The U.S. Supreme Court Monday refused to consider the appeal of five former terrorism suspects who claim they were kidnapped and taken on "torture flights" by the United States to other countries and subjected to brutal interrogations by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. The decision leaves standing a federal appeals court ruling upholding the "state secrets'" privilege claimed by both the Bush and Obama administrations to prevent to testimony in matters regarding national security.
The French head of the International Monetary Fund, a man known in his home country as “the great seducer,” was arrested Saturday on charges that he sexually assaulted a maid at a hotel in New York City.
Attorney General Eric Holder recently issued a statement indicating his commitment to the closing of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba. However, a bipartisan group of Senators told reporters on Wednesday that they believe the detention camp should remain open indefinitely.