- Making News: Four Californians Detained as Part of Possible Terror Cell
An American citizen has admitted he was trained in Pakistan to blow up a hospital or a food store in the United States. Twenty-two year old Hamid Hayat was arrested in Lodi, 35 miles south of Sacramento, California. Greg Krikorian is covering the story for the Los Angeles Times.
- Reporter's Notebook: Bush Aide Played Down Greenhouse Gas Links to Global Warming
The New York Times reports that a high-level Bush official edited government reports on climate change to play down links to greenhouse gas emissions. Philip Cooney, Chief of Staff for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, once lead the oil industry's fight against emission limits. Documents showing his changes in government reports were given to the Times by the Government Accountability Project, which provides legal assistance to whistle-blowers. Andrew Revkin wrote today's story.
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