Thursday, January 10, 2002

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Secretary of Interior Gale Norton's grueling contempt trial appears near an end with attorneys representing 300,000 American Indian trust beneficiaries ready to rest their case....

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US District Judge Royce Lamberth on Wednesday questioned the state of the Department of Interior's Internet-related shutdown, suggesting the delay in restoring access was a political ploy....

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The FBI was justified in meting out light punishment and in some cases, none at all, to agents who charged the government $3,217 for attending a retirement dinner but reported it as official training, a Congressional investigation released on Wednesday concluded....

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The British tabloids, always ripe for tales about marital infidelities, are all over the latest divorce scandal to hit the United Kingdom....

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Attorneys representing 300,000 American Indians rested their case in Secretary of Interior Gale Norton's contempt today, calling to the stand their final witness....


A former governor of Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly embezzling $8,000 from the tribe....


Historian Stephen Ambrose is acknowledging he may not have properly attributed information in his books, including one on the Battle of Little Bighorn....


The Department of Justice has launched a criminal probe into the collapse of the energy company Enron, officials confirmed yesterday....


Employees of the casino owned by the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut are getting a raise of 4 percent despite economic concerns....


Compensation for people who got work after being exposed to nuclear radiation on Amchitka Island in Alaska is arriving to complaints about the process....


The Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned the death sentence of a South Carolina man convicted of murdering a pregnant woman, saying a jury was not informed properly of sentencing options....


President Bush and his brother, Florida Gov....


A plan to allow more oil and gas drilling in the Jack Morrow Hills of Wyoming's Red Desert has been met with enormous opposition, including concerns by tribes....


A two-year study by the National Research Council, a division of the National Academy of Sciences, has recommended the flows of the Missouri River be returned to its natural state in order to protect endangered species....


The Montana Highway Patrol and Bureau of Indian Affair authorities are investigating the death of a woman on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana....


A man accused of shooting another to death on the Mescalero Apache Reservation in southern New Mexico has pleaded guilty to several tribal crimes and has been fined....


The government of Colombia has ended peace talks with a rebel group that has been accused of terrorizing Indian tribes, President Andrés Pastrana said on Thursday....


The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments on Wednesday passed a resolution calling on the Washington Redskins football team to drop its name because it is "demeaning and dehumanizing" to Native Americans....


Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham could make a decision on the Yucca Mountain project in Nevada as early as today, Congressional aides told the Associated Press....


A fired nuclear employee, being held on charges he threatened fellow workers, says he is being targeted in a terrorist probe because he is Native American....


Runners from the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana have completed the re-enactment of an escape their ancestors attempted after being imprisoned by the U.S....


The New Mexico State Supreme Court has asked both sides of a gaming dispute to submit responses by January 22....


The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday heard oral arguments in a case to determine whether a casino owned by the Tigua Tribe of Texas can remain open....


A Montana state lawmaker is being criticized for saying that tribal members who are returning to reservations are "incapable" of working like "normal outside people." "They’re unwilling or incapable of working like normal outside people do," Sen....


Tribal leaders held a meeting in Rapid City, South Dakota, on Wednesday in preparation to discuss a proposed reorganization of the Bureau of Indian Affairs....


A Connecticut group claiming to be a sovereign tribe has formed its own motor vehicle division, issuing license plates and registrations....