AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) –Libya, despite rebel defensive fire government warplanes and artillery helped Khadaffy forces today re-take one town held by rebels. Shells struck a rebel held oil facility, a reminder of how the war is driving up gas prices in the U.S. While foreign nations, including the U.S., have chosen not to intervene in this three week old war. Lawmakers are hoping President Obama grants more licenses for oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
United States – A complaint about a $1.00 fast-food breakfast sandwich triggers a food-fight in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Authorities say a woman accused a worker of spitting in her sandwich. She tried to hop the counter but was pushed to the floor. That’s when the woman started launching whatever she could get her hands on at employees. She has been locked up on a lot of charges.
United Kingdom – Cigarettes there may soon be losing their logos and the privilege to be on display. The British government wants cigarettes to lose logos, graphics, and colors; so just a plain box, leaving only the health warning. Tobacco companies plan to challenge the ban.
Slovakia – A two-headed tortoise named “Magdalena” is already making headway for world-wide super-stardom. She was born with two separate heads, brains, spinal columns, and five little legs.
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