Air Strike Targets Haqqani Leader
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2010 – Coalition forces conducted a precision air strike in Afghanistan’s Khost province today targeting a senior Haqqani terrorist leader who directs attacks against Afghan and coalition forces and reports directly to Haqqani Network senior leadership, military officials reported.
Deployed Airmen deliver coats, blankets to Kyrgyzstan school
10/28/2010 – VASILIEVKA, Kyrgyzstan (AFNS) — Whether it’s the annual Bloomsday Run, Fourth of July Celebration or the Lilac Festival, Airmen at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., are no strangers to community outreach in the Spokane, Wash., area. While deployed to the Manas Transit Center, Kyrgyzstan, they brought that same spirit of service and helping others.
Face of Defense: Airman Shares Fitness Success Story
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan., Oct. 29, 2010 – Deployed airmen face many challenges, but Air Force Staff Sgt. Michelle Rose transformed her mental and physical obstacles into a fitness success story.
Obama Defends ‘Timid’ Health Care Law: Change Won‘t Happen ’Overnight’
In this first clip President Obama explains that his health care plan is similar to “every piece of progressive legislation,” like Social Security and Civil Rights legislation. He explains that in the first 18 months of his administration they’ve “created a structure” for the change to come.
Bailout Spending Continues Despite Administration Claims
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department says its bank bailouts are over, but the spending continues. In a Sept. 22 speech, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said the bailouts “are completely behind us.”
Arizona beheading raises fears of drug violence
CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) – The gruesome case of a man who was stabbed and beheaded in a suburban Phoenix apartment has police investigating whether the killing is potentially the most extreme example of Mexican drug cartel violence spilling over the border.
Police: Shots fired at Marine Corps museum in Va.
TRIANGLE, Va. (AP) – Police in Virginia say bullet holes were found at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, the fourth time someone has fired at military-related buildings in the are.
Concerns grow about election fraud, voter intimidation
WASHINGTON — As if this election season weren’t already tense enough, fears about voter fraud — and some of the steps that are being taken to combat it — have created more worries.
For Standing With Beck, Media Matters Claims Palin Supports Terrorism
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin rebuffed Media Matters’ requests to repudiate “erratic” TV and radio host Glenn Beck with a call into his radio program Thursday morning, saying, “I stand with you, Glenn.”
Ad Company Hijacks Beck and Palin Facebook Pages: ‘Letterbombed’
It’s called “letterbombing.” Originally created by an ad agency, it‘s supposed to give companies a way to use others’ Facebook pages as ad space. No permission required.
Rangel plan gives prez ‘civilian security force’
When Barack Obama was campaigning for president in 2008, he visited Colorado Springs and WND broke the the story that he wanted a “Civilian National Security Force” as big and as well-funded as the $650 billion-plus U.S. military. Now Charlie Rangel is proposing that he have it.
China and Those Rare Earth Minerals
From China’s point of view, ceasing exports of rare earth elements (REEs) makes a lot of sense outside of ideology. China needs these minerals for its own manufacturing as much as any other countries do, so the Chinese might well reason that they want to keep all of these resources available for themselves.
9 policemen killed in ambush in western Mexico
GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Unidentified gunmen ambushed a convoy of five police vehicles in the western Mexico state of Jalisco on Thursday, killing nine officers and leaving one missing.
South Korea: North Korea opens fire at border
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea fired two rounds toward South Korea at their tense border and South Korean troops immediately fired back, an official said Friday.
Georgia arrests 20 alleged Russian spies: sources
TBILISI (Reuters) – Georgian police detained 20 people on suspicion of spying for Russia, Georgian security sources said on Friday, a move which could add to tensions two years after the nations fought a brief war.
Iranian Diplomat Hossein Alizadeh, Who Defected to Finland: ‘The Current Iranian Regime Does Not Represent the Iranian People’
In a recent TV interview, Hossein Alizadeh, an Iranian diplomat who defected to Finland, talked about his decision and said he had remained in his position at the Iranian embassy in Finland in order to leak information until he felt that his life was in danger. In the interview, which aired on Al-Arabiya TV on October 2, 2010, he called upon other Iranian diplomats to do the same.
Judge: McDonald’s Must Pay Employee for Weight Gain
MAYFIELD, Ky. — An feisty 88-year-old Kentucky woman says she must have had perfect aim when she fought off an intruder by kicking him. SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian court ruled this week that McDonald’s must pay a former franchise manager $17,500 because he gained 65 pounds (30 kilograms) while working there for a dozen years.
88-year-old fends off intruder
MAYFIELD, Ky. — An feisty 88-year-old Kentucky woman says she must have had perfect aim when she fought off an intruder by kicking him. Kathryn Byassee says she came upon the intruder, who was wearing a pumpkin mask, at 5 a.m. Tuesday in her kitchen. Byassee tells WPSD-TV that she asked him who he was and what he wanted and he never answered her, instead wrestling her into her bedroom and trying to smother her with a pillow.
Sick boy with leukemia draws awesome monsters
Aidan is a 5 year old boy who was recently diagnosed with leukemia. He loves to draw and he loves monsters. We sell some of his prints to raise money for his bills.