Friday, August 17, 2012

Short Takes

A helicopter crash in Afghanistan killed seven Americans.

Two sheriff’s deputies were killed in gunfire near New Orleans.

South African police fire on striking miners.

West Nile virus is hitting hard in Texas.

Oil prices dropped to near $95 a barrel.

Diplomacy — Julian Assange is granted asylum by Ecuador.

Tropical Update: TS Gordon is moving east away from land; there’s another small disturbance out in the Atlantic.