Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Short Takes

Suicide bombings in Baghdad: “Three bombs exploded outside major hotels in Baghdad, including one used by Western journalists, stirring fears of escalating violence as Iraq heads toward elections.”

International leaders agree to a plan to help rebuild Haiti’s capital.

The Supreme Court will not block the extradition of Manuel Noriega to France.

Ben Bernanke will probably be confirmed.

Beau Biden, son of the vice president, will not run for the Senate from Delaware.

Home sales were off again in December.

A piece of the action: Some Florida lawmakers want to open full casinos.

R.I.P. Pernell Roberts, TV star from Bonanza and Trapper John, M.D.; Charles “Mac” Mathias, former Senator from Maryland.