More Thursday, July 12 in the news,,,,
- During a hearing on global security threats in the US Congress, an Intelligence official said Pakistani tribal leaders 'are the people who are protecting bin Laden.' And that 'the rewards out for him have been there for a long period of time, and economic motivation is not a principal driver of how they behave in that region'. He said they were similar to the Amish except they like technology as long as it kills the enemies of their way of life.
- Two 16-year-old British girls have been arrested in Ghana allegedly carrying £300,000 ($704,000) worth of cocaine, British customs officials said. They argued it was for their birthday party they were celebrating together, the cocaine being the payment Paris Hilton demanded to appear.