Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Short Takes

The FBI arrested ten people on charges of spying for Russia.

West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin — a Democrat — will appoint someone to fill the late Robert Byrd’s seat until the election of 2012.

Gen. McChrystal tells the Army that he’s going to retire. (What are the odds that he’ll become a paid military analyst for a TV network?)

Mexico’s drug wars hit a local election with the murder of a candidate for governor.

They’re moving turtle eggs 500 miles to avoid the oil spill.

Tropical update: The storm called Alex will become a Category 1 hurricane later today and head for the Texas/Mexico border.

The Tigers took over the division lead from the Twins by beating them 7-5.