Act draws criticism
civil-liberties groups have come out against the law,
with many specifically saying the FBI can trace what
people are reading through new powers granted by the
Patriot Act. The law gives federal authorities access
to library and bookstore records for use in terrorism
in the balance: Citizens across the U.S. speak out
about the lengths to which the government has gone to defend
the nation since Sept. 11, 2001, thousands of Americans like
Armstrong are speaking out, fighting back and banding together
in unusual political alliances against everything from enhanced
government surveillance to increased airport security measures.
group under U.S. protection
from Fort Bragg's 82nd Airborne Division are providing security
for several members of an Iranian paramilitary group that
the U.S. State Department lists as a terrorist organization.
al Qaeda 'plot' downplayed
Intelligence suggesting al Qaeda might try to target an Israeli
airliner at or near Bangkok is in U.S., Israeli and Thai hands,
U.S. officials say.
paid mullahs to counter anti-US feeling
CIA paid mullahs and created fake Islamic religious leaders
to preach a moderate message and counter anti-American sentiment
in the Arab world after the 11 September attacks, a new book
Politician Wants $36 million for spy cams for all public schools
Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. yesterday proposed that the NYPD
install video cameras at entrances and exits of the city's
1,200 public schools - at a cost of $36 million.
Watching Students, Especially in Biloxi
A digital camera hangs over every classroom here, silently
recording students' and teachers' every move. The surveillance
system is at the leading edge of a trend to outfit public
schools with the same cameras used in Wal-Marts to catch thieves.
hits US State Department computers
US State Department's electronic system for checking every
visa applicant for terrorist or criminal history failed worldwide
for several hours because of a virus
Affidavits describe police shakedowns
Houston police officers accused of taking bribes from local
cantinas collected around $50 a night from more than 40 local
bar owners, using business cards and cell phones to expand
and conduct their illegal operation, according to their arrest
to shut down chat rooms
is closing internet chat rooms because their misuse by spammers,
paedophiles and others is damaging the reputation of its MSN
service and the internet as a whole.
near for illegal immigrants, farmers
and farm workers Tuesday uncorked a potentially groundbreaking
compromise that offers hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants
the prospect of becoming legal U.S. residents.
retirees 'plan more work, less play'
survey by AARP, formerly known as the American Association
of Retired Persons, shows seven out of 10 Americans plan to
work past the once-typical retirement age of 65 and nearly
half expect to work well into their 70s and even 80s.
Panel Seeks More Documents From White House
Bush administration has significantly improved cooperation
with an independent commission investigating the Sept. 11,
2001, attacks, but the White House still has failed to grant
access to many crucial documents, the commission's leaders
restricts sales of guns in classifieds
Herald-Tribune is the 16th paper in the country and the fifth
in Florida to agree to tighter standards for firearms advertising.
model for gun rights going soft?
minister of justice has called for national gun registration
in a country held up by U.S. gun-rights advocates as a model
for armed societies
CHASES EROTIC MAPPLETHORPE NUDE PHOTOS OF SCHWARZENEGGER
operatives are scrambling to contain full nude erotic photographs
taken by controversialist Robert Mapplethorpe
New World Order elite has big plans for Arnold
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plans to attack seven Muslim states
hopeful General Wesley Clark says the White House devised
a five-year plan after the 9/11 strikes to attack seven majority-Muslim
military authorities said Tuesday they had deployed new unmanned
spy planes in South Korea as part of a 11-billion-dollar defense
build-up plan against North Korea.
Plan for sex lessons for seven-year-olds
Dem delegates are set to call for children as young as seven
to get sex education lessons.
Russia curbs abortions
has quietly clamped down on the conditions under which women
can have abortions, a sign of the slow increase of the church's
influence and growing fears over falling birth rates.
marines stop drivers in Scotland
apology has been issued to civilians caught up in an incident
involving armed soldiers taking part in a Nato exercise in
south west Scotland.
of Bush's Speech
A text of President Bush's speech Tuesday to the U.N. General
aide boosted dossier threat
minute intervention told intelligence chiefs to harden danger
of Saddam's chemical weapons
Troops Detain AP Photographer
soldiers detained an Associated Press photographer and driver
on Tuesday, handcuffing them, forcing them to stand in the
sun for three hours and denying them water or use of a telephone.
soldiers detain AP photographer, driver; deny them water
from the 2nd Battalion, 70th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored
Division detained photographer Karim Kadim and driver Mohammed
Abbas, both Iraqis, near Abu Ghraib, west of Baghdad, and
kept their guns trained on them, despite repeated attempts
to explain they were journalists
protest Iraq deployment extension for reservists
of families of US reservists and National Guard soldiers are
protesting against an order extending their stay in Iraq to
a year or more as casualties mount.
court throws out Bush war crimes case
Belgian court has thrown out a case against U.S. President
George W. Bush for war crimes in Iraq, drawing a line under
a saga that had strained relations between Belgium and the
ROCKET FUEL FOUND IN MILK SAMPLES FROM TEXAS SUPERMARKETS
toxic component of rocket fuel has been found in supermarket
milk at levels exceeding the federal government's currently
recommended safe dose for drinking water, according to a peer-reviewed
scientific study published today.
Hybrid: Cloning and the Chinese
China, Dr. Huizhen Sheng apparently has taken donor cells
from the foreskin of a 5-year-old boy and two men, and facial
tissue from a woman, and put those cells inside a rabbit egg
that had been stripped of almost all its rabbit DNA, and thus
has created a hybrid rabbit-human embryo -- from which she
and her team were able to extract "human" embryonic
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