Pipelines explode in Mexico; sabotage suspected

September 12, 2007 Signal Editorial Staff 0

VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) – Mexican gas and oil pipelines were attacked in six places before dawn Monday, causing explosions, fires and gas leaks that forced the evacuation of thousands of people.

The blasts reverberated for miles. No direct injuries were reported, though civil defense agencies said two women in their 70s who lived nearby died of heart attacks shortly afterward. […]

President Bush makes surprise Iraq visit

September 5, 2007 Signal Editorial Staff 0

AL-ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AP) – President George W. Bush and his national security team assessed first-hand the war in Iraq and prospects for political reconciliation on Sept. 3 before a showdown with Congress over the U.S. troop buildup.

The president secretly flew 12 hours to this dusty air base in a remote part of Anbar province, bypassing Baghdad in a symbolic expression of impatience with political paralysis in the nation’s capital. […]

Corzine gave ex’s brother-in-law $15G

September 5, 2007 Signal Editorial Staff 0

TRENTON (AP) – Gov. Jon S. Corzine gave $15,000 to his former girlfriend’s brother-in-law after forcing him to quit a Turnpike Authority job the administration helped him get, The Star-Ledger of Newark reported.

In the week of Aug. 26, Corzine acknowledged giving two gifts to Rocco Riccio – $10,000 this spring and $5,000 this summer – in payments drawn by the governor’s personal lawyer. […]

Pakistani political deal stalls amid opposition

September 5, 2007 Signal Editorial Staff 0

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) –

The government of President Gen. Pervez Musharraf still hopes to reach a power-sharing deal with ex-premier Benazir Bhutto. But with negotiations stalled because of fierce opposition from the ruling party, hopes are fading and Musharraf could be drifting toward his political demise. […]

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