In the News: Jan-23
New rules set for Navy sonar training - 23 Jan 2009 at 1:48pm - Federal fisheries regulators announced rules Friday to protect marine mammals during U.S. Navy sonar training along the Atlantic coast and in the Gulf of Mexico. The rules authorize the Navy to conduct the training, while requiring action to avoid endangering mammals such as whales. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued similar regulations previously to cover the West Coast and Hawaii.
Judge: Obama gets chance to weigh in on detainees - 23 Jan 2009 at 1:34pm - WASHINGTON -- A federal judge has decided to give the Obama administration time to weigh in on some of the legal cases brought by terror detainees held by the United States, and the Supreme Court has granted a delay in the case of an alleged terrorist sleeper agent.
Suspected US missiles kill 15 in Pakistan - 23 Jan 2009 at 1:17pm - MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (AFP) - Missiles fired from suspected US drones on Friday slammed into presumed militant dens in Pakistan killing 15 people, including three children and at least four civilians, officials said.
Obama to lift funding ban for abortion groups abroad - 23 Jan 2009 at 12:01pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday will lift restrictions on U.S. government funding for groups that provide abortion services or counseling abroad, reversing a policy of his Republican predecessor George W. Bush, an administration official said.
Thought for the day:
Basic research is what I am doing when I don't know what I am doing. -Wernher von Braun (1912 - 1977)