Monday, June 20, 2011

Short Takes

Al-Qaeda is going broke, so they turn to kidnappings for ransom.

NATO blames a misguided missile for the accidental death of 9 rebels.

Russian politics — “President Dmitry Medvedev says he wants a second term, but won’t stand against Vladimir Putin.”

Ron Paul won the RLC convention straw poll.

Spring floods — Levees along the Missouri River have been breached in some places.

Winds are spreading the wildfires over the parched Southwest.

Rory McIlroy won golf’s US Open.

Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez resigns.

It took Justin Verlander of the Tigers to tame the Rockies.