Wednesday, March 26, 2008

In the News: Mar-26

Many killed by U.S. strike in Iraq's Hilla: sources - 26 Mar 2008 at 3:07pm - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Many people were killed and wounded by a U.S. air strike called in support of Iraqi forces in the town of Hilla south of Baghdad, Iraqi security sources said.

WTC cleanup workers' cases can proceed - 26 Mar 2008 at 2:00pm - NEW YORK -- Lawsuits can proceed on behalf of thousands of workers who say they were not properly protected as they cleaned up the World Trade Center site after the 2001 terrorist attacks, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.

Bush consults advisers on Iraq - 26 Mar 2008 at 1:19pm - WASHINGTON -- Wrapping up a series of consultations on Iraq, President Bush met at the Pentagon on Wednesday with the military's top leaders to hear their views on prospects for further troop reductions.
And, presumably, those advisors who favor further troop reductions will be resigning presently.

France may send more troops to Afghanistan: Sarkozy - 26 Mar 2008 at 1:17pm - LONDON (Reuters) - France will send more troops to Afghanistan to help fight the Taliban and al Qaeda if certain conditions are met by NATO, President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Wednesday.

U.S. acknowledges navy warning shot killed Egyptian - 26 Mar 2008 at 12:01pm - CAIRO (Reuters) - The United States said on Wednesday a warning shot fired from a U.S. naval vessel appeared to have killed an Egyptian on Monday, after earlier denying reports of such a death.

Thought for the day:
Imagine what it would be like if TV actually were good. It would be the end of everything we know. -Marvin Minsky


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