15 insurgents killed in Konar Province
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Afghan and coalition forces killed at least 15 insurgents in a firefight after they attempted to set up an attack position in the Tsowkey District, Konar Province, Oct. 1.
Afghan, Coalition Troops Find Narcotics Cache
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2010 – Afghan and International Security Assistance Force troops found and secured a large amount of narcotics during a combined operation in the Achin district of Nangarhar province today.
New Medical Center Serves Military, Veterans
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2010 – The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments took a big step today toward closer collaboration with the dedication of a first-of-its-kind, fully integrated health-care center, in North Chicago, Ill.
Faith, Hope and Charity: Dying Marine’s Final Wish Granted
A former Marine and Desert Storm veteran with little time left to live has become the recipient of grateful citizens’ outpouring of support and generosity — all in hopes of granting one man’s final wish.
Face of Defense: Guardsman Serves in the Classroom
CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq, Oct. 1, 2010 – Georgia National Guard Spc. Doug Lane didn’t quit his day teaching job when he deployed earlier this year to Iraq.
U.S. drone strikes kill 18 militants in Pakistan
(Reuters) – Two U.S. drone attacks killed 18 militants in Pakistan on Saturday, intelligence officials said, after recent NATO incursions raised tensions with an ally critical to Washington’s war effort in Afghanistan.
Source: U.S. to Issue Travel Warning on Public Places in Europe
The Obama administration will issue a warning Saturday to U.S. travellers in Europe to avoid places frequented by Westerners based on new intelligence suggesting an attack by Al Qaeda could be imminent, a senior U.S. intelligence official told Fox News.
White House: Stimulus Law Is Working as Promised
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s $800 billion-plus economic stimulus law may not be earning good grades with the public, but the White House claims it’s on track to produce the promised 3.5 million jobs.
AP: ‘Sparse’ Crowd of ‘Thousands’ Gathers in DC to Push Dem Agenda
WASHINGTON (AP) – Thousands of people flocked to the Lincoln Memorial for a rally Saturday organized by labor and civil rights groups, hoping to show support for the Democratic agenda in the face of expected GOP election gains next month.
Free speech cases at top of Supreme Court’s agenda
WASHINGTON – First Amendment cases top the Supreme Court’s docket as it begins a new term with a new justice and three women on the bench for the first time.
Hamas-linked cleric took part in FBI outreach effort
The FBI on Thursday defended its inclusion of a Chicago Muslim cleric tied in the past to the terrorist groups Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood in a group that recently visited the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) and FBI headquarters.
Federal Judge Rejects Lawsuit Against Pledge and ‘In God We Trust’
A federal judge in Wisconsin has rejected a lawsuit by the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation seeking to have the phrase “In God We Trust” and the Pledge of Allegiance removed from the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C.
‘Flash crash’ was sparked by single order
The flash crash of May 6 was sparked by a rapidly executed $4.1bn sale of stock index futures by a single institutional investor who was hedging against the risk of a market downturn, a report by leading US regulators said on Friday.
US apologizes for ’40s syphilis study in Guatemala
WASHINGTON (AP) – American scientists deliberately infected prisoners and patients in a mental hospital in Guatemala with syphilis 60 years ago, a recently unearthed experiment that prompted U.S. officials to apologize Friday and declare outrage over “such reprehensible research.”
Dem Rep: Quoting the Constitution Is ‘Some Sort of Revolutionary Plan’ by Extreme Republican ‘Tenthers’
Note: This is a 1:14 long clip of Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky talking about the Republican’s Pledge to America on the 9/30/2010 episode of the Stephanie Miller Show.
‘No Pressure’: New Environmental Campaign Glorifies Eco-Fascism
The latest anti-global warming campaign aimed at getting people around the world to reduce their carbon footprint has backfired. Big time. The people behind the “10:10″ campaign, a movement encouraging people to reduce their carbon consumption by 10 percent in 2010, have been forced to pull their controversial new advertisement from the internet after widespread public outcry.
Among President Obama’s core health-care promises was that Americans can keep their current coverage if they like it. Among the reasons that a new ObamaCare squall blows in every other day is that this claim simply is not true, as people are discovering.
San Francisco considers banning Happy Meals toys
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – San Francisco has a long history of bold public health and environmental stances, going after everything from plastic bags in grocery stores to cigarettes to sugary drinks. The latest target: Ronald McDonald.
State downgrades pot possession to infraction
(10-01) 16:49 PDT Sacramento — Citing the need to reduce spending on prosecution and courts, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a measure that makes marijuana possession an infraction, on par with traffic and littering tickets.
No end in sight to Pakistan-NATO supply standoff
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan kept a vital border crossing closed to U.S. and NATO supply trucks for a third day Saturday, a sign that Islamabad’s desire to avoid a domestic backlash over a NATO incursion that killed three Pakistani troops is — for now — outweighing its desire to stay on good terms with America.
Number of Officers Killed in Mexico Border City Tops 100 as Drug War Drags On
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Mexican officials say a shooting attack has killed a policeman in the border city of Ciudad Juarez. The death raises the number of officers killed in the drug violence-plagued city this year to 102.
Fears of Chinese land grab as Beijing’s billions buy up resources
China is pouring another $7bn (£4.4bn) into Brazil’s oil industry, reigniting fears of a global “land grab” of natural resources. State-owned Sinopec clinched the deal with Spain’s Repsol yesterday to buy 40 per cent of its Brazilian business, giving China’s largest oil company access to Repsol Brasil’s estimated reserves of 1.2 billion barrels of oil and gas.
China’s Wen offers to buy Greek debt
ATHENS, Oct 2 (Reuters) – China offered on Saturday to buy Greek government bonds when the country returns to markets, in a show of support for the country whose debt burden pushed the euro zone into crisis and required an international bailout.
Iran gives evidence of al-Qaida links
Iran has released back to Afghanistan a one-time spokesman for Osama bin Laden, providing further evidence that the Islamic republic is linked directly with al-Qaida, the terrorist entity that attacked the United States on September 11, 2001, according to a report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
Iran ‘detains western spies’ after cyber attack on nuclear plant
Iran has detained several “spies” it claims were behind cyber attacks on its nuclear programme. The intelligence minister, Heydar Moslehi, said western “spy services” were behind the complex computer virus that recently infected more than 30,000 computers in industrial sites, including those in the Bushehr nuclear power plant, appearing to confirm the suspicion of computer security experts that a foreign state was responsible.
Ahmadinejad to visit ‘Iran’s border with Israel’
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad plans to visit what he has reportedly called “Iran’s border with Israel” during a trip to Lebanon later this month, referring to the Lebanese southern border.
Students and families join French pension protests
PARIS (Reuters) – French families, students and private sector workers joined mass demonstrations on Saturday as trade unions ramped up pressure on the government to drop pension reforms.
Global employment crisis will stir social unrest, warns UN agency
Global employment will not recover to pre-crisis levels until 2015 if current policies are pursued, creating social tension, the International Labour Organisation has warned.
Merkel calls for calm as rail protest turns ugly
Chancellor Angela Merkel called for calm Friday after riot police used what critics called “Rambo” tactics to disperse thousands of opponents of a contentious rail project.
Rising Tensions Between Hizbullah, Egypt and Jordan
Lebanese terrorist group Hizbullah lashed out at Egypt and Jordan this week, accusing both countries of funding Sunni militias that are rivals to the Shiite Muslim group. The charges were leveled in an interview with the Arabic daily Ash-Sharq il-Awsat which was published Friday.
World War I Ends….This Sunday?
Give the Germans credit; they pay their debts. As the Daily Telegraph reports, this sunday the German government makes its final payment on reparations from the First World War. (They would have done it earlier, but Hitler stopped making payments.
Happy anniversary, Charlie Brown
(Reuters) – Peanuts, the iconic comic strip that has charmed hundreds of millions of people worldwide with the antics of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy and Linus, is celebrating its 60th anniversary on Saturday.