Tuesday, January 6, 2009

An Israeli missile struck an elementary school in Gaza City where over 400 Palestinians had taken shelter, killing three men, the United Nations has reported. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency said Asma Elementary school was clearly marked as a U.N. installation when it was hit. CNN

Contending that Bernard Madoff sent at least a million dollars worth of jewelry as gifts to family members and friends last month, federal prosecutors asked a judge on Monday to revoke his bail and send him to jail. Madoff, who has been free after posting bail of $10 million when he was charged last month with securities fraud, remained free after the hearing pending a ruling by the magistrate judge, Ronald L. Ellis of United States District Court in Manhattan. United States Attorney Marc O. Litt asked for revocation of Mr. Madoff’s bail, arguing that the gifts violated conditions that barred him from disposing of any of his assets. NY Times

Leon Panetta, chief of staff in President Bill Clinton's White House, will be President-elect Barack Obama's choice to be CIA director, a pick that surprises many given that Panetta has little hands-on experience in intelligence. Retired Adm. Dennis Blair, who formerly headed the U.S. Navy's Pacific Command, is expected to be tapped as director of national intelligence. CNN

A source close the family of John Travolta and Kelly Preston tells PEOPLE that the autopsy on their 16-year-old son Jett revealed his death was caused by a "seizure disorder." People

The Twitter accounts of President-elect Barack Obama, CNN anchor Rick Sanchez, Britney Spears, Fox News and 29 others were hacked Monday according to the microblog site, leading to false and inappropriate messages being posted on their accounts. CNN

2 comments:

  1. LOL (@the Twitter story). Twitter is so stupid to me.

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  2. I read yesterday that social networking sites are supposed to be the new wave in how ppl get hacked..what will they think of next..

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