Posted: Jan 18, 2013 10:54 PM
Updated: Jan 18, 2013 10:54 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) The State Department has confirmed that one American worker at a natural gas complex in Algeria has been found dead. But U.S. officials aren't saying how the Texas resident was killed. Extremists took plant workers captive on Wednesday and Algerian forces were able to free some workers Thursday. The U.S. has told extremists there will be no bargaining over the release of anyone still being held.
WASHINGTON (AP) A coalition of gun-control advocates plan a state-by-state effort to convince lawmakers it's in their political interest to support changes in firearms and ammunition sales. The groups plan to focus first on the Senate, which is expected to act before the House on President Barack Obama's gun proposals.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) All 79 officers and crew of a U.S. Navy minesweeper stuck on a coral reef in the central Philippines have left the ship two days after efforts to free the vessel failed. The Navy says the ship ran aground Thursday while in transit through a coral sanctuary in the Sulu Sea, 400 miles southwest of Manila. There were no injuries or oil leaks.
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 driver lost control of his car, which struck several trees and a pole.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) He's being remembered for his bravery. James Hood was one of the first black students who enrolled at the University of Alabama a half century ago in defiance of racial segregation. Officials in Gadsen, Ala., say Hood died yesterday. He was 70. Hood and Vivian Malone were physically blocked from registering by then-Gov. George Wallace. The segregationist later backed down.