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45 US-led forces killed in Bagram

45 US-led forces killed in Bagram 19 May 2010 At least 45 US-led forces have been killed during an attack by Taliban militants on the US-run Bagram airbase in Afghanistan, the group claims. A Press TV correspondent quoted a Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid as saying that 45 US-led soldiers including several army generals have been killed during the attack. Mujahid added that the attack inflicted heavy losses to the airbase.

U.S. jury decides $250 million damages against Novartis

U.S. jury decides $250 million damages against Novartis 19 May 2010 Drugmaker Novartis AG must pay $250 million in punitive damages to more than 5,000 current and former women employees, a jury ruled on Wednesday, two days after finding a U.S. division of the company discriminated against women over pay, promotion and pregnancy. The jury in U.S. District Court in New York decided that Novartis should pay punitive damages to the entire class of about 5,600 women stemming from a lawsuit filed in 2004.

Afghan Insurgents Attack NATO Base

Afghan Insurgents Attack NATO Base --Five U.S. soldiers wounded 19 May 2010 The Taliban launched a predawn attack on a sprawling coalition air base north of Kabul on Wednesday, one week after promising a new push against Afghan and North Atlantic Treaty Organization forces around the country. Seven insurgents were killed in the attack, which sought to pierce the perimeter of Bagram air base with small arms and rockets, officials at the base said. The attack appeared to have been repulsed by the time dawn broke, officials said, although small-arms fire was still audible near the base this morning.

Insurgents attack U.S.-run Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan

Insurgents attack U.S.-run Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan 18 May 2010 'Insurgents' launched a brazen pre-dawn assault Wednesday against the giant U.S.-run Bagram Air Field, the second Taliban strike at NATO forces in and around the capital in as many days. The deaths put 2010 on a pace to become the deadliest year of the war. Tuesday's attack in Kabul also killed 12 Afghan civilians and pushed the U.S. death toll to 992 for the 9-year-old war, according to a USA TODAY analysis of Pentagon data.

Canadian colonel killed in bombing

Canadian colonel killed in bombing 19 May 2010 Col. Geoff Parker on Tuesday became the highest ranking Canadian soldier to die in Afghanistan, killed in a suicide bombing on the outskirts of the capital, Kabul. Parker, of the Royal Canadian Regiment, was travelling with U.S. troops at about 8 a.m. when a suicide bomber driving a minivan packed with nearly a ton of explosives swerved into their convoy of three armoured SUVs, killing five Americans and at least 12 Afghan civilians who were passengers in a nearby bus.

Afghan Taliban launch brazen attack on NATO base

Afghan Taliban launch brazen attack on NATO base 19 May 2010 Suicide bombers carrying rockets and grenades launched a brazen pre-dawn attack on one of the biggest military bases of NATO in Afghanistan on Tuesday, leaving at least seven militants dead and six foreign troops wounded. The attack on Bagram air base, about an hour's drive north of Kabul and holding mainly U.S. troops, began in the pre-dawn hours when Taliban 'insurgents' blew themselves up near the base's gates.

Rigi: US, Israel paid for assassination

Rigi: US, Israel paid for assassination 19 May 2010 Captured Jundallah leader Abdolmalek Rigi has said that while in Morocco, suspected Israeli or US agents had given him a list of people to assassinate in Tehran. In a recent interview, Rigi told Press TV that before his arrest Jundallah had held a series of meetings in Casablanca with a group who had claimed to be NATO contacts.

Incumbent Dem forced into runoff in Arkansas

Incumbent Dem forced into runoff in Arkansas --Short of 50 percent of vote, Blanche Lincoln must advance to June 8 contest 19 May 2010 Arkansas voters have delivered a muddled verdict on establishment politicians, thrusting Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln into a prolonged fight to keep her job while handing a sitting congressman the GOP nomination for the seat. Lincoln, already considered one of the most vulnerable incumbents in Washington, begins a three-week extension of her battle with Lt. Gov. Bill Halter for the Democratic nomination following the primary Tuesday. Halter, embraced by labor unions and groups on the left that soured on Lincoln, vowed to make the chance count.

WH adviser: High-value detainee interrogation group questions Shahzad

WH adviser: 'High-value detainee interrogation group' questions Shahzad --The elite team of investigators from the FBI, CIA and Defense Department was set up to question terror suspects as soon as possible after an arrest. 18 May 2010 White House terrorism adviser John Brennan said Tuesday a special team of investigators has begun interrogating high-value terrorist suspects in the U.S. and abroad, including the man accused in the failed Times Square bombing. At a foreign policy forum, Brennan confirmed that the so-called high-value detainee interrogation group, or the HIG, has been at work for the past few months. The unit as it exists now is run by the FBI and headed by an FBI employee with two deputies - one from the CIA and one from the Defense Department, the officials said.

Times Square Suspect Shahzad Appears in N.Y. Court

Times Square Suspect Shahzad Appears in N.Y. Court 18 May 2010 Faisal Shahzad, charged with trying to detonate a car bomb in New York’s Times Square, made his first court appearance today in federal court in Manhattan, where he was assigned a lawyer and ordered held without bail. Shahzad, 30, was charged with one count each of attempted terrorism; attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction; using a destructive device in connection with an attempted crime of violence; transporting explosives; and attempting to destroy property with fire and explosives.

Mark Critz Defeats Tim Burns in Pennsylvania Special Election

Mark Critz Defeats Tim Burns in Pennsylvania Special Election for Murtha's Seat 18 May 2010 Democrat Mark Critz, a former congressional aide, has defeated Republican businessman Tim Burns in the special election for Pennsylvania's 12th district, the Associated Press reports. The special election has been portrayed as something of a bellwether race for this year's midterm elections, giving renewed hope for Democrats.

Thai army breaks through protest barricades

Thai army breaks through protest barricades 18 May 2010 Thai troops and armored vehicles broke through barricades of tires and staves on Wednesday in a fresh offensive to evict thousands of anti-government protesters from their fortified camp in central Bangkok, witnesses said. With troops firing tear gas ahead of the assault, the armored vehicles moved down a road toward an area where most of the estimated 3,000 demonstrators were rallying.

Sestak, Paul score wins as Lincoln faces runoff

Sestak, Paul score wins as Lincoln faces runoff  19 May 2010 Upstart Senate candidates claimed two stunning victories in primary elections Tuesday night as Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak denied incumbent Democrat Arlen Specter renomination to a sixth term and Kentucky insurgent Rand Paul easily bested establishment favorite Trey Grayson for the Republican Party's Senate nod. In the evening's third key Senate race, Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln clung to a slim lead of a few thousand votes over Lt. Gov. Bill Halter with nearly 85 percent of the vote counted in the state's Democratic primary, but will face an expensive and potentially dangerous June 8 runoff since neither candidate will reach 50 percent of the vote.

Rand Paul delivers 'Tea Party' message to 'take our government back'

Rand Paul delivers 'Tea Party' message to 'take our government back' 18 May 2010 Eye surgeon Rand Paul just thanked his supporters gathered in a ballroom in Bowling Green with a rousing endorsement of the anti-tax "Tea Party" movement that helped propel him to victory in Kentucky's Republican primary for Senate. "I have a message from the Tea Party that is loud and clear and doesn't mince words: We've come to take our government back," Paul said, his family standing behind him.

TSA Agent Accused of Stealing Cash from Wheelchair-Bound Woman

TSA Agent Accused of Stealing Cash from Wheelchair-Bound Woman 18 May 2010 A Transportation Security Administration agent has been arrested for allegedly stealing $400 dollars from a wheelchair bound passenger as she passed through a security checkpoint at Newark Airport. Leroy Ray allegedly went into the disabled woman's bag as it passed through the X-ray machine. Ray was caught on surveillance video on February 3, 2010, reaching into the woman's bag to steal an envelope of cash, according to a criminal complaint.

Conway Narrowly Defeats Mongiardo

Conway Narrowly Defeats Mongiardo 18 May 2010 Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway hung on Tuesday night to eke out the Democratic Senate nomination against Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo. With 99 percent reporting the Associated Press finally called the contest with 44.2 percent for Conway and 43 percent for Mongiardo.

Joe Sestak Defeats Arlen Specter in Penn. Democratic Primary

Joe Sestak defeats Arlen Specter 18 May 2010 Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak defeated Sen. Arlen Specter in the Democratic Senate primary, a large-scale political upset that ends the career of one of the enduring figures in Pennsylvania politics. "It's been a great privilege to be in the United States Senate, and I'll be working very, very hard for the people of the commonwealth in the coming months," said Specter in his concession speech.

Paul wins Republican Senate nod in Ky.

Paul wins Republican Senate nod in Ky. --GOP race pitted Tea Party-backed Rand Paul against Ky. Secretary of State 18 May 2010 Dr. Rand Paul rode support from tea party activists to victory in Kentucky's Republican Senate primary Tuesday night, delivering a jolt to the GOP establishment and providing fresh evidence of widespread voter discontent in a turbulent midterm election season. Paul had 59 percent of the vote -- with returns counted from 29 percent of the precincts -- to 37 percent for Secretary of State Trey Grayson, who had been recruited to run by the state's dominant Republican, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

El Paso to consider allowing electric fences around businesses

El Paso to consider allowing electric fences around businesses 17 May 2010 Do powerful electric fences have a place within El Paso's city limits, near residential developments? Security companies want to be able to install battery-powered electric fences around El Paso businesses, but the city government's staff is skeptical, Mayor John Cook said Friday. The fences are intended to deter intruders from warehouses, garages, freight yards and the like. "Seven thousand volts and no conscience," declares the brochure for Electric Guard Dog, a fence made by Sentry Security Service LLC of Columbia, S.C. Sentry is one of the companies asking El Paso to consider the ordinance.

Geometry teacher who used Obama assassination to teach angles placed on leave

Geometry teacher who used Obama assassination to teach angles placed on leave 18 May 2010 The Jefferson County teacher who used as an example the shooting of President Barack Obama while teaching lines and angles to his geometry class has been placed on paid administrative leave and faces possible termination, Superintendent Phil Hammonds said today. The teacher was questioned by Birmingham's Secret Service office, but was released without federal charges after officials there found he wasn't a viable threat to security.

Alabama geometry teacher uses assassination of President Obama to teach angles

Alabama geometry teacher uses assassination of President Obama to teach angles --He used the example of where to stand and aim if shooting Obama. 18 May 2010 (AL) A Jefferson County teacher picked the wrong example when he used assassinating President Barack Obama as a way to teach angles to his geometry students. Someone alerted authorities and the Corner High School math teacher was questioned by the Secret Service, but was not taken into custody or charged with any crime... "He was talking about angles and said, 'If you're in this building, you would need to take this angle to shoot the president,' " said Joseph Brown, a senior in the geometry class. [OMG. If the teacher was a Muslim, he'd be Miranda-less toast and on his way to Gitmo. --LRP]

Top offshore oil drilling official to resign

Top offshore oil drilling official to resign --Oynes named to post in 2007 17 May 2010 A top U.S. official who oversees offshore oil drilling at the Minerals Management Service will resign on May 31, an Obama administration official said on Monday. The departure of Chris Oynes, the associate director of offshore energy and minerals management at MMS, comes as a massive oil leak at an offshore rig in the Gulf of Mexico threatens an environmental and economic calamity along with U.S. Gulf Coast.

Oceans' fish could disappear in 40 years: UN

Oceans' fish could disappear in 40 years: UN [Or, if Obusha and BP continue to run things - six weeks.] 17 May 2010 The world faces the nightmare possibility of fishless oceans by 2050 unless fishing fleets are slashed and stocks allowed to recover, UN experts warned Monday. "If the various estimates we have received... come true, then we are in the situation where 40 years down the line we, effectively, are out of fish," Pavan Sukhdev, head of the UN Environment Program's green economy initiative, told journalists in New York.

Conn. AG Blumenthal fires back over military service

This swiftboating of Richard Blumenthal by corporaterrorist bimbo, Linda McMahon, will not fly. Conn. AG Blumenthal fires back over military service 18 May 2010 Embattled Connecticut Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat, told a group of veterans in West Hartford today that on a "few occasions" he had "misspoken" about his service in Vietnam but that he refused to let anyone "take a few misplaced words and impugn my record of service." "I am proud of my service in the United States Marine Corps," Blumenthal said. "Unlike many of my peers, I chose to join the military and serve my country."

Times Square Bomb Suspect Eyed Other Targets: Source

Times Square Bomb Suspect Eyed Other Targets: Source 18 May 2010 Failed Times Square bomb suspect Faisal Shahzad had considered targeting several other locations, including Stratford, Connecticut-based defense contractor Sikorsky, before deciding to leave an explosives-laden SUV at the "crossroads of the world," law enforcement sources said. Shahzad admitted to planning the May 1 bomb attempt in the busy theater district.  Authorities say the Pakistani-born U.S. citizen has been cooperating with investigators and in the course of discussions admitted that he had eyed other the Connecticut-based defense company and several New York landmarks, including Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Station and the World Financial Center downtown, sources tell NBCNewYork.

S Korea: North's torpedo sank ship

S Korea: North's torpedo sank ship 18 May 2010 Months after a warship belonging to South Korea sank near a disputed sea border, South Korean investigators say there is evidence that a North Korean torpedo caused the incident. Military experts told Seoul-based Yonhap news agency on Tuesday that chemical traces found on the ship's wreckage were similar to substances used in North Korean torpedoes.

US Sends Iran Sanctions Draft to UN

US Sends Iran Sanctions Draft to UN 18 May 2010 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the United States and other major world powers [nutjobs] have agreed on a draft resolution that could impose a fourth round of United Nations sanctions on Iran. Clinton made the announcement in testimony to a Senate committee Tuesday, a day after Iran announced a plan to send some of its enriched uranium to Turkey in exchange for nuclear fuel.

Two U.S. senators in jeopardy on big day of voting

Two U.S. senators in jeopardy on big day of voting 18 May 2010 With voter anger running high, two veteran U.S. senators face potential career-ending challenges on Tuesday in primary contests that could measure the anti-Washington mood before November's midterm elections. Democrats Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania and [corporate-owned] Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas face strong tests from the left. Also, a U.S. Senate race in Kentucky between a Republican establishment favorite and a conservative "Tea Party" activist will test the strength of that loosely organized movement.

Secret Prison Discovered At Bagram Air Force Base

Secret Prison Discovered At Bagram Air Force Base 15 May 2010 A secret prison has recently been discovered at Bagram Air Force Base located in Afghanistan. The Red Cross has recently confirmed this information and released a statement saying a "Black Jail" is hidden within the air force base. Surprisingly, several prisoners claim to have been abused and tortured while being held captive at the jail during the Obama administration despite the fact that Obama has stated that he would end torture. In a BBC interview with Sher Agha, a citizen who spent six days inside the prison, has said that it is known to insiders as "The Black Hole". Agha and other prisoners have stated that they were subject to sleep deprivation and various other kinds of abuse.

West to continue working on sanctions

West to continue working on sanctions --Diplomats in Washington and New York unimpressed by Iranian fuel swap deal brokered by Turkey and Brazil, tell Ynet that Security Council discussions will go on. 18 May 2010 Western powers unimpressed by Iranian gesture: Although Iran has agreed to ship 1,200 kilograms of its low-enriched uranium to Turkey in exchange for fuel rods to power a research reactor in Tehran, most permanent Security Council members are continuing their efforts to impose fresh sanctions against the Islamic Republic. The American administration -- with the support of France, Britain and apparently also Russia -- is continuing to push for a Security Council resolution. Western diplomats in Washington and New York told Ynet on Monday night that "the discussions on sanctions continue".


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