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U.S. Navy ship collides with tanker in Persian Gulf

U.S. Navy ship collides with tanker in Gulf

A U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer was left with a gaping hole on one side after it collided with an oil tanker early Sunday in the Persian Gulf just outside the strategic Strait of Hormuz. The collision left a breach about 10 feet by 10 feet in the starboard side of the USS Porter. No one was injured on either vessel, the Navy said in a statement. The collision of the Porter with the Japanese-owned bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan is under investigation. Navy spokesman Greg Raelson said the destroyer is in port in Jebel Ali, Dubai.

CHICAGO

Man accused of firing at mosque

A Morton Grove, Ill., resident has been accused of shooting at a mosque in the Chicago suburb during Friday night's heavily attended Ramadan prayer service. David Conrad, 51, has complained for years about parking, lights and noise since the construction of the house of worship near his home, members of the mosque and neighbors said.

New York

Healthy weight tied to snack laws

Adolescents in states with strict laws regulating the sale of snacks and sugary drinks in public schools gained less weight over a three-year period than those living in states with no such laws, a new study has found. The study, published today in Pediatrics, found a strong association between healthier weight and tough state laws regulating food in vending machines, snack bars and other venues that were not part of the regular school meal programs.

ASHEVILLE, N.C.

Graham in hospital with bronchitis

Evangelist Billy Graham is being treated at a North Carolina hospital for bronchitis, a spokesman said Sunday. Graham, 93, is resting comfortably in stable condition in the hospital in Asheville, near his home in Montreat, the spokesman said. Graham was hospitalized for pneumonia in November.

HOKENDAUQUA, Pa.

Woman accused of killing fiance

An eastern Pennsylvania woman stabbed her fiance to death during an argument on their wedding day, authorities said. Na Cola Darcel Franklin, 31, is charged with criminal homicide in the death of Billy Rafeal Brewster, 36, in their Whitehall Township apartment on Saturday.

Elsewhere

Tucson, Ariz.: Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband moved back to Tucson on Sunday, a year and a half after she moved to Houston to undergo physical and speech therapy after she was wounded by a gunman at an event outside a grocery store.

Myanmar: Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi held her first talks with the president Sunday since joining parliament.

Times wires

U.S. Navy ship collides with tanker in Persian Gulf

08/12/12 [Last modified: Monday, August 13, 2012 12:04am]

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