Quote of the Day
"...without a Respectable Navy, Alas America!"
-- Captain John Paul Jones,
in an October 17, 1776 letter to Robert Morris
"...without a Respectable Navy, Alas America!"
-- Captain John Paul Jones,
in an October 17, 1776 letter to Robert Morris
News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Bombs kill Iraqi mayor, wound tribal leader
Opening of US Embassy in Iraq delayed
Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
CIA detention program remains active: official
Democrats want to see interrogation memo
Troops on Trial
FBI takes lead in Blackwater investigation
U.S. investigator urges no murder charge in Haditha
Iran says clears hurdles to nuclear industry
SKorea confident NKorea will disarm
Poll: U.S. 'Better Off' Losing War? (But they're not unpatriotic....oh, no....)
Barack Obama Stops Wearing American Flag Lapel Pin
Politics / Government
Koreas seek formal end to Korean War - Video
Craig: I'm Staying Put - PHOTOS - VIDEO
RAW DATA: Judge's Ruling (pdf)
Poll: Congress, Bush Approval Ratings Lowest Ever
Jeri Thompson Rejects 'Trophy Wife' Claims
GOP Sen. Domenici Announces Retirement, Brain Disease
Officials: FBI Probing HUD Chief Over Hiring
Giuliani leads Republicans in 2008 money chase
Atlantic City Mayor Missing, Official Says He's In Charge
Lawmakers seek to make contractors accountable
Clinton pledges to overturn limit on stem cell R&D
Biden amasses legislative endorsements
In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Jury to Deliberate in McDonald's Strip-Search Hoax Lawsuit
Cops: Florida Boy, 13, Killed Brother, 8, Over Dessert
2 Guards Gunned Down in Philadelphia Armored Car Heist
Manhunt After Philly Armored-Car Heist - VIDEO - PHOTOS
Recording Industry Wins Key Fight in File-Sharing Trial
Defendant on Trial for Hate Crime Murder of Gay Man Claims He Is Gay, Too
Funeral Directors Nabbed in Body Parts Scheme
5 People Shot at Louisiana Law Firm
4 Cops Fired Over On-the-Job Dispatcher Sex Scandal
Judge won't postpone Snipes' tax trial
Adventures in Political Correctness
Pol Upset Over Removal of 'God' From Flag Certificate
U.N. envoy reports on Myanmar as China opposes action
Myanmar leader willing to meet Suu Kyi
Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
News Photographer Tackles, Apprehends Fugitive on the Loose - VIDEO
Sample non-English domains coming soon
Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Lead Fear Sparks Big Toy Recall
Boy Scout Badges Pulled Over Lead Paint Levels
Lab Mistake Results in Double Mastectomy for Woman without Breast Cancer
Coming Soon: Thought-Controlled Video Games
Bird flu virus mutating into human-unfriendly form
Eat fish while pregnant, U.S. experts recommend
FDA explores behind-the-counter drug sales
Microsoft says "Halo" 1st-week sales were $300 mln
Don't want an iPod? Lots of choices available
Space chiefs hail Sputnik as start of space age - Video
Offspring of hatchery trout are fishy flops: study
Study of U.S. child health takes big step forward
CDC suspects 29 E.coli cases linked to Topps beef
Aging Japan eyes cutting-edge technology
Scientists show San Andreas rock cores
Pit Bull Terriers Kill Owner in Florida
Crows bend twigs into tools to find food
News from My Neck of the Woods
New York tops cities vulnerable to rat attacks
Cops go out on a limb for amputee
"Gift rage" lands worker in court? - Video
Confused moose thinks he's a cow
Va. teacher fired for buttocks art sues
Other News of Note
Report: Autopsies Find Alcohol, Cocaine in Systems of Boston Firefighters Killed in the Line of Duty
Track Star Confesses Doping
Inquest Images Detail Princess Di's Last Night - PHOTOS
Pop Tarts: Gisele Bundchen Caught Kissing 'Australian'
Detroit Radio Station's 'Britney Suicide Watch' Contest Draws Criticism
Radio Station Apologizes for 'Britney Suicide Watch' Stunt
Reuters: Top News
Last of 3,200 trapped SAfrican miners saved - Video
Bhutto nears deal with Musharraf; court to rule on vote
Pinochet's widow, children arrested in fraud case
No work-free holidays or homelife? You're not alone
Soulja Boy fends off Britney on U.S. singles chart
Designer Anand Jon faces new rape charges
Wall St ends barely higher, bracing for jobs data - Video
Nikkei down 0.3 percent as Casio drags but KDDI up
Dollar steadies ahead of jobs report - Video
Dollar Tree climbs on buyback
Oil prices rise above $81 on fund buying
The other tax season
Ethanol investment faces bumpy ride
RIM tops profit forecasts, predicts more strength
U.S. recalls over 1/2 million toys for lead levels
Wal-Mart readies for holiday price wars
Cash becoming king in post-crunch buyouts
Momentum builds toward ratification of GM contract
Bear Stearns CEO says open to selling stake
AP World News
Matsui's slam gives Rockies 2-0 lead
Ferrera named Hispanic Woman of the Year
Collector pays $5M for rare gold coin
Spears visits with sons to be monitored
Baseball world focuses on A-Rod
Nick Cannon, Selita Banks call it quits
Stocks slightly up ahead of jobs report
O'Connor struggled with suicide thoughts
Playoffs continue in Philly, Arizona
Spears' new single heats up music charts
Plane crash in Congo's capital kills 25
CENTCOM: News Releases
IRAQI ARMY SCOUTS, U.S. SPECIAL FORCES DETAIN FIVE, KILL TWO
COALITION FORCES KILL ONE TERRORIST, DETAIN EIGHT SUSPECTS
COALITION FORCES DETAIN 12 SUSPECTS DURING OPERATIONS TO DISRUPT AL-QAEDA
COALITION FORCES DETAIN TERRORIST LEADERS RESPONSIBLE FOR IED/EFP ATTACKS IN DIYALA
SIGNAL MAGAZINE ARTICLE ON BG FLYNN
Joint Knowledge Online now available to wider audience - podcast
More about Joint Knowledge Online
Unified Endeavor 08-1 prepares soldiers for Afghanistan deployment
Senate confirms next commanderNominee to be the next USJFCOM commander testifies before Senate Armed Services Committee
President nominates Marine general as new commander
Odierno says surge working, urges caution in transitioning troops
Basrah cluster pump stations renovation bringing reliable power
Iraqi forces, U.S. Special Forces detain al-Qaeda financier
Cavalry Soldiers, ISF detain high-value individual
MND-B unit targeted by small arms fire attack
Iraqi Forces, U.S. Special Forces detain al-Qaeda financier, one other
Iraqi Army delivers school supplies in Baqouba
Iraqi Security Forces kill three al-Qaeda terrorists outside of Tikrit
U.S. to Strengthen Relationship with Chile
Surge Continues to Help Government Progress
Reconstruction Team Sees Successes in Fallujah
Troops Kill Five Insurgents, Seize Suspects
President Stresses Importance of Iraq War
Essential Services Key to 'Irreversible Momentum'
Commander Speaks of New Combatant Command
Marine Corps Exceeds Recruiting Goals
Navy Muslim Chaplain to Lead Iftar Prayers
Record Crowd Registers for Army Ten-Miler
Outreach Program Puts Human Face on Military
'Effects Synchronization' Key to Winning Hearts
ON THE GROUND IN IRAQ
Center Becomes Schoolhouse
Raid Routs Insurgents
Center to Re-connect Baghdad
Mechanics Help Ensure Safety
Photo Essay: Marines Enforce River Curfew to Keep Ramadan Safe
Troops Hone Clearing Skills
New Ramps Increase Capacity
Exchange Makes Life Better
Recycling Project Creates Jobs
FACE OF DEFENSE
Marine Follows in Uncle’s Steps
Lance Corporal Steps Up
Troop Plays Bard for Comrades
Airman Reaches Milestone
Airman Writes About Life
AMERICA SUPPORTS YOU
SemperComm Foundation Accepting Award Nominations
Group Helps Families Cope
New, Free Family Web 'Hubs' Keep Communication Flowing
Organization Founder Honored
Schoolchildren to Chat With Soldiers in Iraq Via Video Link
WHY WE SERVE
NCO Shares His View on Service - Story - Special
BLOGGERS' ROUNDTABLE with Air Force Col. Donald Bacon
More Evidence Shows Iran Directly Supports Iraq Insurgents - Story
ON THE GROUND
Terrorist Center Converted to Schoolhouse - Story
Raid Routs Insurgents from Hadithah Triad - Story
Troops Hone Skills on Clearing Buildings - Story
Center Will Re-connect Baghdad to World - Story
Sailors, Marines Support Ground Troops - Story
Navy Customs Battalion TANGO Deploys
Marine Mechanics Help Keep Comrades Safe
Residents Celebrate New Fresh-water Well
Iraqi Hospital Project Provides Jobs
Soldiers of 45th Medical Company Head Home
New Ramps Increase Bagram Capacity
Two New Ramps Give Airfield More Capacity
Troops Get Taste of Home with Post Exchange
Airfield Recycling Project Creates Jobs
IN HORN OF AFRICA
Teamwork Gives Children Space for Learning
Renewal In Iraq
Iraq: Security, Stability
Fact Sheet: Progress and Work Ahead
Report: Strategy for Victory in Iraq
Iraq Daily Update
This Week in Iraq
Multinational Force Iraq
State Dept. Weekly Iraq Report
'Boots on the Ground' Audio Archive
War on Terror Reconstruction Report
WAR ON TERRORISM
Fact Sheet: Budget Request
Fact Sheet: Terror Plots Disrupted
Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Knowledge Base
Bost/Laskar Ghurian Herat Kabul Qandahar
Ansbach Aschaffenburg Berlin Berlin-Tempelhof Berlin/Schonefeld Bremerhaven
Darmstadt Frankfurt Frankfurt/Main Freiburg/Breisgau Garmisch
Garmisch-Partenkirchen Geilenkirchen Gelnhausen Giessen Kitzingen
Hanau Am Main Heidelberg Mainz Mannheim Nurnberg Stuttgart Trier
Agana Agana Heights Agat Andersen AFB Asan Barrigada
Al Azamiyah Al Basrah Al Hillah Al Karkh Al Kazimiyah Al Kut
An Nasiriyah Baghdad Baqubah Mosul Najaf Nineveh Tall Kayf
Kadena Air Base Okinawa Tokyo Yokohama
National Hurricane Center
Today in History
1636 - Plymouth Colony sees its first code of law.
1648 - Peter Stuyvesant establishes Americas first volunteer firefighters.
1777 - Battle of Germantown.
1824 - Mexico becomes a republic.
1830 - Belgium secedes from the Netherlands.
1862 - The Battle of Corinth ends.
1883 - The Orient Expressmakes its first run, linking Turkey to Europe.
1910 - Portugal becomes a republic; King Manuel II flees to England.
1931 - The comic strip "Dick Tracy" (Chester Gould) debuts.
1940 - Adolph Hitler and Benito Mussolini confer at Brenner Pass in the Alps.
1955 - Reverend Sun Young Moon leaves prison in Seoul.
1957 - "Leave It to Beaver," debuts on CBS-TV; the U.S.S.R. Sputnik I, the first artificial Earth satellite.
1958 - Transatlantic commercial jet passenger service begins (BOAC).
1959 - The U.S.S.R.'s Luna-3 sends back the first photos of the Moon's far side.
1960 - The Courier-1B, first active repeater satellite in orbit, is launched.
1962 - USAF Maorj Robert A. Rushworth takes the X-15 to 32,300 m.
1963 - Gambia achieves full internal self-government.
1965 - Pope Paul VI becomes the first Pope to visit the Western Hemisphere (UN); the U.S.S.R. launches Luna-7; it crash-lands on Moon.
1966 - Lesotho (Basutoland) gains independence from Britain.
1969 - The U.N. starts issuing postage stamps at its Geneva headquarters.
1970 - Herbert Schmidtz makes the highest parachute jump from a tower by leaping from a 1,984 ft TV tower in Tulsa, OK.
1976 - Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz resigns over telling a racial joke.
1977 - In San Francisco, Pier 39 opens.
1978 - Funeral are services held for Pope John Paul I.
1983 - Richard Noble reaches a record 1019 kph in a jet-powered car.
1984 - The U.S. government closes down due to budget problems.
1985 - Shite Muslims claim to have killed hostage William Buckley.
1987 - In the first "Scrub Sunday" of the NFL, replacement players take the field.
1289 - King Louis X (the Stubborn) of France (1314-16)
1626 - Richard Cromwell, lord protector of England (1658-59)
1822 - Rutherford B. Hayes,19th U.S. President (1877-81)
1850 - John W. McGraw (Gov-WA) (1893-97)
1892 - Engelbert Dollfuss, Austrian Fascist chancellor, killed by Nazis
1922 - Malcolm Baldrige, U.S. Secretary of Commerce (1981-87)
1923 - Charlton Heston, actor (10 Commandments, Ben Hur, Planet of the Apes)
1943 - Buddy Roemer (Gov-LA)
1946 - Susan Sarandon, actress (Bull Durham)
1949 - Armand Assante, actor (Private Benjamin, Unfaithfully Yours)
1904 - Frederic Auguste Bertholdi, French sculptor ("Statue of Liberty")
1970 - Janis Joplin, rock singer, at 27
Reported Missing in Action
Burns, John D., USN (FL); A4C shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - alive and well as of 1998
Lillund, William A., USAF (CA); F105F shot down (w/McDaniel)
McDaniel, Morris L., Jr., USAF (GA); F105F shot down (w/Lillund)
Schoeffel, Peter V., USN (VA); A4C shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Captain - alive as of 1998
Zook, David H., Jr., USAF (OH); U10B crashed while on leaflet mission; reportedly collided with larger plane