Tuesday, December 09, 2008

In the News: Dec-09

RCMP to test some Tasers after CBC investigation - 9 Dec 2008 at 2:48pm - The RCMP says it is pulling some of its Tasers for testing after a CBC News and Radio-Canada investigation found some stun guns deliver a higher level of electricity than the manufacturer promises.

Congressional aide says crashed jet lost power - 9 Dec 2008 at 12:54pm - SAN DIEGO -- Both engines of a military jet fighter failed before the aircraft crashed and burned in a residential area, killing three people on the ground, a congressional aide said Tuesday.

Provincial chief in Iraq calls for election delay - 9 Dec 2008 at 11:30am - A local official in one of Iraq's most violent provinces called Tuesday for a six-month delay in regional elections there because the security situation is too fragile. Ibrahim Bajilan, head of the Diyala provincial council, said parts of his province are still under the influence of insurgents and are no-go areas for certain religious groups.

Fannie, Freddie execs were warned of problems: report - 9 Dec 2008 at 8:03am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Documents show that top executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were warned years ago that the firms were offering mortgages that could pose a long-term danger to the companies, borrowers and the industry, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday.

Ill. Gov. Blagojevich arrested on federal charges - 9 Dec 2008 at 9:48am - CHICAGO -- An official says Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (bluh-GOY'-uh-vich) has been arrested in Chicago on corruption charges stemming from the selection of the successor to President-elect Barack Obama's U.S. Senate seat.

Thought for the day:
Observe your enemies for they first find out your faults. -Antisthenes (445 BC - 365 BC)


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