Daily Revolt

April 05, 2007

Bush Sending 12,000 More National Guardsmen to Iraq

Military: 8 U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq:
The U.S. military reported Thursday that eight U.S. soldiers were killed in the Baghdad area over the past three days as militants fought back against a security plan in its eighth week. An Army helicopter went down south of the capital, wounding four, after an Iraqi official said insurgents fired on it.

FBI agent possibly killed by colleague:
An FBI agent who was killed Thursday in a shootout with three bank robbery suspects might have been shot accidentally by another agent on his stakeout team, the FBI said.

Treatment may fuel cancer's spread, study finds:
Treating cancer with surgery, chemotherapy or radiation may sometimes cause tumors to spread and U.S. researchers said on Thursday they may have nailed down one of the causes -- a compound called TGF-beta.

Wal-Mart dog treats join pet food recall:
The recall of pet foods and treats contaminated with an industrial chemical expanded Thursday to include dog biscuits made by an Alabama company and sold by Wal-Mart under the Ol'Roy brand.

FCC seeks to reform 911 call tracking:
People make more 911 calls from cellular telephones than landlines these days, and police and firefighters increasingly worry about finding those callers in distress.

U.S. may give Iran access to 5 detainees:
U.S. and Iraqi officials are working to give Iran access to the five Iranians detained by American forces in Iraq, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday.

U.S. plans to send more National Guard to Iraq:
The U.S. Defense Department is preparing to send another 12,000 National Guard combat troops to Iraq, NBC Nightly News reported on Thursday, citing Pentagon sources.

Cheney accuses Pelosi of "bad behavior" in Syria:
Vice President Dick Cheney accused U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday of "bad behavior" on her Middle East trip, saying she bungled a message for Syria's president that was later clarified by Israel.

Florida police arrest activist for feeding homeless:
Police in Florida have arrested an activist for feeding the homeless in downtown Orlando.

Climate change threatens new dust bowl:
Changing climate will mean increasing drought in the Southwest a region where water already is in tight supply according to a new study.

Giuliani defends his pro-choice beliefs:
Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani on Thursday defended his record favoring the use of public money for abortions, saying he wouldn't try to undo a Supreme Court ruling allowing the procedures.

Russia rights groups criticize Bush over meeting:
Russian human rights groups on Thursday asked U.S. President George W. Bush to explain why he had a White House meeting with a Russian general accused of rights abuses in Chechnya.

World Bank's Wolfowitz asked to explain promotion:
The World Bank's employee organization has questioned the promotion and pay rise of a female staffer it says is involved with bank President Paul Wolfowitz.

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