Tuesday, September 30, 2008
World News Updates
Tuesday Sept. 30, 2008
More than 1,100 arrested in Cal immigration sweep
Federal immigration authorities say more than 1,150 people have been arrested in a special three-week sweep in California.
Schwarzenegger to convene global climate summit
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican who has challenged many members of his party to take climate change seriously, said Friday that he plans to invite lawmakers and governmental executives from around the globe to California this fall to address solutions to the problem.
Congress poised to pass Internet radio legislation
Congress is close to passing legislation that would buy extra time to finalize an agreement intended to save the emerging Internet radio market from a crippling hike in copyright royalty rates.
Commentary: Bankruptcy, not bailout, is the right answer
Congress has balked at the Bush administration's proposed $700 billion bailout of Wall Street. Under this plan, the Treasury would have bought the "troubled assets" of financial institutions in an attempt to avoid economic meltdown.
'Doomsday Machine' Lawsuit Tossed Out by Judge
A federal judge in Hawaii has dismissed a lawsuit trying to stop the world's largest atom smasher.
VIDEO - Tina Fey As Sarah Palin: Katie Couric SNL Skit
The sketch mocks Palin's recent interview with CBS News' Katie Couric (played on SNL by Amy Poehler), touching on Palin's trip to New York and her comments about Russia and the financial bailout.