Tuesday, September 02, 2008

In the News: Sep-02

Muslim pilot from Pa. allowed to resume flying - 2 Sep 2008 at 1:49pm - HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A commercial airline pilot who alleges his job was threatened because his name was on a secret terrorist watch list is being allowed to resume flying, according to a letter his lawyers released Tuesday. The pilot claims he was put on the list because he is Muslim.

EPA vetoes Miss. Delta flood control project - 2 Sep 2008 at 2:15pm - WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency killed a federal plan nearly seven decades-in-the-making to build the world's largest water pump in the Mississippi River Delta.

U.S. releases 3 from Gitmo; 255 left - 2 Sep 2008 at 12:40pm - The U.S. military has released three more prisoners from its prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

AP photographer, Democracy Now! host arrested - 2 Sep 2008 at 11:12am - An Associated Press photographer and a Democracy Now! TV and radio show host were among those arrested at an anti-war march on the first day of the Republican National Convention. Both were released hours later. Police said Tuesday they arrested 286 people during Monday's event. Most of the estimated 10,000 people in the march were peaceful, but small groups that police said numbered about 200 broke windows, slashed tires and harassed delegates.

Iraq begins campaign to evict Baghdad squatters - 2 Sep 2008 at 10:21am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces began a push on Tuesday to evict people squatting in Baghdad homes that were abandoned by residents fleeing sectarian violence, a military spokesman said.

Bush: "We need more domestic energy" - 2 Sep 2008 at 10:02am - President Bush said Tuesday that while it's too early to assess Hurricane Gustav's damage to U.S. oil infrastructure off the Gulf Coast, the storm should prompt Congress to OK more domestic oil production.
And there have been other tropical storms this year which didn't completely wipe out oil facilities, but that's not the point, is it?

Oil prices tumble below $105 - 2 Sep 2008 at 8:14am - LONDON (AFP) - Oil prices dived under 105 dollars on Tuesday, reaching four-month lows, after Hurricane Gustav spared key energy facilities in the Gulf of Mexico and the US currency strengthened.

Report: Gonzales mishandled classified data - 2 Sep 2008 at 12:35pm - WASHINGTON -- While serving as attorney general, Alberto Gonzales mishandled top secret documents, risking the release of classified information about two of the Bush administration's most sensitive counterterrorism efforts - a surveillance program and detainee interrogations.

Thought for the day:
Nothing can be done at once hastily and prudently. -Publilius Syrus (~100 BC), Maxims


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