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Colombia rescues Betancourt, 3 U.S. hostages - Reuters

By germanifa01 - July 2nd, 2008, 19:25, Category: General

BOGOTA (Reuters) - French-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt, three Americans and 11 other hostages held for years in jungle captivity were rescued on Wednesday from leftist guerrillas by Colombian troops posing as aid workers. The rescue was a huge coup for popular President Alvaro Uribe, an

Kroger expands ground beef recall to 20 states - Washington Post
CINCINNATI -- First it was the tomatoes. Now it's the beef. Fourth of July picnic tables are getting a careful look as familiar hamburgers are feared to be among the tainted ingredients in separate food safety scares. On Wednesday, The Kroger Co. expanded its voluntary recall of some ground beef

SuperSonics, Seattle reach last-minute settlement - Seattle Times
The city of Seattle and the SuperSonics reached a last-minute settlement before a judge was to rule in their KeyArena lease dispute. The settlement was reached Wednesday just hours before U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman was to announce her verdict in the trial between the city and the team. The

Oil prices top $144 on supply concerns - Xinhua News Agency
NEW YORK, July 2 (Xinhua) -- Crude futures topped 144 U.S. dollars a barrel Wednesday as the U.S. inventory reported a bigger-than-expected drop last week and the tension in Middle East continued to weigh on the market. Light, sweet crude for August delivery jumped 2.6 dollars to settle at a record