Sunday, March 27, 2011

Short Takes

Higher radiation levels have been found at the nuclear plant in Japan.

Air strikes are helping the rebels make major advances in Libya.

The Taliban have claimed to have kidnapped 50 people in Afghanistan.

An avalanche in Switzerland left four people dead and one missing.

Former President Jimmy Carter is traveling to Cuba to meet with the Jewish community there. There are hints his visit might be connected with the case of Alan Gross, a U.S. contractor recently convicted of spying.

R.I.P. Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman to run for vice president on a major party ticket.

Spring training: The Tigers beat the Phillies.