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Oct 4, 2013

Tropical Storm Karen weakens on the way to U.S. Gulf Coast

MIAMI, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Karen weakened in
the Gulf of Mexico on Friday after disrupting U.S. energy output
on its way to drenching the coast from Louisiana to the Florida
Panhandle, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Karen’s top winds dropped to 50 mph (85 kph), down from 65
mph (105 kph) a day earlier, and hurricane center forecasters in
Miami said the hurricane watch would likely be downgraded to a
tropical storm watch later in the day.

Oct 4, 2013

Tropical Storm Karen prepares to soak U.S. Gulf Coast

MIAMI, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Karen churned
through the Gulf of Mexico on Friday, disrupting U.S. energy
output on its way to drenching the coast from Louisiana and the
Florida Panhandle, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Energy companies in the Gulf shut down production and
evacuated workers from offshore platforms as the storm
approached a region that produces nearly a fifth of daily U.S.
oil output.

Oct 4, 2013

Tropical Storm Karen heads toward U.S. Gulf Coast

MIAMI (Reuters) – The first cyclone to threaten the U.S. coast this year moved across the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday and was forecast to sweep through offshore oil installations before hitting the mainland between Louisiana and the Florida Panhandle, the U.S. National Hurricane Centre said.

Some energy companies in the Gulf started shutting down production and evacuating workers from offshore platforms as Tropical Storm Karen approached a region that produces nearly a fifth of daily U.S. oil output.

Oct 4, 2013

Tropical Storm Karen takes aim at U.S. Gulf Coast

MIAMI, Oct 3 (Reuters) – The first cyclone to threaten the
U.S. coast this year formed over the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday
and was forecast to sweep through offshore oil installations
before hitting the mainland between Louisiana and the Florida
Panhandle, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Some energy companies in the Gulf started shutting down
production and evacuating workers from offshore platforms as
Tropical Storm Karen approached a region that produces nearly a
fifth of daily U.S. oil output.

Oct 3, 2013

Tropical Storm Karen aims for U.S. Gulf coast

MIAMI (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Karen formed in the southeast Gulf of Mexico on Thursday and could become a hurricane before hitting the U.S. coast between Louisiana and the Florida Panhandle, forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Energy companies began evacuating some workers from oil and natural gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday.

Oct 1, 2013

Computer problems won’t halt September 11 hearings at Guantanamo, judge rules

MIAMI (Reuters) – Pretrial hearings in the September 11 conspiracy case will go forward at the Guantanamo war crimes tribunal while computer network problems are addressed, a U.S. military judge ruled on Tuesday.

Defense lawyers had asked the judge, Army Colonel James Pohl, to suspend the hearings until the glitches were repaired, which was expected to take until early next year.

Sep 21, 2013

Guantanamo hearing ends without ruling on ‘Starbucks solution’

NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) – The judge in the Guantanamo war crimes tribunal recessed a weeklong hearing in the September 11 conspiracy case on Friday evening without ruling on a defense request to halt future hearings until Pentagon computer problems are fixed.

The judge, Army Colonel James Pohl, said he would issue a decision “in due course.” The next pretrial hearing in the death penalty case against five suspected al Qaeda conspirators is scheduled to start on October 22 at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba.

Sep 20, 2013

U.S. to establish cable link to Guantanamo base in two years

NAVAL BASE, Cuba, Sept 20 (Reuters) -
T he U.S. military is laying an undersea fiber-optic cable line
to connect its Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba with Florida,
and could someday extend it to the rest of Cuba, a Defense
Department official testified on Friday at the war crimes
tribunal.

Ronald Bechtold, chief information officer at the Pentagon,
said the cable line project would be finished in about two years
and vastly improve communications between the naval base and the
United States.

Sep 19, 2013

Starbucks vs. Pentagon: Guantanamo court debates whose network is more secure

NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) – Using the Wi-Fi connection at Starbucks was a better bet than risking putting confidential defense documents on a glitch-prone Pentagon computer network, a senior Defense Department official testified on Thursday at the Guantanamo trial of five prisoners charged with plotting the September 11 hijacked plane attacks.

The Internet link at the local Starbucks was “the best bad option that we had,” Air Force Colonel Karen Mayberry, the chief defense counsel for the war crimes tribunal, told the judge.

Sep 18, 2013

Guantanamo computer problems worsening, defense lawyer tells judge

NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) – Months of efforts to fix a file-gobbling computer system used by defense lawyers in the Guantanamo war crimes tribunal have only turned up more problems, the chief defense counsel testified on Wednesday.

Defense lawyers asked the U.S. military judge to halt pre-trial hearings in the death penalty case against five alleged conspirators in the September 11 plot until the technical problems are fixed, which is not expected to happen before early next year.

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      "I'm a correspondent in Miami. Since January 2002, I've made dozens of trips to the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval base to cover the detention operations and ongoing war crimes tribunals. I've covered hurricanes, crimes and corruption, elections and topics ranging from orange crop diseases to shark attacks. I joined Reuters in 1994 as a municipal bond and public finance reporter."
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