Wednesday July 30, 2008
W trailer leaks: Film follows Bush from drunkard to president
A leaked trailer for Oliver Stone's new biopic W suggests the film will focus on George W. Bush's transition from youthful drunken lout to President of the United States with one question in mind: Just how did this happen?
After raid, Iowa town deals with Somali immigrants
Scores of Somali immigrants are taking jobs at the nation's largest kosher meatpacking plant, replacing Hispanic workers arrested in a huge immigration raid and forcing a remote Iowa town to make another cultural shift.
Audit questions millions in Blackwater US gov't contracts
A US federal audit says private security contractor Blackwater Worldwide and the company's affiliates may have misrepresented their size to win more than $100 million in government contracts set aside for small businesses.
5 more arrested from west Texas polygamist sect
The five men were indicted last week with Warren Jeffs, the already-jailed leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The charges stem from a state investigation into allegations that the sect forced underage girls into marriage and motherhood with much older men.
Food: Scientists want top security for GM crop tests
Trials of genetically modified crops should be conducted within a national high-security facility or in fields at secret locations across the country to prevent them from being attacked and destroyed by anti-GM activists, scientists said yesterday.