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Italy Shocked by 'Clockwork Orange' Attack on Monks
Thursday, 28 August 2008
Italians have been left shocked by a ferocious assault on Franciscan monks by hooded thugs at a monastery in the foothills of the Alps, which has been compared to incidents seen in the film 'A Clockwork Orange.'
U.S. Forces Arrest Top Iraqi Official at Baghdad Airport
Thursday, 28 August 2008
An Iraqi official says U.S. forces have arrested Ali al-Lami, a top Shiite in charge of keeping senior supporters of Saddam Hussein out of the government.
Bloomberg Accidentally Kills Steve Jobs
Thursday, 28 August 2008
An obituary of very-much-alive Apple founder Steve Jobs was published accidentally by the Bloomberg business news wire. The obit, reprinted by Gawker, said that he "helped make computers as easy to use as telephones, changed the way animated films are made, persuaded consumers to tune in to digital music, and refashioned the mobile phone."
Some Reflections Upon the Pragmatics of the Biden Candidacy
Thursday, 28 August 2008
At last, after a build-up reminiscent of the Super Bowl, Sen. Barack H. Obama has chosen his vice presidential nominee. In some ways the selected of Delaware Sen. Joseph R. Biden, Jr., was a surprise.
U.S. Coalition: 100 Militants Killed in Afghanistan
Thursday, 28 August 2008
The U.S.-led coalition says its forces have killed more than 100 militants in four days of fighting in southern Afghanistan.
Military Building Zero-Energy Homes
Thursday, 28 August 2008
Environmental designers and green architects are meeting this week at Fort Campbell to plan the first "zero-energy" homes on a U.S. military installation, two duplexes that will incorporate solar panels and geothermal technology to produce as much energy as they consume.
Pregnant Woman Killed in Possible Drag Race Crash
Thursday, 28 August 2008
Authorities say three people including a pregnant woman and a 12-year-old girl were killed and two others were critically injured when their car ran into a tree in northeast Los Angeles.
OUT THERE: Pope Outraged by 'Crucified Frog'
Thursday, 28 August 2008
A depiction of frogs in a modern art sculpture that would make Kermit blush has also been condemned by Pope Benedict and labeled as blasphemous.
FDIC May Borrow Money from Treasury
Thursday, 28 August 2008
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC) might have to borrow money from the Treasury Department to see it through an expected wave of bank failures, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Missing Connecticut Man Found in Illinois a Year Later
Thursday, 28 August 2008
Police in Illinois found a Connecticut man who was reported missing last year, but it remains a mystery why he left his wife and son.
Pedophile Sentenced to Death for Murdering 9-Year-Old Boy
Thursday, 28 August 2008
Joseph Edward Duncan III was sentenced to death Wednesday for the 2005 kidnapping, torture and murder of a northern Idaho boy.
Near Fatal Bite Reveals 51 Deadly Snakes in Apartment
Thursday, 28 August 2008
A nearly fatal bite by a poisonous snake led to the arrest of a man Wednesday for keeping 51 deadly cobras and mambas in his Tokyo apartment without permission, police said.
China, Iraq Strike $3 Billion Oil Deal
Thursday, 28 August 2008
China and Iraq have signed a $3 billion deal revising an earlier agreement for China's biggest oil company to help develop the Ahdab oil field, an official at the Iraq's Oil Ministry said Thursday.
New Orleans Faces Hurricane Evacuation
Thursday, 28 August 2008
Three years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans residents face the prospect of an evacuation because of Tropical Storm Gustav. The storm is expected to strengthen to a hurricane over the gulf and make landfall from the Florida panhandle to Texas, with New Orleans the most likely target.
Is it Tim Pawlenty? One Billionaire Says Yes?
Thursday, 28 August 2008

From the Foster Friess newsletter… could this be the final clue? Is Tim Pawlenty going to be John McCain’s running mate and possibly the next Vice President of the United States? You decide:

Plouffe Tells Dems to Calm Down
Thursday, 28 August 2008
Barack Obama's campaign manager David Plouffe wants to reassure faithful that there's a plan -- and it's all about undecided voters. "We like who these undecided voters are," he said.
Biden Highlights Obama?s Plan to Escalate War in Afghanistan
Thursday, 28 August 2008
In his speech at the Democratic National Convention last night, Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden highlighted Barack Obama’s plan to escalate U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan.
Woman Gives Birth to Baby Boy on Flight to Australia
Thursday, 28 August 2008
An Indian woman gave birth to a healthy boy aboard a jet airliner while flying to Australia to reunite with her husband.
Top-Seeded Ivanovic Upset by Coin at U.S. Open
Thursday, 28 August 2008
In one of the biggest upsets in tennis history, Ivanovic lost to 188th-ranked Julie Coin of France 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
United Way CEO Paid $1.2 Million
Thursday, 28 August 2008
United Way of Central Carolinas CEO Gloria Pace King, whose $1.2 million salary and benefits are highest among 31 United Way organizations around the nation, has been told by the group's board to resign or be fired.
Bill Clinton Says ?Extreme Philosophy? of GOP Dates to Reagan Presidency
Thursday, 28 August 2008
In his speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver last night, former President Bill Clinton said that the Republican Party has been defined by an “extreme philosophy” for more than 25 years.
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