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Passenger tries to open door mid-air on Continental flight

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Passengers and crew on board a Chicago-bound flight on Sunday had to subdue a man who tried to open an emergency exit door mid-air, forcing the plane to make an unscheduled landing in St. Louis, authorities said. No injuries were reported, and the unidentified 43-year-old man from…

Obama on ’60 Minutes’: Osama bin Laden mission was ‘worth the risk’

In a pre-taped interview on CBS News’ “60 Minutes” Sunday night, President Barack Obama said that he didn’t regret the killing of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. “As nervous as I was about this whole process, the one thing I didn’t lose sleep over was the possibility of taking bin…

‘War dog’ in Osama bin Laden kill mission a breed apart

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The raid that took down Osama bin Laden is thought to have involved one special operative — a highly-trained military dog, part of an elite corps not to be confused with a family pet. The US military has refused to confirm if a dog was involved in…

Senator proposes TSA-style security for trains after al-Qaeda plans revealed

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A senator on Sunday called for a “no-ride list” for Amtrak trains after intelligence gleaned from the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound pointed to potential attacks on the nation’s train system. Sen. Charles Schumer said he would push as well for added funding for rail security and…

Gas prices hit $4 per gallon average across U.S.

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The average price for a gallon of gasoline in the United States rose 11.98 cents in the past two weeks, but last week’s fall in crude oil prices may signal lower costs to come, an industry analyst said on Sunday. The national average for self-serve, regular unleaded gas…

Obama questions Pakistan over Osama bin Laden

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama pressed Pakistan on Sunday to probe how Osama bin Laden managed to live for years under the noses of its military, saying he must have had some kind of support network. But one week after an elite team of Navy SEALs killed the Al-Qaeda…

Minnesota state Rep. Gruenhagen: ‘Perverted’ men made abortion legal

Minnesota state Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen (R) compared the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized access abortion, to the court’s ruling in Dred Scott v. Sandford, which said former slaves could not become U.S. citizens. “Ladies, the Supreme Court made this ruling,” Gruenhagen said on House floor in reference…

Condoleezza Rice: Bush deserves credit for bin Laden’s death

Appearing on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said both George W. Bush and President Barack Obama deserved credit for the operation that killed Osama Bin Laden. “Now it is absolutely the case that the United States of America has been fighting this war for at…

Fox News host doesn’t understand why killing bin Laden is OK but torture isn’t

Fox News’ Chris Wallace doesn’t understand the difference between killing the leader of the world’s most dangerous terrorist organization in a military operation and torturing detainees held in U.S. prisons. “We’ll all stipulate that bin Laden was a monster,” Wallace told National Security Advisor Tom Donilon Sunday. “But why is…

Giuliani considering 2012 run for president

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani says President Barack Obama’s success at taking out Osama bin Laden hasn’t deterred him from running for president. “Does it impact at all, Mayor Giuliani, your thinking about running for president next year?” NBC’s David Gregory asked Sunday. “Not in the slightest,” Giuliani…

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