Saturday, August 18, 2012

Short Takes

Syrian troops and rebels clash near Aleppo.

Death toll rises to 34 in the shootings of striking South African miners.

Lock Phasers — Curiosity gets set to zap a Martian rock.

Pussy Riot is convicted in Russia of “hooliganism.”

Florida’s changes to early voting hits a roadblock.

There are some tantalizing clues in the search for Amelia Earhart’s plane.

Tropical Update: Hurricane Gordon heads east in the North Atlantic, and Tropical Storm Helene suddenly pops up on the Gulf of Mexico. Meanwhile, Invest 94L is still forming a plan.

The Tigers — and Prince — wallop the Orioles.