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Phoenix police officer tased and then shot victim

Defense lawyer says Phoenix police officer indicted on murder charge in on-duty shooting A Phoenix police officer has been indicted on a second-degree murder charge for the on-duty shooting of a suspect, his lawyer said Thursday. Officer Richard Chrisman was served a summons on the indictment, attorney Craig Mehrens said.…

GOP ‘prearranged’ National Review editorial praising ‘Pledge to America’: report

Elements within the House Republican leadership “prearranged” an editorial in the National Review praising the GOP’s “Pledge to America” manifesto, according to the Daily Caller, in an effort to counteract widespread conservative criticism of the document. “Two high-level Republican sources” told the right-leaning Daily Caller’s Jon Ward that Neil Bradley,…

US unable to document any payments for Abu Ghraib

US cannot document any payment to detainees for abuse at Abu Ghraib. Fending off demands that he resign over the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told Congress he had found a legal way to compensate Iraqi detainees who suffered “grievous and brutal abuse and cruelty at…

DA: NYC cabbie attacker called himself a patriot

Prosecutors: Student called himself a patriot after attacking Muslim cab driver in NYC A college student declared himself “a patriot” after slashing a New York cabbie’s neck because the driver is Muslim, prosecutors said in a court document released Wednesday. Michael Enright also fumed to the police officers who arrested…

US couple allegedly tried to help Venezuela develop nuclear weapon

A scientist and his wife who both once worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory were arrested Friday after an FBI sting operation and charged with offering to help develop a nuclear weapon for Venezuela. They were accused of dealing with an FBI undercover agent posing as a Venezuelan agent, but…

Meek: Crist’s embrace of gay rights an ‘insult’

And Marco Rubio smiled. Kendrick Meek, the Democratic nominee for Florida’s US Senate seat, is using a Raw Story report to blast Republican-turned-independent Charlie Crist as an opportunist for planning to champion gay rights issues. Raw Story editor John Byrne obtained a document Sunday revealing Crist’s intended proposals: The document…

US expects to subsidize Afghan training for years

US expects to spend billions on Afghanistan training long after drawdown of its forces The United States expects to spend about $6 billion a year training and supporting Afghan troops and police after it begins pulling out its own combat troops in 2011, The Associated Press has learned. The previously…

WikiLeaks releases CIA analysis, no bombshell revelations

WikiLeaks on Wednesday released a CIA memo analyzing the risks of terrorists operating from the United States, but the document offered no dramatic revelations of government secrets like the website’s earlier leaks. The CIA paper — titled “What If Foreigners See the United States as an ‘Exporter of Terrorism’?” —…

IMF document illustrates plan to raise global currency

It’s no secret that many of the world’s largest industrialized nations are somewhat eager to ease their reliance on the U.S. dollar. For months China and Russia have pushed ever subtly, for a new “global reserve currency,” to give governments around the world enhanced economic stability in the event of…

WikiLeaks exposure endangers Afghan lives: Times

The leak by the WikiLeaks website of 90,000 secret documents on the war in Afghanistan has put hundreds of Afghan lives at risk because the files identify informants working with NATO forces, the Times reported Wednesday. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said earlier this week that all the documents released through…

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