Saturday, January 14, 2006

In The News - Jan. 14

Completed Qaeda Application Said to Be Filled Out by Padilla - 13 Jan 2006 at 11:00pm - Federal prosecutors released an application to join a training camp of Al Qaeda in Afghanistan that they say was filled out by Jose Padilla.

I hope in his application Padilla remembered to mention his membership in the Concerned Alumni Of the Latin Kings.

Web Site Attacks Critic of War - 14 Jan 2006 at 12:00am - Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.), the former Marine who is an outspoken critic of the war in Iraq, has become the latest Democrat to have his Vietnam War decorations questioned.

Official: Iraqi Election Results Delayed - 14 Jan 2006 at 7:25am - Iraq's electoral commission won't release final results from last month's election in coming days because the panel is waiting on international monitors to finish investigating fraud complaints, a senior Iraqi election official said Saturday.

Reports: Bin Laden's No. 2 not in targeted village - 14 Jan 2006 at 7:17am - Ayman al-Zawahiri -- Osama bin Laden's right-hand man in the al Qaeda terrorist network -- was the target of a CIA airstrike Friday in a remote Pakistani village and may have been among those killed, knowledgeable U.S. sources told CNN.

But the strike only killed eight men, five women and five children, so I guess it was worth it, even though it turns out they really didn't know Zawahri was there.

Pentagon Papers Ellsberg Urges Leaking - 14 Jan 2006 at 7:03am - Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon Papers 35 years ago, said whistleblowers should reveal government secrets to save people's lives, even if it means going to jail. Meanwhile, the judge in the famed case has died.

Saddam Trial Judge Not Stepping Down - 14 Jan 2006 at 6:30am - (AP) The chief judge overseeing the Saddam Hussein trial has no plans to step down, and media reports suggesting that he will are "baseless," another judge on the Saddam tribunal said Saturday.

Chief judge in Hussein trial resigns - 14 Jan 2006 at 11:52am - The chief judge in Saddam Hussein's trial has submitted his resignation, a court official said Saturday, but it wasn't immediately clear if the decision had been accepted.


Classmate says he knew gun was fake - CNN - 14 Jan 2006 at 4:00pm - LONGWOOD, Florida (CNN) -- A classmate of Christopher David Penley, the pellet gun-wielding eighth-grader shot Friday morning by a SWAT team officer, said he thought he was going to die until he realized Penley's pistol was fake.

AP: Boy shot by police at school dies - 14 Jan 2006 at 4:29pm - A teenager who was shot by police while brandishing a pellet gun in his middle school has died of his injuries, The Associated Press reports. Fifteen-year-old Christopher Penley, of Winter Springs, Florida, reportedly pulled the pellet gun in a classroom Friday. He was shot by a SWAT team member when he raised the gun, authorities said.

Attorney: Police were told boy's gun wasn't real - 14 Jan 2006 at 8:44pm - Police were told that a teenager had a pellet gun, not a real gun, before an officer shot Christopher Penley on Friday at a Florida middle school, the Penleys' attorney said Saturday. The eighth-grader is clinically brain dead and being kept on life support to harvest his organs, attorney Mark Nation said.


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