The town of Bani Walid is the latest location of a front line in the war to capture the final strongholds of ousted leader Moammar Gadhafi. Over the weekend, efforts to negotiate the town's surrender broke down. The talks have resumed, even as rebels threaten to attack.
At the airport in Phoenix, Ariz., police had a container full of explosives they used for training. On Friday, it vanished from an airport terminal. On Monday, a motorist spotted the container by the side of the road. A bomb squad determined that nobody tampered with the explosives, other than stealing them in the first place.
In college football Monday night, the Maryland Terrapins beat Miami. But Terps' fans were left wondering: What was our team wearing? Maryland debuted new uniforms, and the Twitter reviews were decidedly negative.
Wildfires continue to blaze in parts of central and northeast Texas, as we reported earlier. There are so many and they're moving so fast, in fact, that NPR's Wade Goodwyn says there just aren't enough firefighters and aircraft to battle them all effectively.
We'll keep an eye on developments there this week.
The newspaper adds that "the scope of the disaster — perhaps the worst of its kind in the region's history — was not fully known by late Monday as officials struggled to provide a complete count of the number of lost structures."
Originally published on Tue September 6, 2011 11:20 am
Armed loyalists of Moammar Gadhafi, including his security chief, fled into neighboring Niger in multiple convoys across hundreds of miles of desert on Tuesday. Libya's former rebels — now the country's de facto rulers — claimed the convoys were a major flight by Gadhafi's most hardcore backers from his final strongholds.
The claims could not immediately be confirmed. Information on the size of the convoys and who was in them was scarce as they made their way across the vast swath of Sahara — over 1,000 miles — between any populated areas on the two sides of the border.
The new Republican frontrunner, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, will take part in his first presidential debate Wednesday night. In advance of his debut, we looked back at key moments from the previous debate performances of the longest-serving governor in Texas history.
David Greene has been revisiting some of the stories from a trip he took across America back in 2009 to mark President Obama's first 100 days in office. In his second report in the series "100 Days Revisited," he talks to Dorothy Jerse and Carolyn Toops, two of the ladies he spoke to in 2009. The women — both in their 80s — have been meeting every Wednesday for the last 25 years at Boo's Crossroads Café in Terre Haute, Indiana, for breakfast.
President Obama is trying to rally public support for the jobs program he'll spell out to Congress later this week. At a Labor Day rally in Detroit Monday, Obama offered a sneak preview of parts of the plan. Labor leaders said they're encouraged by the president's new-found aggressiveness on the jobs front.