Friday, May 20, 2011

Flooding Ends Year Early at Louisiana School

Flooding Ends Year Early at Louisiana School

The threat of flooding is prompting at least one Louisiana school district to end the school year early and cancel the last week of classes. That's despite the Mississippi River cresting a bit lower than expected in the city of Vicksburg. (May 20)

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Here's the latest news for Friday, May 20th: Obama and Netanyahu meet, Bail is paid in Strauss-Kahn case; Pawlenty to run for president; Rand Savage dies.

Syrian Ambulance Attacked

Syrian Ambulance Attacked

Amateur video has surfaced that purportedly shows an ambulance crew coming under fire on the streets of Syria. (May 20)

Obama, Netanyahu Talk Disputes 'Between Friends'

Obama, Netanyahu Talk Disputes 'Between Friends'

Showing no concrete progress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sat alongside President Barack Obama on Friday and declared that Israel would not withdraw to 1967 borders to help make way for an adjacent Palestinian state. (May 20)

Raw Video: Baby Okapi Greets Public, a First

Raw Video: Baby Okapi Greets Public, a First

A male baby Okapi born in Frankfurt Zoo makes his first public appearance, three months after he was born. The baby Okapi, called Maiko, was the first to be born here in six years. Okapis are known to be shy animals. (May 20)

GA Law Worries Illegal Immigrants, Onion Farmers

GA Law Worries Illegal Immigrants, Onion Farmers

A new Georgia state law is forcing farmers to check the immigration status of workers through a national database, and it could prevent them from hiring cheap labor to harvest the state's iconic vidalia onion crop. (May 20)

Aide Says Pawlenty Running for President

Aide Says Pawlenty Running for President

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is running for the GOP presidential nomination and will announce his bid Monday in Iowa. That's according to an adviser with direct knowledge of the plans. The move was widely expected. (May 20)

Al-Qaida Looked at Oil Tankers As Terror Targets

Al-Qaida Looked at Oil Tankers As Terror Targets

The terror group al-Qaida last summer considered hijacking and detonating oil tankers abroad in non-Muslim seas to provoke an "extreme economic crisis" in the West, according to documents seized from Osama bin Laden's compound. (May 20)

Raw Video: Airstrikes on Libyan Warships

Raw Video: Airstrikes on Libyan Warships


The British Ministry of Defence released footage on Friday of NATO fighter jets striking the Tripoli harbour. (May 20)


Raw Video: Man Crashes Stolen Police Car

Raw Video: Man Crashes Stolen Police Car

Authorities say a man who attacked a Summerville police officer and stole his patrol car has a long criminal record and was let out of prison less than a month ago. (May 20)

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