News roundup 7/30/08

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Man charged in death of pregnant solider:

Fayetteville detectives arrested Edgar Patino at his home in Hopewell, N.C., Tuesday. Patino, a fellow soldier, was charged with murdering pregnant Fort Bragg solider Megan Lynn Touma. Touma and Patino had been stationed together in Germany and dated in the past. She was found dead on June 21 in a hotel near Fort Bragg, N.C. CNN

Flight attendant finds woman's corpse in plane bathroom:

A spokeswoman for Delta airlines says flight attendants found the body of an unidentified woman in the bathroom of a plane that landed in Atlanta. The body was found shortly before 6 a.m. on Delta flight 950 that arrived from Los Angeles. There was no information on the passenger or where she was from. AJC

Alaska senator's indictment may hurt GOP:

Ted Stevens, the U.S. Senate's longest-serving Republican senator was indicted Tuesday on seven counts of failing to disclose more than $250,000 in gifts. The indictments jeopardize his re-election and damage his parties chances at recapturing the Senate. AP via Yahoo News

Moderate earthquake hits California:

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake rocked a rural part of northern California on Tuesday evening. The quake hit shortly after 8 p.m. about 11 miles east of the town of Willow Creek, which is about 190 miles west of Sacramento. There were no immediate reports of damages or causalities. CNN

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