Thursday, December 20, 2007

In the News: Dec-20

Bomber kills 13 Iraq volunteers and 1 U.S. soldier - 20 Dec 2007 at 11:34am - BAQUBA, Iraq (Reuters) - A suicide bomber wearing a vest packed with explosives killed 13 neighborhood patrol volunteers and a U.S. soldier in a volatile Iraqi province on Thursday.

Bin Laden's driver is not a POW, U.S. judge says - 20 Dec 2007 at 12:39pm - MIAMI (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden's driver is not a prisoner of war as defined by the Geneva Conventions and can be tried by a Guantanamo war crimes tribunal, a U.S. military judge ruled in a decision made public on Thursday.

TSA draws travelers' complaints - 20 Dec 2007 at 2:56pm - WASHINGTON -- Hand sanitizer makes it through security in one airport, then it's confiscated at another. Screening lines back up because only two of six lanes are open. And then there's the occasional all-too-intimate patdown.

Iraq arms sales office to get more staff - 20 Dec 2007 at 2:26pm - WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon is bolstering a badly understaffed office in Baghdad to speed the flow of warfighting gear to Iraqi forces and help keep the weapons from insurgents and off the black market.

Heat on EPA after Calif. greenhouse gas denial - 20 Dec 2007 at 1:41pm - Congressional Democrats on Thursday announced an investigation of the Environmental Protection Agency?s refusal to let California implement its tailpipe emissions law.

Thought for the day:
Better fare hard with good men than feast it with bad. -Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)


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