Wednesday, September 17, 2008

In the News: Sep-18

Pakistan: No compromise on U.S. cross-border strikes - 18 Sep 2008 at 2:31pm - Pakistan's prime minister said Thursday that strikes by foreign forces were "counterproductive," as officials said there was no warning about the latest U.S. missile strike in the Pakistani northwest. Meanwhile, militants briefly seized 300 boys at a school in northwest Pakistan on Thursday, police said. The incident ended with the deaths of two suicide bombers; no children were harmed.

EFF Sues NSA, President Bush, and VP Cheney - September 18, 2008 1:10:00 PM - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will file a lawsuit against the National Security Agency (NSA) and other government agencies today on behalf of AT&T customers to stop the illegal, unconstitutional, and ongoing dragnet surveillance of their communications and communications records. The five individual plaintiffs are also suing President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Cheney's chief of staff David Addington, former Attorney General and White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales and other individuals who ordered or participated in the warrantless domestic surveillance.

McCain says would fire SEC chairman - 18 Sep 2008 at 1:49pm - CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate John McCain said on Thursday he would, if elected, fire U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox for failing in his oversight of Wall Street.

Psychologists vote against role in interrogation - 18 Sep 2008 at 12:19pm - The nation's leading psychologists' association has voted to ban its members from taking part in interrogations at the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and other military detention sites where it believes international law is being violated.

Bush says he's working to calm economic turmoil - 18 Sep 2008 at 2:43pm - WASHINGTON -- Eager to show that he feels people's pain, President Bush scuttled a political fundraising trip Thursday to tell the country his administration is working feverishly to calm turmoil in the financial markets.
Let me guess: it's hard work.

U.S. soldier sentenced over killings of Iraqis - 18 Sep 2008 at 2:08pm - BERLIN (Reuters) - A U.S. soldier who admitted involvement in the shooting of detainees in Iraq early last year has been sentenced to seven months in jail and will be dishonorably discharged, the army said on Thursday.

Hack of Palin e-mail makes case for sticking with .gov account - September 17, 2008 8:32:00 PM - Gov. Sarah Palin's Yahoo e-mail account was hacked earlier this week, and information from the compromised account was released on the Internet, adding security worries to transparency concerns about the use of unofficial accounts for government business.

7 U.S. Soldiers Die in Copter Crash - 18 Sep 2008 at 9:25am - The cause of the crash was unclear, but there was no immediate suspicion of enemy activity, according to American and British military officials.

Thought for the day:
We should often be ashamed of our finest actions if the world understood our motives. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)


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