Sep 02, 2008 -Hurricane Gustav weakened to a Category 2 hurricane before it made landfall 70 miles southwest of New Orleans, reducing the damage to Southern Louisiana and offshore oil refineries in the Gulf.
Aug 22, 2008 -The country’s police chiefs have asked that the next president commission a major evaluation of how the country fights crime and terrorism, as law enforcement’s expanded responsibilities stretch its resources.
Aug 21, 2008 -World Trade Center Building 7 (WTC 7), which was not hit by a plane on 9-11, has been the subject of conspiracy theorists, who have suggested that it collapsed from a controlled demolition. NIST now says in a draft report that the cause was "thermal expansion of long-span floor systems at temperatures “hundreds of degrees below those typically considered in current practice for fire resistance ratings."
Aug 11, 2008 -Some critics question whether political clout led to the inclusion of a low-rated Mississippi site on the short list of possible locations for a $451 million national laboratory that will research dangerous diseases and other biothreats.