Summary: NATO says attacks on houses in Afghanistan will continue, after an alliance airstrike killed civilians and prompted harsh condemnation from President Hamid Karzai, who said the U.S.-led ISAF alliance risks becoming seen as “occupying force.” … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on May 31, 2010, Aubrey Immelman featured coverage of Memorial Day tributes by President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and major news services.
Summary: In a solemn commemoration of Memorial Day, President Barack Obama participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on May 30, 2010, Aubrey Immelman reported that Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao expressed no support for proposed U.N. sanctions against ally North Korea over its alleged sinking of the South Korean warship Cheonan, declining to join other key nations in blaming Pyongyang.
Summary: The death of Osama bin Laden was more than just a national moment of relief and closure. It was also a measure of payback, a settling of a score for a pair of deaths, the details of which have remained secret for 13 years — CIA operatives Tom Shah and Molly Huckaby Hardy, who were among the 44 U.S. Embassy employees killed when a truck bomb exploded outside the embassy compound in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1998. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on May 29, 2010, Aubrey Immelman reported that Marine Cpl. Jacob C. Leicht, 24, of College Station, Texas, became the 1,000th U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan when he stepped on an explosive device May 27, 2010 in Helmand province.
Summary: Rep. Michele Bachmann is making plans for a June 2011 presidential campaign announcement in Waterloo, Iowa, the city of her birth. State Sen. Kent Sorenson — a Tea Party Republican who would take a lead role in Bachmann’s Iowa campaign — says, “The people in Iowa are chomping at the bit and ready for her to jump in with both feet.” … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on May 28, 2010, Aubrey Immelman reported that North Korea accused South Korea of faking the sinking of one of its own warships, the Cheonan, and warned that the Korean peninsula was edging ever closer to war.
Summary: Weekly report of U.S. military deaths in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, compiled from U.S. Department of Defense news releases and iCasualties.org. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on May 27, 2010, Aubrey Immelman made an appeal to Minnesota 6th Congressional District constituents to fill out the online nominating petition to help him gain ballot access as an independent candidate to challenge Rep. Michele Bachmann in the 2010 general election.
Summary: Eight U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan when powerful bombs exploded in a field where they were on a foot patrol. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on May 26, 2010, Aubrey Immelman reported that the Department of Defense alerted the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 34th Infantry Division, Minnesota Army National Guard, to stand by for deployment to Iraq in summer 2011.
Summary: U.S. District Judge Larry Burns has ruled that Jared Lee Loughner, the 22-year-old man accused of wounding Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killing six in a shooting rampage in Arizona, is mentally incompetent to stand trial. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on May 25, 2010, Aubrey Immelman provided his weekly report of U.S. military deaths in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Summary: Current weather conditions in Minnesota. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on May 24, 2010, Aubrey Immelman featured an investigative report on new developments in the case of missing St. John’s University student Joshua Guimond, by KMSP Fox 9 TV in the Twin Cities. He also reported his analysis, for NPR, of the socio-historic implications of severe economic recession in conjunction with a diminished sense of national potency.
Summary: At a Lincoln Day Republican fundraiser in Archbold, Ohio, Tea Party darling Michele Bachmann sounded a call to arms, accusing President Obama of betrayal as the first president since 1948 “not to stand with Israel” and saying she was committed to repealing “Obamacare” (which she called “socialism”), 100 percent anti-abortion, and uncompromisingly for marriage between a man and a woman. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on May 23, 2010, Aubrey Immelman posted a link to the nominating petition to help him gain ballot access as an independent candidate to challenge Rep. Michele Bachmann for her U.S. House of Representatives seat in Minnesota’s 6th Congression District.
Summary: A severe storm, with several reported tornadoes, roared through the northern Twin Cities metro, ripping apart homes, toppling huge trees, injuring more than 20, and killing one person when a falling tree struck a vehicle. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on May 22, 2010, Aubrey Immelman appealed to constituents in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District to sign the nominating petition to enable him to get on the ballot as an independent candidate opposing Rep. Michele Bachmann in her bid for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives.