Obama announces total Iraq troop withdrawal
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday declared an end to the Iraq war, one of the longest and most divisive conflicts in U.S. history, announcing that all American troops would be withdrawn from the country by year’s end. Obama’s statement put an end to months of wrangling over whether the U.S. would maintain a force in Iraq beyond 2011. He never mentioned the tense and ultimately fruitless negotiations with Iraq over whether to k...
NTSB: No Video From P-51 In Reno Air Show Crash
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal crash investigators said Friday they found no readable onboard video amid the debris of a modified racing plane that crashed into a crowd of spectators last month at an air race in Reno, killing 11 and injuring at least 74. However, National Transportation Safety Board technicians are still trying to extract information from an onboard data memory card about the final fateful seconds of the Sept. 16 crash of the P-51D ...
Horror, resignation at killing of Ohio animals
ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Amid expressions of horror and revulsion at the killing of dozens of wild animals in Ohio — and photographs of their bloody carcasses — animal rights advocates agreed there was little local authorities could have done to save the dangerous creatures once they began roaming the countryside after their owner released them before taking his own life. Sheriff’s deputies shot 48 animals — including 18 rare Bengal tigers and ...