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Gates defends decision to close Gitmo

Posted: 05/22/2009 - Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the Obama administration had no choice but to order the shutdown of the prison at Guantanamo because "the name itself is a condemnation" of U.S. anti-terrorism strategy.

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3 soldiers killed in Baghdad bombing

Posted: 05/21/2009 - The U.S. military says 3 soldiers have been killed and nine others wounded in a roadside bombing in southern Baghdad.

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Initial US trial set for Gitmo detainee

Posted: 05/21/2009 - The Obama administration is pressing ahead with its plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center, deciding to put a "high value" detainee on trial in New York City despite resistance from some in Congress.

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NYC police: Terror suspects wanted to commit jihad

Posted: 05/21/2009 - The New York City police commissioner says four men wanted to commit jihad when they plotted to bomb a Jewish temple and shoot down military planes in upstate New York.

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At least 98 dead in Indonesia crash

Posted: 05/20/2009 - Indonesian authorities now say at least 98 people were killed in today's crash of a military plane carrying troops and their families.

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Source says Vick has left federal prison

Posted: 05/20/2009 - A person familiar with the release details says suspended NFL star Michael Vick has left a Kansas prison to begin home confinement in Virginia.

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New rules to provide cleaner cars, trucks

Posted: 05/19/2009 - A White House environmental adviser says the administration plan to combine tighter emission standards with higher fuel efficiency will protect consumer choice and provide cleaner vehicles.

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Blue whales returning to former Alaska waters

Posted: 05/18/2009 - Scientists say one of the largest animals to ever live on earth is returning to Alaska in search of food and could be re-establishing an old migration route.

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Last dance with Hubble

Posted: 05/18/2009 - Astronauts are about to touch the Hubble Space Telescope for the last time.

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Prosecutors seek prison for mom in MySpace hoax

Posted: 05/18/2009 - A Missouri mother once accused of scheming over the Internet to humiliate 13-year-old neighbor is to be sentenced in federal court in Los Angeles today.

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Complaint seeks disbarment of Bush lawyers

Posted: 05/18/2009 - Two outside groups want Bush administration lawyers linked to memos on harsh interrogation techniques of detainees to lose their licenses to practice law.

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WHO annual meeting agenda is swine flu worries

Posted: 05/18/2009 - As swine flu continues to spread, the World Health Organization has begun its annual meeting in Geneva where it's focused on the outbreak and the possibility of a vaccine.

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American journalist thanks supporters

Posted: 05/15/2009 - Journalist Roxana Saberi is paying tribute today to those who supported her during her time in captivity in Iran on spying charges.

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