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Thursday, April 10, 2008

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  • Ex-Navy Lawyer Explains Guantanamo Leak
    Former Navy lawyer Matthew Diaz was sentenced to six months in the brig for leaking the names of prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay to a rights group. Despite remorse, he says "I can live comfortably with myself, making that decision, based on the facts as they were at the time."
  • Bush Cuts Combat Tour Lengths to One Year
    President Bush announces that troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan will serve 12-month tours — down from 15. The shorter war zone assignments will take effect beginning with the next troop rotations in August.
  • Jury to Decide Fate of 'Black Widows'
    A Los Angeles jury hears closing arguments in the trial of two women charged with murder in an insurance scam. The women, both in their 70s, were named as beneficiaries on policies held by homeless men who were killed by hit-and-run car accidents.
  • U.K. Tabloids Engrossed by Nazi Sex Scandal
    Max Mosley, president of autoracing's Formula One Federation, is fighting to keep his job after a video surfaced allegedly showing him consorting with prostitutes in a Nazi concentration camp fantasy. Mosley, whose father was leader of Britain's fascist movement before World War II and a friend of Adolf Hitler, strongly denies the allegations.
  • U.S. May Ease Afghan Prisoners' Isolation
    For years, the U.S. military has been criticized for its secret detention facility at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. The Red Cross says nearly 650 people held at Bagram are never allowed family visits. But a new video-call program appears to be easing their isolation.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker, from 'Sex' to Sensibility
    This spring, Sarah Jessica Parker returns to the big screen with a romantic comedy and a Sex and the City reprise. While she enjoys playing fashionista Carrie Bradshaw, the actress relishes her "rather dull" home life as a wife and mother.
  • Boeing Protests Rivals' Plan for Ala. Aircraft Plant
    Since Euro-U.S. partners EADS and Northrop Grumman won a $40 billion contract to build Air Force refueling aircraft, they've announced plans for a new facility in Mobile, Ala. Chicago-based Boeing has lodged a formal protest, saying the contract will siphon jobs away the United States. Mobile officials disagree, reports Alabama Public Radio's Brett Tannehill.
  • U.S. Biodiesel Subsidies Anger Europeans
    The price of the raw material the U.S. biodiesel industry uses most, soy oil, has shot up, all but pricing the alternative fuel out of the U.S. market. A hefty tax credit and a big leap in exports to Europe are keeping the industry afloat, angering Europeans, who accuse Americans of flooding their market with artificially cheap fuel.
  • American Feels Pinch of FAA-Ordered Groundings
    American Airlines had plenty of financial problems, even before this week. A slumping economy and soaring fuel costs cut into earnings. Now, lost revenue from thousands of grounded flights could be a major hit to the nation's largest airline.
  • Colombia Trade Deal Sparks Partisan Brawl on Hill
    A modest free trade deal with Colombia has turned into a partisan brawl on Capitol Hill after the president provocatively sent the proposal to Congress with a 90-day deadline. The Democratic-led House voted to remove the timetable, which would have forced a potentially unpopular election-year vote.

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