school student who wouldn’t stop using cell phone Tasered
At Penn Hills High School this morning, Chief Burton said, a student
was walking up and down a hallway, using a cell phone. School policy
permits students to have cell phones but not to use them during school
except in emergencies, Chief Burton said.
Planet Moderator Victim of False DEA Raid
Imagine, sitting at your computer, it’s twilight. The front window
blinds are open out to the street, it’s peaceful. You’ve
been trying to sell your house for five months, and have only had two
prospects. The prospective buyers that were supposed to come by today
turned out to be a group of Century 21 realtors seeking a preview. No
doubt to determine their bid when it goes up for auction due to foreclosure.
fundraiser named U.S. ambassador to Canada
President Barack Obama is injecting a bit of life into Ottawa’s
stuffy diplomatic circuit, naming Chicago lawyer, socialite and political
fundraiser David Jacobson as the American ambassador to Canada.
Tasering a suspect for DNA legal if not ‘malicious’ A judge in Niagra County, New York, ruled Thursday that DNA evidence,
obtained only after police applied a Taser to a suspect who refused
to provide evidence against himself, may be used by the prosecution
because the electric shock was not administered with malice.
convenes emergency meeting on swine flu The World Health Organisation will on Friday consult its emergency
flu committee of experts on whether the agency should declare a fully-fledged
pandemic, a spokeswoman said.
unemployment hits record but job losses slow U.S. employers cut 345,000 jobs last month, the fewest since
September and far less than forecast, according to a government
report on Friday that was the most definitive evidence the economy’s
severe weakness was diminishing.
foil Tiananmen reportage
Chinese police have formed a ring around Beijing’s Tiananmen
Square, blocking any attempts to mark the 20th anniversary of the
bloody crackdown on pro-democracy activists.
admits US involvement in Iran coup in 1953
US President Barack Obama made a major gesture of conciliation to
Iran on Thursday when he admitted US involvement in the 1953 coup
which overthrew the government of Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh.