Saturday, November 13, 2010


*After seven and a half years in prison, Myanmar pro democracy supporter and Nobel Peace Prize Laurette Aung San Suu Kyi has been released from jail.
*After engine problems that kept the ship adrift at sea without any electrical power, the cruise ship Carnival Splendor has finally made it back to port.
*Unfortunately, the cholera epidemic in Haiti continues, worsened by the recent strike by Hurricane Tomas.
*United States President Barack Obama continues his current foreign relations tour, with a recent visit to Japan.
*From our Connecticut correspondent: While Republican Tom Foley has conceded the Governor's race to Democrat Dan Malloy, state and federal officials are still investigating the incidents that led to the electoral problems to begin with. More on this story as it develops.
*Was a ground to air missile actually launched off the California coast Monday night? That's what authorities are investigating, with no results officially announced at this time.
*In England, Queen Elizabeth II has established a Facebook page, but the "poke" and "befriend" functions have been disabled.
*Retailers are trying to get consumers into a shopping mood prematurely with "early bird specials" and "pre-Black Friday" sales, although the Christmas shopping season does not officially start until the Friday after Thanksgiving.

*Noted film producer Dino De Laurentiis passed away at age 91.
*Conan O'Brien has started hosting his new late night talk show on the TBS cable network, and so far is allegedly beating Jay Leno in the ratings game.

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