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Anonymous Threat Forces US Navy To Shut Down Wi-Fi Networks
2013-05-21 14:44:03

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last week the hacker collective Anonymous began advertising another one of their “campaigns” to attack the US government as a form of protest. Taking to Twitter, the group said they planned to “disrupt activities” at US Naval Base Guantanamo Bay in protest of the way prisoners have reportedly been treated there. In a preemptive move, the US military shut down their Wi-Fi networks at the base yesterday...

2010-12-09 13:03:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) Military Services hosted an unprecedented holiday toy distribution for the children of military families at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba on Saturday, December 4. The event, the highlight of the annual Holiday Parade gathering, was the largest of its kind on base as more than 500 family members came together in celebration; every branch of the military was represented...

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2009-04-24 14:25:00

Officials in a Montana city said they are looking to bring former Guantanamo Bay prisoners to a vacant jail in the town. The Two Rivers Authority, the city of Hardin's economic arm, completed work on the 460-bed jail in 2007 but has not received any contracts to open the facility, the Billings (Mont.) Gazette reported Friday. Greg Smith, executive director of Two Rivers, said he has been talking to federal agencies and staff members of the Montana congressional delegation about bringing in...

2008-08-07 09:00:03

By Mike Melia Associated Press GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- The conviction of Osama bin Laden's driver by a U.S. military court after a 10-day trial provides an indication of what to expect as dozens more Guantanamo prisoners go to court: shifting charges, secret testimony -- and quick verdicts. Salim Hamdan held his head in his hands and wept Wednesday as the six-member military jury declared the Yemeni guilty of aiding terrorism, which could bring a maximum life sentence. But in a...

2006-08-29 14:33:52

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The military has charged a U.S. Navy officer who worked as a lawyer at Guantanamo Bay with mailing classified information on foreign terrorism suspects there to an unauthorized person, the Navy said on Tuesday. Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Diaz, stationed from July 2004 to January 2005 at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, faced a total of eight counts of three criminal charges and could spend 36 1/2 years in prison if convicted on all, the Navy...

2006-06-29 09:44:32

By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE (Reuters) - A U.S. Supreme Court ruling on war crimes tribunals being held at Guantanamo navy base will have little effect on the detention camp that holds 450 foreign captives, the camp commander said. "I don't think there's any direct outcome on our detention operation," Rear Adm. Harry Harris, the prison commander, said in an interview this week before the ruling. The high court upheld on Thursday a Guantanamo defendant's challenge to...

2006-06-29 09:24:55

By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE (Reuters) - A U.S. Supreme Court ruling on war crimes tribunals being held at Guantanamo navy base will have little effect on the detention camp that holds 450 foreign captives, the camp commander said. "I don't think there's any direct outcome on our detention operation," Rear Adm. Harry Harris, the prison commander, said in an interview this week. The high court upheld on Thursday a Guantanamo defendant's challenge to President George...

2006-06-21 10:11:07

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States pledged on Wednesday to work hard to ensure the success of the new United Nations Human Rights Council, although Washington has decided for now to remain outside the body. The promise was issued in a speech by Washington's new ambassador in Geneva, Warren W. Tichenor, to the 45-member Council which started work on Monday, replacing the widely-discredited Human Rights Commission. "The United States wants this Council to succeed in the promotion...

2006-06-12 13:33:13

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rights advocates on Monday blamed U.S. detention and interrogation policies for the suicides of three detainees at Guantanamo Bay and warned that conditions at the camp would drive more to kill themselves. The deaths of two Saudi men and a Yemeni were predictable results of indefinite incarceration and interrogation techniques that amount to psychological torture, leading to extreme stress and mental illness, they said. "The amount of...

2006-06-11 05:46:22

By Souhail Karam RIYADH (Reuters) - A lawyer for Saudi nationals imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay said on Sunday he held U.S. authorities responsible for the deaths of two Saudi prisoners who hanged themselves at the U.S. naval base. Saudi Arabia, a staunch U.S. ally, said it was stepping up efforts to repatriate all nationals held at the base in Cuba. An Interior Ministry statement identified the two Saudis as Manei al-Otaibi and Yasser al-Zahrani but gave no further details about...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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