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Emily regains some steam, heads away

MIAMI

Storm regains some steam, heads away

Former Tropical Storm Emily has regenerated as a weak tropical depression, but it is expected to move away from the Bahamas and the U.S. coast today. The National Hurricane Center said late Saturday afternoon that Emily was 70 miles west-northwest of Great Abaco Island and had maximum sustained winds of 30 mph. It was moving toward the north at 8 mph. Forecasters said some slight strengthening is possible. No coastal watches or warnings were in effect.

SAN ANGELO, Texas

Polygamist leader sentencing on hold

Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs won't find out his punishment this weekend after being convicted of sexually assaulting two underage girls at a Texas ranch. State District Judge Barbara Walther on Saturday adjourned court after tearful testimony from a woman who claims Jeffs also abused her. The sentencing phase of Jeffs' trial resumes Monday. Jurors could sentence the 55-year-old Jeffs to life in prison.

Chile

Crowd turns on rescued miners

It has been a bittersweet anniversary for Chile's rescued miners. They were honored as heroes in their hometown Friday, with a Catholic Mass and a museum inauguration recognizing their remarkable survival story. But the celebrations were marred by antigovernment protests. Students, teachers, environmentalists and other miners scuffled with police and tried to interrupt President Sebastian Pinera's events with the miners. Some even threw fruit and stones and accused the miners of being ungrateful for their rescue.

NETHERLANDS

Military joins gay pride parade

Embracing a policy of "Do Tell," the Dutch military joined Amsterdam's annual gay pride parade for the first time, with uniformed men and women saluting the crowds from a boat chugging through a historic city canal.

Mexico

Mob, gang get into a gunfight

Mexican authorities say dozens of armed villagers in southern Mexico confronted a suspected crime gang in their home and a child, a woman and four men were killed in the resulting gunbattle. A statement Saturday from the public security chief for Oaxaca state says a town assembly voted to arm 90 of its members and sent them to detain the group allegedly behind cattle thefts, rapes and murders. Remote Mexican villages without a police presence sometimes engage in mob justice. But it is unusual for them to do so with weapons.

Elsewhere

nORWAY: Four members of a British expedition mauled by a polar bear on Svalbard, in northern Norway, were in stable condition, doctors said Saturday, the day after the attack that killed a teenager. The bear was shot.

iOWA: Some Republican presidential contenders are working to make favorable impressions ahead of a debate on Thursday, followed by the Iowa Straw Poll on Saturday, a ritual that provides a key early test of campaign strength.

DENVER: Since Jan. 1, 500 laws have been passed and signed by governors that were aimed at economic recovery, according to the bipartisan National Conference of State Legislatures.

Times wires

Emily regains some steam, heads away

08/06/11 [Last modified: Saturday, August 6, 2011 10:54pm]
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