Thursday, March 09, 2006

In the News - Mar. 9

Dubai firm gives up plan to control U.S. ports - 9 Mar 2006 at 3:10pm - United Arab Emirates-owned DP World says it will transfer its operations of American ports to a U.S. "entity." The announcement comes after congressional leaders reportedly told President Bush that the firm's takeover deal was essentially dead on Capitol Hill.

U.S. To Shut Down Abu Ghraib Prison - 9 Mar 2006 at 3:04pm - The U.S. military says it will empty out and shut down operations at Abu Ghraib in two to three months, as soon as a new facility for its prisoners is completed. The prison will be returned to Iraqi authorities.

Rights groups ask courts to end domestic spying - 9 Mar 2006 at 1:48pm - The requests for court-ordered injunctions filed by the American Civil Liberties Union in Detroit and by the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York were an extension of legal challenges the two groups had filed in January.


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