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Job of collecting evidence against BP may go to — BP

“I think they would do something in front of their own mother if they could,” says one attorney for plaintiffs…

WikiLeaks says evidence of war crimes in documents

WikiLeaks founder says evidence of war crimes in 91,000 leaked Afghanistan documents. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says the release of U.S. military documents relating to the war in Afghanistan is like opening the files of East Germany’s secret Stasi police. He says there appears to be evidence of war crimes…

Former AG Gonzales says he’s angry about criminal probe

Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Friday he’s angry about being put through a long-running criminal investigation into his role in the firings of U.S. attorneys. “I feel angry that I had to go through this. That my family had to suffer through and what for?” Gonzales said in an…

Court to US: Prove case against Gitmo prisoner, or release him

US government prosecutors must present evidence that an Algerian detainee held at Guantanamo Bay for over eight years truly belongs to Al-Qaeda or release him, a federal appeals court has ruled. The decision by the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has broad implications for the credibility…

Stewart: Beck ‘lives in a cloistered world of paranoid delusion’

Analysis: How World Zionist Organization helped Israel win PR battle Glenn Beck prides himself that there are secrets only he knows or has the raw guts to share with his audience. “Turn on any media outlet other than this one,” Beck proudly announced on Wednesday. “They’re not going to show…

Rep rebukes BP chief for denying existence of oil plumes

British Petroleum CEO Tony Hayward has lost a lot of credibility since one of his company’s drilling rigs exploded and sank into the Gulf of Mexico. Unfortunately for he and everyone at BP, Hayward just lost a bit more. Yesterday, Hayward claimed there are actually not any massive plumes of…

Fox News show: Gitmo ‘suicides’ torture gone wrong?

When three detainees at Guantanamo Bay were found hanged in their cells on June 9, 2006, the official explanation was suicide. Human rights attorney Scott Horton, however, believes that “clearly these were homicides.” Horton has been speaking out about the incident since last winter, apparently motivated by a concern that…

Court rebukes government attempt to use secret evidence in torture lawsuit

A court rejected Tuesday a government attempt to use secret evidence to defend alleged conspiracy in torture, in a ruling welcomed by former Guantanamo Bay inmates. Three Court of Appeal judges ruled that secret evidence cannot be used in civil proceedings brought by six ex-detainees of the notorious US prison…

Napolitano: No evidence of wider terror plot

Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano told CNN’s Candy Crowley there was no evidence that an attempt to blow up a Detroit-bound plane was part of a larger terror plot. “Right now, we have no indication that it’s part of anything larger, but obviously the investigation continues,” said Napolitano. From Agence…

After Hurricane Katrina, police lied to family about shooting

Matt McDonald left his native Connecticut and headed to New Orleans in the summer of 2005, shortly before Hurricane Katrina struck and floodwaters engulfed the city. McDonald was a troubled soul, a heavy drinker who had lived on the streets, but he kept in touch with his family, calling from…

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