Guantánamo charges dropped
The U.S. government this week dropped all charges against five suspected terrorists held in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. The dismissals follow complaints by a former Guantánamo prosecutor that the U.S. failed to share with the defense evidence that might clear the prisoners. The U.S. can still refile charges against the five men, including one charged with plotting to detonate a radioactive “dirty bomb” in the U.S.
Air traffic training overhaul
Facing an acute shortage of flight controllers, the Federal Aviation Administration said it would streamline training to put new controllers to work as soon as possible. The FAA will now train some workers to operate radar and others to work in control towers. Training previously encompassed both duties. The air controllers’ union called the change “dangerous,” arguing it would hamper communications between controllers and radar operators.
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