Army creates new scenario-based suicide-prevention video
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Oct. 5, 2010) — In an effort to re-vamp the Army’s suicide-prevention program, a new scenario-based video has been created to supplement the growing arsenal of training aides which promote life preservation.
St. Ignatius group will aid local families of soldiers
CLEVELAND, Ohio — About two dozen St. Ignatius High School students are putting some muscle into efforts to support local families of U.S. troops.
USO Gala Honors Military Members, Families
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2010 – Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was among the military, government and community leaders and celebrities who gathered to salute servicemembers and their families at the annual USO Gala here last night.
Muslim Student Discovers FBI Tracking Device on His Car
A California college student got an interesting surprise when he recently took his car into the shop for repairs: mounted to his car’s undercarriage was an FBI tracking device, monitoring his every move.
Bank of America stops US foreclosures for review
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bank of America on Friday halted foreclosures on homes across the country so it could review paperwork in tens of thousands of cases for flaws, expanding a crisis at a perilous time for the housing market.
State snatches baby when dad accused of being ‘Oath Keeper’
A 16-hour-old newborn was snatched from her parents by authorities in Concord, N.H., after social services workers alleged the father is a member of Oath Keepers.
Gunmen Torch 29 More NATO Oil Tankers in Pakistan
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Police say at least 10 gunmen have torched 29 NATO oil tankers in southwest Pakistan. The attack early Saturday is one of several to hit the supply line for U.S. and NATO forces in neighboring Afghanistan since Pakistan closed a key border crossing on September 30. On Wednesday, militants torched 70 fuel tankers and killed a driver.
Pakistan to reopen border crossing that NATO uses
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan will reopen a key border crossing used to transport supplies to NATO troops in Afghanistan, authorities said Saturday — the 10th day of a blockade that has raised tensions with Washington and left stranded trucks vulnerable to attacks.
Pakistan accuses the White House of exaggerating Al Qaeda terror threat
The U.S. has been accused by a top Pakistani diplomat of exaggerating the terror threat from Al Qaeda for political ends. Intelligence officials also suggested the White House has tried to ‘stitch together’ rumours of attacks to ramp up security fears.
Satellite images reveal: Hezbollah training in Syria missile base
The Syrian army has a Scud missile base near Damascus, according to recent satellite photos. The photos also suggest that Hezbollah activists are being trained in the Scuds’ use at the base.
Iran acknowledges espionage at nuclear facilities
TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s nuclear chief says personnel at the country’s nuclear facilities were lured by promises of better pay to pass secrets to the West, but that increased security and worker privileges has put a stop to the spying.
Dutch deliver banned nuclear equipment to Iranian group
BERLIN – Authorities in the Netherlands improperly supplied nuclear equipment to the sanctioned Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), the Dutch Economic Affairs Ministry wrote in an October 4 letter obtained by The Jerusalem Post.
Aviation deal clears way for emissions scheme: EU
(Reuters) – A global deal on emissions curbs by airlines struck late on Friday will allow the European Union to press ahead with plans to charge airlines for emissions permits from 2012, the European Commission said on Saturday.
Che Guevara; Guerrilla Doofus and Murdering Coward
Forty three years ago this week, Ernesto “Che” Guevara got a major dose of his own medicine. Without trial he was declared a murderer, stood against a wall and shot. Historically speaking, justice has rarely been better served. If the saying “What goes around comes around” ever fit, it’s here.
Homeowner finds cat alive days after house fire
GOLDEN, Colo. – A homeowner in Golden got a pleasant surprise, after suffering through a week of heartache. Her old cat survived a destructive house fire, and the woman found the feline days after the fire was extinguished.