honest

Bush signs $555B spending bill
President Bush on Wednesday signed a $555 billion bill that funds the Iraq war well into next year and keeps government agencies running through September. Bush had deep reservations about special "earmark" spending in the bill, but signed it into law nevertheless.


AC360 folo (updates of AC360 reports)

Neb. gunman had previous suicide attempt
The teen gunman who fatally shot eight people in a mall earlier this month tried to kill himself by swallowing about 30 pills nearly two years earlier, according to court records released Wednesday.


What YOU will be Talking about Today

Hilton gives fortune to charity (not Paris)
The Hilton family patriarch, Barron Hilton, will pass on the $1.2 billion windfall from the sale of Hilton Hotels Corporation - not to his famous progeny, but to his family's philanthropic foundation, Fortune has learned.


New Jersey requires H.I.V test
An H.I.V. test is about to become as routine as an ultrasound for pregnant women in New Jersey.

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