Innocent Mom or Would-Be Terrorist? Trial for Neuroscientist Nea. NEW YORK – Jurors heard a U.S.
-trained Pakistani scientist portrayed Monday in closing arguments at her attempted murder trial as both a would-be terrorist determined to kill Americans and a fearful woman framed by the government. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher La Vigne cited testimony that Aafia Siddiqui had bomb-making instructions, documents referencing a "mass casualty attack" and a list of New York City landmarks including the Statue of Liberty when she was detained in Afghanistan in 2008.
Siddqui was carrying "a road map for destruction — documents about attacking the United States," he said in federal court in Manhattan. During the two-week trial, FBI agents and U.S. soldiers testified that when they went to interrogate Siddiqui at an Afghan police station, she snatched up an unattended assault rifle and shot at them while yelling, "Death to Americans.
" "She saw a chance to kill Americans and took it," the prosecutor said. Older Adults Need Less Sleep - Neurology. Henrietta Lacks’ ‘Immortal’ Cells. The Top Ten VC Blogs (New And Improved) PlayStation 3 'hacked' by iPhone cracker. A US hacker who gained notoriety for unlocking Apple's iPhone as a teenager has told BBC News that he has now hacked Sony's PlayStation 3 (PS3).
George Hotz said the hack, which could allow people to run pirated games or homemade software, took him five weeks. 100-year-old child molester back in jail - Crime & courts- msnbc. Taxpayers pay $101,000 for Pelosi's in-flight 'food, booze' Text smaller Text bigger It reads like a dream order for a wild frat party: Maker’s Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, E&J brandy, Bailey’s Irish Crème, Bacardi Light rum, Jim Beam whiskey, Beefeater gin, Dewars scotch, Bombay Sapphire gin, Jack Daniels whiskey … and Corona beer.
But that single receipt makes up just part of the more than $101,000 taxpayers paid for “in-flight services” – including food and liquor, for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trips on Air Force jets over the last two years. That’s almost $1,000 per week. Obama plans $33 billion tax credit for jobs and wages - Jan. 28, Obama hopes tax credits will motivate small companies to hire, but business owners like Jimmie Hughes say the approach is backward: to hire, Hughes needs sales and cash, not tax cuts.By Catherine Clifford, staff reporterJanuary 29, 2010: 2:02 PM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- When President Obama called last month for a new tax break to spur job creation, critics blasted him for offering no specifics.
Film features: 14 Most Depressing Movies Ever. Sign In. Top Tech Acquisitions Of 2009. The Dial Brings a Fashion Edge to Cell Phone Technology. While Google and Apple are racing to create phones with the most apps and fastest internet speeds, none of the technology giants are thinking outside the design box when it comes to the form of a phone. Luckily, there are designer slike Jung Dae Hoon to fill the void.
Hoon, a young designer with ties to Samsung and LG, has designed The Dial - a cell phone worn like a stylish bangle. Ron Paul Warns Of Coming “Social And Political Chaos” Steve WatsonInfowars.net Friday, Jan 22, 2010. Obama's proposed budget for NASA starts moon war on earth - wash. The Obama administration is killing Constellation, NASA's ambitious back-to-the moon program. The decision represents a thunderous demolition of the Bush-era strategy at the space agency, which had already poured $9 billion into a new rocket, the Ares 1, and a new crew capsule, Orion.
Both were years from completion. And now both have been spiked by the administration's 2011 budget, released Monday. The budget includes $2.5 billion over the next two years to shut down Constellation. Instead of continuing to develop the Ares 1 and Orion, the administration wants to invest $6 billion over five years in a commercial space taxi to carry astronauts into low Earth orbit.
Change does not come easily in the complex and highly political enterprise that is space travel. "The president's proposed NASA budget begins the death march for the future of U.S. human spaceflight," Sen. Nasa photographs 'trees' on Mars. 'Transformers,' 'Land of the Lost' lead Razzies - MSN Movies New. Dem. senators spent weekend with bank, energy, tobacco lobbyists.
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US raises stakes on Iran by sending in ships and missiles. Tension between the US and Iran heightened dramatically today with the disclosure that Barack Obama is deploying a missile shield to protect American allies in the Gulf from attack by Tehran.
The US is dispatching Patriot defensive missiles to four countries – Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Kuwait – and keeping two ships in the Gulf capable of shooting down Iranian missiles. Washington is also helping Saudi Arabia develop a force to protect its oil installations. American officials said the move is aimed at deterring an attack by Iran and reassuring Gulf states fearful that Tehran might react to sanctions by striking at US allies in the region. Washington is also seeking to discourage Israel from a strike against Iran by demonstrating that the US is prepared to contain any threat. The 12 Most Insane Things You Can Buy on the Internet. What’s New in ScribeFire 3.5? - Scribefire: Fire up your bloggin. Hundreds of Mostly Tiny Quakes Are Rattling Yellowstone Park - N.