Newsweek Retracts Story on Quran Abuse
Newsweek magazine, under fire for publishing a story that
led to deadly protests in Afghanistan, said Monday it was
retracting its report that a military probe had found
evidence of desecration of the Quran by U.S. interrogators
at Guantanamo Bay.
Muslim Reaction to Newsweek Apology: Too Little, Too Late
Muslims brushed off an apology to readers that appeared in
this week's edition of the newsweekly that acknowledged
errors in a story alleging U.S. interrogators at Guantanamo
Bay desecrated the Koran, Islam's holy book. Interestingly
enough, Newsweek has an Arabic issue but there was no
mention of the apology in this week's issue. Critics called
it a strategic move in the face of the overwhelming and
violent reaction. The report sparked protests in
Afghanistan, where at least 15 were killed and more than 100
Muslim double standard on religious desecration?
Islamic world blasted for protesting Quran 'story,' silence
on Jewish incidents
U.S. Looking Into Militant Incitement
The U.S. military needs better relations with Islamic
leaders in Afghanistan and is looking at whether militant
groups fanned the violence and anti-American sentiment
sparked by a report alleging interrogators desecrated
Islam's holy book, a U.S. commander said Monday.
Rice: U.S. Will Pressure Syria Regarding Iraq Border
Rice also praised the expanded role given Sunni Arabs and
said she was confident the Iraqi government could meet
Insurgents’ violence a bid for civil war?
Fears rise that extremists killing civilians may spark
Saddam Bribed Russians for U.N. Favors
Russian leaders received millions of dollars in Iraqi oil
allocations from top representatives in Saddam Hussein's
former government in hopes of ending U.N. penalties against
Iraq, Senate investigators were told.
Terror accused tells of bin Laden interview
Al-Jazeera reporter says he spoke with bin Laden weeks after
Lawyers Want Venue Change in Al-Arian Terror Case
The former computer science professor and three others now
are going to be tried on charges they helped fund the
Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
Air Travelers Stripped Bare with X-ray Machine
The refrigerator-sized machines are considered a
breakthrough in scanning technology but have been labeled "a
virtual strip search" by the American Civil Liberties Union.
Congress May Be Ready for New Sanctions Against Iran
As Iran appears to move closer to resuming nuclear
activities, support has been quietly building in Congress
for new U.S. sanctions, including penalties that could
affect multinational companies and this country's foreign
Police Foil Missile Plot in Jerusalem
Jewish extremists talked of firing a missile at a key
Islamic holy site in Jerusalem, and hundreds of others
blocked main highways with burning tires - examples of how
opponents hope to scuttle Israel's planned pullout from Gaza
and part of the West Bank.
'Grandma' Mae Magouirk dies
81-year-old was at center of post-Schiavo euthanasia
Runaway Bride May Have Sought Old Flame
Jennifer Wilbanks wasn't just running away from her wedding,
she was running toward something — an old paramour with whom
she had had a steamy sexual relationship.
Mexico’s Fox apologizes for racial comment
President Vicente Fox reversed course Monday night and
apologized for saying that Mexicans in the United States do
the work that blacks won’t.
Man sentenced after trying to rob bank with a vacuum
Michael Shewman won't be cleaning up with his vacuum
cleaner. He's been sentenced to 20 years in prison after
pretending that a vacuum cleaner attachment was a gun.
Artists concerned tattoos losing nonconformist lure
As models flaunted head-to-toe body art and hard rock
pulsated in a cavernous ballroom, veteran tattoo artists at
a New York convention on Saturday wondered if their once
taboo artistry was losing its nonconformist lure.
Saucy sheep comment OK, says authority
A man who decided to use fire instead of sledgehammers on a
demolition project blamed his own bad judgment for starting
a blaze that destroyed three unoccupied buildings in town.
"I would've been all right if the wind hadn't changed," said
Stinson Bailey, 63, after he was charged with reckless
burning and disorderly conduct in connection with Saturday's
Krakatoa rumors stoke tsunami fears
Many residents of Indonesia’s Sumatra island fled to higher
ground before dawn on Tuesday after rumors that a notorious
volcano had erupted sending a tsunami hurtling towards the
coast, local media reported.
War hero 'donkey man' remembered
As a parade is held in the home town of a stretcher-bearer
who died in action as he rescued soldiers on his donkey, the
BBC news website looks at the remarkable life of Private
John Simpson Kirkpatrick.
French to Protest Lost National Holiday
A poll published Sunday in regional weekly Dimanche Ouest
France indicated that 55 percent of the French do not plan
on going to work.
Saucy sheep comment OK, says authority
New Zealand broadcasting authorities reject complaint about
radio presenter who claimed local people cuddle their sheep.
American way of life attacked in films at Cannes
The dark underside of the United States has taken center
stage in several films at Cannes this year, capped on Monday
with a scathing attack of past and present racism in America
by Danish director Lars von Trier.
Jackson witnesses portray family as rude, greedy
Michael Jackson's accuser drank alcohol, his younger brother
secreted a stash of porn magazines and his mother drove off
for a body wax at the singer's expense at the time the
family claims they were being held at Neverland, defense
witnesses told jurors on Monday.
Britney gives up sexy image for comfort
Pregnant pop star Britney Spears has warned fans they will
never see looking sexy again because as a wife she "doesn't
care" what she looks like.
‘Raymond’ ends on warm, funny note
It was a typical outing, with just a little farewell
tenderness - in Raymond’s throat after the surgery, which he
was nursing with ice cream, and in the hearts of the usually
Drug's Effect on Cancer Stuns Doctors
No one could have been more surprised than the doctors
themselves. They were just hoping to relieve the symptoms of
a deadly blood disorder — and ended up treating the disease
itself. In nearly half of the people who took the
experimental drug, the cancer became undetectable.
ACLU Files Suit Over Abstinence Program
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Monday
alleging that the federal government has improperly used
taxpayer dollars to fund Christian religious activities.
Women having abortions over and over
33% repeat in Britain, procedure's risks allegedly swept
Menstrual Cycle May Alter Brain Chemistry
Hormonal changes may actually alter the chemical balance in
the brain and trigger some of the mood swings associated
with a woman's monthly menstrual cycle, according to a new
Science facts catch up with ‘Star Wars’
3-D teleconferencing, sassy robots ... but no lightsabers
Oxygen generator out on space station
A balky Russian oxygen generator broke down on the
International Space Station, but its two-man crew has a
reserve air supply that would last about five months, NASA
officials said Friday.
Unveils New PlayStation 3 Consoles
Sony Corp unveiled three flavors of its new PlayStation 3
video game machine Monday in what is likely a new round of
console wars with rivals Microsoft and Nintendo.
Microsoft unveils new Xbox 360
Microsoft Corp. unveiled its new Xbox 360 on Thursday,
taking aim at Sony Corp in the video game console market
with a machine sporting high-definition graphics and
features that make it an entertainment hub for the living
Nissan, GM Head Vehicle Quality Survey
Nissan Motor Co. and General Motors Corp. were the top
performers in a new survey of vehicle quality, with
satisfied owners praising power and styling.
Restaurant icon HoJo's close to disappearing
The orange roof is long gone, and the Simple Simon plaque is
history. The famous 28 flavors of ice cream have dwindled to
Senate Dems Float Filibuster Compromise
The Dems say they won't block judicial nominees "except in
extreme circumstances" if the GOP doesn't use the 'nuclear
Should political blogs be regulated?
Ordinarily, the U.S. Federal
Elections Commission is preparing to hire some extra
mailroom staff about now. But since the overwhelming
majority of responses to the current invitation to public
comment are likely to arrive electronically, there probably
won't be many mail sacks to heave up to the boardroom.
Buchanan sees 'war' within conservatism
Pat Buchanan speaks of American conservatism in the past
tense. "The conservative movement has passed into history,"
says the one-time White House aide, three-time presidential
candidate, commentator and magazine publisher.
The White House 'Thank You' Tour
At a GOP fund-raiser last March, Michigan Rep. Vernon Ehlers
was waiting for his turn to take a photo with President Bush
when he felt a tap on his shoulder.
Middle-School Girl Gets Detention For Hugging
Public displays of affection are against the rules at Sky
View Middle School, and 14-year-old Cazz Altomare found that
out the hard way.
Preschoolers expelled more often, study finds
Preschools are expelling youngsters at three times the rate
of public schools, according to a nationwide study by Yale
researchers, prompting concerns that children are being set
up for educational failure at a very young age.
'Little Black Book' teaches kids 'gay' sex
Massachusetts group decries aggressive pro-homosexual
NCAA to ban Indian mascots?
Governing body could decide by August on future of teams
Rice vs. Thomas for NFL Boss?
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Supreme Court
Justice Clarence Thomas, both of whom admit they want the
job of NFL commissioner.
Another Bad Hurricane Season Predicted
The Atlantic Seaboard and the Gulf Coast could be in for
another bad hurricane season, one of the government's top
forecasters said Monday.
SWAT teams to save escaped, wild animals?
When California game wardens killed a Bengal tiger in a Los
Angeles suburb in February, Alan Schulman mourned the death
of another cat whose dwindling numbers have landed it on the
endangered species list. Then the noted veterinarian of 25
years launched a campaign to change a state wildlife policy
that he calls "shoot first and ask questions later."