The time is 18:00 (UTC) on July 3rd, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.
== Headlines ==
=== U.S. Officials: U.S. soldiers plotted rape, murder ===
U.S. officials said on Saturday, "Allegations known so far are that two soldiers allegedly raped an Iraqi woman and then allegedly one of the soldiers may have killed four Iraqi civilians located within that residence -- the woman, two other adults and a child."
=== Parts of New Jersey government stopped as budget fails to clear Legislature in time ===
In New Jersey numerous non-essential state services have been shut down indefinitely from July 1. These include road work, the New Jersey Lottery, and the Motor Vehicle Commission, with Atlantic City casinos and racetracks (which require state monitoring) and public beaches and parks closing after the Fourth of July.
=== Bathurst, NSW house damaged after being hit by truck ===
A house in Eglinton, a village suburb of Bathurst in Central-Western New South Wales has been significantly damaged after being hit by a truck just before 3 p.m. today.
=== Full-length open source movie ‘Boy Who Never Slept’ is released online ===
Amateur filmmaker Solomon Rothman has released a full length open source movie called 'Boy Who Never Slept.'
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