Iraqi Forces Kill Terrorism Suspect, Detain 7 Others
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2010 – Iraqi security forces killed a terrorism suspect and detained seven others in operations over the last two days in Iraq, military officials reported.
ISF arrest 4 more AQI associates near Balad City
BAGHDAD – Iraqi Security Forces arrested four suspected Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) criminal associates during a joint security operation conducted near Balad City today.
ISF arrest AQI criminal associate near west Baghdad
BAGHDAD – Iraqi Security Forces arrested a suspected Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) criminal associate during a joint security operation conducted near west Baghdad today.
Balad City operation nets AQI criminal associate
BAGHDAD – Iraqi Security Forces arrested a suspected Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) criminal associate during a joint security operation conducted near Balad City today.
New pain relief methods for traumatic injuries in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Aug. 19, 2010) — New pain relief measures are being employed by anesthesiologists at three coalition hospitals in Afghanistan to help Soldiers suffering from traumatic injuries caused by improvised explosives devices.
Afghan, Coalition Forces Target Insurgents
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2010 – Afghan and coalition forces continued to target Taliban leaders and members of other insurgent groups in recent operations in Afghanistan, military officials reported.
Face of Defense: Airman’s Donation Saves Life
BROOKS CITY-BASE, Texas, Aug. 20, 2010 – When most airmen come into the Air Force, they know their service could include being called upon to do something that could save a life. However, one airman answered the call in a way very few could.
Code Pink Tells Gold Star Mom: Your Son Deserved to Die
I still clearly remember the day that I was summoned home by my oldest son Kristofer to find the Navy officers and chaplain waiting inside my home to tell me the most painful and agonizing words I would ever hear, “We are sorry to inform you that your son Marc Alan Lee was killed in action.”
North Korea attacking U.S. with fake $100 bills
A New Jersey man was shocked when police informed him that the $100 bill he withdrew from his bank to pay taxes earlier this month was a masterfully made counterfeit.
GOP Rep. Camp: 48 of 50 States Have Lost Jobs Since Stimulus
House Ways and Means ranking member Dave Camp (R-Mich.) on Friday released data complied by his office that shows 48 out of 50 states have lost jobs since the February 2009 enactment of the economic stimulus bill.
Nearly 50 percent leave Obama mortgage-aid program
WASHINGTON (AP) – Nearly half of the 1.3 million homeowners who enrolled in the Obama administration’s flagship mortgage-relief program have fallen out.
ShoreBank of Chicago Said to Be Closed Today by FDIC
ShoreBank Corp., the Chicago lender operating under a Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. cease-and- desist order for 13 months, will be shut and most of its assets will be bought by Urban Partnership Bank, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said.
For the Third Time Obama Gives Unions A Break From Transparency Rules
The Obama administration and the Democrat Party has yet again instituted new rules, rolling back requirements that forced unions to report their financial doings to their members and the public.
High-tech carts will tell on Cleveland residents who don’t recycle … and they face $100 fine
CLEVELAND, Ohio — It would be a stretch to say that Big Brother will hang out in Clevelanders’ trash cans, but the city plans to sort through curbside trash to make sure residents are recycling — and fine them $100 if they don’t.
Fight is on over another Arizona immigration law
The superintendent of the Arizona Department of Public Education says his agency will consider a refusal by the school district in Tucson to videotape its “Raza studies” classes as evidence the district is “deliberately” concealing its agenda.
Police arrested in northern Mexico mayor’s killing
MONTERREY, Mexico – Six city police officers were arrested Friday in the killing of a mayor in northern Mexico, as the country’s escalating drug violence targets more public officials.
Iran Opens Its First Nuclear Power Plant
TEHRAN — Thirty-six years after construction began under the shah, Iran finally opened its first nuclear power plant at a ceremony on Saturday. Attended by senior officials from Iran and Russia, which helped build the station through years of concern by the United States and other Western nations that Iran was using its civilian program to mask a plan to build a bomb, the ceremony marked the beginning of the transfer of low-enriched uranium fuel rods from a storage site into the plant.
Iran broadcasts missile launch on state television
Ahmad Vahidi’s announcement comes a day before Iran is scheduled to launch its Russian-built first nuclear power plant in the southern port city of Bushehr.
Arab sources: A major military surprise is close. Galant scandal a smokescreen
War preparations are reported by debkafile’s military sources in Tehran and Damascus, debkafile’s military sources report.
In Tehran, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards announced Friday, Aug. 20: “IRGC is in full readiness to encounter firmly with the stupidity of the US and the Zionist regime.”
‘Al-Qaida prepares for Israel-Iran war’
Al-Qaida is ready to exploit a war “by the Jews against Iran,” the Sunni group’s second-in-command in Yemen, Saeed al-Shehri, said in an audio message this month, according to the Daily Beast.
‘Lebanon flotilla may be linked to Hezbollah’
WASHINGTON – Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Gabriela Shalev sent a letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday, expressing Jerusalem’s “concern” that the Gaza-bound Lebanon flotilla may be affiliated with Hezbollah.
Anti-terrorism Raids Across Melbourne Australia This Morning
In a joint blitz, police executed a number of search warrants in anti-terrorism raids on homes across Melbourne Australia this morning as part of an investigation into organizations funding overseas terrorists.
China channeling money through Chavez to drug cartels
China may be helping to bankroll plans by Venezuela’s leftist leader to back drug cartels and a terrorist group as they extend their influence into U.S. cities, and U.S. officials are remaining virtually silent about it, according to a report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
Nine lives, sixth sense: Cat at veterinary clinic seeks out ailing cats
All cats may have nine lives, but Christopher, an orange and white tabby who lives at a Redwood City veterinary clinic, also has a sixth sense. Dubbing him a “guardian angel,” “wonder cat” and “miracle kitty,” the staff and volunteers at the Nine Lives Foundation’s Feline Well-Care Clinic say Christopher can tell when other cats need help. He will sit outside the cages of sick felines until someone lets him in, and last month, the clinic says, he saved the life of a kitten in need of a blood transfusion.