August 18, 2010

News from the Home Front: 08/18/2010

Two Former Blackwater Employees Enter Not Guilty Pleas To Afghan Killings - Two former employees of a security firm, earlier known as Blackwater, entered not guilty pleas Tuesday to charges related to the killing of two Afghan civilians in May last year. (READ MORE)

Toronto archbishop leads by example, sponsors Iraqi refugee family - For Toronto Archbishop Thomas Collins, the fate of Iraqi Christians trapped in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon is not just another tough case in an unfair world full of too much heartbreak. (READ MORE)

Airman Missing In Action From WWII Identified - The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and returned to his family for burial with full military honors. (READ MORE)

Plane Breaches Obama Secure Airspace, Jets Scrambled - A small plane violated the secure airspace over President Obama’s location in Seattle, Washington, this afternoon, law enforcement officials told ABC News. (READ MORE)

Airspace breach brings Oregon jets to President Obama's plane, sonic booms to Seattle - What caused the booms that prompted scads of emergency calls from people in Western Washington who heard and felt a double boom about 1:50 p.m. Tuesday? A float plane, according to The Associated Press. (READ MORE)

CIA tapes of 9/11 detainee's interrogation don't show torture, official says - The interrogation of Ramzi Binalshibh, a key figure in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, was recorded several times while he was being questioned in Morocco by local intelligence officers, according to a U.S. official. (READ MORE)

The Justice Department weighs a criminal case against WikiLeaks - IN AN INTERVIEW this year with the New Yorker, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange acknowledged that his practice of posting largely unfiltered classified information online could one day lead the Web site to have "blood on our hands." (READ MORE)

Federal judge throws out piracy charges against 6 Somalis - A judge on Tuesday dismissed piracy charges against six Somali nationals accused of attacking a Navy ship off the coast of Africa, concluding the U.S. government failed to make the case their purported actions amounted to piracy. (READ MORE)

Soldier killed in Afghanistan to be laid to rest - A New Hampshire soldier killed earlier this month in Afghanistan will be buried at the state’s veterans’ cemetery with full military honors. (READ MORE)

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