Thursday, December 04, 2008

In the News: Dec-04 - Evening Edition

Interior Dept. Changes Rule to Remove Congress Veto - 4 Dec 2008 at 9:54pm - In another regulatory action in the waning days of the Bush administration, the Interior Department unveiled a new rule that challenges Congress?s authority to prevent mining planned on public lands.

US mulls unusual tactic as Blackwater charges loom - 4 Dec 2008 at 9:06pm - WASHINGTON -- Blackwater Worldwide guards involved in the deadly 2007 Baghdad shooting of Iraqi civilians could face mandatory 30-year prison sentences under an aggressive anti-drug law being considered as the Justice Department readies indictments, people close to the case said.

Some tested Tasers fire stronger current than company says: CBC/Radio-Canada ... - 4 Dec 2008 at 9:58pm - Some Tasers deliver a higher level of electricity than the manufacturer promises, reveals a series of tests on 41 stun guns that was commissioned by CBC News and Radio-Canada.

Panel Urges More Screening of Brain Injury in Troops - 4 Dec 2008 at 10:17pm - The Institute of Medicine is calling on the military to increase testing of cognitive skills of recruits to better evaluate and respond to traumatic brain injuries.


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