In the News: Apr-24
White House: No point appealing photos' lawsuit - 24 Apr 2009 at 2:57pm - The White House says it was clear an appeal of a court ruling ordering the administration to release photographs of prisoners abused by U.S. military or civilian personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan would not succeed.
New, deadly swine flu hits Mexico, may spread - 24 Apr 2009 at 12:51pm - MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A deadly strain of swine flu never seen before has broken out in Mexico, killing as many as 60 people and raising fears it is spreading across North America.
Appeals court tosses Gitmo suit _ again - 24 Apr 2009 at 12:25pm - WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court has for a second time rejected a lawsuit by Guantanamo Bay detainees who say they were tortured and denied religious rights.
Petraeus: Tunisian militants attacking Iraq - 24 Apr 2009 at 11:17am - WASHINGTON -- The top U.S. military commander in the Mideast says attacks in Iraq will continue for some time, and they may be the work of a network of foreign fighters from Tunisia.
U.S. soldier dies in noncombat incident in Iraq - 24 Apr 2009 at 8:56am - The U.S. military says an American soldier has died as a result of a noncombat related incident in a province north of Baghdad.
US military worried about Taliban move on Pakistan - 24 Apr 2009 at 7:57am - WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff said in an interview broadcast Friday that he's "extremely concerned" about indications the Taliban was moving closer to Pakistan's capital of Islamabad.
Canadian soldier found dead on base in Afghanistan - 24 Apr 2009 at 7:43am - An investigation has been launched into the death of a Canadian soldier whose body was found in her room at Kandahar Airfield.
U.S. lawyers to meet Sudan Gitmo detainee families - 24 Apr 2009 at 5:43am - KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Lawyers from the Pentagon's legal office will meet with families of Sudanese Guantanamo detainees to discuss how they might be released, a Sudanese foreign ministry official said Friday.
Thought for the day:
On account of being a democracy and run by the people, we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years, no matter what it does. -Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)