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Mysterious intruder shoots at Tennessee nuclear plant security guard

An as-yet-unknown intruder who turned up at a Tennessee nuclear plant opened fire on private security guards before fleeing the scene, authorities said Monday. The incident was serious enough that the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar nuclear plant went into a heightened state of alert, according to The Times Free…

Kenya coastguard in French hostage standoff

MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) – Kenyan coastguards were locked in a high-seas standoff on Saturday with gunmen holding a disabled French woman hostage and the abductors fired warning shots in the air, a government minister said. The victim’s Kenyan boyfriend, John Lepapa, said six masked gunmen brandishing assault rifles stormed their…

Pirates seize Italian tanker in the Gulf of Guinea

COTONOU — Pirates seized an Italian tanker with a crew of 23 off Benin in the Gulf of Guinea Sunday, the Benin navy said. Navy commander Maxime Ahoyo told AFP that after receiving distress signals from the vessel, the navy sent two patrol boats in pursuit of the pirates. “We…

Teen killed as Iraq guards fire into demo

KUT, Iraq — A teenager was killed Wednesday when private guards shot at protesters who set fire to several Iraqi government offices, in the country’s most violent demonstrations since uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia. The protests, which also left 27 people wounded, took place in the southern city of Kut,…

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