Forecasters say Hurricane Igor has rapidly strengthened to a Category 4 storm in the open Atlantic. It doesn't immediately threaten land, but is expected to get stronger as it moves west. (Sept. 12)
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Labels:economy Collapse Meltdown Hurricane
'Prisoners of the Ghetto' is a powerful portrayal of the difficult and dangerous life in the black ghettos of San Francisco.
A French policeman was wounded early on Sunday during clashes between ethnic Albanians and Serbs in Kosovo's ethnically divided city of Mitrovica as EU police fired tear gas to disperse a violent crowd. The clashes were sparked after Turkey defeated Serbia in the semifinals of the basketball world championship. Special police units were called in help separate the two sides that pelted each other with stones at the foot of the bridge that splits the city into two halves. Machinegun fire and blasts were also reported.
A section of gas pipeline ruptured and exploded in a suburban San Francisco neighborhood of San Bruno on Friday, killing six and injuring nearly 60 others. On Sunday, some residents were allowed back into a limited area to retrieve belongings, while the cause of the pipeline blast is under investigation. The neighborhood has become a ghost-town full of remnants of cars melted in driveways and pieces of houses, some left with just the chimney standing. Besides the 40 homes leveled by the blast, seven were severely damaged.