Iraqi Forces Arrest 10 Terrorism Suspects
WASHINGTON, July 6, 2010 – Iraqi security forces working with U.S. advisors arrested 10 suspects with ties to various terrorist organizations in recent operations, military officials reported.
Iraqis take lead on joint air assault
BAGHDAD – The U.S. Army’s 1st Advise and Assist Brigade recently joined forces with Iraqi Commandos of the 7th Iraqi Army Division for an air assault operation in search of a possible IED production facility outside the town of Rawah.
Afghan Border Police celebrate dual graduation
NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Hundreds of Afghan students gathered at their seats in front of a podium to receive their certificates of completion July 1.
Vice chief asks Soldiers to participate in Army STARRS
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, July 6, 2010) — Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, strongly urges Soldiers to participate in a study that will help the service learn more about the causes of suicide and improve prevention efforts.
Face of Defense: Officer Selected as White House Fellow
WASHINGTON, July 7, 2010 – An Army officer emerged from a field of more than 700 applicants to earn a spot in a program designed to give participants hands-on experience with the inner workings of the government.
Hyde Park unofficial ceremony remembers 7 July victims
An unofficial ceremony is being held in Hyde Park to mark the fifth anniversary of the 7 July bombings in the capital. Survivors and families of those who lost their lives in the terror attacks laid flowers by 52 steel pillars which represent those killed.
Ex-Official Accuses Justice Department of Racial Bias in Black Panther Case
In emotional and personal testimony, an ex-Justice official who quit over the handling of a voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party accused his former employer of instructing attorneys in the civil rights division to ignore cases that involve black defendants and white victims.
Feds vs. state again in suit against Arizona law
PHOENIX – The federal lawsuit against Arizona’s tough new immigration law focuses heavily on a question that has been in the spotlight repeatedly the past decade and dates to the Founding Fathers: The right of the government to keep states from enacting laws that usurp federal authority.
Federal Government Helped Pay Home Air-Conditioning Bills for Federal Employees, Prisoners and More Than 11,000 Dead People
(CNSNews.com) – According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the federal government helped pay the home air conditioning bills for more than 11,000 dead people, 1,100 federal employees, and 725 convicts in fiscal year 2009.
Glenn Beck: 1932 All Over Again?
Congress couldn’t agree on a budget, but don’t worry about that. House Democrats have “deemed” the new $1.1 trillion budget as passed. “Deem and pass” allows Democrats to start spending money in 2011 without having to follow any real budget.
Judges order newspapers to ‘unpublish’ 5 articles
Two judges in Pennsylvania have signed orders demanding two newspapers remove from their archives stories about several court case defendants, according to a report in one of the affected publications.
TSA Reverses “Controversial Opinion” Web Policy
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reversed itself today, announcing that it will no longer block TSA employees, using work computers, from accessing websites that contain a “controversial opinion.”
US soldier linked to Iraq helicopter video leak charged
The US military has pressed criminal charges against a soldier suspected of leaking video of a US helicopter attack in Iraq to the website, WikiLeaks. Army Spc Bradley Manning is accused of transferring classified data on to his personal computer and transmitting it to an unauthorised third party.
Phillipsburg students lauded for role in passage of state law prohibiting sale of novelty lighters
When a class of Phillipsburg elementary students learned that novelty lighters were legal in New Jersey even though they resemble toys, they were genuinely puzzled.
Mexico Thwarts Hezbollah Plans For South American Network
Militant group employed Mexican nationals with ties to Lebanon to target Israel and the West, Kuwaiti newspaper reports. Mexico foiled an attempt by Hezbollah to establish a network in South America, a Kuwaiti newspaper reported on Tuesday.
More Reports Taliban Chief Mullah Omar Detained in Pakistan
Brad Thor first reported that Mullah Omar had been detained back on May 10th.Since that time there have been a number of additional reports that have trickled in, including this one today, from a popular Afghan TV channel.
UN launches probe into flotilla raid
The UN on Tuesday began its probe into Israel’s raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla last month, despite misgivings from the US, and Israel’s establishment of its own internal committee to investigate the incident..
Iran to open nuke plant in Sept.
Iran will open its first nuclear power plant by September, said Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi in a statement to the IRNA.
Iran Launches Holy War on Haircuts
It’s something like a holy war on haircuts . Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance has issued a directive banning ‘decadent’ hairstyles for men, restricting barber shops to only certain kinds of cuts. The primary target: spiky, gelled hairdos associated with rebellious youths, corrupted by Western influence. It’s a style that was commonly seen on the front line of last year’s post-election protests.
Postage Hike Proposed for 2011
Faced with a projected $7 billion deficit and an ever-shrinking mail volume due to email, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has requested a postage increase officials say will “add less than 13 cents a month to the average American household’s budget.”
Passenger steers out-of-control bus after driver passes out
Lorraine Gobert was a few minutes into her daily commute from Hiram to Atlanta Tuesday when she looked up from her seat in the front of an Xpress bus to find the driver passed out at the wheel–and the bus careening down the road.
Homeless man rescues American flag during storm
An act of patriotism is earning a homeless man in El Paso a great deal of praise. He rescued a fallen American flag during a severe storm. [Note: This is a 2:15 video clip from KVUE News in Austin, Texas]