TSA is testing what could end up becoming a national
ID card for transportation workers including warehouse
operators and longshoremen at the nation's ports
But while stores insist that these cards now embraced
by almost half the supermarket chains help keep
loyal customers satisfied by having the right products
at the prices they want, some privacy advocates say there
is a dark side.
Mayor uses a claim of Homeland Security to justify a secret
Daley rips up Meigs runways in surprise raid
Imprisonment for Any and All Involved in a Protest
That Blocks Traffic
Protesters as Terrorists...
GLOBAL POLICE STATE
US NEWS HEADLINES
reservist refuses to serve as conscientious objector
Funk said he began doubting his fitness for military service
during basic training at Camp Pendleton last spring when
he felt uncomfortable singing cadence calls that described
violence and screaming "Kill. Kill. Kill," during
Objector Numbers Are Small but Growing
With recruiting campaigns advertising the promise of job
skills, tuition benefits and discipline, some members
of the military now say there was little frank talk about
the realities of combat.
Layoffs Threatened for Teachers in California
The entire teaching staff, and some administrators, have
received pink slips for the next academic year from the
Alameda school district, which serves this island city
of 75,000 across the bay from San Francisco.
SARS MYSTERY DISEASE OUTBREAK
new cases of deadly disease reported in one Hong Kong
officials quarantine one block of apartments
Hospital Closed in Canada
Health officials closed a second Toronto-area hospital
to new patients and said Saturday the number of probable
or suspected cases of a flu-like mystery illness from
Asia continued to increase.
Ban all China Flights
ECONOMY-War, and its prospect, shook world economy
The shaky world economy suffered further damage in the
build-up to war in Iraq and in the first few days of
the conflict, surveys suggested on Tuesday.
reports about a North Korean short-range missile
test on Tuesday jangled North Asian nerves already
on edge over suspicions Pyongyang might seek to
grab attention now the U.S.-led war in Iraq is
fighters stay on in S Korea
United States 'stealth' fighters sent to South Korea
for a training exercise are to stay on once the exercises
denies nuclear assistance to N. Korea
Pakistan says the US must provide evidence to support
allegations that it helped North Korea with a programme
of weapons of mass destruction.
defies U.S.; more volunteers stream into Iraq
Despite American warnings, in the last few days Damascus
has expedited the passage of volunteers wishing to join
the Iraqis in their war against the Americans. Thousands
of volunteers, most of them Syrians, are thronging to
the Mosul and Kirkuk regions in north Iraq.
Warns Syria, Other Despotic Regimes
"These country reports on human rights practices
will help to shape the Bush administration's policy
decisions as we work toward a safer, freer world,"
warns of Iraqi fallout
Against a backdrop of raging war on Iraq, Moscow warns
that the other "axis of evil" states, North
Korea and Iran, might find the temptation of using weapons
of mass destruction even more irresistible.
Israelis die in room sealed against chemical attacK
Two elderly Israeli Arab sisters were found dead Monday
in a room they had sealed against a possible Iraqi chemical
missile attack, and Israeli police said they were checking
whether the women suffocated
Claims Litter Iraq Conflict
Almost every day, Britain and the United States have
rowed back from triumphal claims in Iraq after jumping
the gun in the propaganda war
of Reports Favorable to the Coalition Turn out to Be
"We're absolutely sick and tired of putting things
out and finding they're not true. The misinformation
in this war is far and away worse than any conflict
I've covered, including the first Gulf war and Kosovo,"
said a senior BBC news source.
Rumsfeld Complained about the Iraqis Violating
the Geneva Convention) Hooded Iraqi POW and
His Small Child Behind Barbed Wire
What's fair in war?
KILLED AT CHECKPOINT
American troops killed seven women and children
at a checkpoint in southern Iraq when the van
in which they were travelling failed to stop
Gruesome Scene on Highway 9
"It was the most horrible thing I've ever
seen, and I hope I never see it again,"
Sgt. Mario Manzano, 26, an Army medic with Bravo
Company of the division's 3rd Battalion, 15th
Infantry Regiment, said later in an interview.
He said one of the wounded women sat in the
vehicle holding the mangled bodies of two of
her children. "She didn't want to get out
of the car," he said.
didn't fire a warning shot soon enough!'
A journalist's account of the killing of a car
full of Iraqi civilians by US soldiers differs
widely from the official military version
backs checkpoint killings soldiers
A spokesman for US central command today backed
soldiers who shot seven women and children at
a checkpoint and blamed the Iraqi regime for
loosens 'nice guy' rules of engagement for troops
American forces have loosened their rules of
engagement, which specify when and how soldiers
may make arrests and open fire
Troops Stretched as Tightly as Supply Lines
After the race to reach Baghdad, the resilience of
British and U.S. troops may now be stretched as tightly
as their supply lines.
Air war weapon stockpile runs critically low
US needs to keep up supplies to back threat of new
of suicide bombers changes the face of war
Iraq produced a human bomb of its own on Saturday,
the first such martyr of this war, when a non-commissioned
army officer in plain-clothes drove a car up to a
US military checkpoint in Najaf, killing four soldiers.
draws up secret plan to impose regime on Iraq
A disagreement has broken out at a senior level within
the Bush administration over a new government that
the US is secretly planning in Kuwait to rule Iraq
in the immediate aftermath of the overthrow of Saddam
Sign Yet of Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction
Twelve days into the invasion of Iraq, there is no
sign of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's suspected
weapons of mass destruction, the primary rationale
for the U.S.-led war now pummeling the country.
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