In the News: Jul-07
Troops' kids seek mental help - 7 Jul 2009 at 1:58pm - WASHINGTON -- Children with parents in the military sought outpatient mental health care 2 million times last year, double the number at the start of the Iraq war. Pentagon documents also show an alarming spike in the number of military children hospitalized for mental health reasons.
Former Gitmo prisoner says abuse photos exist - 7 Jul 2009 at 1:44pm - WASHINGTON -- A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner says the United States has photographs of him being beaten during his detention and has asked a judge to preserve the evidence.
NY baseball fan settles 'God Bless America' suit - 7 Jul 2009 at 11:57am - NEW YORK -- A baseball fan who says he was kicked out of a Yankees game because he left his seat during "God Bless America" has settled a lawsuit against New York City and the team.
Officials: Fate of Guantanamo detainees uncertain - 7 Jul 2009 at 11:56am - WASHINGTON -- Obama administration lawyers acknowledged Tuesday they are uncertain how they will prosecute and deal with more than 200 detainees being held in the Guantanamo Bay prison.
Report criticizes police handling of G-20 protests - 7 Jul 2009 at 6:56am - A report into how British police handled April protests against the G-20 summit in London said Tuesday the force's tactics were inadequate and should be reviewed. The report by a government-backed watchdog said police had focused too much on tackling violence and not enough on allowing peaceful protest.
Kyrgyzstan approves new U.S. air base agreement - 7 Jul 2009 at 5:49am - BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan has signed an agreement allowing the United States to continue using a key air base serving U.S. aircraft in operations in Afghanistan, according to a presidential spokesman.
Thought for the day:
Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. -J. K. Galbraith