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August deadliest month for U.S. troops in Afghan war

WASHINGTON — August has proved the deadliest month for US forces in Afghanistan since the war began nearly 10 years ago, with the death toll at 66 troops, according to the Pentagon. The downing of a Chinook helicopter by insurgents in eastern Afghanistan, in which 30 troops died — including…

ACLU sues Baltimore police for deleting videos off cell phone

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland (ACLU) on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the Baltimore City Police Department on behalf a man whose personal videos were deleted after he filmed officers subduing and arresting a woman. “Police officers doing their jobs in a public place are accountable to the…

‘Illegal’ Recall Walker political signs pop up across Wisconsin

Signs calling for the recall of Governor Scott Walker can be found in the lawns of residents across the state of Wisconsin, but political yard signs are outlawed under state law except during the election season. “Municipalities and the state law, both often purport to restrict political signs to a…

Political storm brews over disaster relief

WASHINGTON — In a prelude to ugly autumn budget fights, the White House and its Republican foes battled Wednesday over whether disaster relief for Hurricane Irene’s victims must be offset by spending cuts elsewhere. The feud, the latest in a running US political war over the role of government, flared…

Man survives pruning shears in eye socket

LOS ANGELES — An 86-year-old American has made a stunning recovery after a gardening accident left him with a pair of pruning shears impaled through an eye socket deep into his skull. Leroy Luetscher lost his balance and fell face-down on the shears, which had landed point-end down in the…

Obama to view hurricane damage on Sunday

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama will view damage from Hurricane Irene on Sunday in Paterson, New Jersey, site of disastrous floods sparked by the storm last weekend, the White House said. Thousands of people remain cut off by flooding in Vermont, New Jersey and upstate New York in the…

Facebook plans to become music platform

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook is poised to pipe tunes into the world’s largest online social network in an alliance with streaming music services Rdio, MOG, and Spotify, technology blog Mashable said on Wednesday. People will be able to listen to music at Facebook.com, which will serve as a media platform…

Obama to unveil jobs plan on September 7

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama Wednesday requested the spotlight of a joint session of Congress on September 7 to unveil his new jobs plan at the exact time of a Republican 2012 candidates debate. Obama’s decision to debut his initiative — possibly his last chance to revive the staggering…

Judge allows ‘vindictive prosecution’ defense in Dan Choi trial

After three days of testimony Wednesday, a magistrate judge stopped the U.S. government’s trial of former Lt. Dan Choi to allow defense lawyers to argue that the gay activist had been targeted for “vindictive prosecution.” U.S. Magistrate Judge John Facciola told prosecutors that defense lawyers had presented enough evidence for…

Rep. West considers leaving Black Caucus after anti-tea party remarks

Rep. Allen West (R-FL) is considering leaving the Congressional Black Caucus after a Democratic member said that the tea party — whose caucus West also belongs to — wants to see African-Americans “hanging on a tree.” West is the first Republican member of the Black Caucus in more than a…

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