October 9th, 2010
11:59 PM ET

Amber Alert issued for North Carolina girl

An Amber Alert has been issued after a 10-year-old girl was reported missing from her Hickory, North Carolina, home. FULL POST

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October 9th, 2010
10:26 PM ET

Paper: Gunfire, tussle heard before Kent State shootings

A commotion and several shots from a pistol preceded the iconic Kent State University shootings that took place 40 years ago, analysis of an audio recording shows, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

The new findings shed light - and raise new questions - on what caused the Ohio National Guard to open fire on anti-war demonstrators on May 4, 1970, in Kent, Ohio.

The events heard on the tape take place about 70 seconds before guardsmen begin firing, killing four students and wounding nine others in an event widely seen as a tipping point for American sentiment against the Vietnam War. The recording was found three years ago in library archives.

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October 9th, 2010
07:10 PM ET

South Carolina upsets No. 1 Alabama

The Tide got rolled.

South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia passed for three touchdowns Saturday as the Gamecocks knocked off previously undefeated Alabama, 35 – 21, in Columbia, South Carolina.

Tide quarterback Greg McElroy, who threw for 315 yards and two scores, endured his first loss as a starter since the eighth grade.

The stout Gamecocks defense held Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram to 41 yards rushing.

Both teams have one loss.

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October 9th, 2010
02:27 PM ET

What are you doing for 10/10/10?

Sunday is October 10, 2010 – or 10/10/10. That's a big deal to computer nerds, math whizzes and others who get geeked over binary numbers, as this post at Wired.com celebrates.

At least four groups on the photo-sharing site Flickr.com are planning to capture the day in their own ways.

The environmental action website 350.org is urging followers to take part in a "Global Work Party" to raise awareness and fight global warming at the local level.

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October 9th, 2010
11:52 AM ET

'Multiple' students hurt, sickened at party

A party attended by about 50 Central Washington University students resulted in "multiple" assaults and drug overdoses, authorities said Saturday.

Police initially were called to help one assault victim and one poisoning or overdose victim, according to a statement from the Cle Elum, Washington, police department.

Friends of those two victims directed authorities to the party, where police say they interrupted a possible sexual assault and found several other people suffering from assaults or poisonings/overdoses of an unknown substance, the statement said.

Twelve victims were taken to hospitals, and one was listed in critical but stable condition. About 35 other people were questioned, but police did not say how many were arrested.

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October 9th, 2010
10:57 AM ET

Trapped miners' names and ages

Here are the names and ages of the 33 men trapped 2,300 feet below ground in a mine in Chile. A rescue drill broke through to them Saturday morning; they should be pulled out within a few days.

Click here for an extensive interactive graphic with the miners' photos and an explanation of the accident and rescue operation.

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October 9th, 2010
10:28 AM ET

U.K. aid worker killed in Afghanistan rescue bid

Hostage Linda Norgrove was killed during a rescue attempt by the British military.

A British aid worker held hostage in eastern Afghanistan since late last month was killed by her captors during a rescue attempt on Friday night, officials said.

Linda Norgrove, 36, worked for DAI, an agency that provides various services to developing nations. Norgrove managed projects for farmers and rural workers.

James Boomgard, DAI president and chief executive officer, called the news "devastating" and said his operation is "saddened beyond words by the death of a wonderful woman whose sole purpose in Afghanistan was to do good."

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October 9th, 2010
08:17 AM ET

Drillers break through to Chile mine

A rescue drill has pierced the roof of an underground mine in Chile where 33 men have been trapped since August 5. Sirens went off at the mine site in Copiapo, Chile, signaling the breakthrough.

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October 9th, 2010
05:39 AM ET

Pakistan reopens Khyber Pass

[Update 10:40 a.m.] The Pakistani government on Saturday announced its decision to reopen the Khyber Pass border into Afghanistan for NATO supply convoys.

"After assessing the security situation in all its aspects, the government has decided to reopen the NATO/ISAF supply from the Pakistan-Afghanistan border at Torkham with immediate effect," the government said in a statement.

[Original post] Pakistan could reopen the Khyber Pass in the next 24 hours, though full traffic is not expected until Monday, a senior U.S. military official told CNN on Saturday.

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