Iraqi Forces Kill Terrorism Suspect, Arrest 21 Others
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2010 – Iraqi security forces killed a suspected terrorist and arrested 21 other terrorism suspects in various recent operations in Iraq, military officials reported.
Baqubah operation nets 8 suspected AQI criminal associates
BAGHDAD – Iraqi Security Forces arrested eight suspected Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) criminal associates during joint security operations in Baqubah today.
ISF arrest two suspected AQI criminal associates
BAGHDAD – Iraqi Security Forces arrested two suspected Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) criminal associates during a joint security operation in Baghdad today.
Suspected Promised Day Brigade member arrested by ISF
BAGHDAD – Iraqi Security Forces arrested a suspected Promised Day Brigade (PDB) member during a joint security operation near Khalis today. ISF and U.S. advisors searched a building for the suspected PDB member allegedly responsible for conducting rocket attacks on coalition forces. He is also allegedly involved in the facilitation of weapons into Iraq.
Airmen Deliver Flood Relief to Pakistan
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Aug. 3, 2010 – An Air Force C-130H Hercules crew delivered relief supplies to Islamabad, Pakistan, July 31 in response to catastrophic monsoon flooding.
‘Wounded Warrior’ facility helps injured Marines get back to the fight
CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan — Lance Cpl. Frank Martin had only been in Afghanistan a few days when a 60-pound improvised explosive device detonated while he and his squad were on their first foot patrol in northern Marjah, hurling him into the air.
Face of Defense: Guardsman Helps Afghan Farmers
CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind., Aug. 3, 2010 – For Army Sgt. John Larsen, a hydrologist with the Missouri National Guard, going to Afghanistan for a year to improve that nation’s ability to feed its people is a calling.
Twinsburg, Omaha soldiers win “Best Warrior” contest
FORT MCCOY, Wis. — Soldiers from Ohio and Nebraska have won the U.S. Army Reserve’s “Best Warrior” contest. Sgt. David W. Rider, of 256th Combat Support Hospital in Twinsburg, Ohio, won as a noncommissioned officer.
High court trims Miranda warning rights bit by bit
WASHINGTON – You have the right to remain silent, but only if you tell the police that you’re remaining silent. You have a right to a lawyer — before, during and after questioning, even though the police don’t have to tell you exactly when the lawyer can be with you. If you can’t afford a lawyer, one will be provided to you. Do you understand these rights as they have been read to you, which, by the way, are only good for the next two weeks?
News bias in prez race more than just a theory
In little-noticed comments, a member of the controversial JournoList e-mail group first publicly exposed in 2008 that news media reporters “threw their support” to Barack Obama, then a presidential candidate.
Judge won’t dismiss Va. challenge to health care law
WASHINGTON — Virginia’s lawsuit challenging the Obama administration’s health care reform law cleared its first legal hurdle Monday as a federal judge ruled the law raises a host of complex constitutional issues.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner: Unemployment Could Go Up Before It Comes Down
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner acknowledged that it is still a “tough economy” for most Americans, and warned it’s possible the unemployment rate will go up for a couple of months before it comes down as more people enter the labor force.
Stimulus Slammed: Republican Senators Release Report Alleging Waste
The Obama administration has credited its $862 billion stimulus program with pulling the economy out of the worst recession since the Great Depression. But a new report by two Republican senators argues the stimulus is riddled with wasteful projects that do not create jobs.
Accused Fort Hood Shooter Nidal Hasan Can’t Find a Bank Willing to Cash His Checks
The attorney for the man charged with last year’s deadly shooting rampage at Texas’ Fort Hood Army post says his client, who is still on the military’s payroll, can’t find a bank willing to cash his checks.
States go deeper into debt
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — The states are broke, and like many consumers, they’re borrowing big time to get out of their fiscal binds. The amount of debt that states are carrying spiked 10.3% last year to $460 billion, according to Moody’s Investors Service. The debt is paid for through taxes and fees, making residents ultimately responsible.
Virginia AG Rules Officers Can Check Immigration Status, Aren’t Required
Virginia’s top prosecutor, after issuing a legal opinion that seemed to align his state with Arizona in the battle over local immigration enforcement, told Fox News on Monday that the two states’ policies aren’t a perfect match.
Mexican Drug Cartel Allegedly Puts a Price on Arizona Sheriff’s Head
PHOENIX – He’s been at the center of the discussions and controversies surrounding illegal immigration enforcement in Arizona for quite a while. On the day parts of Arizona’s immigration law, SB 1070, went into effect, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is in the news for another reason: there’s a price on his head – allegedly offered by a Mexican drug cartel.
Americans who swap passports
At the US Embassy in London, there is a waiting list that none of the officials likes to discuss. On the list are Americans hoping to give up their citizenship, as they seek shelter from the Internal Revenue Service.
Pakistan’s Zardari says war with Taliban being lost
(Reuters) – Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari warned that the international community was losing the war against the Taliban in Afghanistan, according to an interview published on Tuesday.
Jonas, 32, sewed up his own leg after ER wait
A 32-year-old took the needle into his hands when he tired of the wait at Sundsvall hospital in northern Sweden and sewed up the cut in his leg himself. The man was later reported to the police for his impromptu handiwork.
Nasa scientists braced for ‘solar tsunami’ to hit earth
The solar fireworks at the weekend were recorded by several satellites, including Nasa’s new Solar Dynamics Observatory which watched its shock wave rippling outwards.
Facebook bear (that’s actually a cat) reunited with owner
Good news for any Facebook users following the plight of that little lost bear nicknamed ‘Meare Kat’… he’s been reunited with his owner, two-year-old Ned Taggart from East Sussex.
The Ghosts of World War II’s Past
Taking old World War II photos, Russian photographer Sergey Larenkov carefully photoshopped them over more recent shots to make the past come alive. Not only do we get to experience places like Prague, Vienna, and Moscow in ways we could have never imagined, more importantly, we are able to appreciate our shared history in a whole new and unbelievably meaningful way.