Quote of the Day
"The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name
"The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name
and the inheritance of a great example."
-- Benjamin Disraeli
News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Kurdish Site Shows Photos of Captured Turkish Soldiers
Rice to boost oversight of contractors in Iraq
Bin Laden urges Muslims to join Iraq battle
US calls Kurdish leaders lax at border
Turkey launches diplomatic offensive
Sharp drop seen in US deaths in Iraq
Operation Enduring Freedom
NATO under pressure for more Afghan troops
Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Pakistan's Bhutto gets another death threat - Video
Religion of Peace??
Oklahoma Lawmaker Objects to Getting Koran as Gift
13th century Koran sets two world auction records
Bush: Missile shield is meant to deter Iran
Iran nuclear standoff roils U.S. campaign
Iran, EU see further nuclear talks by end-Nov
Castro claims Bush could spark WWIII
Redford, Cruise brood over war in "Lions for Lambs"
Politics / Government
Hillary Clinton: Dental Surgery Evokes Romance in Bill (Dental surgery and the Clintons getting romantic...two images I can live without)
Clinton talks of Bill's romantic gifts
Whoops! Romney Says Obama's Calling Terrorists to Iraq
Baptist Pastor Retracts Endorsement of Romney
Clinton says would cede some presidential powers (The Clintons willing to muck with the Presidency? What a surprise...)
Giuliani keeps conservative nature vague
Obama criticizes Clinton on Iran
Thompson proposes immigration crackdown
Democrats unyielding on health plan cost
White House edits CDC climate testimony
Argentine power couple draws Clinton comparisons
In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
'Preppie Killer' Nabbed for Allegedly Selling Cocaine
Indiana Baby Abandoned Twice in One Night
New Hampshire Man Foils Murder Plot Against Himself
'Most Eligible Bachelor' Charged in Rape of Coed
2 men plead in O.J. Simpson case
Foxy Brown put in punitive segregation
Adventures in Political Correctness
GRRR! Zero Tolerance in So Many Ways
Women peace laureates appeal for Myanmar action
U.N. envoy arrives in Sudan after yearlong gap
Serb threats ahead of Kosovo polls must stop: UN
Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
World Series Ticket Sales Suspended After 'Malicious Attack' Crashes Computers
Post office forwards. Is e-mail next?
Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Scientists Generate Powerful Antimatter Ray
iPhone Mystery: 1.4 Million Sold, 250,000 Unactivated
Discovery Heads for Space Station - PHOTOS - VIDEO
Panel urges cancer patient mental screening
Smoking linked to teen alcohol, drug use: U.S. study
Microsoft plans to pass wireless auction: CEO
Nokia says content key in boosting cellphone use
Throw out old anthrax vaccine, expert tells U.S.
Samsung develops new flash memory chip
Dozens of Wildfires Continue to Burn
BLOG: FROM THE SCENE - VIDEO: DEVASTATION - PHOTOS: DEADLY INFERNO
BORDER JUMPERS FLEE FLAMES - SCIENCE BEHIND THE SANTA ANA WINDS
California fires disrupt TV shoots (Oh, now THERE's a tragedy...)
Chargers leave fires for Arizona
Californians pay price of communing with nature
Raging Calif. wildfires force 1M to flee
Wild Turkeys Take Boston, Surrounding Suburbs
New Orleans dries out after flooding
News from My Neck of the Woods
Warrants: Conn. Home Invaders Doused Victims With Gas
Wild Elephants Electrocuted in India After Drinking Rice Beer
'Flying' Dutchman Levitates Outside White House
Gives new meaning to "going in the car"
Man, being a cop just gets worse and worse!
Wis. man finds 3.92-ct white diamond
Other News of Note
Poll shows global opposition to Iran - and U.S.
Iraq promises Turkey it will curb Kurdish rebels - Video
Dallas Uses Billboards to Target Saggy Pants
Miss England Told to 'Fatten Up' to Win Miss World Title
Pop Tarts: Kim Kardashian Shakes Booty, Battles New Sex Tape, Poses for Playboy
Marie Osmond Faints During 'Dancing With the Stars' Broadcast
Britney Spears' New Pals Raise Questions
Reuters: Top News
Airlines say government wants to wield "meat ax" on JFK flights
Dumbledore brave, brilliant; why not gay: Rowling
Wall Street ends higher on Apple, RIM - Video
Japan stocks set to rise after Wall Street gains
Amazon falls after earnings
Consumer stocks drop on more signs of slowdown
Oil falls on economic concerns, OPEC hike
James Saft on Global Finance
Prime worry: Recession
Amazon margins raise concern
RIM takes BlackBerry to China
Oracle sets Sunday deadline for BEA bid
UAW calls strike against Navistar
Yahoo execs admit missteps, outline change
Wal-Mart cuts spending, supercenter plans
AP World News
Mattingly says he's ready to manage NYY
Rockies World Series tickets sell out
'Sopranos' creator defends famous finale
Stocks finish higher on earnings reports
Red Sox leave Wakefield off WS roster
CENTCOM: News Releases
SEVERAL MILITANTS, ONE CHILD KILLED, FOUR CHILDREN WOUNDED IN ZABUL PROVINCE
COALITION FORCES DISRUPT BAGHDAD CAR-BOMBING NETWORK; THREE DETAINED
SHOOTINGS ARE NOT TERROR RELATED
BASE SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION: NOT TERROR-RELATED
IRAQI SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES DETAIN TWO SUSPECTED TERRORIST OPERATIVES, KILL ONE
TWO MILITANTS KILLED IN FIRE FIGHT WITH COALITION FORCES
RAIDS RESULT IN CAPTURE OF SUSPECTED AL QAEDA LEADERS
Command focusing on improving joint fires at the brigade combat team and below - More about JFIIT
Command leadership completes Transformation Advisory Group meeting
Command moves forward with Joint Urban Fires Prototype - podcast
USJFCOM commander meets the press - podcast
Gates meets with Turkish Minister in wake of Kurdish attacks
Army Engineers work to improve Maysan’s electrical system
Coalition forces capture four wanted terrorists, detain 11 suspects
Iraqi Army visits school children in Jerf Al-Mila
Attack wounds government workers in Adhamiyah
Coalition Forces engage enemy (Samarra)
Coalition forces disrupt Baghdad car-bombing network; three detained
Coalition forces disrupt al-Qaeda networks; one terrorist killed, 28 detained
MND-C Soldiers get help from local residents in locating caches (Arab Jabour)
Large cache found during clearing operations (Arab Jabour)
Coalition forces disrupt al-Qaeda networks; one terrorist killed, 10 detained
First micro-grants distributed in Jamia
Iraqi security volunteers find large cache near Manajid Al Hamad
Terrorists Seek to Strike Again - Video
Troops 'Leaning Forward' to Fight California Inferno, Aid Victims
Military Helps Battle California Fires
Troops Kill 12 Terrorists, Detain 26
‘Civilian Surge’ Key to Self-Sufficient Iraq
Coalition Forces Kill Five Extremists
Forces Kill Nearly Three Dozen Taliban
Fallen Navy SEAL Inducted into Hall of Heroes - Video
Photo Essay: SEAL Inducted into Hall of Heroes
Chairman Visits Army Posts, Meets Troops
Nations' Intelligence Sharing Needs Work
Team Proposes Disability Process Changes
Air Force Assists in Darfur Troop Movement
Program Encourages Scientific Collaborations
ON THE GROUND IN IRAQ
Iraqi Emergency Responders Work Together
Afghans Declare Peace Games a Success
FACE OF DEFENSE
Airborne Ranger Gets 'Dirty Jobs' Done
Second Woman to Command Shuttle
AMERICA SUPPORTS YOU
'Above and Beyond’ Awards Voting Begins
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
1679 - James II of Scotland is the target of the Meal Tub Plot.
1775 - The Continental Congress approves a resolution barring Blacks from serving in the army.
1790 - Slaves revolt in Haiti; it is later suppressed.
1805 - The sailing ship Aeneus sinks off Newfoundland, killing 340
1864 - Battle of Westport, Missouri.
1910 - Blanche Scott becomes the first woman to solo on a public airplane flight.
1915 - 25,000 women march in NYC, demanding the right to vote.
1927 - The city of Netanya, Israel is founded.
1942 - Britain launches a major offensive at El Alamein, Egypt.
1944 - The Soviet army invades Hungary.
1946 - The U.N. General Assembly's second session convenes - the first in NYC.
1947 - The NAACP petition on racism, "An Appeal to the World," is presented to the U.N.
1954 - Britain, England, France and the U.S.S.R. agree to end the occupation of Germany.
1956 - The first video recording on magnetic tape is televised coast-to-coast;a revolt against Stalinist policies begins in Hungary (Hungarian Revolution).
1957 - The first test firing of the Vanguard satellite launch vehicle, TV-3, takes place.
1958 - The U.S.S.R. lends money to the U.A.R. to build the Aswan High Dam.
1962 - USAF Major Robert A. Rushworth takes the X-15 to 40,800 m.
1970 - Gary Gabelich sets an auto speed record of 622.4 mph (1,002 kph).
1973 - Nixon agrees to turn over White House tape recordings to Judge Sirica; The U.N.'s revised International Telecommunication Convention is adopted.
1977 - Panamanians vote 2:1 to approve the new Canal treaties.
1980 - Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin resigns, due to illness.
1983 - A suicide terrorist truck bomb kills 241 U.S. servicemembers in Beirut.
1984 - NBC airs BBC footage of the Ethiopian famine.
1989 - The U.S.'s 62nd manned space mission (STS-34, Atlantis 5) returns from space.
1990 - Iraq announces the release of 330 French hostages.
1991 - Dr. Jack Kevorkian's suicide machine kills two women.
1752 - Nicolas Appert, inventor (food canning, bouillon tablet)
1868 - Rama V (Chulalongkorn), leader of Thailand (-1910)
1905 - Felix Bloch, U.S. physicist, Nobel Prize winner (1952)
1923 - Frank Sutton, actor (Sgt. Carter-Gomer Pyle USMC)
1925 - Johnny Carson, comedian (Tonight Show, Who Do You Trust)
1938 - John Heinz (Sen-PA)
1942 - Michael Crichton, novelist (Andromeda Strain, Congo, Looker)
1956 - Dwight Yoakum, country singer (If There Was a Way)
1959 - "Weird Al" Yankovic, parody singer (Eat It, UHF, Naked Gun)
1962 - Doug Flute, WFL/NFL QB (Generals, Bears, Patriots)
1963 - Katherine Hushaw, Playboy playmate (Oct, 1986)
1983 - Jessica Savitch, newscaster (NBC Weekend)
Reported Missing in Action
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