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New York Times Square bomb: man detained in Pakistan

New York Times Square bomb: man detained in Pakistan --A man has been detained in Pakistan in connection with the Times Square bombing attempt, according to Pakistani intelligence. 04 May 2010 An intelligence official said the man was a friend of Faisal Shahzad, the American of Pakistani descent currently in custody in the US over the failed attack.

Charges Announced Against Times Square Bomb Suspect

Charges Announced Against Times Square Bomb Suspect --Authorities Say Faisal Shahzad Confessed and is Cooperating in Investigation 04 May 2010 Accused Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzed will be charged with numerous crimes in the terrorism plot including attempting to commit an act of terror, attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, and traveling over an international border to commit an act of terrorism, Attorney G

'White powdery substance' sent to Arizona governor's office

'White powdery substance' sent to Arizona governor's office 04 May 2010 State Capitol police shut down the access to the Executive Tower Tuesday morning after a letter containing an unknown "white powdery substance" was opened in the governor's constituency services office. An employee opened the letter about 10:15 a.m. and contacted Capitol police, who then alerted Phoenix Fire Department about the substance.

Louisiana Oil Spill: Feds Gave Safety Prize to Transocean's Deepwater Horizon

Louisiana Oil Spill: Feds Gave Safety Prize to Transocean's Deepwater Horizon --Deepwater Horizon Workers Did Hip-Hop Safety Dance Aboard the Oil Rig 04 May 2010 The federal agency charged with enforcing safety on deepwater oil rigs has also played a major role in promoting the industry's claim that it is safe, and in 2009 handed out one of its top prizes for safety to Transocean's Deepwater Horizon.

Faisal Shahzad, Times Square bomb suspect, arrested on board plane for Dubai

Faisal Shahzad, Times Square bomb suspect, arrested on board plane for Dubai 04 May 2010 A US citizen of Pakistani origin arrested on board a flight out of New York will appear in court today charged with driving a car bomb into the city’s Times Square.

Bomb Suspect Said to Implicate Himself

Bomb Suspect Said to Implicate Himself 04 May 2010 A Connecticut man pulled off a plane bound for Dubai and arrested in a failed bid to set off a car bomb in Times Square has made statements implicating himself, a law enforcement official said on Tuesday morning.

UK refuses entry to new Mossad agent

UK refuses entry to new Mossad agent 04 May 2010 Photos of passports stolen by the Mossad terror team used in Dubai assassination The UK refuses to accept a new representative of Israel's Mossad spy agency after Israeli operatives used fake British passports in the killing of a Hamas leader in Dubai. Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth reported Tuesday that despite a former agreement to replace a former agent expelled in March, London refused entry to a new operative.

Times Square bomb suspect arrested 'at last second'

Times Square bomb suspect arrested 'at last second' 04 May 2010 A naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan arrested overnight in the Times Square bombing investigation will appear in a Manhattan federal courtroom Tuesday morning to face formal charges. Faisal Shahzad, 30, was arrested at JFK International Airport in New York at 11:45 p.m. E.T. Monday as he prepared to board a flight to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said early Tuesday from Washington.

FBI searches NYC car bomb suspect's Conn. home

FBI searches NYC car bomb suspect's Conn. home 04 May 2010 The FBI says it has searched the Connecticut home of a man accused of a driving a car bomb into New York's Times Square over the weekend. FBI special agent in charge Kimberly Mertz said Tuesday that her team executed a search warrant at the Bridgeport home. She says the search was related to the Times Square investigation.

NATO chopper crashes in Afghanistan

NATO chopper crashes in Afghanistan 04 May 2010 A NATO helicopter has crashed in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nuristan, but the military alliance has denied that anyone was killed in the mishap. The military helicopter went down Monday afternoon, wounding several people onboard. NATO blames technical failure for the incident, a Press TV correspondent reported on Tuesday.

Voting begins in Senate on Wall Street reform

Voting begins in Senate on Wall Street reform 04 May 2010 The U.S. Senate will cast its first votes on Tuesday on a sweeping Wall Street 'reform' bill, with passage of a handful of uncontroversial amendments expected and a key procedural question still unsettled. Democratic leaders had not yet determined as of late Monday whether amendments will need 50 or 60 votes to pass.

U.S. citizen from Pakistan arrested in Times Square bomb case

U.S. citizen from Pakistan arrested in Times Square bomb case 04 May 2010 Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announced early Tuesday that an arrest had been made in the failed Times Square car bombing, saying that Faisal Shahzad, a 30-year-old American, was taken into custody at John F. Kennedy International Airport as he tried to fly to Dubai on Monday night.

P&G Ships Dawn Products to Help With Oil Spill

P&G Ships Dawn Products to Help With Oil Spill 03 May 2010 The Procter & Gamble Company is now lending a helping hand after the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Over the weekend, P&G chartered a truck to deliver a 1,000 bottles of Dawn from the Kansas City plant to wildlife rescue centers in Louisiana and Alabama.

U.S. to Send Trainers to Afghanistan as Stopgap

U.S. to Send Trainers to Afghanistan as Stopgap 03 May 2010 Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has signed an order sending 850 more American military personnel to Afghanistan as a stopgap measure to fill vacancies in the high-priority effort to train local security forces [to often shoot NATO soldiers and thus create a 'need' to deploy *more* NATO soldiers], Pentagon officials said Monday.

2 British soldiers killed in Afghanistan

2 British soldiers killed in Afghanistan 03 May 2010 Two British servicemen have been killed in southern Afghanistan. The first soldier was killed by a roadside bomb while travelling to meet local Afghan contractors prior to continuing with reconstruction programs. The second, who was on a reconnaissance mission to replace a bridge over a canal, was killed in a traffic accident. Both the deaths occurred on Monday in the southern province of Helmand.

U.S. Seeks Man From Pakistan Tied to S.U.V. in Bomb Case

U.S. Seeks Man From Pakistan Tied to S.U.V. in Bomb Case 03 May 2010 Federal authorities have identified the man who recently bought the 1993 Nissan Pathfinder that was rigged to explode in Times Square as a naturalized United States citizen from Pakistan who recently returned from a trip there, and were seeking to arrest him on Monday night, according to several people briefed on the investigation.

U.S. has 71 million unused flu vaccine doses

U.S. has 71 million unused flu vaccine doses 03 May 2010 The United States still has 71 million doses of [mercury-laden] H1N1 swine flu vaccine that have not been used, but it is not yet time to throw them out, the federal government said on Monday. Health experts consider swine flu likely to join the mix of seasonal flu viruses and it will be included in the seasonal flu vaccine for 2010-2011, which will also contain two other [US lab-generated] flu strains.

Deepwater Horizon oil spill: turtle deaths soar amid fight to save wildlife

Deepwater Horizon oil spill: turtle deaths soar amid fight to save wildlife --Tests take place to determine cause of deaths 03 May 2010 Jackye Carroll was walking along the beach that runs outside her home in Pass Christian, Mississippi, early this morning when she came across a curious sight. ...Just above the gently lapping sea of the Gulf of Mexico was a grey-brown mound of flesh about two to three feet in length.

Investigators close in on 'person of interest' in Times Square bomb attempt

Investigators close in on 'person of interest' in Times Square bomb attempt 03 May 2010 Investigators are getting closer to tracking down a person of interest in the attempted bombing in Times Square, identifying the man as a naturalized U.S. citizen who is originally from Pakistan, according to a senior administration official.

Times Square Bomb: U.S. Officials Finding Foreign Links to New York Bomb Plot

Times Square Bomb: U.S. Officials Finding Foreign Links to New York Bomb Plot --Investigation Pointing to Coordinated Effort in Foiled Times Square Attack 03 May 2010 Federal authorities are closing in on the man they say tried to set off a car bomb in Times Square Saturday, and there is growing evidence the bomber did not act alone and had ties to radical elements overseas.

Iran offers to help contain US oil spill

Iran offers to help contain US oil spill 03 May 2010 The National Iranian Drilling Company (NIDC) has offered to assist the US in efforts to prevent an ecological disaster caused by the spreading oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Following an explosion on a BP-operated oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico last month, at least 210,000 gallons (5,000 barrels) of crude oil are thought to be spilling into the water every day.

US has 5,113 launch-ready nukes

US has 5,113 launch-ready nukes 03 May 2010 The United States has officially announced the size of its nuclear arsenal, saying it now possesses 5,113 operational nuclear weapons. "Increasing the transparency of global nuclear stockpiles is important to non-proliferation efforts" and more progress on arms control, AFP quoted a Pentagon statement as saying on Monday.

Terrorism task force takes over probe of Times Square bomb attempt

Terrorism task force takes over probe of Times Square bomb attempt 03 May 2010 An FBI-led terrorism task force has taken over the investigation of the failed car bombing in Times Square because of indications it was connected to international terrorism, a senior law enforcement source said Monday. The probe had been overseen by the New York Police Department.

Hunt is on for missing Conn. man who bought car bomb Nissan just 2 weeks ago on Craigslist

Hunt is on for missing Conn. man who bought car bomb Nissan just 2 weeks ago on Craigslist 03 May 2010 A Connecticut man was being sought Monday in the failed plot to blow up a bomb-laden SUV in Times Square, sources said.

Pakistan Taliban leader 'killed by CIA drone' surfaces on internet to threaten U.S.

Pakistan Taliban leader 'killed by CIA drone' surfaces on internet to threaten U.S. 03 May 2010 Two new videos from the Pakistani Taliban appear to show their leader alive and refuting earlier American and Pakistani claims that he was killed in a U.S. missile strike. The videos featuring Hakimullah Mehsud surfaced over the weekend after an attempted car bombing in New York City, and were the strongest evidence yet that he had survived the January missile attack...

Police scour latest evidence in Times Square bombing attempt

Police scour latest evidence in Times Square bombing attempt 03 May 2010 Law enforcement officials early Monday pored through evidence, including a 20-second video, after a failed car bombing attempt in Times Square over the weekend. The video released by authorities showed an image of a man, who police say is possibly connected to the attempted bombing, changing his shirt along a New York street...

Torture cases question UK democracy

'In a shocking report, Moazzam Begg revealed that many of the Guantanamo prisoners, who were said by Washington to have committed suicide, were actually murdered.

Security Network Planned for Midtown

Cui bono? Goon Peter King (R-insane) is jumping for joy that his corporaterrorist security cronies are poised to make another killing, as they did in the aftermath of the 9/11 inside job. Security Network Planned for Midtown 03 May 2010 The Police Department has been planning a high-tech security network for Midtown Manhattan involving surveillance cameras, license plate readers and chemical sensors...

Workers repairing water pipe; Boil order still in effect for 2 million

Workers repairing water pipe; Boil order still in effect for 2 million 02 May 2010 (MA) Workers today began repairing the massive underground pipe that abruptly ruptured yesterday, cutting off drinking water to nearly two million people in the Boston area. Governor Deval Patrick (D) said that if the workers can successfully patch the pipe and no other leaks are discovered, clean drinking water could be flowing back into the Boston area in "days, not weeks."

Cost of oil spill could exceed $14 billion

Cost of oil spill could exceed $14 billion 02 May 2010 The total bill related to the oil spill drifting toward Louisiana from a well operated by BP Plc in the Gulf of Mexico, could exceed $14 billion, analysts said. Since an explosion almost two weeks ago on the Deepwater Horizon rig, a disaster scenario has emerged with hundreds of thousands of gallons of crude oil spewing unchecked into the Gulf and moving inexorably northward to the coast.

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