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In brief: Massa to resign seat in House

Sat., March 6, 2010

Washington – Rep. Eric Massa, an upstate New York Democrat, will resign his House seat amid reports that he is under an ethics investigation.

Massa, 50, is expected to resign effective Monday. The resignation comes amid a House ethics committee review of a harassment complaint by a male staffer who reportedly felt uncomfortable in a situation that had sexual overtones.

Bus in fatal crash operated illegally

Sacaton, Ariz. – The bus that rolled over on a busy interstate outside Phoenix, killing six people and leaving 16 others injured early Friday, was operating illegally, federal transportation officials said.

The operator of the bus – Van Nuys, Calif.-based Tierra Santa Inc. – was told in April and December not “to engage in the interstate transportation of passengers by commercial motor vehicle,” a Department of Transportation statement said.

The bus in Friday’s accident was traveling from the central Mexican state of Zacatecas to Los Angeles.


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