Sunday, January 22, 2006

In The News - Jan. 22

Army officer found guilty in Iraqi's death - 22 Jan 2006 at 2:06am - FORT CARSON, Colo. -- An Army officer was found guilty of negligent homicide late Saturday in the death of an Iraqi general at a detention camp, but was spared a conviction of murder that could have sent him to prison for life.

WP: States draft 'blue' energy rules - 21 Jan 2006 at 11:14pm - Democratic-leaning states increasingly are regulating energy use and emissions, working around a GOP-controlled federal government that state officials say has not done enough.

NBC Cancels 'West Wing' After 7 Seasons - 22 Jan 2006 at 5:40pm - NBC Cancels Emmy-Winning 'West Wing' After Seven Seasons, Makes Several Midseason Moves

Iran Sanctions Could Drive Oil Past $100 - 22 Jan 2006 at 6:39pm - A surge in oil prices last week to almost $70 a barrel on concerns about the restart of Iran's nuclear program only hints at what may lie ahead. Prices could soar past $100 a barrel, experts say, if the U.N. Security Council authorizes trade sanctions...

Lawmakers seek review of eavesdropping rules - 22 Jan 2006 at 6:04pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. surveillance laws should be reviewed and possibly rewritten to allow the type of eavesdropping that U.S. President George W. Bush has been criticized for authorizing, lawmakers from both parties said on Sunday.

Lawmakers Say Will Press Bush on Spying (AP) - 22 Jan 2006 at 5:31pm - AP - Several lawmakers said Sunday they will press President Bush to justify his decision to allow domestic eavesdropping, rebuffing GOP suggestions their criticism of broad executive authority puts the nation at risk.

Report: Untreated water at U.S. base in Iraq - Halliburton denies contamination of supply to American soliders, civilians - 5:42 p.m. ET Jan. 22, 2006 - WASHINGTON - Troops and civilians at a U.S. military base in Iraq were exposed to contaminated water last year and employees for the responsible contractor, Halliburton, couldn’t get their company to inform camp residents, according to interviews and internal company documents.

Pakistan PM: CIA attack reports 'bizarre' - No evidence that top al Qaeda leaders were at target, he says - January 22, 2006 Posted: 2357 GMT - WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz on Sunday ridiculed as "bizarre" a U.S. report that senior al Qaeda leaders were killed in a CIA attack on a home along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.


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