Tuesday, February 24, 2009

In the News: Feb-24

Wordle: In the News: Feb-24

Bail OK'd for alleged in-law of al-Qaida official - 24 Feb 2009 at 3:01pm - SANTA ANA, Calif. -- An alleged brother-in-law of Osama bin Laden's bodyguard was ordered to be released on $500,000 bail Tuesday, and a Muslim advocacy group said it wants a federal investigation into whether he was arrested because he had refused to become an FBI informant.

Court orders EPA to reconsider soot threshold - 24 Feb 2009 at 2:47pm - WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court is pressing the Environmental Protection Agency for a better explanation of how the Bush administration's limit on the amount of soot and dust allowed in the air protects public health.

Four U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan - 24 Feb 2009 at 1:56pm - A roadside bomb killed four U.S. troops patrolling in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday in the deadliest single attack on international forces this year. An Afghan civilian working with the Americans also died. The troops were patrolling with Afghan forces when their vehicle struck a bomb Tuesday afternoon, the U.S. military said in a statement. The military did not release the location of the attack pending the notification of relatives.

Bernanke fears recession could extend to 2010 - 24 Feb 2009 at 1:54pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned on Tuesday the "severe" U.S. recession may drag into 2010 unless the government succeeds in stabilizing the banking system and financial markets with strong action.

Thought for the day:
Television is democracy at its ugliest. -Paddy Chayefsky


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