Thursday, August 21, 2008

In the News: Aug-21

U.S. delays new rules on terror investigations - 21 Aug 2008 at 3:03pm - The Justice Department has agreed to delay new rules covering how the FBI investigates suspected terrorists

Company acknowledges Ohio voting machine error - 21 Aug 2008 at 3:23pm - COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The maker of the most widely used touch-screen voting machine in Ohio has acknowledged the machines have a programming error that led to votes being dropped in the March primary.

Building near twin towers felled by fire, not explosives: report - 21 Aug 2008 at 1:44pm - Fires brought down a 47-storey office building at the edge of the World Trade Centre on Sept. 11, 2001, U.S federal investigators concluded Thursday, refuting conspiracy theories of explosives being responsible for the collapse.

July inflation rate hits 3.4% - 21 Aug 2008 at 8:28am - Canada's annual rate of inflation hit 3.4 per cent in July - its highest level since March 2003 - due to higher gasoline prices, Statistics Canada said.

U.S. military frees Reuters cameraman in Iraq - 21 Aug 2008 at 7:36am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military freed a Reuters television cameraman on Thursday after holding him for three weeks in Iraq without charges.

U.S.-led air raid said killed civilians, militants - 21 Aug 2008 at 7:23am - KABUL (Reuters) - More than a dozen civilians have been killed in an air strike by U.S.-led troops in Afghanistan's eastern province of Laghman, two provincial officials said on Thursday.

Rice says troops deal close - 21 Aug 2008 at 7:20am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The United States and Iraq are close to a deal extending the presence of U.S. troops beyond 2008, but any timetable for their withdrawal must be "feasible", U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Thursday.
It all depends on what the definition of "feasible" is?

White House missing hundreds of days of e-mail - 20 Aug 2008 at 4:25pm - The White House is missing as many as 225 days of e-mail dating back to 2003 and there is little if any likelihood a recovery effort will be completed by the time the Bush administration leaves office, according to an internal White House draft document obtained by the Associated Press. The nine-page outline of the White House's e-mail problems invites companies to bid on a project to recover the missing electronic messages.

Officials: Pact calls for troop pullback in Iraq - 20 Aug 2008 at 4:40pm - BAGHDAD -- Iraqi and U.S. negotiators have completed a draft security agreement that would see American troops leave Iraqi cities as soon as June 30, Iraqi and American officials said Wednesday.

Thought for the day:
If you wish to know what a man is, place him in authority. -Yugoslav Proverb


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