Saturday, January 14, 2012

Short Takes

Iraq — Another bombing, more deaths.

A cruise ship ran aground and tipped over off the coast of Italy; several deaths have been reported.

Europe — Their debt being downgraded isn’t helping.

The U.S. is renewing ties with Burma/Myanmar.

Cynical Ploy? — Newt Gingrich is telling his SuperPAC to pull their ads in South Carolina. They won’t.

“Friends” with Big Brother — A federal security contractor monitored social networks.

Slipped a Mickey? — A South Florida TV weatherman claims he was drugged and robbed by women from the Russian mob.

R.I.P. Richard Threlkeld, 74, reporter and correspondent for CBS and ABC.