In the News: May-26
California court lets gay marriage ban stand - 26 May 2009 at 1:41pm - SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California's supreme court backed a ban on gay marriage on Tuesday, ruling that a voter-approved proposition defining marriage as between a man and a woman could stand in the trend-setting state.
Pentagon: Some released detainees return to battle - 26 May 2009 at 1:28pm - WASHINGTON -- Five percent of Guantanamo Bay detainees have participated in terrorist activities since their release from the U.S. navy prison, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
Court: Suspects can be interrogated without lawyer - 26 May 2009 at 10:42am - WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has overturned a long-standing ruling that stops police from initiating questions unless a defendant's lawyer is present, a move that will make it easier for prosecutors to interrogate suspects.
Bomb targeting U.S. convoy in Iraq kills 3 - 26 May 2009 at 10:37am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A bomb struck a convoy of U.S. officials and civilian contractors on a visit to a construction site in western Iraq, killing three people and wounding two others, the U.S. military said Tuesday.
U.S. consumer confidence sees biggest jump in 6 years - 26 May 2009 at 10:25am - NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. consumer confidence soared in May to its highest level in eight months as severe strains in the labor market showed some signs of easing, though Americans' moods remained depressed by historical standards.
Employment insurance numbers jumped 10% in March - 26 May 2009 at 9:35am - The number of Canadians collecting regular employment insurance benefits grew by 65,300, or more than 10 per cent, in March, marking the biggest monthly increase since the job market began to deteriorate in October.
AP source: Obama picks Sotomayor for Supreme Court - 26 May 2009 at 8:26am - WASHINGTON -- Officials tell The Associated Press that President Barack Obama intends to nominate federal appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor (SUHN'-ya soh-toh-my-YOR') as the first Hispanic to serve on the Supreme Court.
Thought for the day:
Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them. -Paul Valery (1871 - 1945), Tel Quel 2 (1943)