Wednesday edition - July 5, 2006
North Korea tests 7th missile amid furor
CIA folds bin Laden unit, reports say
Putin Says Russia Won’t Honor WTO Commitments If Not Accepted
Since both of North Korea's long range missiles failed -- is it time to clap?
"The Supreme Court ruled that President
Bush over stepped his authority by ordering military trials for prisoners at
Guantanamo Bay. Yeah, yeah, a setback. They also said that Bush overstepped his
authority when he appointed Cap'n Crunch to be joint chief of staff.” --
George Bush in "The Jerk"
Kidnappers of Iraq lawmaker make demands AP
Gunmen Release Deputy Cabinet Minister
Afghan capital hit by bomb blasts ABC Asia Pacific
Iraq provincial governor threatens to quit AP
Iraq lawmakers criticize US Baltimore Sun
EU-Iran nuclear talks off: Iranian official Reuters
76 US troops on duty in Iraq take oath of citizenship Boston Globe
Cindy Sheehan began a hunger strike on Tuesday – and Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn
and other stars are joining her in her "Troops Home Fast" protest...Sarandon,
Penn, Danny Glover, Willie Nelson and the Rev. Al Sharpton will join communities
across America on a "rolling fast," giving up food on designated days and
encouraging others to fast with them on those days.
So far, more than 3,000 people from the U.S. and 18 other countries have signed up to join the fast.
Click below for the interactive map.
Ken Lay Dies At Vacation Home
Enron Corp. founder Ken Lay, who was convicted last
month of fraud and conspiracy for his part in the Houston-based company's
collapse into bankruptcy in 2001,
has died of a heart attack at his vacation home in Colorado, a Houston
television station reported on Wednesday.
Japan Demands South Korea Halt Survey The Columbian, WA
At least six Russian troops killed in Chechnya Reuters AlertNet
Clinton Still Draws Crowds
More than 3,000 people visited the Clinton Library next to downtown Little Rock on Tuesday, the Fourth of July.
Tuesday was the first time the Clinton library has been open on a major holiday. He says today's success will lead to more holiday events for the library.
Republicans Launch Immigration Hearings
Abuse of Power? Nah!
The environmental group Greenpeace has waged a long
war against oil giant Exxon Mobil and in return, Greenpeace says, the company
pulled strings and tried to get the Internal Revenue Service to pull the group's
In Texas, a similar situation occurred after the group Texans For Public Justice went after Republican Tom DeLay.
These are just two examples of groups that say big money and the Republican political power structure in Washington are abusing their powers.
Hurricane season or campaign season: Which should we be more afraid of? -- Zing!
Top Ten Signs You're At A Bad Fireworks Display - David Letterman
Light sweet crude prices stay above $73 a barrel MarketWatch
GM sales surge 47% in China Houston Chronicle
Venezuela to lend Paraguay 100 million dollars for oil exploration
Missouri blocks 'terrorism' investments The Journal News.com, NY
Google: No Net Neutrality Means Antitrust Fight Consumer Affairs
BPI to sue Russian mp3 site
Borders Pentagon PCs
The number of reported attempts to penetrate Pentagon computer networks rose sharply in the past decade, from fewer than 800 in 1996 to more than 160,000 last year - thousands of them successful. At the same time, the nation's ability to safeguard sensitive data in those and other government computer systemsis becoming obsolete as efforts to make improvements have faltered and stalled.
Guantanamo Prisoner At July 4 Demo SR International - Radio Sweden, Sweden
Probe into state's prison system may yield major arrests today Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL
Mama MIA, Not the CIA!
Prosecutors said Wednesday they had arrested two Italian intelligence officers and were seeking four more Americans as part of an investigation into the alleged CIA kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric in Milan in 2003
Dick Cheney `feeling great` after physical
Bush Celebrates 60th Birthday/4th of July with World's Ugliest Cake
Bush also celebrates tucking in his new Hawaiian shirt
Name That Toon Winners Will Be Announced Tomorrow!
Thank you for your fabulous entries!
Sunbather, 20, run over by police vehicle
A gopher tortoise moves towards the space shuttle Discovery, seen sitting on the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, July 3, 2006. (Photo/Rick Wilking)