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Airplane bathroom sex blamed for terror alert

With security officials on edge for the tenth anniversary of 2001′s World Trade Center attack, even something as trivial as passengers spending too much time in an airplane bathroom proved sufficient to cause fighter jets to be scrambled and bomb squads called in. ABC News reported on Sunday that there…

Clinton opposes budget cuts

WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Tuesday against budget cuts that could force an abrupt pullout of the US security presence in the Pacific at a time when China’s power is rising. The debate over reducing the US debt “does cast a pall over our ability to…

Obama will not cancel vacation over economic woes

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has no plans to cancel his summer vacation to deal with the US debt crisis and market turmoil sparked by fears over Europe’s finances, the White House said Wednesday. The president is due to head to his normal summer vacation spot on Martha’s Vineyard, an…

Obama confident Gaddafi will step down

WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama said Tuesday he was confident that Libyan strongman Moamer Kadhafi would “ultimately” step down and that he had not ruled out supplying arms to rebels seeking to oust him. Obama said the “noose” is tightening around the Libyan strongman, but noted it did not…

Obama tells world to unite against Libya bloodshed

WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama told the world Wednesday to unite to hold Libya accountable for a vicious protest crackdown, stiffening a US response to the crisis that critics had cast as too mild. In his first televised response to Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi’s decision to unleash vengeance on…

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