Monday, February 28, 2011

UK removes breast milk ice cream from shop

Local government officials said Monday they have confiscated ice cream made with breast milk from a London shop amid concerns the dessert is unsafe.

Jihad leader urges resistance to detail Israeli soldiers

Islamic Jihad leader Khaled Al-Batsha on Monday called on Palestinian groups to intensify their activities and detail Israeli soldiers.

Mystery deepens on status of Iran opposition leaders

The mystery over the whereabouts of the two main Iranian opposition leaders, Mir Hussein Moussavi and Mehdi Karroubi, deepened on Monday with contradictory reports over whether they had been jailed on the eve of a nationwide protest or remained under extreme house arrest, completely cut off from the outside world.

Homeland Security plan for DNA screening could quickly lead to other uses, abuses

Airport Scanners already get under your clothes, but federal officials aren't stopping there: they want to get inside your genes, too. This summer, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security plans to begin testing a portable DNA scanner, The Daily has learned.

Louis Farrakhan: Moammar Gadhafi a friend, UFOs will destroy the sinful

Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan says Moammar Gadhafi has always been a friend and he won't distance himself from the Libyan Dictator.

He warned that non-believers and the sinful would face the wrath of God through high-technology UFOs or "wheels" that he has often described in previous addresses.

US Government: Libya says it will treat unauthorized reporters as al Qaeda

The Libyan government has told U.S. officials that it will treat reporters who aren't authorized to bin the country as al Qaeda collaborators, the U.S. State Department said in a statement Tuesday.

Pro-choice extremist reportedly arrested by FBI for threats to pro-life activists

The FBI in New York has reportedly arrested Theodore Shulman, a radical abortion rights campaigner with a long history of threatening pro-life activists, and charged with him making interstate threats against two abortion opponents who were not identified. 

Israel vows to raze all illegal outposts built on private Palestinian land

The decision, which will be submitted to the High Court of Justice in response to 15 petitions demanding the outposts' demolition, will apply to at least three outposts inhabited by about 100 families.

Mubaraks blocked from leaving Egypt

Egypt on Monday barred former President Hosni Mubarak and his family from leaving the country and seized control of Mubarak's assets as the new government moved ahead with an investigation into charges of corruption.

UK foils Gaddafi's billion-dollar cash grab

The UK government says it has foiled a plan by Libyan leader Moamar Gaddafi to move mint Libyan banknotes worth 900 million pounds ($1.4 Billion) out of Britain.

No foreign intervention, Libyans tell West

Libyan pro democracy protesters say they are determined to unseat strongman Muammar Gaddafi without any foreign military intervention, even at the cost of further bloodshed.

Illegal alien pleads guilty to million dollar food stamp fraud

The previously deported illegal alien from the Dominican Republic used so called 'straw' owners to operate several small grocery stores in Hartford, Connecticut. The stores allowed customers to convert their food stamps for cash and to purchase other products not covered by the program.

China's holdings of U.S. debt revised up to 1.16 trillion dollars

China's holding of long-term U.S. Treasury securities totaled 1.16 trillion U.S. dollars at the end of December 2010, according to an annual revision report released by the U.S. Treasury Department on Monday.

Iran threatens boycott of 2012 London Games, claims log is racist

Iran objects the logo for the 2012 London Olympics, contending it is a racist because it resembles the word "Zion" and warning of a possilbe boycott of the Games.

Governor gives Wisconsin Democrats an ultimatum

Republican Gov. Scott Walker on Monday gave absent Democratic lawmakers an ultimatum to return to Wisconsin within 24 hours and vote on a proposal to reduce the power of public sector unions or the state would miss out on a debt restructuring. 

Missing Democrat senators rely heavily on union campaign dollars

The 14 Wisconsin Democratic senators who fled to Illinois share more than just political sympathy with the public employees and unions targeted by Gov. Scott Walker's budget-repair bill.

Playing games: Video of Pashtun children enacting suicide bombing

The suicide bomber, his faced cloaked in black, solemnly approaches a line of comrades, hugging each one in turn, Wailing jihadi chants fill the air. The bomber turns and makes for his target. A sentry tries to stop him but he tugs the cords.

'Iran trying to buy nuclear missile parts from Norway'

Norway's security chief says Iran approached small Norwegian companies that sell 'special components that can ... be used in weapons of mass destruction, for building missiles.'


Obamas fly fitness trainer in from Chicago while telling the rest of us to drive less

With a schedule as hectic as President Obama's it must be hard to stick to a training regimen without help -- but why does he insist on having his old trainer fly out from Chicago to D.C. regularly when Obama and his wife exhort the rest of us to drive less?

Police help union thug get away after assaulting Tea Party protester

Report: Iran opposition leaders jailed

An Iranian reformist website says authorities have taken two senior opposition leaders and their wives to a prison in Tehran.

Barack Obama administration faces embarrassment over furtive meetings with lobbyists

Barack Obama's administration is facing allegations that key officials have been furtively meeting with lobbyists, once derided by the President as Washington "influence peddlers."

AAAS: Large Hadron Collider to prove 'God Particle theory within two years'

The existence of the so-called "God Particle" Higgs Bason Theory could be proved within two years or it probably does not exist, Large Hadron Collider scientists have said.

Child brain scans to pick out future criminals

The seeds of criminal and anti-social behaviour can be found in children as young as three, scientists have claimed.

America's last World War One veteran Frank Buckles dies aged 110

Frank Buckles, believed to be the last surviving US veteran of World War One, has died at age 110.

Amazing: golden eagle snatches lamb from hillside

The majestic golden eagle spreads its 8ft wingspan and glides over a Scottish mountainside with a bloodied lamb seemingly efforlessly grasped in its talons.

British Airways worker guilty of plotting to blow up a plane

A former British Airways computer expert has been convicted of conspiring with a wanted terrorist to blow up a plane.

Ted Kenndy rented entire brothel in Chile

Ted Kennedy, the late US senator and youngest of the three bothers who lit up Washington in the 1960s, rented an entire brothel for a night during a South American junket, it has emerged. 

U.S. military repositions forces in preparation for Libya response

The U.S. military is repositioning its forces near North Africa as the United States and its allies impose sanctions on Libya and consider whether to impose a no-fly zone over the country, where a resistance army is building against dictator Muammar al-Qaddafi.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Clinton: U.S. is reaching out to anti-Gadhafi Libya opposition

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Sunday the United States was reaching out to Libyan opposition groups to oust longtime leader Muammar Gadhafi.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Iran and Syria agree on military training cooperation

Iran and Syria have agreed to cooperate on naval training, Iran's official news agency reported on Saturday after two Iranian warships docked in a Syrian port.

Russia to sell anti-ship rockets to Syria

Russia will press ahead with plans to sell anti-ship cruise missiles to Syria despite Israeli concerns, Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov was quoted as saying on Saturday.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Gaddafi: Follow me or I will burn all of Libya

Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has warned to "burn all of Libya" if the citizens do no cease protests against him.

U.S. imposes unilateral sanctions on Libya, freezes Gadhafi's assets

Obama signed executive order freezing the assets of Gadhafi, his family, top officials and the Libyan government, closes U.S. embassy in Libya and withdraws U.S. diplomats; says Gadhafi 'must be held accountable.'

Iran: US unable to handle world affairs

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani underlined Washington's incompetence to manage world affairs, and added that the US has no way out but to retreat in the face of the current popular uprisings in the region.

Protesters say Egypt military used force to disperse them

Egyptian soldiers fired in the air and used batons in the early hours of Saturday to disperse activists demanding the cabinet appointed by Hosni Mubarak be purged by the country's new military leaders, protesters said.

UK officials tell Gaddafi loyalists to defect or face war crimes trial

British officials are contacting senior Libyan regime figures directly to persuade them to desert Muammar Gaddafi or face trial alongside him for crimes against humanity, the Guardian has learned.

George Bush boycotts conference after hearing Julian Assange is also on the bill

George W Bush has cancelled a scheduled appearance at a conference tomorrow because Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is on the same bill.

Former Canadian defence minister accuses American government of UFO cover-up

He is on an advisory body to the Queen, works as an enviornmental campaigner and is credited with integrating Canada's armed forces.

Horrified parents watch a babysitter 'choke and beat' their 15-month-old girl on Nanny cam

Suspicious parents who installed a remote 'nanny cam' to monitor their babysitter watched in horror as the woman was filmed choking and beating their 15-month-old girl, police said.

Police: No more sleeping bags, coolers in the Wis. Capitol

Police on Friday handed out fliers restricting access to the Capitol as protesters geared up for another round of weekend demonstrations over the state budget battle.

Legislation threatens tax-free Internet sales

California lawmakers are pushing measures that would require online merchants to collect sales tax on more transactions in a move to help shore up the state's sagging finances and level the playing field for bricks-and-mortar retailers.

Report: Billions lost on contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan

A new report blasts the U.S. government for wasting tens of billions of dollars in Iraq and Afghanistan by relying too much on contractors and doing too little to monitor their performance.

Iran claims arrest of 'CIA collaborator'

Iran's intelligence minister says authorities have arrested an Iranian who he says was working with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency in connection with recent anti-government protests in Tehran.

Feds spy on NYT reporter in leak probe

Federal investigators trying to find out who leaked information about a CIA attempt to disrupt Iran's nuclear program obtained a New York Times reporter's three private credit reports, examined his personal bank records and obtained information about his phone calls and travel, according to a new court filing.

American combat troops to get gay sensitivity training

American combat troops will get sensitivity training directly on the battlefield about the military's new policy on gays instead of waiting until they return to home bases in the United States, the senior enlisted man in Afghanistan said Thursday.

Fresh Inca treasures unearthed as discovery of nine tombs in Peruvian Andes is hailed as 'the most significant since Machu Picchu'

Archaeologists have discovered and excavated nine tombs in Peru from the pre-Hispanic Wari civilization, the Peruvian government said yesterday.

Wal-Mart of Weed: 10,000sq ft emporium selling everything a marijuana user needs opens in Sacramento, plans to open stores in Arizona, Colorado, New Jersey and Oregan

A 10,000 square foot store is opening in Sacramento tomorrow that contains everything you need to grow your own marijuana as well as marijuana-related products.

Young mother forced to give birth on hospital waiting room chair after being told no beds available

A young mother was forced to have her baby sitting on a chair in a waiting room at a £200m hospital after being told there are no free beds available.

Team Obama botches Libya evacuation - Charters wrong boat

Hundreds of Americans trapped aboard a rescue ship that was too small to sail in rough weather have finally left Libya this morning.

Feds release new Arizona shooter Jared Loughner mug shots

Libyan crackdown 'escalating alarmingly' - Thousands killed or injured

Libya's bloody crackdown on protesters is "escalating alarmingly" and "thousands may have been killed or injured," the world's top human rights official said Friday, as strongman Moammar Gadhafi vied to retain power from his stronghold in the capital of Tripoli.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

U.S. faces losing credit rating

The U.S. could be in danger of losing its top-notch credit rating if the fight in Congress over the country's debt limits causes it to miss an interest payment on its debt, said Steven Hess, senior credit officer of the Sovereign Risk Group at Mooday's Investors Service.

Bad weather delays U.S. evacuation from Libya

A ferry boat chartered to evacuate U.S. citizens is still docked in Libya's capital of Tripoli by Thursday due to inclement weather, the U.S. State Department said.

China evacuates 12,000 from Libya, sends frigate to help EU nationals

China has so far evacuated 12,000, or about two-thirds, of its citizens from turmoil in Libya, many of them workers of Chinese-run projects and businesses in the oil-rich nation, official media said on Friday.

White House weighs military option for Libya

In the first indication the crisis with Libya could take on a military dimension, the Pentagon is looking at "all options" it can offer President Barack Obama in dealing with the Libyan crisis, a senior U.S. military official told CNN on Thursday.

Analysts: More Libyan bloodshed could prompt U.S., NATO intervention

State employees receive preliminary layoff notices

Superintendent Jeremy Biehl said the school board decided Wednesday night to send preliminary layoff slips to all 34 members of the teaching staff, including librarians and counselors. Biehl said the action was taken because of the uncertainty of the state budget bill.

Switzerland blocks all Gadhafi assets in the country

The Swiss Cabinet says it ordered the freeze "in view of the developments" in Libya, where security forces have launched a violent crackdown against anti-government protesters, the Associated Press reports.

Saudi Arabia in talks to boost oil supply

Saudi Arabia is stepping in to prevent an oil supply blackout driven by the Libyan turmoil, the Financial Times reports.

Obama administration refuses to defend anti-gay marriage law

In the wake of two lawsuits challenging the 1996 Defence of Marriage Act, Mr Obama made a major reversal in policy and concluded the law was "unconstitutional," said Eric Holder, the Attorney General.

Gorbachev slams Putin's 'election arrogance'

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev today accused Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin of arrogance over their plan to jointly decide who should run in the next year's presidential elections.

Texas resident arrested on charge of attempted use of weapon of mass destruction

Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, 20, a citizen of Saudi Arabia and resident of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested late yesterday by FBI agents in Texas on a federal charge of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction in connection with his alleged purchase of chemicals and equipment necessary to make an improvised explosive device (IED) and his research of potential U.S. targets.

Lobbyists: White House sends meetings off-site to hide them

Caught between their boss' anti-lobbyist rhetoric and the reality of governing, President Barack Obama's aides often steer meetings with lobbyists to a complex just off the White House grounds - and several of the lobbyists involved say they believe the choice of venue is no accident.

Wisconsin troopers sent to find Democrats, no one home

Wisconsin state troopers were dispatched Thursday to try to find at least one of the 14 Senate Democrats who have been on the run for eight days to delay a vote on Republican Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to strip collective bargaining rights from nearly all public employees.

Zimbabwe charges 46 with treason for watching videos of Egypt protests

Forty-six people in Zimbabwe have been charged with treason, and some allegedly beaten by police, after watching videos of the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia.

Libya: Gaddafi blames Osama Bin Laden for protests

Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi has told state TV that Osama Bin Laden and his followers are to blame for the protests wracking his country.

Blames the uprising on drugs given to youth in their coffee.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Editorial: Democrats: Cowards of the Country

Democrats have fled state legislatures rather than face up to doing the people's business. They should change the symbol of their party from the grey donkey to the yellow chicken.

Israeli tanks strike Gaza militants in response to mortar attack

Israeli tank fire wounded 11 people, including at least six militants, in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday following an attack on an Israeli patrol, the military and Palestinian officials said. 

Thousands protest Ohio bill on bargaining rights

Thousands of people gathered outside the statehouse Tuesday to protest a bill that would strip most collective-bargaining rights for the state's 400,000 public employees.

Indiana Democrats flee to Illinois in protest of union legislation

Members of the Indiana House of Representatives temporarily relocate, a week after Wisconsin senators did the same, to block a vote on legislation they consider anti-union.

Conservative Utah group begins recall effort for Wisconsin Democratic senators

A Utah group that opposes amnesty for illegal immigrants has filed paperwork in Wisconsin to begin recall efforts against eight Democratic state senators, including Sen. Fred Risser, D-Madison.

Democrat urges unions to 'get a little bloody when necessary'

Sometimes it's necessary to get out on the streets and "get a little bloody," a Massachusetts Democrat said Tuesday in reference to labor battles in Wisconsin.

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