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CounterPunch Editor Dies

Alexander Cockburn, editor of the political newsletter CounterPunch, lost a two-year battle against cancer when he died in Germany on Friday night.

Posted on Jul 21, 2012 READ MORE



AP/Peter Kramer

RFK Jr.’s Estranged Wife Found Dead

Mary Richardson Kennedy, the estranged wife of prominent environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr., became the Kennedy clan’s latest tragedy when she was found dead Wednesday in a barn behind their home in Bedford, N.Y. A medical examiner confirmed that the 52-year-old died from asphyxiation by hanging.

Posted on May 17, 2012 READ MORE


Jobs Talks About ‘How to Live Before You Die’

Steve Jobs never graduated from college, but in 2005 he gave the commencement address at Stanford University. In his speech, Jobs urged students to see the opportunities in life’s setbacks, including death itself.

Posted on Oct 5, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Paul Sakuma

Steve Jobs Dead at 56

Apple Inc. announced that its co-founder and former CEO, Steve Jobs, died Wednesday at age 56. (more)

Posted on Oct 5, 2011 READ MORE



Al-Malahem Media Still

U.S. Drone Attack Kills Al-Qaida Leader

The CIA launched a drone attack Friday in northern Yemen that killed Anwal al-Awlaki, one of the most influential remaining leaders of al-Qaida wanted by the United States, authorities said.

Posted on Sep 30, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Nick Ut

UPDATED: Two of Six Officers Charged in Kelly Thomas Death

Two of six Fullerton, Calif., police officers involved in the brutal public beating that resulted in the death of 37-year-old Kelly Thomas, a homeless schizophrenic man, have been charged in connection with the case.

Posted on Sep 21, 2011 READ MORE



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Reno Air Show Ends in a Deadly Crash (Video)

At least three people were killed and more than 50 injured Friday when a veteran stunt pilot lost control of his aircraft and crashed into the edge of the crowd-filled grandstands. (more)

Posted on Sep 17, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Hans-Maximo Musielik

Mourning in Mexico

Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Friday declared three days of mourning for his country after 52 people were killed in a Monterrey casino fire set by gunmen thought to be members of a drug cartel.

Posted on Aug 27, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Twitter, Anders Behring Breivik

Suspect in Norway Bombing and Shooting Spree Charged

Norwegian police charged a man Saturday whom they describe as a right-wing Christian fundamentalist in connection with a deadly bombing in Oslo and shooting spree at a summer camp for liberal youth that killed at least 92 people.

Posted on Jul 23, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Fartein Rudjord

Blast Rocks Government Buildings in Oslo

A powerful explosion rocked government buildings in Norway’s capital on Friday, killing at least seven people and injuring a number of others near the prime minister’s office. (more)

Posted on Jul 22, 2011 READ MORE



DoD

The Plan: Maps, Photos and Diagrams of bin Laden’s Compound

Talking Points Memo reprints some of the maps, diagrams and satellite images of Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan released by the U.S. Defense Department and the Central Intelligence Agency.

Posted on May 2, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Khalil Hamra

Deadly Crackdown in Tahrir Square

Life isn’t all peachy in Egypt, even with Hosni Mubarak gone. The Egyptian army went after protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, killing one and injuring dozens, as the military tried to clear demonstrations calling for prosecution of Mubarak and family members.

Posted on Apr 9, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Muhammed Muheisen

At Least 35 Dead in Yemen Protests

At least 35 people were shot dead and hundreds more wounded on Friday when Yemeni soldiers opened fire on protesters marching through the country’s capital of Sanaa.

Posted on Mar 18, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Bernandino Hernandez

21 Bodies Turn Up in Acapulco

Fifteen decapitated bodies were found strewn outside an Acapulco shopping center Sunday and six more bodies were discovered in a taxicab as a bloody turf war rages in the resort city over control of drug shipment routes. 

Posted on Jan 9, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Schalk van Zuydam

Dueling Presidents in Ivory Coast

In an electoral equivalent of the game of chicken taken to the extreme, two candidates for the Ivory Coast presidency have both sworn themselves in, claiming the post for their own and sparking a major political crisis in the West African country.

Posted on Dec 4, 2010 READ MORE


Paul the Octopus Is Dead

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White House / Lawrence Jackson

Troop Deaths in Afghanistan Hit High Mark

With 66 deaths so far in July, the month will go down as the deadliest yet for U.S. troops in the nine-year-old war in Afghanistan. The July toll brings the 2010 total so far to at least 265 American military personnel killed.

Posted on Jul 30, 2010 READ MORE


Buckley
nytimes.com

William F. Buckley Jr. Dead at 82

The father of modern conservatism died while at work in his study. He had suffered from emphysema. Buckley began his distinguished and varied career when conservative ideas were extremely unpopular and managed to build a thriving political movement. Buckley recently raised eyebrows by breaking with President Bush and challenging his conservative credentials.

Posted on Feb 27, 2008 READ MORE


3,000 dead
From the N.Y. Times

3,000

It’s another grim milestone as we ring in the new year: 3,000 U.S. military members have been killed in Iraq since the 2003 invasion. Click here for an interactive multimedia presentation by The N.Y. Times.

Posted on Dec 31, 2006 READ MORE


Saaed Khalifa
From AOL

Iraqis Tuning In to Their Version of ‘The Daily Show’

Baghdad’s answer to Jon Stewart (Saaed Khalifa, above) skewers both Iraqis and Americans alike in his nightly “Daily Show”-esque broadcast. A recent joke: Iraq’s Ministry of Water and Sewage changed its name to the Ministry of Sewage—because it had given up on the water part.

Posted on Oct 24, 2006 READ MORE


Iraqi funeral
washingtonpost.com

Iraq Study: 655,000 Dead Since Invasion

A survey team made up of Iraqi physicians and epidemiologists from Johns Hopkins University has determined that the U.S. invasion of Iraq caused the deaths of roughly 655,000 people.  The estimate is more than 20 times higher than one Bush gave in December, but the researchers believe they have substantial evidence to back the claim.

Posted on Oct 11, 2006 READ MORE


Tokyo Rose
U.S. National Archives

Tokyo Rose Dies at 90

The woman known as “Tokyo Rose” has died at the age of 90, almost 60 years after she was imprisoned for broadcasting propaganda messages to U.S. soldiers in WWII.  Pardoned in 1977, the Japanese-American Iva Toguri never agreed to renounce her citizenship, and was convicted of treason in a sham trial in 1949.

Posted on Sep 28, 2006 READ MORE


Ken Lay, Former Enron CEO, Dies of Heart Attack

Enron Corp. founder Ken Lay, who six weeks ago was found guilty in one of the biggest corporate scandals in U.S. history, and who was expected to face decades in prison for his fraud and conspiracy convictions in the Enron collapse, died of a heart attack on Wednesday. He was 64.

Posted on Jul 5, 2006 READ MORE


Al-Zarqawi Killed in Iraq Air Raid

The Al Qaeda-linked militant responsible for a string of suicide bombings, kidnappings and hostage beheadings was killed in a U.S. air raid north of Baghdad, according to Iraq’s prime minister.

Posted on Jun 8, 2006 READ MORE


Bush apologizes

Bush Apologizes for Cowboy Rhetoric

The president said he regretted saying “bring ‘em on” and “wanted dead or alive,” and that Abu Ghraib had cost the country dearly. It’s probably the most significant concession he has ever made, but if there has ever been a case for too little, too late, it’s this.

Posted on May 26, 2006 READ MORE


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