CNN sources believe potential targets for terror suspects arrested in Miami today included Sears Tower, Chicago, and Miami's FBI building. Visit CNN for the latest.
Several arrests were made during a series of raids in Miami, Florida, targeting domestic terrorism, the FBI says. Visit CNN for the latest.
Harry Kewell has sent the Socceroos into the last 16 of the World Cup with a stunning late equaliser in the most remarkable soccer match Australia has ever been involved in. Kewell’s 79th minute goal in its deciding Group F match against Croatia gave Australia the draw it needed to advance to the second round.
English referee Graham Poll may have had some questions to answer had Australia not advanced, with Mark Viduka denied a clear penalty inside the first 10 minutes when Croatia’s Joe Simunic rugby-tackled him in the box.
Poll will also have to answer questions over why Simunic was not sent off in injury time after being shown a second yellow card. He was allowed to remain on the pitch for a tense final few minutes as Croatia searched for a winner. Simunic was eventually marched on the final whistle for his third yellow card, but by then the Australians were celebrating.
Australia will play Italy in the round of 16 in Kaiserslautern on Tuesday (AEST).
Check out this article with some great pics of a dell laptop literally bursting into flames and apparently adding some small explosions while it was at it. This occured during a conference of some sort in Japan, apparently not a firemans conference as they let it burn for atleast five minutes.
William J. Perry & Ashton B. Carter, former Defense Secretary and Assistant Secretary respectively, now Stanford and Harvard per-fessers :), profess the case for the pre-emptive wallop of Kim Jong Il’s Taepo Dong in a Washington Post op-ed piece today.
A sub-launched cruise missile will do the job nicely, say the boys. First we should threaten it; and then if the North Koreans don’t respond by Defueling their toy and putting it away, we just Take that mother right Out.
Since Our Good Friends the South Koreans will yell to Hell about this plan, they’ll be safe from any Red retaliation, add the lads. Well. Probably. But just in case, they hedge,
…it would be prudent for the United States to enhance deterrence by introducing U.S. air and naval forces into the region at the same time it made its threat to strike the Taepodong. If North Korea opted for such a suicidal course, these extra forces would make its defeat swifter and less costly in lives — American, South Korean and North Korean.
Perry & Carter also opine that if we wreck Kim’s rocket Japan will be pleased, but only Secretly so; whereas Russia and China will be “shocked” but won’t Do squat about it.
Interesting. (OKOK: Intriguing. :) Read the essay. And, as Kat Palmore asks below about the Other kind of global Warming: Thoughts? :|
The Hurricanes and Global Warming report of the day is on MSNBC.COM.
The report states that according to a study released Thursday by the National Center for Atmospheric Research, global warming accounted for about half of the extra heat in the Atlantic last year, which in turn caused last year’s record-breaking hurricane season.
The study found that sea-surface temperatures in Atlantic waters were a record 1.7 degrees F above the 1901-1970 average.
The researchers compared the Atlantic data to worldwide data since the early 20th century, and calculated that global warming explained about 0.8 degrees of this rise.
Well, there’s good news and bad news.
The good news: Italy leads the Czech Republic, 1-0 early in the second half. If that result holds, the United States would qualify for the second round with a win over Ghana.
The bad news: Ghana leads the United States, 2-1 at halftime.
UPDATE: Liveblog of the USA-Ghana game here. Apparently Ghana’s second goal was scored on a penalty kick off a bulls**t foul call. So perhaps the score should really be listed as USA 1, Ghana 1, Refs 1. Unfortunately, rage against the refs won’t get the Americans into the second round.
Liveblog of the Italy-Czech game here.
UPDATE 2: Ghana wins, 2-1, and advances to the second round, along with Italy (which beat the Czechs 2-0). Considering the Czechs were #2 and the U.S. #5 in the official FIFA rankings coming in, I think that officially proves that this was a “Group of Death.”
Apparently both of Ghana’s goals involved questionable calls, so the win will doubtless be very controversial, here in the States at least. Which is a shame, really, because Ghana is clearly a good team and deserves credit for its excellent play. Though if the U.S. really did get screwed by the refs, as people are saying (I wasn’t watching, so I don’t know), obviously that’s an even worse shame.
Anyway, Ghana’s reward is most likely a matchup with defending champion Brazil in the Round of 16.
P.S. Roger: “Damn the referee.”