Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Short Takes

Pre-meeting talks between Israel and Palestine leaders look slightly hopeful.

President Obama will talk from the Oval office about Iraq tonight.

Consumer spending went up a little in July.

It wasn’t cricket: there’s a scandal brewing in Pakistan over match fixing.

The tiger escape at Jungle Island wasn’t the first time a zoo animal in Florida went on the lam.

Still not dead, Fidel Castro came this close to checking out.

Tropical Update: Hurricane Earl looks like it’s headed for the Carolina coast after dumping on the islands in the north Caribbean; TS Fiona is right behind Earl, and there’s another disturbance that could head to the Leewards.