Tuesday, March 25, 2008

In the News: Mar-25

Officials mum on what bullet fired on U.S. Airways flight hit - 25 Mar 2008 at 2:22pm - US Airways has grounded the pilot whose gun discharged accidentally during a flight from Denver to Charlotte over the weekend — the first time a weapon has been discharged aboard a plane in the five years since crew members have been allowed to carry guns.

Government benefit programs in trouble - 25 Mar 2008 at 2:23pm - WASHINGTON -- Trustees for the government's two biggest benefit programs warned Tuesday that Social Security and Medicare are facing "enormous challenges" with the threat to Medicare's solvency far more severe.

Western Antarctic Ice Chunk Collapses - 25 Mar 2008 at 1:38pm - WASHINGTON (AP) -- A chunk of Antarctic ice nine times the size of Manhattan has suddenly collapsed, putting an even larger glacial area at risk.

Sadr militia battle troops in three Iraqi cities - 25 Mar 2008 at 1:15pm - BAGHDAD (AFP) - Moqtada al-Sadr's militiamen Tuesday battled troops in three Iraqi cities on Tuesday, including the capital, as the hardline Shiite cleric threatened a countrywide campaign of civil revolt.

Thought for the day:
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I'm beginning to believe it. -Clarence Darrow (1857 - 1938)


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