In the News: Aug-20
Drop in world temperatures fuels global warming debate - Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - WASHINGTON — Has Earth's fever broken? Official government measurements show that the world's temperature has cooled a bit since reaching its most recent peak in 1998.
In hot water: World's ocean temps warmest recorded - 20 Aug 2009 at 1:16pm - WASHINGTON -- The world's oceans this summer are the warmest on record.
US training commander 'frustrated' in Iraq - 20 Aug 2009 at 11:37am - WASHINGTON -- The U.S. commander in charge of training Iraqi security forces says the deadly Baghdad bombings obviously represent a lapse in security and that he's personally frustrated with the pace of some training there.
CIA hired Blackwater in plan to kill militants: report - 20 Aug 2009 at 5:39am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The CIA in 2004 hired contractors from the private security firm Blackwater USA as part of a secret program to track and assassinate senior al Qaeda figures, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.
Thought for the day:
Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come. -Carl Sandburg (1878 - 1967), The People, Yes (1936)