Archives for March 2014

Senate Report: Torture Didn’t Lead To Bin Laden

Terror suspects who were waterboarded “provided no new information about the courier” and offered no indication of where bin Laden was hiding, the senators said.

Associated Press
March 31st, 2014
By Associated Press
March 31st, 2014
FILE - This undated file photo shows al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. (AP Photo)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate investigation concludes waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods provided no key evidence in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, according to congressional aides and outside experts familiar with a still-secret, 6,200-page report. The finding could deepen the worst rift in years between lawmakers and the CIA. The

France To Fight Roots Of Terrorism

Fears resurfaced last week when authorities revealed three soda cans packed with nails, bolts and explosives plus bomb-making instructions at the apartment of a 23-year-old man who had returned from Syria.

Associated Press
March 31st, 2014
By Associated Press
March 31st, 2014

PARIS (AP) — To stop the stream of French youths pursuing jihad in Syria, France is preparing to try to tackle terrorism before it starts, by involving schools, parents and local Muslim leaders, The Associated Press has learned. This is part of a still-confidential plan prompted by fears that young radicals who travel to Syria could return home

Swiss Name 8 Banks In Foreign Exchange Manipulation Probe

The move is the latest twist in an investigation by regulators in the U.S., Europe and Asia on whether major banks colluded to manipulate the trillion-dollar foreign exchange market.

Associated Press
March 31st, 2014
By Associated Press
March 31st, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's competition regulator on Monday named eight global banks it is investigating for possible manipulation of foreign exchange rates. The move is the latest twist in an investigation by regulators in the U.S., Europe and Asia on whether major banks colluded to manipulate the trillion-dollar foreign exchange market. The

No National System To Track Landslide Hazards

“They knew that this mountain was unstable and they let people build there…This shouldn’t have happened.”

Associated Press
March 31st, 2014
By Associated Press
March 31st, 2014

SEATTLE (AP) — People living in the path of a deadly Washington state landslide had virtually no warning before a wall of mud, trees and other debris thundered down the mountain. Some of the homeowners didn't even know the hillside could give way at any time. Unlike the warning systems and elaborate maps that help residents and officials prepare

Hours Long Protest ‘Mayhem’ In Albuquerque

The protesters repeatedly marched the 2 miles from downtown Albuquerque to the University of New Mexico, holding signs protesting recent police shootings.

Associated Press
March 31st, 2014
By Associated Press
March 31st, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque's mayor said that a more than 10-hour protest over recent police shootings turned from peaceful into "mayhem," as officers in riot gear clashed with hundreds of protesters who blocked traffic, tried to get on freeways and shouted anti-police slogans. Mayor Richard Berry said Sunday that one officer was

Colo. Bill Is Latest Pushback Against Anti-vaccination Movement

A bill has cleared the House in Colorado that would require parents who don’t want to vaccinate their children to complete online education on the risks of not doing so.

Frederick Reese
March 31st, 2014
By Frederick Reese
March 31st, 2014
Nurse practitioner Susan Brown prepares a flu vaccination for a customer, Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, in Rockville, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Colorado House of Representatives passed a bill that would require parents seeking to exempt their children from vaccination for non-religious reasons to complete online education regarding the risks of not vaccinating their children. The bill, Colorado HB 1288, is aimed at increasing the percentage of children in the state who are vaccinated.