Friday, January 11, 2008

In the News: Jan-11

Mysterious crowd suddenly stopped Bhutto's car, officer says - 11 Jan 2008 at 4:32pm - ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Two new reports on the assassination last month of Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto suggest that the killing may have been an ambitious plot rather than an isolated act of violence and that the government of President Pervez Musharraf knows far more than it's admitted about the murder.

US could be in Iraq for another decade: Bush - 11 Jan 2008 at 4:04pm - US President George W Bush says US-led forces "could easily" stay in Iraq 10 years or more and he is "not really" surprised that Osama bin Laden is still at large.

Baghdad embassy's fire-fighting system is defective - 11 Jan 2008 at 3:26pm - WASHINGTON — The fire-fighting system in the massive new $740 million U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is defective, according to documents obtained by McClatchy and U.S. officials, who allege that their concerns were ignored or overruled in a rush to declare the complex completed.

81 protesters arrested at Supreme Court - 11 Jan 2008 at 3:16pm - WASHINGTON -- Eighty-one people were arrested at the Supreme Court Friday in a protest calling for the shutdown of the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Bush expected to press Kuwait to lower Iraq's reparations payments - 11 Jan 2008 at 1:21pm - KUWAIT CITY — President Bush arrived in the oil-rich nation of Kuwait on Friday after two days of meetings with Israeli and Palestinian officials at which he pressed both to compromise to bring about a Palestinian state.

Former TSA site vulnerable to hackers - 11 Jan 2008 at 1:17pm - WASHINGTON -- Some travelers may be vulnerable to identity theft after petitioning the government a year ago to have their names removed from lists that restrict them from flying.

U.S. appeals court dismisses Guantanamo torture suit - 11 Jan 2008 at 12:09pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday that four former Guantanamo prisoners, all British citizens, have no right to sue top Pentagon officials for torture and violations of their religious rights.

US unveils new driver's license rules - 11 Jan 2008 at 11:22am - WASHINGTON -- Americans born after Dec. 1, 1964, will have to get more secure driver's licenses in the next six years under ambitious post-9/11 security rules to be unveiled Friday by federal officials.

Kucinich asks for New Hampshire recount - 11 Jan 2008 at 9:50am - The Ohio congressman, who won less than 2 percent of the vote in the New Hampshire primary, says he wants to ensure all ballots in his party's contest were counted.

Abu Ghraib Officer: Probe Was Incomplete - 11 Jan 2008 - BALTIMORE (AP) — The revelation that the Army threw out the conviction of the only officer court-martialed in the Abu Ghraib scandal renewed outrage from human rights advocates who complained that not enough military and civilian leaders were held accountable for the abuse of Iraqi prisoners.

Thought for the day:
Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either. -Gore Vidal (1925 - )


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