Sunday, July 09, 2006

Today's Details

-A U.S. envoy expressed support for China's proposal to hold informal six-nation talks on the North Korean nuclear threat and offered to meet bilaterally with the North on the sidelines of those discussions. DETAILS

-Former U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay suggested Friday that he may not be ready for retirement just yet, a day after a federal judge ruled that his name must remain on the November ballot even though he resigned from Congress. DETAILS

-A frightening incident on a New York to Florida flight, where passengers tackled another flier they say rammed the cockpit door. And it turns out the suspect is a U-S Army solider who served in Iraq. This happened last night on a Delta flight to Tampa, where an airport spokeswoman says the soldier is in custody. The soldier's brother told investigators he has mental problems related to his military service. But the spokeswoman adds there's no evidence he meant to harm anyone on the flight. (How sad. More of this to come, I'm sure.) DETAILS

-The Secret Service on Friday revealed four more visits to the White House in 2001 by disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, including one to see a domestic policy aide to Vice President Dick Cheney. The newly released records of Abramoff's access to the White House bring the total number of his known visits to seven. DETAILS

- First Lieutenant Ehren K. Watada was formally charged with three articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice: missing movement (Article 87), contempt towards officials (Article 88), and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman (Article 133). If convicted of all charges by a general court-martial, Lt. Watada could be sentenced to four years in a military prison. DETAILS

-A U.S. military report found that senior Marine officers failed to investigate conflicting and false reports of the killings of up to 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha last year, U.S. media reported on Friday. DETAILS


At Saturday, July 08, 2006 12:41:00 PM , Blogger Marty said...

Regarding The Hammer....I knew we here in Houston hadn't seen the last of this scoundrel.


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