Wednesday, December 12, 2007

In the News: Dec-12

Court won't release wiretap documents - 11 Dec 2007 at 5:12pm - WASHINGTON -- The nation's spy court said Tuesday that it will not release its documents regarding the Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping program.

Calif. town rejects Blackwater plan - 12 Dec 2007 at 7:52am - POTRERO, Calif. -- Residents balked at putting a Blackwater training camp near this sleepy mountain village, voting to recall five members of an advisory planning board that endorsed the global security firm's plan.

CIA chief knew of videotapes in '06 - 12 Dec 2007 at 9:48am - CIA Director Michael Hayden knew of the terrorist interrogation videotapes now at the center of controversy more than a year ago, he told the Associated Press on Wednesday. Hayden knew "the fact of" the destroyed videotapes late in his tenure as principal deputy director of national intelligence, a post he held from April 2005 to May 2006, he said on his way to brief the House Intelligence Committee about the unfolding investigation.

State to leave some open jobs vacant - 12 Dec 2007 at 3:10pm - WASHINGTON -- A critical shortage of diplomats will force the State Department to leave open 10 percent of its vacant positions around the world, with the exception of key posts such as in Iraq and Afghanistan, The Associated Press has learned.

Automakers' Suit on Gas Emissions Tossed - 12 Dec 2007 at 2:53pm - SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Handing a major defeat to the auto industry, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that California can regulate greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles.

Thought for the day:
I am certain there is too much certainty in the world. -Michael Crichton (1942 - ), State of Fear


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