ABC News on the Map – Aug. 14

Aug 14, 2012 12:24pm


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College Station, TX: Texas A&M Shooting Leaves 3 Dead Including Cop and Gunman

A gunman was killed by police near Texas A&M University in College Station after shooting five people and killing two, including a peace officer who was attempting to serve him an eviction notice.

Washington, DC: Attorney General Eric Holder Sued on “Fast and Furious”

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, led by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., has filed a civil contempt of Congress lawsuit against Attorney General Eric Holder in an effort to enforce a subpoena to obtain internal Justice Department memos about the botched ATF Fast and Furious gun-trafficking operation.

Chinese Police Kill One of Most Wanted Fugitives

A Chinese man suspected of killing nine people in armed robberies since 2004 was shot dead by police Tuesday after senior officials ordered he be hunted down, authorities said.

Terror Trial Against Iraqi Vice President Resumes

A neighbor of Iraq’s fugitive vice president has claimed he transported bombs at the request of the official’s son during testimony in a politically charged terrorism trial against the politician.

Cairo, Egypt: President Awards Medals to Sacked Generals

Egypt’s president has given awards to the nation’s two top military commanders, two days after he ordered their retirement.

Stockholm, Sweden: Teddy Bear Team Rejects Belarus KGB Summons

A Swedish advertising agency that air-dropped hundreds of teddy bears carrying pro-human rights messages into Belarus has rejected a summons for questioning by the former Soviet republic’s KGB security agency.

Bahrain Delays Verdict for Prominent Activists

A Bahrain court has delayed until next month its verdict in the retrial of 20 prominent activists convicted by a military-led tribunal in crackdowns against a 17-month-old uprising in the Gulf kingdom.

Seoul, S. Korea: South Korean Rapper PSY’s ‘Gangnam Style’ Goes Viral

Music video “Gangnam Style” posted last month by South Korean rapper PSY has recorded more than 28 million hits worldwide and countless parody video clips.

Fla. Police Release 911 Call in Chad Johnson Case

A neighbor called a 911 dispatcher while reality TV star Evelyn Lozada sat bleeding from the head following a domestic incident with her husband, former Miami Dolphin wide receiver Chad Johnson.

Aurora, CO: Most Colorado Shooting Documents to Remain Sealed

The judge overseeing the case of alleged mass murderer James Holmes has ruled that most of the documents generated during the investigation into the shooting at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater will remain sealed for now.

Penn State Receives Accreditation Warning

Penn State has been put on notice by an accrediting organization that says the university’s status is “in jeopardy” based on recent developments in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

Edwards Air Force Base, CA: Aircraft Shoots for 3,600 Mph for 300 Seconds

The Air Force plans a key test of an experimental aircraft designed to fly at six times the speed of sound, or about 3,600 mph.

Bellingham, WA: Americans Fed Up With Canadians Taking Over Local Costco

Residents of Bellingham, Wash., are fed up with Canadian shoppers who cross the border and buy up the goods at the local Costco. Canadian residents are driving less than 30 miles across the U.S. border to take advantage of the favorable exchange rate to buy gas and groceries.

Centralia, IL: World’s Smallest Dwarf Siblings Live Large at College

Bradley, 21, and Bridgette, 23, Jordan are primordial dwarfs and the world’s shortest living brother and sister, but they live life large at Kaskaskia Junior College.

 

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