Friday, August 29, 2008

In the News: Aug-29

Coroner criticizes police Taser use in Montreal man's death - 29 Aug 2008 at 11:45am - A Quebec coroner's report into the death of a Montreal man who was struck repeatedly with a Taser is highly critical of how police used the device and concludes it may have contributed to his death.

Court: US can block mad cow testing - 29 Aug 2008 at 11:55am - WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court says the government can prohibit meat packers from testing their animals for mad cow disease.

Gitmo detainee wins right to documents in case of trial - 29 Aug 2008 at 11:44am - A British court says the U.S. has agreed to hand over documents critical to the defense of a Guantanamo Bay detainee — but only if he goes on trial. Lord Justice John Thomas wrote that U.S. officials have promised to provide 44 documents sought by Binyan Mohamed's lawyers. Mohamed says he was tortured while in U.S. custody.

Consumer spending weakens as stimulus fades - 29 Aug 2008 at 10:20am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Personal income tumbled unexpectedly in July and inflation-adjusted spending shrank at sharpest rate in four years as the lift from government stimulus checks waned, a government report on Friday showed.

Jury acquits former Marine in killing of Iraqis - 29 Aug 2008 at 4:56am - RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Jurors wept and embraced former Marine Jose Luis Nazario Jr. after acquitting him of voluntary manslaughter in the killings of unarmed Iraqi detainees during a fierce 2004 battle.

Thought for the day:
Can a man who's warm understand one who's freezing? -Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1918 - ), One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich


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