In the News: Apr-27
Britain would consider taking Gitmo detainees - 27 Apr 2009 at 2:11pm - LONDON -- British Justice Secretary Jack Straw said Monday his country would consider taking Guantanamo Bay detainees if the United States asks for such help to close the detention facility.
Obama seeks reversal of mountaintop mining rule - 27 Apr 2009 at 1:35pm - WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration wants to reverse a last-minute Bush-era rule that allows mountaintop mining waste to be dumped near streams.
US Official: Harman was monitored, but not by NSA - 27 Apr 2009 at 11:57am - COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The top U.S. intelligence official says California Democrat Jane Harman was monitored by a government wiretap but that the surveillance was not directed by the National Security Agency.
Lesbian couple legally marries in Iowa ceremony - 27 Apr 2009 at 11:36am - A lesbian couple has apparently become the first same-sex couple to legally wed in Iowa since a court ruling took effect legalizing gay marriage.
Holder meets with British officials, tours Tower - 27 Apr 2009 at 10:16am - LONDON -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, on the first stop of a European tour, met privately on Monday with British officials to talk about intelligence-sharing and terrorism.
U.S. forces say kill 7 al Qaeda suspects in Iraq - 27 Apr 2009 at 9:44am - TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) - Seven suspected al Qaeda insurgents were killed in clashes with U.S. forces in a largely Sunni Arab province of Iraq, the U.S. military said Monday.
Iraqi government claims U.S. raid violated agreement - 27 Apr 2009 at 6:48am - BAGHDAD — An early morning U.S. raid that left two Iraqis dead was launched without Iraq's permission, a serious violation of the rules that are supposed to govern American military conduct here, the Iraqi government said Sunday.
Thought for the day:
War is the biggest ego trip of all time. -Molly Wiest