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Alaska campers killed by grizzly

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Anchorage Two people camping along the Hulahula River in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge were killed by a grizzly bear, officials said Sunday.

Officials discovered the bodies and an unused firearm in a tent Saturday at a campsite near the river. They also shot and killed the animal.

The couple, whose names were not released, were believed to be in their late 50s or early 60s, North Slope Borough police said. They were from Anchorage and had been on a recreational rafting trip down the river, said State Trooper Tim DeSpain. The victims were in their tent when the attack occurred, he added, and the campsite was clean, with food stored in bear-proof containers.

A rafter had seen the animal at the site and notified authorities.

Man chains himself to chair at Mass

Los Angeles

A man was arrested Sunday after he handcuffed himself to Cardinal Roger Mahony’s chair during a service to protest the church’s handling of allegedly abusive priests.

Several thousand people were attending Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels when James Robertson walked toward the altar and handcuffed himself to the chair, police said.

Mahony, who was delivering the homily about 15 feet away, continued with the service. Robertson did not speak with Mahony.

Robertson, 58, was arrested without incident for misdemeanor investigation of disturbing a religious ceremony. He was released.

Robertson said he disturbed the church service because he wanted “the people in the pews to listen to the victim’s stories from the victims themselves, not from the people who put them in this position.”

About 200 members of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, a support group for victims of clergy abuse, were protesting outside the cathedral, but Robertson said he belongs to a smaller group called Survivors of Silence.

Shooting near festival kills one in Chicago


Shots were fired near the crowded Taste of Chicago outdoor food festival, killing one man and wounding two others, police said.

The shooting occurred late Saturday as tens of thousands of people were leaving the festival, which had just closed for the evening, police spokesman Pat Camden said.

A group of young men had begun verbally harassing a young woman and trying to take her money. Camden said she called out to friends.

Christopher Sanders, 20, of Chicago, was killed.

Organizers expected millions of visitors to visit downtown Chicago for the festival, which opened Friday and is scheduled to end July 4.

Gray says revenge Deep Throat’s motive

Washington L. Patrick Gray, the FBI chief during the Watergate break-in, says he believes deputy W. Mark Felt became the anonymous source known as Deep Throat because he was angry at being passed over as J. Edgar Hoover’s successor and wanted to sabotage Gray.

“I think there was a sense of revenge in his heart, and a sense of dumping my candidacy, if you will,” Gray told ABC’s “This Week” during an interview.

Gray, who was selected to lead the FBI the day after Hoover’s death on May 2, 1972, also says he refused White House demands to fire Felt or order a lie-detector test over leaks about the Watergate investigation.

Disagreeing with other Watergate-era figures who have called Felt a traitor to the Nixon administration, Gray said, “I think he was treacherous only to me, a man who trusted him.”

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