Thursday, March 17, 2011

Short Takes

Japan tried using water cannons and helicopter dumps to get water to cool the nuclear plants.

Radiation plumes from Japan could reach the U.S. by Friday (tomorrow). Officials say the effects would be extremely minor.

The Libyan rebels’ losses could push the U.S. to authorize strikes against Qaddafi’s forces.

Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide plans to return after years of exile.

The Florida Legislature passed a bill changing teacher tenure. A similar bill was vetoed by Gov. Charlie Crist last year; Gov. Scott will sign it.

The C.I.A. officer accused of killing two people in Pakistan has been freed after paying “blood money.”

Former Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones has been acquitted of corruption charges.

Spring training: The Tigers lost to the Cardinals.