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Wednesday  December 30, 2009

Airline attack could lead to more scanners 12/30/2009, 4:45 p.m. PST
(AP) WASHINGTON - The Christmas Day attack on a jetliner over Detroit, combined with technological improvements to protect people's sense of modesty, could lead to dramatically wider use of full-body scanners that can see through travelers' clothing.
Mailman to deliver aid in case of anthrax attack 12/30/2009, 4:25 p.m. PST
(AP) WASHINGTON - If the nation ever faces a large-scale attack by a biological weapon like anthrax, the U.S. Postal Service will be in charge of delivering whatever drugs and other medical aid Americans would need to survive
TSA subpoenas bloggers, demands names of sources 12/30/2009, 3:59 p.m. PST
(AP) WASHINGTON - As the government reviews how an alleged terrorist was able to bring a bomb onto a U.S.-bound plane and try to blow it up on Christmas Day, the Transportation Security Administration is going after bloggers who wrote about a directive to increase security after the incident.
Questions and answers about full-body scanners 12/30/2009, 3:12 p.m. PST
(AP) WASHINGTON - Travelers still getting used to removing their shoes in public and pouring shampoo into tiny bottles may soon have to adjust to something new in the airport security line-giant machines that that scan their bodies for anything a terrorist might use to cause harm during a flight.
Fannie, Freddie proving too big to shrink 12/30/2009, 1:51 p.m. PST
(AP) WASHINGTON - The government's Christmas Eve pledge of unlimited financial aid to mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is aimed at making sure the housing market doesn't take another turn for the worse and cause the economic recovery to unravel.
AP-GfK Poll: 2009 was bad for America, Americans 12/30/2009, 12:36 p.m. PST
(AP) WASHINGTON - For all their differences, Americans largely agree on two things: 2009 was a lousy year for the nation, and 2010 is likely to be better.
Murder victims found hanging from Mexico overpass 12/30/2009, 11:23 a.m. PST
(AP) CULIACAN, Mexico - The bound, beaten bodies of 2 men were found hanging by their necks from a highway overpass in northern Mexico on Wednesday, along with a handwritten message from a drug cartel.
Solution to killer superbug found in Norway 12/30/2009, 10:59 a.m. PST
(AP) EDITOR'S NOTE-Once-curable diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria are coming back, as germs rapidly mutate to form aggressive strains that resist drugs. The reason: The misuse of the very drugs that were supposed to save us has built up drug resistance worldwide. Last in a five-part series.
Nigeria airports to buy 3-D full body scanners 12/30/2009, 8:31 a.m. PST
(AP) LAGOS, Nigeria - A Nigerian official says the nation will purchase 3-D, full body scanners after a man passed through Nigeria's biggest airport before trying to bring down a U.S.-bound flight on Christmas Day.
Somali pirates attack Kuwaiti oil tanker 12/30/2009, 7:48 a.m. PST
(AP) NAIROBI, Kenya - The spokesman for the European Union's anti-piracy force says Somali pirates have attacked a Kuwaiti-flagged oil tanker but failed to seize it
British hostage in Iraq freed after over 2 years 12/30/2009, 6:37 a.m. PST
(AP) LONDON - A British man abducted by Iraqi militants and held hostage for two and a half years was freed Wednesday, alive and remarkably well, the British government said.
Bulgaria sending more troops to Afghanistan 12/30/2009, 5:52 a.m. PST
(AP) SOFIA, Bulgaria - Bulgaria says it will send 30 more troops to the NATO-led force in Afghanistan early next year.
Pakistani Taliban claim Karachi bombing 12/30/2009, 5:28 a.m. PST
(AP) ISLAMABAD - The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility Wednesday for the devastating bombing of a religious procession in Karachi-a rare attack in Pakistan's commercial hub and a sign the militants may be escalating their war against the state.
Somali arrested at airport with chemicals, syringe 12/30/2009, 5:10 a.m. PST
(AP) MOGADISHU, Somalia - Officials say a Somali national tried to board a commercial airliner in Mogadishu last month with powdered chemicals, liquid and a syringe that together could have caused an explosion. The hallmarks bear chilling similarities to the terrorist plot to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner.
Suspected chemical weapons smuggler to Iraq held 12/30/2009, 4:41 a.m. PST
(AP) VIENNA - A law enforcement official says that a man suspected of supplying former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein with a chemical weapons component has been arrested in Austria.
GOP senator says Dems trying to rush TSA nominee 12/30/2009, 4:37 a.m. PST
(AP) WASHINGTON - A Republican senator who has been blocking President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Transportation Security Administration complains that Democrats are trying to rush a vote on the nominee without adequate debate.
Dutch to use full body scanners for US flights 12/30/2009, 3:24 a.m. PST
(AP) THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The Netherlands will immediately begin using full body scanners for flights heading to the United States to prevent future terrorist attacks like the Christmas Day attempt by a young Nigerian.
Russia may send spacecraft to knock away asteroid 12/30/2009, 3:14 a.m. PST
(AP) MOSCOW - Russia is considering sending a spacecraft to a large asteroid to knock it off its path and prevent a possible collision with Earth, the head of the country's space agency said Wednesday.
UN rights chief: stop excessive violence in Iran 12/30/2009, 2:31 a.m. PST
(AP) GENEVA - The U.N.'s human rights chief says she is shocked by the recent violence in Iran and has urged the government to keep security forces from using excessive force.
Militants kill 2 Filipino navy commandos in clash 12/30/2009, 2:04 a.m. PST
(AP) MANILA, Philippines - Navy commandos attacked a coastal stronghold of al-Qaida-linked militants in the southern Philippines, drawing fire that left two navy men dead, officials said Wednesday.
Bombs kill 23 in Iraq's western Anbar province 12/30/2009, 1:04 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Staggered explosions killed 23 people-13 of them policemen-and injured the governor of Anbar on Wednesday, Iraqi officials said, the worst violence in months to hit the western province as it struggles to stamp out the remnants of the al-Qaida insurgency.
Iran police vow to crush protesters with no mercy 12/30/2009, 12:11 a.m. PST
(AP) TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's police chief threatened Wednesday to show "no mercy" in crushing any new opposition protests and said more than 500 demonstrators have been arrested in the wake of this week's deadly clashes.
Iranian police: Mousavi's nephew was assassinated 12/30/2009, 12:11 a.m. PST
(AP) TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's deputy police chief says the nephew of opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi was assassinated by unidentified assailants and not killed by security forces.

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