In the News: Mar-10
16 patients have hepatitis in Army needle scare - 10 Mar 2009 at 3:00pm - EL PASO, Texas -- Army officials say 16 patients exposed to a mismanaged insulin needle program at a military hospital in Texas have tested positive for hepatitis B or C.
IMF warns of global "Great Recession" - 10 Mar 2009 at 11:53am - DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday that the world economy will likely contract this year in a "Great Recession" and African leaders said the financial crisis could undo hard-won social-economic gains.
Gov't forcing wildlife group to ID leak's source - 10 Mar 2009 at 10:17am - WASHINGTON -- The inspector general for the Commerce Department is trying to force a prominent environmental group to reveal who leaked the Bush administration's plans to weaken the Endangered Species Act just weeks before President Barack Obama took office.
Official: Iran doesn't fuel for nuclear warhead - 10 Mar 2009 at 10:46am - A top U.S. intelligence official says Iran does not have any highly enriched uranium, the fuel used to power a nuclear warhead.
Wow, an unequivocal determination? It always used to be "well, you know, you cannot prove the negative."
Official: Somali group expected to join al-Qaida - 10 Mar 2009 at 10:16am - A top military intelligence official says the Somali extremist group al-Shabaab is poised to formally merge with al-Qaida, expanding the terrorist franchise in East Africa.
U.S. allies told to review role in secret renditions - 10 Mar 2009 at 8:42am - GENEVA (Reuters) - A United Nations investigator urged U.S. allies from Britain to Pakistan on Tuesday to fully investigate whether they helped in secret renditions that led to the illegal torture or disappearance of terror suspects.
Guantanamo detainees say they planned Sept. 11: report - 10 Mar 2009 at 8:54am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The five detainees at the U.S. Guantanamo Bay prison camp charged with plotting the September 11 attacks have filed a document expressing pride at their accomplishment and accepting responsibility for the deaths of nearly 3,000 people, The New York Times reported on Monday.
Less body armor might be the answer in Afghanistan - 10 Mar 2009 at 5:52am - WASHINGTON -- Heavy layers of body armor, a proven lifesaver of U.S. troops, also may be an impediment to winning the fight in Afghanistan, where 17,000 additional American forces are being sent to quell rising violence.
Thought for the day:
Human war has been the most successful of our cultural traditions. -Robert Ardrey