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Suicide bombing kills at least 9 in Syrian city

Syria

Suicide bombing kills at least 9 in eastern city

A car bomb reportedly packed with more than 2,000 pounds of explosives and targeting a military complex in Dair Alzour, Syria, killed at least nine people and left dozens injured amid growing fears that al-Qaida might be behind some of the attacks in the country.

Germany

Thousands march against austerity

About 20,000 protesters marched through Frankfurt, Germany, on Saturday to denounce unchecked capitalism and Chancellor Angela Merkel's insistence on austerity measures for much of Europe. The peaceful event, called Blockupy, was the culmination of four days of demonstrations.

Bedford, N.Y.

Mourners attend Kennedy funeral

Mourners gathered Saturday at a church north of New York City for the funeral of Mary Richardson Kennedy, the estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. who was found dead of an apparent suicide Wednesday at her home in Bedford. Mary's sister-in-law and friend, Kerry Kennedy, told reporters at the funeral that Mary had battled severe depression for years.

Burlington, Iowa

Four missing in river boat collision

Crews were searching late Saturday for four people missing after an overnight boat crash on the Mississippi River in Iowa, although one official said it was mostly a recovery effort.

Covington, Ga.

Crash of buses injures 50 kids

A chain collision Saturday involving about a half-dozen buses east of Atlanta trapped one driver and injured more than 50 children. The buses were taking students from Burke County near the South Carolina border to a Six Flags amusement park near Atlanta.

Amityville, N.Y.

Girl, 4, calls 911 to help save brother

A 4-year-old New York girl is being hailed as a hero after calmly dialing for help Wednesday after her younger brother choked on a piece of chicken and passed out. A police officer who lived near the family's home was on the scene within moments.

Vatican city

Vatican denounces book as 'criminal'

The Vatican has denounced as "criminal" a new book of leaked internal documents that shed light on power struggles inside the Holy See, and warned that it would take legal action against those responsible. On Saturday Italian journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi, the author of His Holiness, added fuel to the fire, reproducing confidential letters and memos to and from the pope and his secretary.

Livermore, Colo.

Weather aids in fight against fire

Lower temperatures and higher humidity Saturday were helping crews control a wildfire that has scorched 12 square miles in northern Colorado. The fire, which started Monday about 20 miles northwest of Fort Collins, had prompted the evacuation of about 80 homes.

Elsewhere

Palo Alto, Calif.: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan tied the knot in a small ceremony at his home on Saturday.

Salt Lake City: Two men accused of setting deadly booby traps along a popular hiking trail have been charged with felony assault.

Times wires

Suicide bombing kills at least 9 in Syrian city

05/20/12 [Last modified: Sunday, May 20, 2012 12:10am]
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