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posted by August 6 at 7:50 AMon
Don’t Mex with Texas: State executes Mexican convicted of murder, but denies consul visit in violation of international law and despite Bush administration request for a new hearing.
Mauritania: Army officers stage coup after four military officials were fired. Junta blacks out state media, deploys military through capital, detains president and PM.
Driven to It: Former driver for Bin Laden convicted of war crimes in closed military court, faces life term.
Get Well, Councilmember: McIver in intensive care unit after suffering post-operation complications from colon surgery.
Electric Slide: Kentucky governor approves three- and four-wheeled electric cars on some roads.
Get a Room: McCain campaign loves Paris Hilton’s energy plan.
It’s Finally Happening: Airlines planning to install Internet on planes. “If they charge for it, they are going to make millions and millions of dollars.”
Apple Sauce: Jobs concedes launch of troubled MobileMe Internet service was poorly timed, hands over project to another executive.
Red Alert: Freddie Mac posts quarterly loss of $821 million on housing and credit markets—far worse than expected.
Green Light: Port and city strike deal to connect I-90 to waterfront.
Golden Opportunity: China denies entry to former Olympic medalist for views on Darfur.
Under Pressure: “Sen. Obama … said that we ought to all inflate our tires, and I don’t disagree with that,” says McCain.
Under Processed: Sims wants to spend $84 million to update county’s computer systems.
Maverick Ad of the Day: Obama campaign borrows page from the Eli Sanders handbook.