Ski Masks and Automatic Weapons:
Mexican troops stray over border
GLOBAL POLICE STATE
Drug search powers boosted
NEW WORLD ORDER
rules out euro referendum in 2003 even if targets are met
- Tony Blair has ruled out calling a euro referendum this
year even if the Government's five economic tests for joining
Observer: Top military official predicts EU merge with
war crimes court opens at UN
With more whimper than bang, the worlds first truly
global war crimes court will open for business today at the
UN headquarters in New York.
WORLD NEWS HEADLINES
nuclear deal lifts stakes in arms race
India has signed a $US3 billion ($A5 billion) deal with Russia
to lease four long-range nuclear bombers and two nuclear-capable
submarines, in a move that peace campaigners say will dramatically
escalate the arms race on the subcontinent.
trade in human kidneys busted
Police in the northern Indian state of Punjab stepped up a
probe today into the illegal trade in human organs and said
those who bought kidneys for a song from the poor would not
Ski Masks and Automatic Weapons: Mexican troops :Mexican
troops stray over border
Times: Russian Military Spending Boosted By 33%
new party boss asserts authority with wave of arrests
The new leaders of the Communist Party in China are asserting
their authority with a wave of arrests of dissidents, according
to human rights activists.
Setback for Rights in China
Trials quash hopes that the new regime would ease repression
Brother is Watching
Due to a new federal law - armed forces recruiters are
now authorized to obtain names and addresses of high
school juniors and seniors.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld warns in a directive
sent to military units that too much unclassified but
worrisome material is popping up on the Web.
Capitol rally slams Patriot Act as contrary to the Constitution
of Texas cites national security for keeping surveillance
On Oct. 11, The Daily Texan requested information concerning
the location, recording hours and technical specifications
of and the amount of money spent on surveillance cameras
operating within the university.
of CBS 60 Minutes Featuring Brain Fingerprinting
brace for changes on patient privacy
Three months before a sweeping new patient-privacy law
takes effect nationwide, many doctors are anxious, angry,
and confused, unsure how to comply with the complex
rules and afraid they could unintentionally distract
from medical care and research.
SCIENCE, HEALTH AND TECHNOLOGY
science lets parents control children's genes
What if scientists really could simply insert whatever
genes they wanted into an embryo's DNA?
boosts nuclear propulsion plans
NASA has requested a "very significant" increase
in funding for the development of nuclear propulsion
systems for spacecraft
Globe and Mail: Man lands in jail over pellet gun
- Mr. Lacasse, 43, said in an interview that one officer
told him as they searched his house, "I guarantee
I'm going to make your life miserable. And if you say
a word, I'll handcuff you to the railing for the rest
of the day."
being tested to detect and report gunshots
A New Orleans-based company is developing technology
that it said could provide law enforcement authorities
with the precise details of gunshots -- including the
type of gun used, number of shots fired and the exact
location from which the shots were fired
A Petition for Enforcement
of the Second Amendment
to the Constitution of the United States
Paul: Restoring the Second Amendment
Registration Bill Moving Through Congress
If it gets to Bush's desk it will get signed
Md. Police: Disabled Man Has 'No Good Reason' For
of Maryland has denied a physically disabled citizen
a permit to carry a concealed handgun because he does
not have a "good and substantial reason" to
US NEWS HEADLINES
Is The Department Of Corrections Pushing Quotas?
State Denies Disciplining Agents Who Don't Meet 'Goals'
FBI searches bus for suspicious package
Reserve Air Fleet to be activated for first time since
Pentagon Readies Plans to Recruit Civilian Aircraft
War veterans suing companies for chemical exports
Twelve years after the Persian Gulf War began, some
American veterans of that conflict are finding new ammunition
in their fight to find out who supplied Iraq chemicals
that might have made them sick.
in Peril: How Virginia's medical system lets dangerous
doctors continue to practice
More than 250 doctors are licensed by the Virginia medical
board despite records of serious mistakes or misconduct,
a review of board actions since 1990 shows.
More 911 Prior Knowledge:
Germans so near, but so far, in uncovering September
Taliban fighter granted asylum
units on hunt to track Saddam
The United States is undertaking a vigorous military
and intelligence effort to track, and possibly kill,
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
Get ready to meet the high-power microwave.
offers immunity to Saddam
Rumsfeld and Powell back exile plan
team split on what would trigger attack on Iraq
One senior US official said a window being discussed
for beginning the war is Feb. 21-28
'Bin Laden' letter calls Muslims to arms
A statement supposedly written by Osama bin Laden has
urged Muslims to stop fighting each other and unite
against the "crusader coalition" that is attacking
the Islamic world.