Pakistanis gather in front of the compound where al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad. A Western official said five Pakistanis have been detained in connection with the May 2 raid by U.S. Navy SEALs.
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A Pakistani official denied Wednesday that an officer in its army was among those detained for allegedly helping the CIA track Osama bin Laden to the compound where U.S. forces killed him in May.
The New York Times, quoting unnamed sources, first reported the detention of five alleged informants Tuesday, saying a Pakistani army major who recorded license plate numbers of cars visiting the compound was among those detained.
A temporary earthen levee is the only barrier standing between Hamburg and the floodwaters of the Missouri River, and officials hope efforts to beef it up will be enough to keep the small southwestern Iowa town from filling up like a bathtub.
Crews working for the Army Corps of Engineers hope to pile at least three feet of extra dirt atop the levee before Wednesday evening. The stakes are high: If it fails, parts of the town could be covered by as much as 10 feet of water within days. And high water could linger for months.
The day has come. Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is open.
Almost ten years in the making, this stage treatment of the Marvel Comics superhero has become famous for going awry. Director Julie Taymor's vision was so complex that she needed $65 million to realize it, and when previews began late last year, her elaborate flying sequences resulted in gruesome actor injuries. Meanwhile, the script (by playwright Glen Berger) and the score (by U2's Bono and the Edge) were widely derided as a confusing mess.
It's a pity that the 19th-century Austrian novelist Marie von Ebner-Eschenbachwas not still around this week to witness a spectacular vindication of her most famous aphorism: Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
Bruce Springsteen says that E Street Band sax player Clarence Clemons "will need much care and support to achieve his potential once again," but "all initial signs are encouraging" as he recovers from a serious stroke suffered over the weekend.
Deputies in Johnson County, Kansas, are being equipped with micro video cameras. The Kansas City Star says the cameras are attached to helmets or earpieces. The company that makes the cameras says people behave when they know they're on video.