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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

In Today's News - Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Quote of the Day
"The pieces of the bodies of infidels
were flying like dust particles.
If you would have seen it with your own eyes,
you would have been very pleased,
and your heart would have been filled with joy."
-- Osama bin Laden, at his son's wedding,
about the 17 sailors who died in the USS Cole bombing

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Iraqi election bill falls to ethnic rivalry
Salvadoran, U.S. Military Medical Teams Help Iraqi Villagers
Al-Qaeda Being Targeted, Captured
Future of Ramadi Youth Looks Bright

Operation Enduring Freedom
AP IMPACT: Harsh justice under resurgent Taliban
Afghan roadside bomb incidents hit four-year peak

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Anthrax Papers Tell Tale Of Disturbed Scientist
PHOTO ESSAY: Anthrax Suspect Commits Suicide
Search Warrant Affidavit in Anthrax Case (pdf)
Bin Laden Driver Guilty on Some Charges - CHARGES(pdf)
Guilty in Guantanamo - Video
Factbox: Facts about Guantanamo
Israel to free Palestinian prisoners to Abbas

Fallen Heroes
Indiana Army National Guard Soldiers Killed in Iraq

Worldwide Wackos
U.S. Says New Iran Sanctions to Be Weighed - VIDEO
Israel mulls military option for Iran nukes
Venezuelans protest Chavez's new socialist push

Politics / Government
McCain Gets His Money's Worth
Good Bayh for Obama? Veep Speculation Heats Up
Blog: McCain takes air out of debate
Obama slammed as "celebrity" again
Fiscal 2008 budget deficit seen about $400 billion
Obama takes aim at McCain's maverick image - Video
Gasoline costs, energy rivet candidates' attention
On the offensive
McCain says he'd push Congress to vote on energy
Obama pokes at McCain over tire-pressure issue
Bush rebukes China, torch feted in Tiananmen - Video
Paris Hilton strips down to reveal "hot" energy plan - Video (This is actually pretty funny)
Obama takes aim at McCain's maverick image - Video
Bush sharpens China critique on eve of Olympics - Video
Paris Hilton strips down to reveal "hot" energy plan - Video
Fund manager sues son and brother of U.S. Senator Biden
U.S. lawmaker urges India nuclear deal be delayed
Video: Race in the White House race
Karadzic demands Holbrooke, Albright appear in court
Mauritania junta battles tide of diplomatic outrage - Video
Showdown with Musharraf looms for Pakistan coalition

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
Nine believed dead in California helicopter crash
Waterboarding an attraction at New York amusement park
Mexican troops cross U.S. border, hold agent
Ex-hedge fund manager to plead guilty to bail-jumping
Anthrax probe to close after suspect's death

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
WANTED: Greisy Valencia Sought in Child Torture Case
Formal State Criminal Charges Filed in Missing Florida Toddler Case, DNA Tests Complete
Police Probe Possible L.A. Connection in Rockefeller Case
Texas Executes Mexican for Raping, Killing Teens
Woman Thrown on Live Commuter Rail After Telling Kids to Stop Smoking
Flight Attendant Sues Wife of Evangelist Joel Osteen Over Alleged Air-Rage Incident
FBI: Hospital CEO's Hobo Scam Stole Millions from Gov't
CSI Search Home in Florida Tot Case - PHOTOS
50 Charged in Nationwide Prostitution Ring - PHOTOS
'Person of Interest' Questioned in Federal Agent Killing
Rockefeller Linked to Unsolved Murder - PHOTOS
AP NewsBreak: Feds drop Ledger drug probe

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Icahn joins Yahoo board, turning up heat for deal
Giant online security hole getting fixed, slowly
At Doggyspace, social networking goes to the dogs

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
DNA Tests to Be Done on King Tut's 'Children'
Study: Average Emergency Room Wait Nears an Hour
Video: Maggots to fight super bugs
Poland to open museum for cousin of T-Rex
Eye spy: U.S. scientists develop eye-shaped camera
Researchers compile West Nile gene "dictionary"
Even viruses get sick
Eye spy: U.S. scientists develop eye-shaped camera
New Google box for offices can search 10 million files
New Nissan technology deters drivers from danger
Video game helps young cancer patients take meds
Google launches free music service in China
Video: Samsung dials in on China
German scientists dig for their own Stonehenge - Video
Higher AIDS risk
HIV drug resistance hits Chinese poor
WHO publishes AIDS battle guide
Video: Life as a teen with HIV
AIDS vaccine plan calls for focus

Mother Nature
Mountain Lion in Bedroom Kills Family Dog
Video: Where have all the primates gone?
New planet geology map seen aiding mining, climate
Congo should cancel most logging deals: report
EPA to announce ethanol mandate decision
Wisconsin greens drop opposition to coal plant
Canada OKs electric truck use in controlled areas
Woman riding a donkey fights off lion with machete

Southern California Hot Spot Hits 812 Degrees, Baffles Experts
'Dead' Man Awakens Before Autopsy, Shocks Doctors by Asking for Glass of Water
Collectors Discover Flag Stamp Has 14 Stripes
Waterboarding an attraction at New York amusement park
Blow-up church looks to lure beachgoers
Beer and spies: "Stasi pub" divides Berliners - Video
JetBlue offers free trip to nowhere from JFK
Beijing smog? I'm off for a smoke
Policewomen get "bullet-proof bras"

Other News of Note
Firefighters Likely Dead in Crash
U.S. Cyclists 'Regret' Wearing Masks at Airport - PHOTOS (Not too bright)

Fox News
FOXBusiness: Finally ... a Little Relief at the Pump
Tom Cruise: New Days of 'Thunder'
Lisa Marie Presley Expecting Twins This Fall

Vegas's losing hand
Slideshow: Credit crunch timeline
Boyd delays Las Vegas project
Lost-boy Lomong
U.S. says underdog in medals battle
Gold, silver, bronze ... and jade
Anthrax probe to close after suspect's death
Insurer AIG posts 2nd-quarter loss on write-downs
Market rises on Cisco outlook and drop in oil - Video
Commods down, but not out
Freddie posts 4th straight quarterly loss and slashes dividend - Video
IRS offers banks and others tax shelter settlement
Too early for new Wall Street leader as energy stumbles
Costly oil spurs long-term change in consumers
Time Warner to split AOL in two, beats estimates
Xstrata bid for Lonmin to revive mining deals
Nationwide Financial OKs $2.4 billion buyout by parent
Collins Stewart shares surge on bid approach
Hollywood looks for Wednesday heat at box office
Glen Campbell to play rare club gig in L.A.
"Dark Knight" clears $400 million at record pace
James Franco is no serious dope in "Pineapple"
Video: Reel frames for real frames
Shine of super-mum wears off in Britain and U.S.
London just as congested despite levy on vehicles
Baby? No, it's Beibei as mascots inspire names
Excitement level high for Els at Oakland Hills
U.S. says going into medals battle as underdog
Sergio Garcia eyes major breakthrough at Oakland Hills
Phelps prepares for date with destiny
Lost-boy Lomong to carry U.S. flag - Video

AP News
Boy, 11, fires ace in just his 3rd time golfing
Bucs coach Gruden dodges questions about Favre
'Hills' star Conrad brings reality to Emmy fashion
Karstens nearly perfect as Bucs top Diamondbacks
Greyhound scraps ads after Canada bus beheading
Pena's 3-run shot lifts Rays past Indians 10-7
Country stars duet with Elvis on Christmas CD
Witness: Freeman said woman in crash is a friend
Favre trade talk heating up as Packers move on
26 teen cheerleaders rescued from crammed elevator
Wall Street advances after oil declines

Iraqis Work to Restore Essential Services After Car Bombing
Vietnam Vets Reunite and Give Back
Soldiers' Angels and Patriot Guard
Iraq News
Operations in Iraq
FOB Warhorse Memorial Photos

Brigade commander: Rashid progress 'phenomenal'
General: Several factors contribute to Iraq improvement
South Baghdad ready for transition
Iraq improving; conditions 'mixed' in Afghanistan
Iraqi troops show increased self-sufficiency

Task force assists as health conference promotes continuing Iraqi medical education
Liveblogging: Noble Resolve 08
More about Noble Resolve
Task force opening the judicial lines of communication in Ramadi
Conference to foster medical advancements in Anbar province
Business grows in Ramadi with USJFCOM-provided task force assistance
Task Force Ramadi helping to restore water in the desert
Coalition exercise examines improving combat identification
USJFCOM demonstration aims to enhance combat identification amongst coalition forces

Multi-National Force - Iraq
Three Iraqi citizens killed, 14 wounded in Mosul VBIED attack
MND-B Soldiers continue seizing weapons caches in Baghdad
IED attack wounds innocent civilians (Rusafa district, Baghdad)
MND-B Soldiers seize weapons in New Baghdad

Department of Defense
Bush Thanks U.S., South Korean Troops - Photos - Video

Military Seeks Partners in Cyber Future
Guard Reflects Diversity of Communities
Center Merges Intelligence Functions
Panel Suggests Retirement Changes
Reviewers Urge TRICARE Modifications

Soldiers Help Build Afghanistan’s Future
DoD Extends Marines' Tour in Afghanistan

Militia Soldier Earns Olympic Distinction

Truman’s Fight for Civil Rights Remembered
Pentagon Ceremony Marks 60-Year Anniversary - Photos - Video
Special Report: 60th Anniversary of Integration

Various Factors Reduce Roadside Bomb Attacks
Violence Drop-off Inspires ‘Cautious Optimism’
Iraqi Kids Benefit from Troops' Work on Schools
U.S., Salvadoran Medical Teams Help Villagers
Coalition Troops Detain 17 Suspected Terrorists

Father Follows Daughter Into National Guard

Vets Transition Leadership To Serve Communities

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
Wiesbaden Wurzburg


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

Today in History
1787 - In Philadelphia, the Constitutional Convention begins debate.
1806 - The Holy Roman Empire comes to an end.
1815 - A U.S. flotilla ends piracy by Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli.
1825 - Bolivia gains independence from Peru.
1854 - Congress passes the Confiscation Act.
1862 - The CSA ironclad Arkansas is badly damaged in a Union attack.
1864 - Confederates evacuate Ft. Powell.
1890 - In NY, John Hart becomes the first convict executed in the electric chair in the U.S. (for murder).
1914 - Austria-Hungary declares war on Russia; Serbia declares war on Germany.
1934 - U.S. troops withdraw from Haiti (occupied since 1915).
1944 - The deportation of 70,000 jews from Poland to Auschwitz begins.
1945 - (Japanese time) The "Enola Gay" drops her atom bomb on Hiroshima.
1946 - The U.S. officially submits to the jurisdiction of the World Court.
1961 - Gherman S. Titov, is the 2nd Russian in space aboard the Vostok 2 (17 orbits); the first case of motion sickness in space is reported.
1962 - Jamaica gains independence from Britain.
1965 - The Federal Voting Rights Act guarantees Black voting rights.
1985 - After the 19th space shuttle mission, Challenger 8 lands safely at Edwards AFB.
1990 - The U.N. Security Council votes 13-0 (with Cuba and Yemen abstaining) to place economic sanctions against Iraq.

1697 - Charles VII, Holy Roman emperor (1742-45)
1809 - Alfred Lord Tennyson, poet laureate of England
1861 - Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt, 2nd wife of President Theodore Roosevelt
1881 - Sir Alexander Fleming, Nobel prize winner (1954 - penicillin)
1917 - Robert Mitchum, actor (Winds of War, North & South)
1927 - William David Ford (Rep-MI)
1950 - Winston E. Scott, Cmdr, USN / astronaut
1952 - Carl C. Perkins (Rep-KY)

1867 - Faustin Élie Soulouque, emperor of Haiti
1914 - Ellen Wilson, President Woodrow Wilson's wife
1978 - Pope Paul VI
1991 - Harry Reasoner newscaster (60 Minutes)

Reported Missing in Action
Cutrer, Fred C., Jr., USAF (MS); B57B shot down, KIA, body not recovered

Kaster, Leonard L., USAF (MA); B57B shot down, KIA, body not recovered

Kemmerer, Donald R., USAF (PA); F4C shot down

Page, Albert L., USAF (NH); F4C shot down

Penn, Michael G., Jr., USN (TX); A7B shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - alive and well as of 1998

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