helicopters crashed in Afghanistan on
Monday, two apparently colliding mid-air
killing four US soldiers and another
following a deadly raid on suspected
drug traffickers, the military said.
October 23, 2009
Probe of Mexican
drug cartel leads to hundreds of U.S. arrests
Drug agents swept
through Los Angeles and dozens of other
locations Wednesday and Thursday,
arresting more than 300 people and
seizing large quantities of drugs,
weapons and money in the biggest U.S.
crackdown against a Mexican drug cartel.
October 13, 2009
13,000 more troops to Afghanistan
In an unannounced
move, President Barack Obama is
dispatching an additional 13,000 US
troops to Afghanistan beyond the 21,000
he announced publicly in March, The
Washington Post reported Monday.
October 12, 2009
better financed than al-Qaida
The Taliban are in
much stronger financial shape than
al-Qaida and rely on a wide range of
criminal activities to pay for attacks
on U.S. and coalition forces in
Afghanistan, a senior Treasury
Department official said Monday.
Suspect in 1968
hijacking 'arrested in NY'
The US Federal
Bureau of Investigation has arrested a
man who has been living in Cuba for four
decades to avoid prosecution for his
role in an airline hijacking, The New
York Times reported Monday.
October 8, 2009
US budget deficit
to hit 1.4 trillion dlrs in 2009: CBO
The US budget
deficit is expected to hit a record 1.4
trillion dollars in 2009, some 950
billion dollars greater than the
shortfall recorded last year, the
Congressional Budget Office said
October 6, 2009
Cool weather helps
firefighters in California
temperatures and higher humidity early
Monday gave firefighters some welcome
relief as they waged an ongoing assault
against a wildfire that had burned to
the edges of a popular resort town in
the San Gabriel Mountains.