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War Vet Injured in Occupy Protest Leaves Hospital

Scott Olsen still having trouble speaking

(Newser) - The Iraqi war vet critically injured last month at an Occupy Oakland protest is out of the hospital, reports Reuters . Scott Olsen "is still struggling with speech, but is attempting conversations without having the writing instrument out," wrote a friend at a blog post. Olsen, 24, apparently got... More »

Oakland Cops Face Inquiry Over Wounded Iraq Vet

City prepares for general strike

(Newser) - A city panel is launching a formal investigation into Oakland police following the wounding of an Iraq veteran in last week’s clash with Occupy Oakland protesters . The inquiry, sparked by a complaint to the Citizens’ Police Review Board, is due to begin within days and run “several months,... More »

Portland Busts 30 Occupiers

Nashville again defies cops, this time with no arrests

(Newser) - It might not have been the best 24 hours the Occupy Wall Street movement has ever seen, as Mother Nature turned on those camped in Zuccotti Park and police in Portland rounded up about 30 Occupiers overnight. The Oregon arrests occurred in tony Pearl District, notes the AP , with some... More »

Iraq Vet Wounded in Occupy Protest Wakes Up

Occupy protests around the country hold candlelight vigils for Scott Olsen

(Newser) - Scott Olsen, the 24-year-old Iraq war veteran who suffered a fractured skull when police raided the Occupy Oakland camp on Tuesday, is awake and lucid, and doctors have upgraded his condition from critical to fair, Reuters reports. “He’s able to understand what’s going on,” a hospital... More »

Iraq Vet Seriously Hurt in Oakland Protests

Occupy participant apparently got hit with a 'police projectile'

(Newser) - The police raid on Occupy Oakland last night has left one of the demonstrators in serious condition with a fractured skull. He is identified as two-time Iraq war vet Scott Olsen, 24, and he apparently got hit with some kind of police projectile, maybe a tear gas canister, reports the... More »

Olsen Shuts Down Brewers to Carry Marlins

(Newser) - Scott Olsen allowed two hits in 8 2-3 innings, and Mike Jacobs hit a two-run homer to help the Florida Marlins beat the slumping Milwaukee Brewers 3-0 on Tuesday night. Ryan Braun doubled in the fourth and Prince Fielder singled with two outs in the ninth for Milwaukee's only hits. More »

Olsen Goes 7 Strong Innings, Ramirez Hits 2 HRs for Marlins

Florida Marlins beat the Washington Nationals 6-1

(Newser) - Scott Olsen allowed only three hits in seven innings Sunday, and Hanley Ramirez hit two home runs to help the Florida Marlins beat the Washington Nationals 6-1. Olsen (3-0) gave up one run, won his third start in a row and lowered his ERA to 2.60. More »

Scott Olsen Shuts Down Braves in Marlins' Victory

Florida earns first shut out since last July

(Newser) - Scott Olsen pitched seven sharp innings of five-hit ball, leading the Florida Marlins to a 4-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. Olsen (2-0) struck out three and did not walk a batter. He threw 84 pitches, 62 for strikes. Josh Willingham hit an RBI triple for the... More »

Jacobs Leads Marlins Over Nationals 10-4

Power-hitting first baseman blasts two two-run shots

(Newser) - Mike Jacobs is providing the power for the first-place Florida Marlins. Jacobs hit two homers, including one that capped a seven-run inning, to back Scott Olsen's solid pitching and help Florida beat the Washington Nationals 10-4 on Wednesday night. More »

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