Tuesday, May 27, 2008

In the News: May-27

Kennedy has major cancer bill in Senate - 27 May 2008 at 2:39pm - WASHINGTON -- Sen. Edward Kennedy's battle with a malignant brain tumor is likely to put a dramatic personal stamp on a health care cause he first championed nearly 40 years ago: The nation's war on cancer.

Democrat questions US aid to Pakistan - 27 May 2008 at 2:21pm - WASHINGTON -- The U.S. should rethink its approach in Pakistan, including a multimillion dollar program aimed at training and equipping tribal militants, unless Islmabad does more to keep terrorists from crossing the Afghan border, a top Democrat said Tuesday.

Post-traumatic stress soars in U.S. troops in 2007 - 27 May 2008 at 2:15pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Newly diagnosed cases of post-traumatic stress disorder among U.S. troops sent to Iraq and Afghanistan surged 46.4 percent in 2007, bringing the five-year total to more than 38,000, according to U.S. military data released on Tuesday.

At least 40,000 have post-traumatic stress - 27 May 2008 at 1:42pm - WASHINGTON -- Pentagon figures show 40,000 U.S. troops have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder since 2003. But officials believe many more are keeping their illness secret.

May consumer confidence falls to near 16-year low - 27 May 2008 at 1:39pm - NEW YORK (AP) -- Soaring gas prices and weakening job prospects left shoppers gloomier about the economy in May, sending a key barometer of consumer sentiment to its lowest level in almost 16 years.

CIA planning for al-Qaida "succession crisis" - 27 May 2008 at 12:45pm - WASHINGTON -- The U.S. is making "a big and continual push" to capture or kill al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, but his demise won't end the organization's menace, CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden said Tuesday in an Associated Press interview.

Court OKs suits on retaliation in race cases - 27 May 2008 at 10:33am - WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that workers who face retaliation after complaining about race discrimination may sue their employers under a Civil War-era law.

Bill would pay extra for stop-loss service - May 25, 2008 12:45:39 EDT - Service members whose military careers are involuntarily extended by stop-loss orders would be compensated $1,500 a month for each additional month of service under a bill introduced Friday in the Senate.

IAEA: Iran may be withholding info in nuke probe - 27 May 2008 at 7:57am - The U.N. nuclear watchdog suggests Iran may be withholding information the agency needs to establish whether Tehran tried to ...

Investigators finds gaps in port security program - 27 May 2008 at 8:45am - A Department of Homeland Security program to strengthen port security has gaps that terrorists could exploit to smuggle weapons of mass destruction in cargo containers, congressional investigators have found.

Thought for the day:
However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results. -Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)


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