KBR Inc. and Halliburton Co. aren’t automatically immune from lawsuits by military service members over illnesses caused by exposure to contractor burn pits, a U.S. appeals court said, reversing a lower court ruling.
A U.S. Army intelligence officer who was with the first American forces to enter Afghanistan after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks said his staff found laminated cards al-Qaeda used to communicate in code, including one that had Osama bin Laden’s name on it and that of his son-in-law, Sulaiman Abu Ghayth, on the other side.
On the afternoon of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Osama bin Laden summoned his son-in- law, Sulaiman Abu Ghayth, seeking help to recruit others to join the mission to attack Americans, a prosecutor said.
India will start voting next month to determine if Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s ruling party can fight off a resurgent opposition and extend its decade-long rule of the world’s most-populous democracy.
The Pentagon’s proposed $495.6 billion budget for the coming fiscal year would provide $154 billion for weapons purchases and research, $25 billion less than projected a year ago, according to the Defense Department.