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Three other workers were wounded during Monday’s rampage at Emcore Corp., which police say capped a bitter child-custody dispute between Robert Reza, 37, and Miss Basciano, his one-time girlfriend.

Mr. Sparks said two of the wounded workers, a man and a woman, have been released. The other, a woman, was in satisfactory condition.

Police said Mr. Reza, a former Emcore employee, fatally shot two other Emcore workers before killing himself.

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U.S. trial allowed for Gitmo detainee

NEW YORK | The first Guantanamo Bay detainee to be prosecuted in a civilian court was cleared for trial Tuesday by a judge who said a two-year interrogation and five-year detention were not grounds for dismissal because they served compelling national security interests.

Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani was interrogated by the CIA for important intelligence information, U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan wrote in a decision that rejected defense requests to toss out the indictment on the grounds that Mr. Ghailani was denied a speedy trial.

“No one denies that the agency’s purpose was to protect the United States from attack,” Judge Kaplan wrote, noting that the government was not proposing to use any evidence — with one possible exception — gained from Mr. Ghailani’s interrogation.

Mr. Ghailani is charged in the August 1998 bombing of two U.S. embassies in Africa that resulted in the deaths of 224 people, including 12 Americans. His trial is set for Sept. 27.

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Lacrosse team barred from flight

NEW YORK | Members of an Iroquois lacrosse team who refuse to travel on U.S. passports were barred from getting on a flight Tuesday to the sport’s world championship tournament.

The 23 members of the New York-based squad arrived at a Delta terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport wearing team jackets and shirts. Their manager, Ansley Jemison, didn’t expect to be allowed to board their flight to Amsterdam and wasn’t surprised to be turned away at the check-in desk.

U.S. officials previously informed the team that new security rules for international travelers meant that their old passports — low-tech, partly handwritten documents issued by the Iroquois confederacy of six Indian nations — wouldn’t be honored.

By showing up, the team avoided forfeiting its tickets. Airline officials said they would allow the squad to rebook its flight for Wednesday without penalty if it secured the proper documents, said Mr. Jemison.

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