Posted: Jan 19, 2013 12:02 AM
Updated: Jan 19, 2013 12:02 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) The state department is confirming the death of an American worker at a natural gas plant in Algeria but hasn't said how he died. Islamic militants attacked the plant and Algerian troops later attacked the militants. The U.S. is trying to secure the release of other Americans still being held but says it won't negotiate with terrorists.
WASHINGTON (AP) Fighting and Islamic militant activity in the north and central regions of Mali have prompted a State Department warning. The department advises Americans against all travel to the west African nation and is telling dependents of its employees working in the U.S. Embassy in Mali, to leave. France has launched air strikes and sent troops to its former colony.
WASHINGTON (AP) No more X-rays at the airport. Those airport scanners with their all-too revealing body images will soon be going away. The Transportation Security Administration says the scanners that used a low-dose X-ray will be gone by June because the company that makes them can't fix the privacy issues. The other airport body scanners, which produce a generic outline instead of a naked image, are staying.
SPENCER, N.C. (AP) Authorities in North Carolina say four people have been killed and several others injured during a car wreck northeast of Charlotte. WSOC-TV is reporting that Rowan County EMS Capt. Chris Warr says two of those killed were children. Warr told reporters that the accident occurred Friday night. The Salisbury Post is reporting that the vehicle struck a tree.
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) Florida authorities say that a man and three children have been killed in a wreck northwest of Orlando. The Florida Highway Patrol said the accident occurred Friday evening in Lake County. Police said in a news release that "for an unknown reason" the driver lost control of his Mercedes, which struck several trees and a pole.