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The Taliban stimulus: Karzai to seek US billions for insurgents' jobs, training

The Taliban stimulus: Karzai to seek US billions for insurgents' jobs, training --Is there any doubt whatsoever that Barack Obama, the corporaterrorist troll and GOP conciliator, will be more than *happy* to fully fund the Taliban stimulus? Of course, he couldn't *wait* to burn us on the public option -- too expensive.

Reporters banned by Pentagon

Reporters banned by Pentagon 07 May 2010 The Pentagon has banned four journalists from covering military tribunals at Guantanamo Bay because they published the name of a witness after being told he must only be identified as "Interrogator No 1".

General Election 2010: David Cameron closes in on deal with Nick Clegg

General Election 2010: David Cameron closes in on deal with Nick Clegg --David Cameron has entered into formal talks with Nick Clegg to try to secure a deal that would force Gordon Brown from Number 10.

Dow industrials' 141-point decline caps 4-day plunge of 772 points

Dow industrials' 141-point decline caps 4-day plunge of 772 points 07 May 2010 U.S. stocks slumped for a fourth-straight session Friday, led by particular weakness in the technology sector, as Thursday's tumultuous trading continued to weigh on investor sentiment. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 139.89 points, or 1.3%, to 10,380.43.

House panel to hold hearing on stock market plunge

House panel to hold hearing on stock market plunge 07 May 2010  The House Financial Services Committee's securities subcommittee is scheduled to hold a hearing on May 11 to examine the circumstances behind the U.S. stock market's sharp, plunge on Thursday.

Times Square reopens following evacuation over suspicious package

Faux News talking head: 'If nothing else, this serves as a drill.'

Passengers disembark NH bus in handcuffs, M-16s pointed at them

Passengers disembark NH bus in handcuffs, M-16s pointed at them --Passenger: Police Tasered, handcuffed  man in his 60s who refused to give police his name 07 May 2010 A tense standoff with a passenger aboard a Boston-bound Greyhound bus ended 'peacefully' last night when he surrendered to police, nearly 10 hours after authorities received a call about a suspicious device on board.

Obama gives shout out to 'Los Suns' of Phoenix

Obama gives shout out to 'Los Suns' of Phoenix 05 May 2010 President Barack Obama has given a shout-out to NBA's Phoenix Suns, who are wearing jerseys that say "Los Suns" to honor the Latino community, diversity and the state of Arizona. Obama made the remarks at the beginning of a Cinco de Mayo celebration in the Rose Garden.

1 more Tennessee flood death confirmed; U.S. toll at 30

1 more Tennessee flood death confirmed; U.S. toll at 30 06 May 2010 Tennessee officials have confirmed a flood death in Memphis, bringing the state's toll from last weekend's storms to 20... And the worst may not be over: Rural western Kentucky was bracing for what could be its worst flooding in 200 years.

Greek protesters encircle parliament as new austerity measures approved

Greek protesters encircle parliament as new austerity measures approved 06 May 2010 Tens of thousands of Greek citizens marched in the center of Athens on Thursday afternoon, encircling the parliament building, while inside the bill on the new austerity measures was approved.

2 NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan

2 NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan 06 May 2010 Two more NATO soldiers have been killed in southern Afghanistan, raising to 181 the number of foreign troops killed in the war-torn country this year. The western alliance says one of the troopers was killed by a roadside bomb. It added that the other soldier was slain by small arms fire.

NATO soldier killed in Afghanistan

NATO soldier killed in Afghanistan 06 May 2010 A soldier serving with NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has been killed in an armed conflict in southern Afghanistan. The soldier lost his life in "a small-arms attack" in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, the military alliance announced Thursday.

Militants hit govt. offices in Nimruz

Militants hit govt. offices in Nimruz 05 May 2010 A group of armed militants have attacked a number of government buildings in Afghanistan's southwestern province of Nimruz, setting off several explosions. The attack came on Wednesday when a group of gunmen wearing explosive-laden vests stormed five or six locations in the city, including the provincial council and provincial court, AFP quoted Nimruz governor Ghulam Dastagir Azad as saying.

Danish base attacked in Afghanistan

Danish base attacked in Afghanistan 05 May 2010 The Danish army says almost a dozen of its soldiers in Afghanistan have been wounded amid escalating violence in the war-weary country. Militants attacked the Danish base in Helmand Province late on Tuesday, injuring eleven troopers and two Afghan translators, the military said on Wednesday. Nearly 30 Danish soldiers have died in the war-torn country since the 2001 US-led invasion of Afghanistan.

Blasts leave 5 dead in Afghanistan

Blasts leave 5 dead in Afghanistan 05 May 2010 At least five police officers and a government official have been killed in a series of explosions that rocked the southwestern Afghan province of Nimruz. The blasts took place in the provincial capital, Zaranj, on Wednesday. Five other police officers have been injured. Taliban militants have reportedly claimed responsibility for the attacks. 

High-Speed Trading Glitch Costs Investors Billions

High-Speed Trading Glitch Costs Investors Billions 06 May 2010 The glitch that sent markets tumbling Thursday was years in the making, driven by the rise of computers that transformed stock trading more in the last 20 years than in the previous 200.

Activist spied on? Man wins settlement

Activist spied on? Man wins settlement 05 May 2010 A 22-year-old anti-war activist from The Evergreen State College will get $169,000 as part of a settlement with the State Patrol and two other law-enforcement agencies over allegations that their officers engaged in political spying and harassment.

Taleban disown Times Square 'Idiot Bomber'

Taleban disown Times Square 'Idiot Bomber' 07 May 2010 The alleged would-be Times Square terrorist was disowned by the Pakistani Taleban yesterday as American politicians called for him to be stripped of his US citizenship so he can be tried by a military tribunal. Faisal Shahzad -- nicknamed the "Idiot Bomber" for a series of blunders leading to his arrest -- was praised by a spokesman for the Pakistani Taleban but disowned in the same breath.

Labor unions, civil-rights groups boycott Arizona

Labor unions, civil-rights groups boycott Arizona 06 May 2010 Leaders of national labor unions and civil rights groups said Thursday that they will boycott Arizona until the state's toughest-in-the-nation immigration law is repealed, overturned by the courts or superseded by congressional passage of comprehensive reform.

Shahzad was questioned by U.S. immigration inspectors in early Feb.

Shahzad was questioned by U.S. immigration inspectors in early Feb. --Feds reviewing files on bombing suspect 06 May 2010 Federal authorities are conducting an internal review to determine whether officials failed to identify accused terrorist Faisal Shahzad as a potential threat before he allegedly tried to detonate a car bomb in Manhattan's Times Square, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday. Shahzad was questioned by U.S. immigration inspectors Feb.

Thousands unable to vote as polling stations fail to cope

Thousands unable to vote as polling stations fail to cope 06 May 2010 Thousands of people were deprived of their right to vote last night as polling stations across the country were unable to cope with demand.

US oil regulator 'gave in to BP' over rig safety

US oil regulator 'gave in to BP' over rig safety --Firm allowed to drill without devising plan to cope with blow-out 07 May 2010 As crude oil continued to pour out of control into the Gulf of Mexico yesterday, questions were being asked over the relationship between BP and regulators in Washington amid allegations that the company was allowed to drill the deepwater well without filing plans for how it would cope with a b

Israelis attack Apartheid Wall protesters

Israelis attack Apartheid Wall protesters 06 May 2010 Israeli forces have clashed with Palestinian demonstrators and international activists protesting the Israeli Apartheid Wall in the West Bank. The scuffles occurred on Thursday when the demonstrators sat in front of the armored bulldozers near the village of Wallaje in al-Quds (Jerusalem), trying to stop the Israeli forces, Reuters reported.

U.S. officials: No credible evidence that terrorists trained Shahzad

U.S. officials: No credible evidence that terrorists trained Shahzad 06 May 2010 No credible evidence has been found so far that the Pakistani-American man accused in the Times Square bombing plot received any serious terrorist training from the Pakistani Taliban or another radical Islamic group, six U.S. officials said Thursday. "There is nothing that confirms that any groups have been found involved in this for certain," one U.S. official told McClatchy.

Guantanamo Suspect Must Submit to Strip Search

Guantanamo Suspect Must Submit to Strip Search 06 May 2010 The first man brought from the Guantanamo Bay military prison to face trial in U.S. civilian court must attend the opening of his trial, forcing him to submit to strip searches he has resisted, a judge ruled on Thursday. U.S.

Obama sheltered BP's Deepwater Horizon rig from regulatory requirement

Obama sheltered BP's Deepwater Horizon rig from regulatory requirement By Tom Eley 06 May 2010 Last year the Obama administration granted oil giant BP a special exemption from a legal requirement that it produce a detailed environmental impact study on the possible effects of its Deepwater Horizon drilling operation in the Gulf of Mexico, an article Wednesday in the Washington Post reveals.

CIA allowed to kill terrorist suspects without identification

CIA allowed to kill terrorist suspects without identification 07 May 2010 The CIA received secret permission to attack a wider range of targets, including suspected militants whose names are not known, as part of a dramatic expansion of its campaign of drone strikes in Pakistan's border region, current and former counter-terrorism officials say.

Joe Lieberman introducing bill to strip US terror suspects of citizenship

Joe Lieberman introducing bill to strip US terror suspects of citizenship 06 May 2010 A day after suggesting that U.S. citizenship laws should be changed to strip American terrorists of their nationality, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Insane) has introduced legislation to do just that.

Shahzad's father questioned in Times Square inquiry

Shahzad's father questioned in Times Square inquiry 06 May 2010 A high-level team of U.S. and Pakistani investigators grilled the father of the Times Square car bombing suspect and interrogated four people linked to a notorious Pakistani militant group, intelligence officials said Thursday. The interrogators questioned Bahar Ul Haq in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar.

Hostages taken in bus bomb scare

Hostages taken in bus bomb scare [Yeah, by the 'heavily armed police'] 07 May 2010 Seventeen people have been briefly held hostage aboard a Greyhound bus in New Hampshire after an individual warned a bomb was aboard, police said. Heavily armed police, backed by armoured vehicles, swarmed around the bus in Portsmouth, New Hampshire overnight, after a phone report of a bomb and an apparent hostage-taking.

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