The Department of Homeland Security issued a warning to United States law enforcement that al-Qaeda is likely to use cargo planes against pivotal locations like nuclear power stations, bridges and dams. Congress as well as the Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations are calling for more stringent security on and around cargo planes, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Second helicoper crash leaves 6 dead
Another American army Black Hawk helicopter crashed outside Tikrit, Iraq on Friday. Nov. 7, killing the six people onboard. This brought the death toll to 32 this week, according to the Miami Herald.
Unemployment drops third month in a row
The unemployment rate dropped for the third month in a row in October, bringing the national number to six percent. The announcement, made early Friday, Nov. 7, temporarily boosted the sale of stocks, but they receded later on in the trading day, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Prince files injunction for international press
After being accused of carrying on an affair with a man, Prince Charles of the United Kingdom acquired a court injunction, forbidding the international press from covering the incident. Aids say the prince is in high spirits despite the allegations, according to the British Broadcasting Company.
Iranian officials deny development of nukes
Iranian officials said the attempted development of nuclear weapons despite U.N. questioning on Tuesday, Nov. 11. U.N. officials also said that the Iranian government failed to announce that they were advancing their nuclear program. The Iranian ambassador to the U.N. said the advancements are insignificant, according to the New York Times.
Attacks on Americans increase in Iraq
Mortar shells exploded in the compound commonly used by administration in Baghdad, Iraq on Tuesday, Nov. 11, as insurgents opened fire in the square-mile area. There are as many as 30 attacks on Americans in Iraq every day, according to the british Broadcasting Company.
Nurses strike after trauma center closes doors
Nurses at the Medical college of Pennsylvania went on strike on Monday night, Nov. 10, after the trauma center at Hahnemann university Hospital closed their doors. Escalating malpractice insurance, forcing doctors out of state, and a shortage of nurses, resulting in required overtime and “unsafe staffing levels,” according to the Philadelphia Daily News.
Cellular customers to own number
Starting Monday, Nov. 24, celluar customers will be able to transfer phone numbers back and forth among different providers and between landlines and cellular lines for the first time. This will increase competition among cellular providers and allow many Americans to consolidate, using only a cell phone, according to the Boston Globe.
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