Thursday, April 9, 2009

Short Takes

Yo, Ho, Oops — Somali pirates mess with the wrong ship.

Kim Jong Il re-elected dictator of North Korea. What a nailbiter.

Reach Out — The Cuban American National Foundation wants the U.S. to expand contacts with Cuba.

U.S. Indicts Cuban exile militant — “A federal grand jury in Texas has linked Cuban exile militant Luis Posada Carriles, viewed as a hero by some exiles, to tourist-site bombings in Cuba in 1997.”

Immigration — The president takes on the thorny issue.

Lawyering Up — Florida Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp hires an attorney to defend himself in ethics case.

Lost in translation — A Turkish newscaster appears in blackface to cover President Obama’s visit.

Tigers get their first win of the season, 5-1, in Toronto.