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Earthquake shakes Japan - Chicago Sun-Times

By germanifa01 - June 14th, 2008, 5:29, Category: General


TOKYO---- A 7.2-magnitude earthquake ripped across mountains and rice fields in northern Japan on Saturday, killing at least three people as it sheared off hillsides, jolted buildings and shook nuclear power plants. At least seven people were missing. Military helicopters swarmed the quake zone 250 more info

Up to 1,000 prisoners, including 400 Taliban militants, were on the run in Kandahar last night after a dramatic Taliban assault on the southern Afghan city's main prison. The militants blew the prison gates open with a massive truck bomb and flooded inside, attacking the guards and freeing the more info

SAN DIEGO - Even with a sore knee, Tiger Woods hit his stride yesterday at the U.S. Open . It started with his feet on a concrete cart path and a shot that went under a tree and over a bunker to 18 feet for birdie. What followed was flawless golf and a 30 on the front nine at Torrey Pines that gave more info

DES MOINES, Iowa - A levee ruptured early Saturday allowed the Des Moines River to pour into an area near downtown, and a mandatory evacuation was ordered for 270 homes, authorities said. Crews from the city and National Guard used dump trucks and front-end loaders to build a temporary berm of dirt more info