Monday, July 24, 2006

National and International News-Monday, July 24, 2006

SIDON, Lebanon (AP) - A senior commander says Israel's ground operation in Lebanon will continue for several more days. Israeli troops are fighting Hezbollah forces around a major southern town today. The military says it has captured two Hezbollah guerrillas.

WHITE HOUSE (AP) - White House officials say President Bush remains opposed to an immediate cease-fire to stop the violence inthe Middle East despite pleas from Saudi Arabia to stop the bloodshed. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrives in Israel this morning to try and broker some kind of agreement.

SEYMOUR, Ind. (AP) - Police in Indiana have put out a national alert after a series of sniper attacks. One person was killed and another wounded yesterday when their trucks were fired on along Interstate 65. Another attack took place about 100 miles away but no one was hurt. For now, police consider the shootings to be linked.

AVALON, Calif. (AP) - It could be another day of scorching temperatures in California, as firefighters continue to battle a series of wildfires. One fire east of San Diego covers about nine square miles and has prompted voluntary evacuations.

KANEOHE, Hawaii (AP) - Don't be surprised if the next time your teen is searching MySpace-dot-com they find a Marine online. The Corps has begun using the popular social networking site as a recruiting tool. So far, over 12-thousand Web surfers have signed on as friends of the Corps.


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