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Anti-bomb plan for Pentagon annex posted online

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In what officials admit is a major breach of security, a document describing design features intended to make a new Defense Departmentbuilding bomb-resistant has been posted on a public government website. The document, comprising a 30-page narrative and hundreds of pages of technical data, describes bomb-proofing features which were…

Gunman kills two inside Afghan defence ministry

KABUL (AFP) – An Afghan army infiltrator opened fire inside the defence ministry in Kabul on Monday, killing two soldiers and wounding seven in an audacious strike on the heart of government claimed by the Taliban. The attack, which the militants said was aimed at France’s visiting defence minister, was…

Italian PM Berlusconi makes first court appearance in 8 years

MILAN, Italy (AFP) – Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi attended a legal hearing on Monday for the first time in eight years, over allegations of fiscal fraud and breach of trust in his business interests. The hearing in judges’ chambers in Milan was part of a process to decide whether…

Pentagon: ‘We are not going after Gaddafi’

UPDATE 9:05 p.m.: A senior administration official tells CNN that Gaddafi’s compound was targeted by coalition forces in a Sunday night airstrike because it has command center capabilities. However, the damage done to the building does not render it ineffective as a command center. There is still no indication that…

Housing starts see biggest drop since 1984

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Housing starts posted their biggest decline in 27 years in February while building permits dropped to their lowest level on record, suggesting the beleaguered real estate sector has yet to rebound from its deepest slump in modern history. Groundbreaking on new construction dropped 22.5 percent last month…

Slideshow: Protesters flood Wisconsin Capitol

Tens of thousands of people are flooding the Wisconsin Capitol building to protest Gov. Walker’s budget cuts and blows to organized labor rights. We’re crowdsourcing the best images from the protests to share with you. Check out our slideshow below. You can add to this slideshow! Tag your twitpics with…

WATCH LIVE: Wisconsin rallies for worker rights

Tens of thousands of protestors are expected to flood the Wisconsin state capitol building today in the 27th consecutive day of protests. A “tractorcade” is planned for Saturday morning to make a point about workers’ and farmers’ rights. Don’t forget, if you’re in Madison, share your pictures with us! You…

Quake causes many injuries in Japan, tsunami

TOKYO (Reuters) – An earthquake measuring 7.9 struck off the northeast coast of Japan on Friday, shaking buildings in the capital Tokyo, causing “many injuries,” at least one fire and triggering a 10-meter (30-ft) tsunami warning, NHK television and witnesses reported. The public broadcaster showed black smoke billowing from a…

Exclusive: Walker and his ‘palace guards’ look to sow ‘chaos,’ tackled Wisc. Dem lawmaker tells Raw

‘Scott Walker thinks that the Capitol is some sort of palace and he has his own palace guards’ A Wisconsin lawmaker who was tackled by police while trying to get into the Capitol Thursday says the blame lies squarely with Gov. Scott Walker (R). Wisconsin state Rep. Nick Milroy (D)…

Shock video: Police gang-tackle Wisconsin Dem as he enters Capitol

Update: Tackled congressman releases statement Wisconsin state Rep. Nick Milroy released a statement Friday detailing a confrontation he had with police while trying to enter the Capitol building Thursday night. “Last night, I was aggressive in attempting to re-enter the Capitol and law enforcement was aggressive in trying to keep…

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