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Jon Stewart to Apple: ‘Microsoft was supposed to be the evil one’

Apple promised to save the world from conformity in its famous 1984 advertisement. Following the raid of a blogger that obtained a next generation iPhone, the technology company may now be turning into Big Brother. Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart says Microsoft was supposed to be “the evil one” but Apple…

Demonstration against civilian deaths turns violent

KABUL (AFP) – A demonstration by Afghan tribesmen turned violent Sunday as they set fire to fuel tankers during a protest over the alleged killing of civilians in a military raid, officials said. Colonel Ghulam Mustafa, provincial police chief for Logar, a troubled province to the south of Kabul, said…

Feds indict ex-Blackwater president, four others on gun charges

A former president of security contractor Blackwater and four other company officials have been indicted on federal weapons charges, the Associated Press reports. Federal prosecutors indicted Gary Jackson, who was president of Blackwater until last year, on Friday in a case that stemmed from a raid on Blackwater’s North Carolina…

NATO admits killing Afghan women in bungled raid

KABUL (AFP) – NATO forces have admitted killing three women in a bungled raid on a village in Afghanistan earlier this year, after initially denying involvement. The NATO International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said in a statement late Sunday that its troops were responsible for the women’s deaths in a…

Reporter: NATO covering up, lying about civilian killings

A British reporter who reported on an apparent cover-up of the killing of an Afghan family says the NATO-led forces in that country habitually lie about innocent civilians’ deaths. Jerome Starkey, the Afghanistan correspondent for the Times of London, says the “embed culture” of reporting in war zones results in…

Ex-Blackwater chief may face charges for illegally stocking weapons

Federal prosecutors are considering filing weapons charges against former top officials of the Blackwater Worldwide private security company over allegations they illegally stockpiled automatic rifles at the company’s North Carolina headquarters, The Associated Press has learned. Senior Justice Department officials are reviewing a draft indictment against former president Gary Jackson,…

Update: Ft. Hood shooter-linked cleric not killed in Yemen, sources say

UPDATE The Muslim cleric whom alleged Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan contacted prior to the shooting was not killed in a Yemeni air strike Thursday, the cleric’s friends and relatives say. Officials with the government of Yemen initially said Anwar al-Awlaki may have been among the dead in an air…

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