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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Weezer singer hurt in bus crash

The advance accompanist of the bedrock bandage Weezer was complex in a bus blow Sunday that larboard him and addition commuter in an upstate New York hospital.Rivers Cuomo, 40, complained of rib affliction and was transferred, forth with one added passenger, to St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam, New York.Cuomo's wife, daughter, and a fifth commuter on the bus were uninjured. The bus was traveling from Toronto, Ontario, to Boston, Massachusetts, for a appearance Monday night at the Agganis Arena at Boston University.The blow occurred anon afterwards 7:30 a.m. Sunday, while the bus was traveling eastbound on the New York State Thruway abreast the burghal of Amsterdam, according to Sgt. Brian Dollard with the New York State Police.The disciplinarian said the aback end of the bus slid on ice, again went into the average and hit some cogitating posts afore bridge aback over the highway, activity over the guardrail and landing in a ditch.It had active about two inches overnight, badge said. The anchorage were about wet Sunday morning, but not covered in snow, Dollard said.

Anushka in Vettaikaran!Check it out Here

Anushka has aback become best capital in Kollywood. Her alone antecedent blur in Tamil was Rendu afterwards which there has been added than a two year gap during which she has been active in Tollywood. But now, she has been active up for Vijay’s Vettaikaran and Karthi’s Siruthai afterward which her banal in Kollywood has attempt up already afresh and she is now set to accompany added actresses like Nayanthara, Trisha and Ileana who are capital in both Tamil and Telugu. Telugu films of Nayanthara, Trisha and Ileana are in appeal for dubbing into Tamil. Their acceptance with Tamil audiences is the acumen abaft this demand. A brace of Trisha’s Telugu films accept been appear and Nayanthara’s movies too are apprehension release, admitting low profile. Now, alike Anushka’s Telugu films are actuality approved to be dubbed and re-released in Tamil. Looks like abounding bodies actuality are abiding about her accepting actual accepted with Tamil audiences.

Christmas Trees Axed From Copenhagen Conference

Participants at Copenhagen's all-around altitude acme will be affair during the anniversary season, but they will not be amidst by blithe Christmas decor, according to Denmark's Foreign Ministry.Since Christmas is a religious holiday, it has no abode at a United Nations event, said admiral planning the event.A sponsor accouterment fir copse for the conference's Christmas copse abstruse this the adamantine way back it was angry abroad by planners of the all-embracing event, the Copenhagen Post reported.The trees, frequently acclimated as Christmas copse in Denmark, were originally to be placed alfresco the Bella Center, area the 11-day appointment will be captivated from Dec. 7 — Dec. 18.We accept to bethink that this is a U.N. appointment and, as the centermost again becomes U.N. territory, there can be no Christmas copse in the decor, because the U.N. wishes to advance neutrality," said Denmark Foreign Ministry official Svend Olling.

Thousands Rally London for Climate Deal

Thousands of bodies calling for a accord on altitude change at abutting week's United Nations appointment in Copenhagen marched through axial London on Saturday, encircling the Houses of Parliament in a animal beachcomber of blue-clad demonstrators.London's Metropolitan Police said about 20,000 bodies abutting the Stop Altitude Chaos march, which began at Grosvenor Square and anguish its way to the Parliament architecture on the River Thames. Organizers put the assembly at 40,000.We capital to accomplish a absolute statement," said retired abecedary Pip Cartwright, 72, from Witney southern England. "It's for the future. It's not my bearing that's activity to accept the botheration to solve.The affiliation - which includes groups such as Oxfam, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and the WWF - alleged the beef "The Wave," and organizers asked marchers to dress in blue. The advance concluded with a accumulation "wave" about Parliament.

Episcopal Church Elects Second Gay Bishop

The Episcopal Area of Los Angeles adopted a lesbian as abettor abbey Saturday, the additional aboveboard gay abbey in the all-around Anglican fellowship, which is already acutely burst over the first.The Rev. Mary Glasspool of Baltimore needs approval from a majority of dioceses beyond the abbey afore she can be adored as abettor abbey in the Los Angeles diocese.Still, her achievement underscored a connected Episcopal charge to accepting same-sex relationships admitting astronomic burden from added Anglicans to change their stand.The arch of the Episcopal Church, Presiding Abbey Katharine Jefferts Schori, is appointed to anoint Glasspool on May 15 in Los Angeles, if the abbey accepts the vote.Any accumulation of bodies who accept been afflicted because of any one, abandoned aspect of their bodies yearns for amends and according rights," Glasspool said in a statement, thanking the area for allotment her.

MIT wins $40,000 prize in nationwide balloon-hunt contest

A aggregation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology won $40,000 in a high-tech scavenger coursing on Saturday by advertent the area of 10 red acclimate balloons.The Defense Advanced Analysis Projects Bureau appear that the MIT aggregation was the aboriginal accumulation in the claiming to address the breadth and breadth coordinates of all 10 balloons, which were broadcast beyond the United States.DARPA is the U.S. military's analysis arm. Saturday's claiming is the most recent in a alternation that the bureau has hosted back 2004.This claiming was advised to analysis the way amusing networking and lesser-known Web-based techniques can advice achieve a large-scale, time-critical task.DARPA said in a accounting account that the MIT aggregation apparent the locations of the 8-foot-wide balloons beneath than nine hours afterwards they launched, about 10 a.m. ET.

Knox Upset, Tired; Gets Family Visit in Prison

Amanda Knox approved abundance from visiting ancestors associates Saturday on her aboriginal day in bastille back actuality bedevilled of murdering her British roommate.The ancestors of victim Meredith Kercher said the adjudication brought a admeasurement of justice. However, they said, it was not a time to celebrate.Knox, a academy apprentice from Seattle, was annoyed and agitated afterward the midnight adjudication and book of 26 years in prison, according to ancestors associates and a advocate who saw her.Amanda like the blow is acutely disappointed, agitated about the decision," Knox's mother, Edda Mellas, said afterwards the appointment to the bastille aloof alfresco Perugia. "We told her that she's gonna get out of here. It's gonna booty a little longer.Knox and Kercher's families came to this axial Italian boondocks for the verdict, which was appear at about midnight afterwards 13 hours of deliberations. The cloister additionally bedevilled Knox's co-defendant and above boyfriend, Italian Raffaele Sollecito, and gave him a 25-year bastille appellation for the murder.

Texas escapee who faked paralysis joins most-wanted list

A Texas bedfellow in a wheelchair, who able on bottom from two armed guards as he was actuality transferred amid prisons, is now on the U.S. Marshals' account of the 15 most-wanted fugitives.Arcade Comeaux Jr., 49, "produced a weapon and accursed aloft two correctional officers, took them earnest and affected them to drive to Baytown, Texas," the U.S. Marshals Service said in a statement.He again put the admiral in the aback of the van and took their weapons and one of their uniforms, the account said.Comeaux was confined three activity sentences for aggravated animal advance and two counts of aggravated advance with a baleful weapon. He able Monday during carriage from Huntsville, Texas, to Stiles, Texas.The 6-foot, 200-pound man was shackled and in a wheelchair, "which he had claimed was bare for mobility," Michelle Lyons, administrator of accessible advice for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in Huntsville, said in a statement.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Denmark's green credentials obscure some unpleasant facts

Something is adulteration in the accompaniment of Denmark. Lots of things, actually, and it's a bit of an embarrassment for this Scandinavian nation as it prepares to host a broadly advancing all-around ecology acme this week.Denmark is appreciative of its angel as one of the greenest countries in the world; it's apparently why it was called as the armpit of the 15th United Nations Conference on Climate Change.But below the appearance lurk some annoying truths, including the actuality that, batter for pound, Denmark produces added debris per capita than any added country in the 27-member European Union.The Danes tossed out 1,762 pounds of debris per being in 2007, the best recent year for which EU-wide statistics are available. That's added than the Dutch (1,386 pounds), the Brits (1,258) and the French (1,190); a lot added than the Greeks (986); and bifold the Lithuanians (880).It alike surpasses the Americans (1,690 pounds), who are generally captivated up as the boogeyman of heedless, causeless consumption. By the numbers, Denmark is one of the best careless -- in both senses of the appellation -- societies in the world.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Yemen teeters on brink of failure

The president's fresh abbey shimmers over this age-old burghal like an apparition of adherence adjoin images of MIG fighter jets arrest aerial against apostasy in the arctic or the best recent account of pirates abduction ships in the betraying Gulf of Aden.In Sana's close alleys, men allege of war, alienation and Al Qaeda, which is active scouring schoolyards and mosques for fresh recruits while abundant of the citizenry spends hours anniversary day accepting a aged fizz from chewing khat leaves.If Yemen were a theater, which sometimes it appears to be, it would be an alarming abode of trapdoors and alive facades. This is the atomic nation in the Arab apple and one of the best strategically located, with 3 actor barrels of oil sailing circadian accomplished its shores, tucked amid Saudi Arabia and Somalia.And it is a ambiguous blend that some in Washington abhorrence could draw the U.S. into a battle with extremists at the circle of the Middle East and the anarchic Horn of Africa.

Friday, October 16, 2009

A broader definition of healthcare

Acupuncturists, dietary-supplement makers and added another bloom practitioners, some of whose treatments are advised ambiguous by the medical establishment, would be brought added absolutely into the boilerplate of American anesthetic beneath the bloom legislation now afore the Senate.The legislation would acquiesce doctors to absorb another bloom providers in some analysis plans. It additionally includes accent that some accept could crave allowance companies to aggrandize their advantage for another therapies, on which Americans now absorb $34 billion a year.Insurers and some accurate watchdogs say the admeasurement would attenuate one of the axial attempt of the healthcare overhaul: that the arrangement cut costs by eliminating medical treatments that aren't accurate effective.These accoutrement are anti-science and anti-consumer," said Dr. Steven Novella, a assistant of neurology at Yale School of Medicine, who is mobilizing action to the Senate bill.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Scientists, Lawyers Mull Effects of Home Robots

Eric Horvitz illustrates the abeyant dilemmas of active with robots by cogent the news of how he already got ashore in an elevator at Stanford Hospital with a adherent the admeasurement of a abrasion machine.I remembered thinking, `Whoa, this is scary,' as it whirled around, about animadversion me down," the Microsoft researcher recalled. "Then, I thought, `What if I were a patient?' There could be big issues here.We're still far from the sci-fi dream of accepting robots whirring about and accouterment to our every need. But little by little, we'll be administration added of our amplitude with robots in the abutting decade, as prices bead and fresh technology creates specialized machines that apple-pie up agitated milk or alike accommodate abundance for an aged parent.Now scientists and acknowledged advisers are exploring the acceptable effects. What happens if a apprentice crushes your foot, chases your cat off a ledge or smacks your baby? While experts don't apprehend a bandage of Terminators to advance or a "2001: A Amplitude Odyssey" computer that takes control, alike simpler, amiable robots will accept legal, amusing and ethical consequences.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Pakistan police arrest gang accused in blasts

Police commandos acting on a tip dead one active and arrested bristles others Sunday in a arrest adjoin a bombing corpuscle accused in contempo attacks about the northwest Pakistani burghal of Peshawar, authorities said.Elsewhere in the airy region, a remote-controlled roadside bomb dead two anti-Taliban affiliated elders, an official said — the most recent in a bulk of strikes adjoin bounded leaders.Police said the commandos encountered angry attrition back they stormed the admixture in the apple of Kaka Khel abreast Peshawar, the better burghal in the breadth and the capital aperture to the Afghan bound arena breadth abounding al-Qaida and Taliban insurgents are based.Militants accept agitated out a beachcomber of baleful attacks in and about Peshawar in credible backfire for an army abhorrent in the affiliated breadth of South Waziristan.He said one doubtable was dead and bristles others arrested afterward a gunbattle that lasted added than two hours. A chase operation for added militants connected in the area, some 30 afar east of Peshawar.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Lesbian elected Episcopal bishop in L.A.

Canon Mary D. Glasspool of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland was adopted abbey on Saturday in a abutting chase adjoin a Los Angeles-area Hispanic cleric, authoritative her the Episcopal Church's aboriginal aboveboard lesbian bishop.It was not until the seventh acclamation that Ms. Glasspool, 55, an Annapolis resident, captured the acclamation for the additional of two suffragan-bishop positions in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, assault the Rev. Irineo Martir Vasquez of St. George's Church in Hawthorne, Calif., and four added candidates.The 2.1-million-member church paved the way for her acclamation aftermost summertime back it aerial a adjournment on electing gay bishops afterwards the acclamation of New Hampshire Abbey V. Gene Robinson six years ago acquired a breach in the 70-million-member Anglican Communion.The majority of apple Anglicanism opposes aboveboard homosexual clergy, and a majority of Anglican bishops voted adjoin acceptance them at the 1998 Lambeth Conference of Anglican Bishops in Canterbury, England.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Russian club fire death toll reaches 112

The buyer of the bistro area at atomic 112 bodies died in Russia's affliction bonfire in decades was taken to cloister for a apprehension audition Sunday as abashed and afflicted ancestors began to coffin the victims of the disaster.About 130 remained hospitalized, abounding in analytical condition, with injuries from the aboriginal Saturday blaze, which assemblage said was sparked by onstage fireworks that attempt into the adorning accept beam of the Lame Horse club.The federal Investigative Board said the club buyer had been bedfast forth with the club's controlling director, its aesthetic administrator and a agent assassin to install pyrotechnics on the night of the blaze. The board did not accommodate their names.The commitee's Web armpit said they were doubtable of apathy causing the afterlife of two or added bodies and actionable bonfire assurance rules.The club buyer and two of the three added suspects accustomed at Leninsky District Cloister in this Ural Mountains automated burghal to apprehend whether they will be confined for the breadth of the investigation, a badge colonel alfresco the cloister told the Associated Press. He said was not accustomed to accord his name. The audition was bankrupt to the public.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

West Africa Bloc Calls for Civilian Rule in Guinea

A bounded African affiliation on Sunday alleged for Guinea to acknowledgment to noncombatant aphorism as the junta's No. 2 affected ascendancy of the country afterward an assassination attack on its leader.Gen. Sekouba Konate, the carnality admiral of the aggressive junta, rushed aback to Guinea's basic from across to booty allegation afterward a Thursday assassination attack on the junta's president. Guinea's aggressive baton Capt. Moussa "Dadis" Camara was airlifted Friday to Morocco for emergency anaplasty afterwards the arch of his presidential bouncer opened blaze on him afterward an altercation.Konate's accession was met with a alarm from ECOWAS, a bounded affiliation of West African states, to anon duke over ability to civilians.The account issued by ECOWAS on Sunday alleged on the band to put in abode a capricious ascendancy and to adapt elections, in which no associates of the band will be accustomed to run.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Morales Highly Favored for Re-Election in Bolivia

President Evo Morales, a coca-grower at allowance with Washington but badly accepted at home for allotment Bolivia's long-suppressed aboriginal majority, was accepted to bank to re-election on Sunday.Such a achievement would diviner added advocate change, admitting opponents say they abhorrence Morales will use a alliance of ability to bruise animal rights and deepen accompaniment ascendancy of the economy.Voters were additionally allotment a fresh Congress, with Morales' stridently advocate Movement Toward Socialism acquisitive for a two-thirds majority so it can behest agreement of a law on aboriginal territorial self-rule.A super-majority would additionally accord the 50-year-old bounden the votes bare to alter the architecture so he could run for a third beeline term, admitting he has been ambiguous on the issue.We'll consistently aback Evo Morales' government because he takes into annual the poor," said Ramiro Cano, a 40-year-old jeweler and a affiliate of Bolivia's ascendant Aymara indigenous accumulation who voted to accord Morales bristles added years in office.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Aid Gives Alternative to African Orphanages

The Home of Hope abode provides Chikodano Lupanga, 15, with three alimental commons a day, fresh academy uniforms, alive atramentous shoes and a appropriate education.Her orphaned accessory Jean, 11, who aghast at entering the abode and lives with her developed sister, has no shoes, raggedy clothes and an often-empty belly. Repeating third brand for the third time, Jean said she bitterly regretted that she did not abound up in the abode area Madonna adopted a boy. Had she stayed, she whispered, “I would accept abstruse to read.”In a country as badly poor as Malawi, accouchement placed in institutions are generally apparent as the advantageous ones. But alike as orphanages accept sprung up beyond Africa with donations from Western churches and charities, the families who affliction for the all-inclusive majority of the continent’s orphans accept gotten no advice at all, domiciliary surveys show.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

FBI Joins Search for Suspect in Fatal Thanksgiving Day Shootings

The FBI is now complex in the chase for a doubtable in the baleful Thanksgiving Day shootings of four of his relatives, according to abstracts filed Friday in federal cloister in West Palm Beach.The filing indicates the FBI has abutting the Jupiter Police Department and the U.S. Marshal's Service in the manhunt because prosecutors accept he has fled the state. It additionally acclaimed Paul Merhige had calm accouterment and a computer adamantine drive, and withdrew "a ample bulk of cash" afore the shootings.According to the affidavit account by FBI assignment force abettor Paul Bruno, Merhige "had biking funds accessible to him" and got his authorization from his mother a anniversary earlier.Meanwhile, a accolade for Merhige's arrest has been added to $35,000.The Jupiter Police Department said Friday that a bounded business donated $10,000, abacus to the $25,000 already offered. The business asked to abide anonymous. Police additionally appear surveillance video of the doubtable at a South Florida gun boutique the day afore the shootings.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

London Climate Change March Draws Tens of Thousands

Thousands of bodies marched through axial London over the weekend, encircling the Houses of Parliament abreast the River Thames and calling for a accord on altitude change at the Copenhagen conference.The Metropolitan Police in London said that about 20,000 bodies had abutting the Stop Altitude Chaos advance on Saturday. Organizers, which included groups like Oxfam, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and W.W.F., estimated the assembly to accept been about 40,000.We capital to accomplish a absolute statement,” said Pip Cartwright, a retired abecedary from Witney, in southern England. “It’s for the future. It’s not my bearing that’s activity to accept the botheration to solve.The U.K. government charge action for a comprehensive, fair and bounden accord at Copenhagen — that is our appeal today, and we apprehend it to be fulfilled,” Barbara Stocking, arch controlling of Oxfam in Britain, said in a statement.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Police Seek Felony Child Abuse Charges Against Parents of 8-Year-Old Liberian Girl in Alleged Gang Rape

Police didn't name the adults, but letters accompanying the barometer for accuse analyze the parents as the accountable of the probe.The babe was placed in careful aegis afterwards badge say she was gang-raped in July by four Liberian boys who absorbed her to an abandoned accumulator afford with the swear of chewing gum. The boys, ages 10 to 14, face accuse in the declared assault.The abduction case drew all-embracing absorption afterwards badge appear the girl's parents said they were abashed of her and didn't appetite her aback — a altercation after acknowledged by the family's pastor. The babe charcoal in accompaniment custody.The parents accept not been arrested because the adolescent is no best in harm's way, Phoenix badge agent Sgt. Andy Hill said Thursday. The Associated Press is not allotment the parents to abstain anecdotic their daughter, who badge say is a abduction victim.At atomic bristles incidents — starting back the babe was 4 — led to referrals to accompaniment Adolescent Careful Services, but by themselves didn't arete arrests at the time, Hill said. Taken together, board accept the incidents showed a arrangement of corruption and carelessness that becoming the barometer for abomination charges.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

US-Colombia Deal a Pretext for Military Spending

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez has aloft the stakes for Friday's affair of South American presidents by aggressive to breach relations with Colombia over affairs to accord U.S. troops a 10-year charter on its bases.Chavez says the U.S. has loosed "winds of war" on the abstemious — a position few diplomats allotment afterward tours by U.S. and Colombian admiral gluttonous to calm fears of adjoining nations.Even so, the bases accord has created ambiguity about bounded adherence and provided yet addition absolution for nations to absorb big on their militaries.Venezuela has caked about $4 billion into Russian weapons to adverse the blackmail Chavez sees from the billions in U.S. aggressive aid to Colombia. Ecuador is affairs 24 Brazilian warplanes and six Israeli drones to accumulate a afterpiece watch on its borders. Bolivia has opened a $100 actor band of acclaim with Russia to shop for weapons.These purchases were in the works alike afore capacity of the bases accord were appear aftermost ages by The Associated Press — and aegis spending about the arena is up sharply, mostly in the name of accepted modernization.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Pakistan's lawyers Protest Against Law

The Sri Lankan defence secretary has alleged on adopted countries to duke over Tamil Tiger rebels and their assets, account of millions of dollars.The appeal by Gotabaya Rajapaksa came weeks afterwards the arrest of the fresh Tamil Tiger leader, Selvarasa Pathmanathan.Mr Pathmanathan was arrested in a South East Asian nation beforehand this ages and brought to Colombo in a abrupt and backstairs operation.He is currently actuality interrogated by Sri Lankan aegis officials.The Sri Lankan aggressive declared achievement over Tamil Tiger rebels in May this year.Mr Pathmanathan is the best chief baton of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to be bent animate by Sri Lankan aegis forces.He's a acclimatized man, so he's advancing out with advice actual boring during interrogation. He was the being who ran a massive arrangement to acquirement accoutrements and armament for the LTTE for about 30 years," Mr Rajapaksa told the BBC.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sri Lanka calls for rebel assets

The Sri Lankan defence secretary has alleged on adopted countries to duke over Tamil Tiger rebels and their assets, account of millions of dollars.The appeal by Gotabaya Rajapaksa came weeks afterwards the arrest of the fresh Tamil Tiger leader, Selvarasa Pathmanathan.Mr Pathmanathan was arrested in a South East Asian nation beforehand this ages and brought to Colombo in a abrupt and backstairs operation.He is currently actuality interrogated by Sri Lankan aegis officials.The Sri Lankan aggressive declared achievement over Tamil Tiger rebels in May this year.Mr Pathmanathan is the best chief baton of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to be bent animate by Sri Lankan aegis forces.He's a acclimatized man, so he's advancing out with advice actual boring during interrogation. He was the being who ran a massive arrangement to acquirement accoutrements and armament for the LTTE for about 30 years," Mr Rajapaksa told the BBC.

Friday, September 4, 2009

NFL Boat Survivor Wonders Why He Lived

The sole survivor of a February canoeing blow that dead two NFL players and a above academy amateur said he's still apparitional circadian by "survivor's guilt" and wonders why he was the one who lived.I still ask every day, 'Why me?"' Nick Schuyler, 24, said in an account appointed to air Tuesday night on HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.The hardest time of day for me is at nighttime," he said. "I bung and turn, and your mind's weak. You get started cerebration about everything, the aforementioned thing: 'Why me?' I don't know.Schuyler, a above University of South Florida football player, said he got abhorrent on the Feb. 28 cruise and put on a diaphoresis shirt, pants, shoes, gloves and a hat. That helped him avoid off the furnishings of the hypothermia that led to the deaths of the others, who went into the baptize in shorts and T-shirts.Oakland Raiders linebacker Marquis Cooper, free-agent NFL arresting lineman Corey Smith and above USF amateur William Bleakley died.After 46 hours, Coast Guard searchers begin Schuyler sitting on the bark of the chaotic boat.Schuyler declared how the baiter agitated as the men approved to chargeless the anchor, which was ashore on the bottom, about 70 afar west of Clearwater. They approved in arrogant to about-face the baiter aback over, again were tossed about by 14-foot waves.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

New confirmation of Taliban leader's death

The Taliban's top agent in Pakistan, captured this anniversary by affiliated fighters and aegis forces, has accepted that the country's best capital active was asleep afresh by a U.S. missile strike, sources accustomed with his claiming said today.Maulvi Umar was arrested in the alien Mohmand arena forth the Afghan bound backward Monday night with the advice of a affiliated militia, according to aggressive sources who requested anonymity because they were not accustomed to allege about the matter. Umar has served as the Taliban's primary agent and was a top agent for active arch Baitullah Mahsud.While actuality questioned, Umar accustomed that Mahsud was asleep during a bang by an unmanned U.S. aircraft Aug. 5, according to intelligence sources.Umar's acceptance appears to adhesive the acceptance captivated by U.S. and Pakistani authorities that Mahsud was dead. Taliban commanders abjure that their baton was asleep and accept promised to air audio or video footage acknowledging he was alive, but accept so far bootless to do so.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Boston Mourns a Kennedy Brother

Mr. Kennedy died backward Tuesday at his home in the admixture in Hyannis Port, Mass., afterwards aggressive academician blight for 15 months. He was 77. His anatomy will lie in calm through 3 p.m. on Friday at the presidential library that Mr. Kennedy helped anatomy to account his brother.Mr. Kennedy’s anatomy accustomed at the library on Thursday afternoon afterwards a diffuse burial procession, which drew bags of acclamation and flag-waving mourners forth the streets from Cape Cod to city Boston.As Mr. Kennedy’s casket was taken from the hearse and into the library’s Stephen E. Smith Center, the continued Kennedy ancestors — calculation 85 in the celebration — emerged from atramentous limousines, action account cartage and a accountant bus. Crowds had been acquisition back aboriginal morning to access the accessible viewing, which was appointed to aftermost from at 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. But with so abounding bodies cat-and-mouse in line, workers at the library said Thursday black it was acceptable no one would be angry abroad and the examination would abide able-bodied accomplished 11. A clandestine canonizing account will additionally be captivated after Friday at the library.

Italian Regulators Investigating Google

Italian antagonism authorities said Thursday that they were investigating Google, afterward complaints from publishers that the aggregation was abusing its ascendant position on the Internet to abjure them a fair allotment of online announcement revenue.Carlo Malinconico, admiral of the Italian Federation of Newspaper Publishers, said the accumulation had complained to the antitrust ascendancy about a “lack of transparency” in Google’s chase agent and Google Account service, which compiles blurbs of account belief on the Web and provides links to them.Because Google does not acknowledge the belief for baronial account accessories or chase results, he said, newspapers are clumsy to hone their agreeable to try to acquire added acquirement from online advertising. Ad acquirement on the Web is anon proportional to the admeasurement of the audience, which is heavily afflicted by chase or Google Account rankings.Publishers accommodate abundant of the agreeable on the Internet, but they get about annihilation for it,” he said.This is not fair, in our opinion. Our activity is we lose added than we gain.

UN warns over swine flu in birds

The analysis of barbarian flu in birds in Chile raises apropos about the advance of the virus, the UN warns.Last anniversary the H1N1 virus was begin in turkeys on farms in Chile. The UN now says banty farms abroad in the apple could additionally become infected.Scientists are afraid that the virus could apparently mix with added alarming strains. It has ahead advance from bodies to pigs.However, barbarian flu charcoal no added astringent than melancholia flu. Chilean authorities aboriginal appear the adventure aftermost week. Two banty farms are afflicted abreast the anchorage of Valparaiso.Juan Lubroth, acting arch veterinary administrator of the UN Aliment and Agriculture Organization (FAO), said: "Once the ailing birds accept recovered, safe assembly and processing can continue. They do not affectation a blackmail to the aliment chain.Chilean authorities accept accustomed a acting apprehension and accept absitively to acquiesce the adulterated birds to balance rather than alternative them.It is anticipation the adventure represents a "spill-over" from adulterated acreage workers to turkeys.Canada, Argentina and Australia accept ahead appear advance of the H1N1 barbarian flu virus from acreage workers to pigs.

Military tracking reporters in Afghan war

The U.S. aggressive in Afghanistan accustomed Thursday that it pays a clandestine aggregation to aftermath profiles on journalists accoutrement the war.But admitting a address assuming the aggregation rated some reporters on their work, admiral denied that the advice is acclimated to adjudge which media associates biking with aggressive units.Pentagon admiral are on the arresting afterwards a contempo alternation of belief in the Stars and Stripes bi-weekly that said journalists were actuality buried by a Washington-based accessible relations firm, The Rendon Group, beneath a $1.5 actor arrangement with the military.