Monday, December 31, 2007

In the News: Dec-31

Happy new year!

Lawyer: Police prevented Bhutto autopsy - 31 Dec 2007 at 9:37am - The local police chief stopped doctors at the hospital where Benazir Bhutto died from conducting an autopsy, according to a lawyer on the hospital's board. The revelation came hours after a new videotape of Bhutto's assassination emerged, showing her slumping just after gunshots rang out.

"Perfect storm" of cliches make bad English list - 31 Dec 2007 at 10:36am - CHICAGO (Reuters) - A "surge" of overused words and phrases formed a "perfect storm" of "post-9/11" cliches in 2007, according to a U.S. university's annual list of words and phrases that deserve to be banned.

U.S. Marine faces lesser charges in Haditha killings - 31 Dec 2007 at 1:24pm - SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich, the accused leader in the 2005 killings of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha, will face voluntary manslaughter charges but not more serious murder charges, the U.S. Marines said on Monday.

Electronic voting is questioned - 31 Dec 2007 at 2:40pm - DENVER -- With the presidential race in full swing, Colorado and other states have found critical flaws in the accuracy and security of their electronic voting machines, forcing officials to scramble to return to the paper ballots they abandoned after the Florida debacle of 2000.

Passport card technology criticized - 31 Dec 2007 at 2:38pm - WASHINGTON -- Passport cards for Americans who travel to Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean will be equipped with technology that allows information on the card to be read from a distance.

Thought for the day:
If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them. -Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)


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