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Nov. 11, 2012 at 10:01 PM   |   Comments

Second woman named in Petraeus probe

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A Florida woman was named Sunday as the recipient of allegedly harassing emails from former CIA Director David Petraeus' female biographer.

Petraeus, 60, resigned this week after admitting he "showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair" with his 40-year-old biographer, Paula Broadwell, who is married to a doctor and has two children.

The Los Angeles Times reported Jill Kelley of Tampa, who it described as a State Department liaison to the military's Joint Special Operations Command in Tampa, Fla., told the FBI about the emails, which investigators then traced to Broadwell. Officials have said Kelley, who was described as a close friend of Petraeus, was considered by Broadwell to be a rival for the CIA director and retired general's affections, the newspaper said.

The New York Times reported a close friend of the Petraeus family said Kelley, 37, has been a friend of Petraeus and his wife Holly for more than five years.

The family friend described Kelley, who also is married to a doctor, as "a very well-known person of influence in the Tampa community" who is active in organizations that support military causes.

The Kelleys issued a statement Sunday night that did not address their involvement in the government investigation, The New York Times said.

"We respect his and his family's privacy, and want the same for us and our three children," the couple said.


6.5 quake rumbles off Guatemala coast

GUATEMALA CITY, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck off Guatemala's western shore Sunday afternoon, U.S. seismologists said.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the temblor, which followed a deadly 7.4-magnitude quake that hit the same region Wednesday, was recorded at 4:15 p.m. local time at a depth of 16.8 miles. There were no immediate reports of casualties, the Guatemalan newspaper Prensa Libre reported.

The epicenter was 14 miles west-southwest of Champerico, Guatemala, 24 miles south-southeast of Suchiate, Mexico, 31 miles south of Ciudad Tecun Uman, Guatemala, and 36 miles southwest of Flores Costa Cuca, Guatemala, the USGS said.

Prensa Libre said the shaker was felt just as President Otto Perez was providing reporters with an update on last week's quake that killed at least 52 people.

The newspaper said people in San Marcos ran into the streets in apprehension.


Man shot dead after firing on police

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A 64-year-old Southfield, Mich., man walked into the city police station Sunday and opened fire, wounding an officer before being shot dead, police said.

The shooter was not identified, nor was the wounded 50-year-old sergeant, who was expected to survive the 2:20 p.m. shooting, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Eric Hawkins, chief of the Detroit suburb's police department, said the motive for the shooting was uncertain.

Hawkins said the man tried first to shoot at an officer behind protective glass in the lobby but his gun apparently didn't fire. But when responding officers ordered him to drop his when he fired on them, hitting one in the shoulder.

The gunman was shot several times and died at a hospital, the chief said at a news conference.

"We always try to resolve these incidents non-violently if we can," Hawkins said. "However, the use of force was unavoidable in this circumstance."


British soldier killed in 'insider attack'

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A man in Afghan army uniform shot and killed a British soldier in another so-called insider attack Sunday in Afghanistan, Britain's Defense Ministry said.

The ministry said the shooting at a base in the Nad-e Ali area of southern Helmand province claimed the life of a member of the Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion the Royal Regiment of Scotland, the BBC reported.

Details of the shooting were not immediately available.

"This is incredibly sad news for the battalion and everyone serving in Task Force Helmand," Maj. Laurence Roche, spokesman for the British task force, was quoted as saying. "As we mark Remembrance this weekend, our thoughts now turn to the soldier's family and friends whose loss is so much greater than ours."

Such "green on blue" attacks by Afghans serving alongside coalition troops or by insurgent infiltrators in Afghan security uniforms have become a major security concern for U.S. and NATO forces as they occur despite tightened security.

The BBC said more than 60 coalition force soldiers have died so far this year in insider attacks. The foreign forces are scheduled to end combat operations and hand over Afghanistan's security to Afghan security forces by the end of 2014.

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