Sunday, November 30, 2008

Mumbai cop, left for dead, rides with gunmen

MUMBAI, India - The militants waited in the shadows for the police van to pass, and when it slowed down in the narrow road, they sprayed it with gunfire. The gunmen opened the doors and dumped five slumped officers’ bodies into the streets, then piled into the van to continue their siege.

What they did not know was that two officers, including constable Arun Jadhav, were in the backseat, alive....

Read more Mumbai cop, left for dead


Source: boston herald

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Indian troops end Mumbai siege

Indian officials said on Saturday that all of the attackers had now been killed or captured, about 59 hours after the attacks began. "All [combat] operations are over," Hasan Gafoor, Mumbai's police chief, said.

Read more Indian troops end Mumbai siege


Source: aljazeera

Friday, November 28, 2008

Mumbai Islamist violence shows sophistigated planning

Militants stormed a series of high-profile targets late Wednesday in India’s financial capital, including the iconic Taj Mahal Palace hotel, a landmark restaurant, the main train station and a charitable hospital for women and children...

Read more Islamist violence: sophisticated planning


Source: manila times

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving a time for reflection for Bush, Obama

Dressed casually in a leather jacket and black scarf on Wednesday, Obama handed out food to the needy at a Chicago church with wife Michelle and their two daughters, shaking hands and jovially telling people "you can call me Barack." ..

Read more Thanksgiving a time for reflection


Source: guardian.co.uk

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

U.S. agency sees robots replacing humans in service jobs by 2025

In a report titled "Global Trends 2025: A Transformed World" that was released last week, the National Intelligence Council offered its long-range strategic thinking about the military and economic challenges the U.S. will face from other countries over the next 17 years, as well as the environmental challenges ahead. The report also looks at technologies, and it includes some sweeping ideas about the future...

Read more U.S. agency sees robots replacing humans


Source: dont fear65 .com

Monday, November 24, 2008

Obama Announces Economic Team

In addition to Mr Geithner, Mr Obama said former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers will head his National Economic Council, while economist Christina Romer will lead the Council of Economic Advisors and Melody Barnes will be director of the Domestic Policy Council....

Read more Obama announces economic team, eyes new stimulus plan


Source: the australian news

Saturday, November 22, 2008

White House: Meeting set on North Korean nukes

White House press secretary Dana Perino told reporters after President George W. Bush’s meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak that there was an agreement to have the meeting but that announcement of the actual date in early December would be left up to China to make public...

Read more White House: Meeting set on North Korean nukes


Source: boston herald

Friday, November 21, 2008

How Detroit took the wrong road

Over the years, US manufacturers had been losing headway to Japanese rivals as motorists' tastes shifted from pickup trucks and sports utility vehicles to smaller, more fuel-efficient cars.....

Read more How Detroit took the wrong road


Source: guardian.co.nk

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Putin tackles economy in key speech

Vladimir Putin, the Russian prime minister, has said in a keynote speech that the country's large foreign currency, gold reserves and anti-crisis measures would prevent a sharp fall in the rouble....

Read more Putin tackles economy in key speech


Source: AlJazeera.net

Monday, November 17, 2008

Mark Cuban Charged With Insider Trading

The Securities and Exchange Commission filed insider trading charges against Mark Cuban, the outspoken owner of the Dallas Mavericks, for allegedly dumping shares...

Read more Mark Cuban With Insider Trading


Source: rara scannell/wallstreet journal

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Wild Fires: State of Emergency Called In California

A state of emergency has been declared in Los Angeles, where wildfires are threatening the power supply. Around 10,000 residents have been placed under mandatory evacuation orders...

Read more State of emergency declared in L.A.


Source: l.a. times

Friday, November 14, 2008

U.S. Bailout Shift Raises New Concerns

The government originally planned to restore credit flows by buying mortgage assets compromised by defaults, but Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Wednesday the plan would focus instead on recapitalizing financial institutions and supporting consumer credit....

Read more U.S. shift on financial bailout raises new concerns


Source: reuters

Thursday, November 13, 2008

$1 Million Reward Offered To Nab Extortionist

News Conference Held: Express Scripts, the pharmacy benefits management company which recently disclosed an extortionist is demanding money by threatening to expose millions of patient records the company holds, Wednesday said it has decided to offer US$1 million to nab the perpetrator...

Read more $1 million award offered to nab extortionist in data breach


Source: the new york times

More Families Struggling To Make Ends Meet

After three weeks of searching Davis, the former plumber, found work as a meat cutter at a large grocery store. Problem is, the position pays only $7 per hour at first, compared to his previous $25...

Read more More families struggling to make ends meet


Source: msnbc

Look For A Recession Proof State? Try Alaska

If you can stomach living in Alaska for 12 months, you’ll be eligible to get a check from the Alaska Permanent Fund. Every year this fund, which gets its money by taking a cut of Alaska’s oil revenues, pays out upwards of $1,000 to every citizen of Alaska....

Read more A Recession Proof Place To Live? How About "Socialist" Alaska?


Source: cnbc

Recessions To Get Worse

Its here: The recession is spreading as the credit crisis winds blow the radioactive waste further and further throughout the world. November and December should have the worst economic numbers associated with the six weeks of zero credit between mid-September and the end of October...

Read more Busch: Recessions Will Deepen


Source: cnbc

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Obama and Bush Hold Private Meeting at White House

Few details were revealed as to their content but Iraq, the financial crisis and the issue of a smooth transition had all been expected to come up....

Read more Bush and Obama Meet at White House


Source: bbc

Monday, November 10, 2008

Russia: Missile Deployment Depends On US Moves

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko, in remarks carried by the Interfax news agency, said if Washington halts its plans to deploy 10 missile interceptors in Poland and accompanying radar in the Czech Republic, Russia won't need to place short-range Iskander missiles in its western Kaliningrad region.

Read more Russia: Missile deployment depends on US moves


Source: gdh news

Farrakhan: Obama draws a 'oneness of spirit'


Farrakhan added that Obama will be able to make positive changes only with help from "God and people of goodwill," and he urged followers of the Chicago-based black nationalist movement to do their part...

Read more Farrakhan says Obama draws a 'oneness of spirit'


Source: seattle pi

Sunday, November 9, 2008

THE BAD NEWS: Obama Win Triggers Run On Guns

"The day after the election, I had many more calls than usual from people looking for semi-automatic rifles," said David Greenberg, the owner of the Second Amendment Family Gun Shop, in Bisbee, Arizona, who sold out of AR-15 rifles in recent days.

Read more Obama win triggers run on guns in many stores


Source: reuters

Friday, November 7, 2008

Only Saudi King Can Prevent Canadian's Beheading


Mohamed Kohail, 23, faces beheading after being found guilty of a slaying he denies committing, and the Canadian government's only hope for sparing his life appears to be a plea directly to the Saudi King....

Read more Canadian's Beheading


Source: omar el akkad and sonia verma / globeandmail.com

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Jesse Jackson Breaks Down In Tears After Obama Win


Rev. Jesse Jackson reacts after projections show that Barack Obama won the US presidential election.

Americans emphatically elected Obama as their first black president, in a historic election which will reshape US politics and the US role on the world stage.


Source: breitbart tv

OBAMA WINS - First African American In Highest U.S. Office


OBAMA WINS

Barack Obama, the son of a father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas, was elected the nation's 44th president Tuesday, breaking the ultimate racial barrier to become the first African American to claim the country's highest office...

Read more Obama Wins Presidential Race


Source: la times / mark z. barabak

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

US Troops In Iraq Follow American Presidential Voting


U.S. soldiers in Mosul, where war still rages, caught a glimpse of the election battle back home as they ate breakfast Tuesday, awaiting the outcome of a contest that could decide the future of the mission in Iraq....

Read more US troops in Iraq follow American presidential voting on just another day in the war

Source: star tribune

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Global Warming - Is The End Near?


As the rest of the world awakens to the reality that slumping economies can only be devastated by bowing to global warming alarmists’ demands, the question for California is whether the powers that be will wake up before they devastate us with Draconian regulations and taxes that others are rejecting...

Read more Global warming - is the end near?


Source: oc register / mark landsbaum