Friday, October 27, 2006

National and International News-Friday, Oct. 27th

POPPET FLAT, Calif. (AP) - The F-B-I is aiding investigators in searching for the arsonist who set a deadly fire in Southern California. Four firefighters were killed when the flames overtook them near Palm Springs yesterday. The fire has scorched about 38 square miles.

UNDATED (AP) - The same storm that brought heavy snow to Colorado yesterday spawned several tornadoes last night in Kansas. Strong winds caused major damage to the roof of the hospital in Ulysses. No word of any injuries.

UNDATED (AP) - Fourteen people were killed in Afghanistan today when a roadside blast ripped through a vehicle taking people to a holiday celebration. President Bush will be discussing NATO's role in fighting the Taliban when he hosts the alliance's secretary-general at the White House.

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) - He "needs to be locked up in a hole and put there for life." That, from the mother of a girl Kenneth Hinson is accused of raping in a dungeon-like room beneath his home. Prosecutors in South Carolina intend to seek a life prison sentence for Hinson, who's already a convicted sex offender.

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) - Another legal scrape for Snoop Dogg. Police at the airport in Burbank, California, say they found a gun and marijuana in the rapper's car after he was stopped for a vehicle code violation. His attorney insists there's "no basis" for the arrest.


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