Originally published on Thu August 16, 2012 8:39 am
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been granted asylum by Ecuador, Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño just announced in Quito.
Now, the question becomes whether Great Britain will allow Assange to leave Ecuador's embassy in London so that he can travel to the South American nation that is offering him refuge.
There were 366,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance last week, up by 2,000 from the week before, the Employment and Training Administration says.
So what we said last week applies again:
Originally published on Thu August 16, 2012 7:05 am
Good morning, we're following these stories today:
Family Research Council Attacker Could Face Terrorism Charge.
11 Killed In Afghan Helicopter Crash; 3 Were U.S. Military Personnel. (Update at 9 a.m. ET: 7 Americans Were Killed.)
Originally published on Thu August 16, 2012 7:04 am
The crash of an International Security Assistance Force helicopter in southern Afghanistan today killed 11 people who were on board, according to the NATO command in Kabul.
It has posted a statement saying:
Thursday's attack on a Pakistani air base near Islamabad by heavily armed militants, which security forces were able to repel, has been followed by the news that gunmen executed about 20 Shiite Muslims today in northern Pakistan.