In the News: Sep-04
Ex-soldier to be sentenced in Ky. for Iraqi deaths - 4 Sep 2009 at 11:12am - PADUCAH, Ky. -- A former soldier is scheduled to be sentenced to life in prison without parole for the rape and murder of an Iraqi teenager and the shooting deaths of three of her family members.
NATO strikes fuel tankers in Afghanistan, many dead - 4 Sep 2009 at 10:14am - KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (Reuters) - NATO aircraft opened fire on hijacked fuel trucks in Afghanistan before dawn on Friday, killing as many as 90 people in an incident that could trigger a backlash against Western troops.
Ottawa's Khadr appeal to be heard by top court - 4 Sep 2009 at 9:49am - The Supreme Court of Canada will hear the federal government's appeal of a ruling forcing Ottawa to press for the release of Canadian Omar Khadr from Guantanamo Bay.
White House will publicly release visitor logs - 4 Sep 2009 at 9:36am - WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says his administration will make public a listing of visitors to the White House, reversing a long-standing policy transcending presidents and party affiliations.
Netanyahu to allow new Israeli settler homes: aide - 4 Sep 2009 at 9:28am - JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will approve building new settler homes before considering a freeze that could lead to a resumption of peace talks with Palestinians, an aide said on Friday.
U.S. jobless rate hits 26-year high - 4 Sep 2009 at 9:26am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The pace of U.S. job losses hit a one-year low last month but the unemployment rate jumped to a 26-year high of 9.7 percent, the government said on Friday in a report showing a slowly improving labor market.
Diebold selling US voting machine unit - Thursday September 3, 2009, 3:44 pm EDT - NORTH CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- ATM maker Diebold Inc. has sold its much-criticized U.S. voting-machine business to its bigger competitor, Election Systems & Software Inc. of Omaha, Nebraska.
Thought for the day:
Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it. -Alfred Hitchcock (1899 - 1980)