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  • Friend's murder 'just felt right'

    04/23/2007 7:27:38 AM PDT · by bedolido · 22 replies · 1,255+ views
    News.com.au ^ | 4-23-2007 | Liza Kappelle
    TWO teenagers who wanted to experience murder told police it "felt right" to strangle a friend and bury her body in a shallow grave beneath her West Australian home. The 17-year-old girls, who cannot be named due to their age, today faced a sentencing hearing in Perth Children's Court after pleading guilty to murdering Eliza Jane Davis in the small coal mining town of Collie on June 18, 2006.
  • Two Detroit men charged as Iraqi spies

    04/18/2007 10:22:44 AM PDT · by bedolido · 23 replies · 826+ views
    reuters.com ^ | 4-18-2007 | staff writer
    DETROIT (Reuters) - Two men from the Detroit area have been charged with spying for executed Iraq leader Saddam Hussein's intelligence service, according to federal court documents. Najib Shemami and Ghazi Al-Awadi were indicted for giving the former government information about its enemies in the United States, and were freed on $10,000 bonds each after appearing in U.S. District Court in Detroit on Tuesday.
  • Delay calling for Rosie to be fired

    04/13/2007 10:16:17 AM PDT · by racnpartsales4u · 14 replies · 504+ views
    AOL news ^ | 4 13 07 | America Online
    After Imus, DeLay Calls for Rosie to Be Fired Wants Conservatives to Lead Anti-O'Donnell Push AOL (April 13) -- Fanning the flames of discontent sparked by the Imus controversy, former congressman Tom DeLay is making a plea for his fellow conservatives to get Rosie O'Donnell fired for recent remarks she made. Is Rosie the Next Imus? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rosie vs. O'Reilly: The Feud Behind the Firing Calls? Rosie's Rant O'Reilly's Response -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sound Off at the Cooler: Did Rosie Cross the Line? "I'm calling for conservatives to take on Rosie O'Donnell," DeLay said during an interview with CNN. "She criticized...
  • Edwards Works Shift at Nursing Home

    04/11/2007 10:24:46 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 27 replies · 507+ views
    Breitbart ^ | April 11, 2007 | By BETH FOUHY
    MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) - Democrat John Edwards got a taste of low-wage life Wednesday, rising before dawn to help to dress, shave and deliver breakfast to elderly residents of a nursing home outside New York City. His visit was part of the "Work a Day in My Shoes" program sponsored by the influential Service Employees International Union, where presidential candidates spend time with health care workers to understand the challenges of their jobs. Edwards was paired with certified nursing assistant Elaine Ellis, an 18-year employee of the Sarah Neuman Nursing Home who escorted him on her early morning rounds. Ellis,...
  • 3 Generals Spurn the Position of War 'Czar'

    04/11/2007 10:52:24 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 52 replies · 1,321+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 11, 2007 | Peter Baker and Thomas E. Ricks
    The White House wants to appoint a high-powered czar to oversee the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with authority to issue directions to the Pentagon, the State Department and other agencies, but it has had trouble finding anyone willing to take the job, according to people close to the situation. At least three retired four-star generals approached by the White House in recent weeks have declined to be considered for the position, sources said, underscoring the administration's difficulty in enlisting its top recruits to join the team after five years of warfare that have taxed the United States and its...
  • Belinda Stronach Leaving Federal Politics

    04/11/2007 10:44:24 AM PDT · by fanfan · 10 replies · 620+ views
    CFRA News ^ | April 11, 2007 | Cindy Clyne
    A short but rocky stint in federal politics is now over for Belinda Stronach. Stronach says she won't stand for re-election and is planning to return to the business world as executive vice-chairwoman of Magna International. Her father, Frank Stronach, is the founder and chairman of Magna. Stronach has made headlines consistently during her three year roller-coaster ride as as an MP. She garnered much media attention with her run for the leadership of the Conservative party, then again when she defected to the Liberals, in addition to stories about her romantic connections to Peter MacKay and Tie Domi.
  • Fred Thompson Gears Up (Good News)

    04/06/2007 7:14:11 AM PDT · by MittFan08 · 65 replies · 1,262+ views
    Fred Thompson, the “Law & Order” actor and former senator from Tennessee, has moved beyond pondering a bid for the White House and begun assembling the nucleus of a campaign should he decide to run, according to people involved in the effort. Thompson has not yet decided to seek the Republican presidential nomination. But “he is getting more serious every day,” said an adviser familiar with Thompson's plans. Thompson’s coming-out as a candidate-in-waiting will be a May 4 appearance at the 45th annual dinner of the Lincoln Club of Orange County in the heart of Ronald Reagan country in Southern...
  • Who Wants to Raise an American?

    04/05/2007 6:32:58 PM PDT · by rob21 · 10 replies · 457+ views
    When my co-author Chriss Winston and I started to write our new book How to Raise an American, we both felt there was a “Patriotism Gap” between adults and children. Our impression was that kids today were not as patriotic as kids were in previous generations. A recent poll conducted by the Winston Group confirmed this (full disclosure: the president of the Winston Group is David Winston, husband of Chriss). The poll found that, while 97 percent of Americans say they are patriotic, 70 percent believe that children today are growing up less patriotic.Even while writing the book, we were...
  • Former NFL Player Stingley Dies at 55 (paralyzed after a hard hit)

    04/05/2007 8:14:16 AM PDT · by bedolido · 7 replies · 553+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 4-5-2007 | staff writer
    CHICAGO — Darryl Stingley, a former New England Patriots receiver who was paralyzed after a hard hit during an NFL exhibition game nearly 30 years ago, has died. He was 55.
  • Sculpture of Obama As Jesus Causes Stir

    04/02/2007 5:39:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 849+ views
    iWon News ^ | April 2, 2007 | NATHANIEL HERNANDEZ
    He wears Jesus' robes and a neon blue halo, looks like Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and is causing a stir at a Chicago art school. An undergraduate student's papier mache sculpture of Obama as a messianic figure - entitled "Blessing" - went on display Saturday at a downtown gallery run by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. By Monday, word of the piece had spread on political blogs, and the school had been flooded with calls. David Cordero, 24, made the sculpture for his senior show after noticing all the attention Obama has received since he first...
  • Man says sex change should end alimony

    03/28/2007 9:20:43 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 41 replies · 252+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Mar. 28, 2007 | PHIL DAVIS
    Lawrence Roach agreed to pay alimony to the woman he divorced, not the man she became after a sex change, his lawyers argued in an effort to end the payments. But the ex-wife's attorneys argued Tuesday that the operation doesn't alter the agreement. Less than a week after commissioners in nearby Largo drew national attention by firing the city manager after he announced he was a transsexual, lawyers for Roach and his ex-wife grappled in another transsexual rights case that delves into relatively uncharted legal territory. Only a 2004 Ohio case has addressed whether or not a transsexual can still...
  • LEAK: Bush Veto Speech on Iraq Timeline Bill

    03/28/2007 7:59:32 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies · 713+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | Scott Ott
    LEAK: Bush Veto Speech on Iraq Timeline Bill by Scott Ott (2007-03-28) — President George Bush will issue a rare veto in a nationally-televised speech within the next week according to the text of the address leaked to reporters today. The following are excerpts from a draft of the president’s TV script. PRESIDENT BUSH: My fellow Americans, in this folder on my desk is legislation that would pull our troops out of Iraq by March 2008, leaving that budding democracy to be ruled under Sharia law which treats goats better than it treats women, leaving this cradle of freedom in...
  • Who is Monica Goodling?

    03/27/2007 2:46:04 PM PDT · by freedomdefender · 35 replies · 2,241+ views
    McClatchy News Service ^ | March 27, 2007 | Ron Hutcheson
    WASHINGTON - Monica Goodling, the Department of Justice official who said Monday that she'll invoke the Fifth Amendment rather than talk to lawmakers, is a frequent figure in department e-mails released so far as part of the congressional investigation into the firings and hirings of U.S. attorneys. Goodling, 33, is a 1995 graduate Messiah College in Grantham, Pa., an institution that describes itself as "committed to embracing an evangelical spirit." She received her law degree at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va. Regent, founded by Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson, says its mission is "to produce Christian leaders who will make...
  • New Orleans residents arming themselves

    03/23/2007 5:01:45 PM PDT · by Bluestateredman · 11 replies · 818+ views
    New Orleans residents arming themselves...
  • The Global Warming Swindle (A green convert to common sense)

    03/20/2007 7:43:36 AM PDT · by saganite · 94 replies · 2,110+ views
    PESN ^ | 18 March 07 | Sterling D. Allan
    A decade ago, I was a convinced naysayer of global warming. I saw the global warming mantra as contrived propaganda to give global conspirators a reason to deploy draconian measures that they might not otherwise have enough support to deploy. (Ref.) However, as I became immersed in clean energy technology coverage, I became exposed day after day to what seemed to be solid scientific facts supporting the case that human-created CO2 and other greenhouse gases were indeed impacting the global ecosystem. I began accumulating these various evidences as I came across them into a Global Warming index page at FreeEnergyNews.com....
  • GORE FACES HILL GRILLING ON 'WARMING'; QUESTIONS AWAIT FORMER VP

    03/18/2007 6:00:46 PM PDT · by jackv · 88 replies · 2,333+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 3-18-07 | Matt Drudge
    GORE FACES HILL GRILLING ON 'WARMING'; QUESTIONS AWAIT FORMER VP Sun Mar 18 2007 20:23:00 ET **Exclusive** Temperatures are predicted to reach a high of only 43-degrees on Wednesday in Washington, but look for high-heat to come out of Al Gore's schedule appearances on The Hill! Gore is set to solo before Rep. John Dingell's [D-MI] all powerful Energy and Commerce Committee in the morning and Sen. Barbara Boxer's [D-CA] Environment and Public Works Committee in the afternoon. Both are expected to have overflow seating, and protesters, both for and against Gore. Gore will get a 30 minute opening and...
  • China, Russia seek to block UN report on Darfur

    03/16/2007 7:18:11 PM PDT · by fishhound · 2 replies · 229+ views
    Reuters ^ | 16 Mar 2007 18:25:09 GMT | Reuters
    GENEVA, March 16 (Reuters) - China and Russia joined Arab and Muslim states on Friday in urging the U.N.'s human rights watchdog to ignore a report from a mission to Darfur that blamed Sudan for continuing war crimes against civilians there. The two permanent United Nations Security Council members argued the mission, led by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jody Williams, last month failed to gain access to the vast western region of Sudan and had not fulfilled its mandate. Despite warnings from Western and some African states that failure to act would undermine the credibility of the newly formed Human...
  • Mugabe: Critics of Zim can 'go hang'

    03/15/2007 12:10:27 PM PDT · by Clive · 12 replies · 390+ views
    A defiant Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe told critics of his government to "go hang" themselves on Thursday in his first response to the arrest and assault of opposition chief Morgan Tsvangirai. After talks with Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete, who had gone to Harare in a bid to mediate between Mugabe and the opposition, the veteran leader accused Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) of instigating violence. Images of a badly beaten Tsvangirai and his supporters have triggered worldwide condemnation, particularly from Mugabe's arch-foes in London and Washington, but Mugabe showed no signs of softening his stance. "When they criticise the...
  • CodePink “Occupies” Congressional Offices - Videos

    03/09/2007 12:12:55 PM PST · by Sam Hill · 30 replies · 993+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | March 9, 2007 | N/A
    From a delighted Associated Press [excerpted]: Protestors confront Democrat David Obey. Anti-war protesters plan takeover of U.S. legislators’ officesJennifer C. Kerr, Associated PressThursday, March 08, 2007 WASHINGTON — Some opponents of the Iraq war are taking their protests straight to Congress — staging “occupations” in legislators’ offices on Capitol Hill and in their home communities. U.S. Representative Rahm Emanuel’s office in Chicago was targeted Thursday. A day earlier, protesters were headed off before entering U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office in San Francisco. In Washington, peace activists dressed in pink showed up recently at the Senate offices of...
  • 'Beltway Madam' Pleads Not Guilty to Federal Racketeering, Money Laundering Charges

    03/09/2007 11:47:48 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 51 replies · 1,203+ views
    Fox News ^ | 03/09/2007 | EagleUSA
    WASHINGTON — The so-called "Beltway Madam" pleaded not guilty to federal racketeering and money laundering charges in federal court Friday. Prosecutors say Deborah Jean Palfrey, 50, ran a call-girl service in the Washington, D.C. area for 13 years, taking appointments from her California home and dispatching women to luxury hotels in Washington and Baltimore. They say the service promoted prostitution. Palfrey was released Friday on her own recognizance, but had her passport confiscated. She was officially booked, and had her picture and fingerprints taken by police. The judge also ordered Palfrey to wear an electronic monitoring device to track her...
  • Israel on worldwide alert after disappearance of Iran official (Drudge headline only)

    03/07/2007 11:36:54 AM PST · by TexasAg1996 · 18 replies · 1,775+ views
    Just posted on Drudge. No story yet. Israel should fire up theirs and make it clear Iran is glass if anything happens.
  • Missing Iranian spy chief 'defected to West'

    03/07/2007 8:50:08 AM PST · by Santiago de la Vega · 31 replies · 1,682+ views
    Telegraph - UK ^ | 2/7/07 | Tim Butcher
    "According to part of the information, his wife and children managed to leave Iran before his disappearance," Mr Amir told Israel's Army Radio, without elaborating on his sources. Gen Azkari flew to Istanbul from Damascus, the Syrian capital, and checked into a hotel. But after leaving his possessions in the room he never returned.
  • Libby found Guilty

    03/06/2007 9:22:15 AM PST · by LM_Guy · 216 replies · 8,787+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 03/06/2006
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby has been found guilty on four of five counts in his perjury and obstruction of justice trial. Libby, 56, faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison and a fine of $1 million. Libby was convicted of: obstruction of justice when he intentionally deceived a grand jury investigating the outing of CIA operative Valerie Plame; making a false statement by intentionally lying to FBI agents about a conversation with NBC newsman Tim Russert; perjury when he lied in court about his conversation with Russert; a second count of...
  • Pig tactics threatened

    Norwegian anti-immigration politicians in Bergen have promised to chase off Muslims with pigs feet and squealing noises if Bergen's central square is used for prayers. Torgallmenningen is one of scenic Bergen's many attractions. The leader of the Demokratene, an extreme populist party formed by outcasts of the populist Progress Party, Vidar Kleppe, said Wednesday that he backed the remarks of city council representative Kenneth Rasmussen. Rasmussen reacted with threats of porcine tactics after Labour Party politician Jerad Abdelmajid said that the city's Muslims could take their Friday prayers in Torgallmenningen, Bergen's central square, when they will be without a mosque...
  • House passes resolution rebuking the president on Iraq {246-182}

    02/16/2007 12:41:40 PM PST · by .cnI redruM · 292 replies · 10,224+ views
    CNN ^ | February 16, 2007 | Unsigned
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Democratic-controlled House issued a symbolic rejection of President Bush's decision to deploy more troops to Iraq on Friday, opening an an epic confrontation between Congress and commander in chief over an unpopular war that has taken the lives of more than 3,100 U.S. troops. The vote on the nonbinding measure was 246-182. Resolution criticized President Bush for his decision to send more troops to Iraq is a rare admonishment of a wartime commander-in-chief. "The passage of this legislation signal a change in direction that will end the fighting and bring our troops home," House Speaker Nancy...
  • Killer identified as 18-year-old Solejman Talovic (Utah Massacre)

    02/13/2007 12:21:04 PM PST · by Velveeta · 173 replies · 8,334+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Feb 13 2007 | The Salt Lake Tribune
    The 18-year-old man who shot and killed at least five people Monday night at Trolley Square has been identified as Solejman Talovic, a Bosnian refugee who lived in Salt Lake City. Little additional information was released about Talovic. The Bosnian community, which numbers about 3,000 in Utah, planned a press conference later this afternoon. Talovic parked his car in the west parking lot and walked into the mall, encountering two people, whom he shot. Then he walked further into the mall and shot a woman, said Police Chief Chris Burbank. He then walked to a gift shop and shot five...
  • BofA Aims New Credit Card at Illegal Immigrants: Report

    02/13/2007 6:38:01 AM PST · by kellynla · 31 replies · 1,103+ views
    Reuters News Service ^ | Feb 13, 2007 | staff
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp. has begun offering credit cards to customers without Social Security numbers, typically illegal immigrants, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. In recent years, banks across the country have been offering checking accounts and even mortgages to the nation's fast-growing ranks of undocumented immigrants, most of whom are Hispanic, the paper said, adding these immigrants generally have not been able to get major credit cards. The new Bank of America card is open to people who lack both a Social Security number and a credit history, as long as they have held...
  • Chargers head coach Schottenheimer fired

    02/12/2007 7:12:58 PM PST · by Terpfen · 134 replies · 1,273+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | February 12, 2007 | Unattributed
    SAN DIEGO -- Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer was fired Monday night in a shocking move by team president Dean Spanos, who cited a "dysfunctional situation" between the coach and general manager A.J. Smith. The move was first reported by ESPN's Chris Mortensen. Less than a month after San Diego's NFL-best 14-2 season was wrecked in a playoff loss to New England, Spanos cited the exodus of both coordinators and other assistants in firing Schottenheimer, who had a year left on his contact. "This decision was so hard because Marty has been both a friend and valued coach of our team,"...
  • (BREAKING) Eagles Coach Andy Reid To Take Leave Of Absence

    02/12/2007 9:49:46 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 3 replies · 186+ views
    CBS 3 PHILADELPHIA ^ | 12 FEBRUARY 2007 | AP
    (AP) PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid will take a temporary leave of absence through the middle of March to deal with family issues, team officials announced Monday. Reid's decision comes less than two weeks after two of his sons got into separate legal trouble on the same day. Garrett Reid, 23, tested positive for heroin after he caused a traffic accident on Jan. 30, police have said. No charges have been filed, but state prosecutors are looking at the case. Police have said he could be charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, a...
  • Jobless must learn to speak English [surprising proposal from the UK]

    02/12/2007 9:34:52 AM PST · by John Jorsett · 9 replies · 455+ views
    Yahoo UK News ^ | Feb 12, 207
    Unemployment benefits could be cut for people who refuse to learn English under plans to be announced by the Government on Monday. Welfare minister Jim Murphy will outline the plans for sanctions on benefits claimants to come into force from April. Some 40,000 jobless people say not speaking the language is a barrier to them finding work. Mr Murphy will say: "We must utilise the resources we have to redress the balance: to put the emphasis not just on translating language to claim a benefit, but to teaching language to get a job. "Not just for the sake of employment...
  • More Tests Needed in Smith Death Case

    02/09/2007 1:44:57 PM PST · by Rutles4Ever · 8 replies · 495+ views
    BreitBart ^ | 02/09/2007
    DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- More tests will be necessary to determine the cause of Anna Nicole Smith's death, but no illegal drugs were found in her hotel room, officials said Friday. It's possible Smith's died of natural causes, because of some medication or from a combination of reasons, said Dr. Joshua Perper, the chief medical examiner for Broward County, who performed the autopsy. The autopsy was able to exclude any types of physical injury such as gunshot wound, asphyxiation or blunt trauma on the body of the 39- year-old former Playboy playmate and reality TV star, Perper said. It...
  • Cartoon Network boss quits over bomb scare

    02/09/2007 12:45:09 PM PST · by devane617 · 30 replies · 1,308+ views
    CNN ^ | 02/09/2007
    The head of Cartoon Network resigned Friday after the network's guerilla marketing scheme for one of its shows went bad last week and led to a bomb scare in Boston - a fiasco that cost its parent company $2 million. In a letter to employees, Jim Samples, the general manager and executive vice president of the network, wrote: "I deeply regret the negative publicity and expense caused to our company as a result of this campaign. As general manager of Cartoon Network, I feel compelled to step down, effective immediately, in recognition of the gravity of the situation that occurred...
  • Truck bomb kills more than 120 in Baghdad market

    02/03/2007 11:41:17 AM PST · by KantianBurke · 108 replies · 3,955+ views
    CNN ^ | February 3, 2007
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden truck in a crowded Baghdad market Saturday, killing at least 121 people and wounding 373 others, a Health Ministry official said. The blast, which destroyed automobiles, erupted in Sedriya, a mixed neighborhood of Sunni Arabs, Shiites and Kurds. Two nearby buildings were destroyed and eight others were damaged in the explosion. Jihad Jabri, head of the Interior Ministry's bomb squad, said the Mercedes truck used in the blast contained a ton of explosives. "It was a strong blow. A car exploded. I fell on the ground," a young man with...
  • Man was arming for 'war,' FBI says

    02/02/2007 11:14:11 AM PST · by Lorianne · 21 replies · 962+ views
    ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH ^ | 02/02/2007 | Robert Patrick
    A St. Charles man obtained fully automatic weapons and tried to buy as many explosives as possible in preparation for what an associate called "war," the FBI says in court documents. He bought three rifles and a Claymore anti-personnel mine and negotiated for a case of hand grenades, documents obtained by the Post-Dispatch show. Mousa M. Abuelawi, 22, of Franjoe Court, was arrested Dec. 29 and charged on complaints accusing him of three counts of illegal possession or distribution of a machine gun and conspiracy to violate machine gun statutes. Abuelawi, a Palestinian immigrant free on $50,000 bond, could not...
  • Is $34.06 Per Hour 'Underpaid'? - Teacher salaries

    02/02/2007 8:55:08 AM PST · by dashing doofus · 219 replies · 4,004+ views
    Manhattan Institute ^ | 2/2/07 | Jay P. Greene
    Who, on average, is better paid—public school teachers or architects? How about teachers or economists? You might be surprised to learn that public school teachers are better paid than these and many other professionals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, public school teachers earned $34.06 per hour in 2005, 36% more than the hourly wage of the average white-collar worker and 11% more than the average professional specialty or technical worker
  • NFL's lawyers sack church's game plan

    02/01/2007 12:13:16 PM PST · by SendShaqtoIraq · 65 replies · 1,792+ views
    Indianapolis Star | Feb 1, 2007 | Robert King
    http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070201/LOCAL/702010431/
  • Casey: Only Half of Troop Boost Needed

    02/01/2007 11:44:24 AM PST · by PurpleMan · 10 replies · 447+ views
    The Examinier ^ | Feb 1, 2007 | ANNE FLAHERTY,
    WASHINGTON - The top U.S. commander in Iraq told a Senate panel Thursday that improving security in Baghdad would take fewer than half as many extra troops as President Bush has chosen to commit.
  • Comedian Al Franken to run for Senate

    01/31/2007 5:16:14 PM PST · by Artemis Webb · 76 replies · 1,501+ views
    AP ^ | 01302007 | FREDERIC J. FROMMER
    WASHINGTON - Comedian Al Franken has decided to run for the Senate in Minnesota in 2008, a senior Democratic official from Minnesota said Wednesday.
  • Two More US Carriers, 37,000 Troops Going To Gulf

    01/21/2003 12:47:28 PM PST · by blam · 21 replies · 375+ views
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 1-21-2003 | Charles Aldinger/Will Dunham
    Two More U.S. Carriers, 37,000 Troops Going to Gulf Tue Jan 21,12:12 PM ET By Charles Aldinger and Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon has ordered two more U.S. aircraft carriers and another 37,000 combat troops to deploy to the Gulf region for a possible war with Iraq, defense officials said on Tuesday. The moves by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will bring to four the number of U.S. carriers within striking distance of Iraq and boost to more than 100,000 the number of U.S. troops ordered to the Gulf this month, the officials told Reuters. The USS Abraham Lincoln...
  • Baby New Year Has Two Mommies

    01/03/2003 2:00:12 PM PST · by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday! · 26 replies · 582+ views
    Concerned Women For America ^ | 1/3/03 | Tanya L. Green
    Proud grandfather says child will have ‘traditional family’ The 5-pound 2-ounce baby girl born one minute after midnight on New Year’s Day in a Virginia hospital was greeted with the usual accolades and awe poured over newborns. “She’s adorable. She’s perfect. She’s brilliant,” her mother, Helen Rubin, told reporters who gathered to see metropolitan Washington’s “First Baby of the Year.” But for this New Year’s baby, there’s a twist: She has two mommies. “We eventually decided it was time to go ahead and have kids, like everyone else would,” Joanna Bare, Rubin’s partner of 12 years, said at a news...
  • Israeli Helicopter Attack On Gaza Kills Two UN Workers

    12/06/2002 2:32:40 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies · 169+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 12-07-2002 | Justin Huggler
    Israeli helicopter attack on Gaza kills two UN workers By Justin Huggler in Jerusalem07 December 2002 Ten Palestinians were killed yesterday in an Israeli raid on a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. Civilians were among the dead, although Palestinian sources said they believed the majority of victims were armed militants. The Israeli incursion appeared to have set off a three-hour gun battle in the alleys of the Bureij refugee camp, a densely populated civilian area. The Israeli army denied there were any civilian casualties. However, among the dead was one woman: Ahlam Kandil, a Palestinian teacher who worked in...
  • Two Held Over Kenya Terrorist Attack

    11/28/2002 8:17:59 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 219+ views
    Ananova ^ | 11-28-2002
    Two held over Kenya terrorist attacks Two people are being questioned after suicide terrorists killed 15 people in an attack on a Kenyan tourist resort hotel. A duty officer at police headquarters in Nairobi said the two were detained, but have not yet been formally charged. The officer said they were detained in Mombasa, but gave no further details. Suspected Islamic militants rammed a car packed with explosives into the Mombasa hotel in which at least three Israelis died, including two young brothers, along with nine Kenyans. A light aircraft swooped over the hotel wreckage and dropped clusters of small...
  • New deficit in N.C. may top $2 billion

    11/24/2002 6:23:19 AM PST · by jern · 12 replies · 195+ views
    News & Observer ^ | Nov. 24, 2002 | AMY GARDNER,
    New deficit in N.C. may top $2 billion By AMY GARDNER, Staff Writer Gov. Mike Easley and the General Assembly are facing yet another budget shortfall that could exceed $2 billion, and they have begun to confront the certainty that they must either cut existing programs or raise taxes when lawmakers return to Raleigh in January. Government number-crunchers already are poring over the likely big-dollar new expenses for the spending year beginning July 1. Looming largest is the need for Easley and lawmakers to replace $850 million in one-time revenue and reserves used to pay for ongoing expenses in the...
  • Two Suspects Questioned 'Intensively' On Bali

    10/15/2002 11:37:22 AM PDT · by blam · 180+ views
    IOL ^ | 10-15-2002
    Two suspects questioned 'intensively' on Bali October 15 2002 at 04:57PM Bali, Indonesia - Indonesian officials intensively interrogated two men Tuesday in connection with the Bali nightclub bombing that killed nearly 200 people, while a violent Muslim extremist group blamed for killing thousands of Christians announced it had disbanded. Though Laskar Jihad is not believed to be tied to the nightclub attack, its dissolution - which could not immediately be confirmed - may be the first sign Indonesia is heeding intense international pressure and getting serious about cracking down on Muslim extremism in the wake of Saturday's bombing. Achmad Michdan,...
  • Where's George?

    09/08/2002 7:26:14 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 394+ views
    < snip >Welcome!Do you ever wonder where that paper money in your pocket has been, or where it will go next? This is the place to find out. All you need to do is enter the denomination, series, and serial number of any US dollar bill, and your current USA ZIP or Canadian Post Code in the box below. If you are from Canada, be sure to checkout Where's Willy? to track your Canadian Currency!
  • Two Arrested For Murder Of UK Girls

    08/17/2002 8:03:04 AM PDT · by blam · 26 replies · 607+ views
    IOL ^ | 8-17-2002
    Two arrested for murder of missing UK girls August 17 2002 at 01:54PM Soham, England - A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of murdering missing British schoolgirls Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells, police said on Saturday. "In the last few hours a 28-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman have been arrested," said Detective Chief Inspector Andy Hebb. The announcement appeared to bring an end to hopes that the 10-year-old girls would be found alive. The case has gripped the nation for two weeks and drawn in more than 400 police in one of the country's biggest...
  • MizzenBees Ashfelt "Not Guilty"

    07/19/2002 1:51:51 AM PDT · by Vidalia · 211+ views
    Just Fun | 7/18/2002 | Onion Pride
    Ashleigh Bumfield did not have any finger slamed in a car door this evening while reporting other accounts of shamed women suffering the same fate. Many were punished for being caught showing the Western "finger" to the Prayer Towers, which Ashleigh taught to many of the women... Sahib Looney Banfield thought his wife got a "bad rap" even though her digits were in good hands. Her silly little glasses are intact, unlike her reports from Afghan "Bars-R-Mined" report, and all 12 of her training bras were stolen and unaccounted for, Sahib Banfield whined to ClintoonNN.
  • New Yorkers Remember V-E Day

    05/08/2002 6:11:55 AM PDT · by WhiskeyPapa · 154+ views
    Long Island History ^ | May 8.2002 | Michael Dorman
    New Yorkers Remember V-E Day Long Islanders Remember V-E Day By Michael Dorman Staff Writer These are but a few of the multitude of people -- aside from government and miltary leaders -- swept into the maelstrom of events history records as V-E Day. Here is the way such people recall that day: MILTON LIPSON Lipson, 82, of Sea Cliff, is retired. He has served as Nassau County commissioner of accounts and as an assistant Nassau district attorney. During World War II, he was a Secret Service agent periodically assigned to protect Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S....