Tuesday, April 28, 2009

In the News: Apr-28

Wordle: In the News: Apr-28

Fed court revives rendition lawsuit against Boeing - 28 Apr 2009 at 2:09pm - SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court has ruled that a Boeing Co. subsidiary can be sued for allegedly flying terrorism suspects to secret prisons to be tortured as part of the CIA's "extraordinary rendition" program.

Feds disavow toxic water study on Marine base - 28 Apr 2009 at 1:15pm - In an abrupt reversal, the U.S. government is disavowing a report that had reassured Marines and their families there was little or no increased cancer risk for adults who drank contaminated water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

Sources: Sen. Specter intends to switch parties - 28 Apr 2009 at 12:13pm - WASHINGTON -- Several officials say veteran Republican Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania intends to switch parties, advancing his own hopes of winning a new term next year while pushing Democrats one step closer to a 60-vote filibuster-resistant majority.

Most Americans oppose interrogation probe: poll - 28 Apr 2009 at 12:00pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Most Americans oppose a U.S. congressional investigation into harsh interrogation methods used on terrorism suspects during the Bush administration, a poll said on Tuesday.

British court acquits 3 charged in 2005 London bombings - 28 Apr 2009 at 9:55am - A British jury cleared three men on Tuesday of charges that they helped suicide bombers who killed 52 people on London's transit system four years ago.

Obama orders review of New York City flyover - 28 Apr 2009 at 2:57pm - WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has ordered an internal review to determine how the decision was made to send of one of his official airplanes on a low-flying photo op past the New York City skyline.

Pandemic-preparedness money stripped from stimulus - 28 Apr 2009 at 8:55am - Congress stripped nearly $900 million to combat an influenza pandemic from the economic-stimulus package earlier this year as ...

Thought for the day:
When the politicians complain that TV turns the proceedings into a circus, it should be made clear that the circus was already there, and that TV has merely demonstrated that not all the performers are well trained. -Edward R. Murrow (1908 - 1965)


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