Archive for October, 2010
Hurricane Tomas strengthened to a Category 2 storm as it traveled through the eastern Caribbean on Sunday morning, forecasters said.
Dilma Rousseff has won the presidential election in Brazil, according to the country's Supreme Electoral Tribunal Minister, making her the nation's first woman to hold the office.
Iraqi security forces stormed a church where gunmen were holding worshippers hostage, police officials said. At least seven hostages were killed in the incident. Another 20 people were wounded, the officials said.
Theodore C. Sorensen, a close adviser and speechwriter to President John F. Kennedy, has died, the White House said Sunday.
The man suspected to be at the center of the plot to send bombs from Yemen to the United States is a Saudi national who authorities believe has been living in Yemen.
Democrats are predicting better-than-expected results for their side while Republicans are downplaying the extent of their expected victory in Tuesday's congressional elections.
Teams in their sixth day of searching for a missing plane in Wyoming were attempting to stay ahead of bad weather Sunday after two search teams spent the night at an elevation of 10,000 feet because of "blizzard-like" conditions, authorities said.
The suspected bomber tried to board a police bus parked in a square in the center of Istanbul, police say, but the explosion happened before he could enter.
Investigators believe two explosive packages found at airports in Dubai and the United Kingdom on Friday were assembled by the same bomb-maker responsible for the device used in last year's failed Christmas Day "underwear bomb" plot.