Saturday, May 26, 2007

Saturday, May 26 in the news.....

  • A U.S. congressman chased and caught a man who picked the lawmaker's pocket on Thursday night in Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, a local television station reported. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, a New Jersey Republican, also told the thief to get a real job so he could pick his pocket through taxes.

  • Al-Qaeda terrorists use blow torches, electric drills and meat cleavers to torture and force information out of their victims, according to a "how-to" book reportedly discovered in a safe house in Iraq. At first they asked with manners though, including 'please', 'come on man', and their Jerry Maguire inspired 'Help me help you, help ME help YOU'.

  • A Russian documentary about Alexander Litvinenko, the former KGB agent poisoned in London, details the dead spy's campaign against what he dubs President Vladimir Putin's "corrupt" regime. The more than 90-minute-long film blasts Putin and hammers home alleged wrongdoings by Litvinenko's former bosses at the FSB (ex-KGB), accused posthumously by the poisoned spy of being "the hand that carries the weapon of a corrupt ruling clan." The filmmakers are reportedly still alive as of this update.