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Six killed in Nevada train-truck crash

LOS ANGELES — At least six people were killed when a big rig truck hauling gravel slammed into the side of a California-bound passenger train in the high desert of Nevada, officials said late on Saturday. Those killed included the truck driver and a train crew member, officials with the…

Al-Qaeda’s E. Africa chief killed in Mogadishu: sources

MOGADISHU (AFP) – Al-Qaeda’s presumed head in east Africa, Fazul Abdullah Muhammad, wanted for blowing up the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, died in a shootout in the Somali capital, officials said Saturday. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reacted immediately, calling it a “significant blow to Al-Qaeda, its…

Al-Qaeda’s east Africa chief ‘killed in Somalia’

MOGADISHU (AFP) – The presumed head of Al-Qaeda in east Africa, Fazul Abdullah Muhammad, wanted for blowing up the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, was killed in Mogadishu this week, sources said Saturday. Fazul Abdullah, 38, is thought to have planned the massive truck bombings in Nairobi and Dar…

Activists save dogs from cooking pot

BEIJING (AFP) – Hundreds of dogs being trucked to Chinese restaurants were spared a culinary fate after about 200 animal lovers mobilised to stop them ending up on dinner tables, state-run media said Monday. A truck crammed with the dogs was forced to stop Friday on a highway in eastern…

New US-Mexico trucking legislation in the works for spring

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) — Mexico said on Sunday it expects its first truck to cross into U.S. territory in about four months, a move that would end a long-standing cross-border trucking dispute with its main trade partner. President Barack Obama said on Thursday that the United States and Mexico had finally found a “clear path”…

Eight Americans killed in Egypt bus crash

CAIRO — Eight American tourists were killed and 21 injured on Sunday when their bus collided with a truck near the southern Egyptian city of Aswan, police and the official MENA news agency said. The bus, which was carrying 37 tourists from the United States, was headed to the ancient…

Stewart: Kennedy legacy losing to ‘naked guy that owns a truck’

Democrats are concerned that they could lose the Senate race in Massachusetts to Republican Scott Brown because it might derail President Barack Obama’s domestic agenda. The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart wants to know why Democrats wouldn’t be able to pass legislation with an 18-vote majority in the Senate — which…

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