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Homeland Security ‘messages’ coming to Walmart, hotels, malls

Shoppers at Walmart will soon have something other than glossy magazines and chewing gum to look at when in the checkout line: A “video message” from the Department of Homeland Security asking them to look out for “suspicious” activity and report it immediately. It’s part of a new Department of…

Cable: Abu Ghraib torture inspired hundreds of Saudis to jihad

The Bush administration’s torture program was a beacon for Islamic extremists seeking to recruit fellow fighters in the war against America and its allies, a leaked diplomatic cable has shown. A State Department document released by whistleblower website WikiLeaks, detailing discussions between Saudi Arabia and US Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, noted…

Bombs kill Iran nuclear scientist, wound another

Bombers on motorcycles kill Iranian nuclear scientist, wound another. Assailants on motorcycles attached bombs to the cars of two nuclear scientists as they were driving to work in Tehran Monday, killing one and wounding the other, state media and officials said. Iran’s nuclear chief, Ali Akbar Salehi, said the man…

Saudi king ‘repeatedly requested’ US attack Iran: WikiLeaks documents

Included in 250,000 documents being released by WikiLeaks this week was a secret diplomatic cable that indicated Saudi King Abdullah had urged the US ambassador to Iraq, Ryan Crocker, to use force to stop Iran’s nuclear program. According to the document, Abdullah repeatedly requested that the US attack Iran. Other…

Senator Lindsey Graham: US should launch pre-emptive strike to ‘sink and destroy’ Iran

Graham says military operations may be necessary, Gates says political-economic approach is working Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said the United States should use military force to provoke regime change in Iran if economic sanctions do not halt the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. Speaking to attendees of the Halifax International Security…

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke defends $600 billion shadow stimulus

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke defended the Fed’s new $600 billion program to aid the economy on Saturday, rejecting concerns that it will spur runaway inflation. Critics, including some Fed officials, fear that all the money being injected into the economy could ignite inflation or speculative bubbles in the prices…

US flags $2.4 billion for high-speed trains

WASHINGTON — The United States on Thursday flagged 2.4 billion dollars to develop high-speed rail projects as it moved toward building the nation’s first nationwide program of next-generation service. President Barack Obama’s administration announced that 54 high-speed rail projects in 23 states will share in 2.4 billion dollars to continue…

NY Rep wants 50% discount for fresh produce bought with food stamps

Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) has an interesting idea: instead of paying the poor to buy cheap, processed foods that make them sick, offer a discount — and thereby more food — if they purchase fresh produce. It’s an innovation to welfare that does much more than maintain the status quo.…

US terror training in Yemen reflects wider program

US expands military training in Yemen, reflecting a broader counterterror program U.S. special operations forces are expanding their training of the Yemeni military as the Obama administration broadens its program to counter terrorism in countries reluctant to harbor a visible American military presence. That balancing act has become an administration…

Watchdog panel: US bailout money ended up in overseas banks

Watchdog says US financial rescue had greater impact overseas than foreign bailouts in US The $700 billion U.S. bailout program launched in response to the global economic meltdown had a far greater impact overseas than other countries’ financial rescue plans did on the U.S., according to a new report from…

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