Friday, August 19, 2011

Short Takes

Two bombs hit the British council in Kabul.

Take a hike — The White House pushes for the departure of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

NBC reports that Libyan dictator Qaddafi is planning to leave.

Israeli aircraft fire on Gaza.

Back Down — Stocks tumbled again on bad news from Europe.

Oops — Transition e-mails accidentally deleted by the governor’s office.

Miami-Dade teachers get a pledge.

Tropical Update — TD Eight is coming ashore in Central America. Meanwhile, there’s a series of tropical lows out there to keep our eyes on.