Clashes between government troops and suspected al Qaeda militants in Yemen left at least 10 people dead Saturday, according to two senior security officials.
The dead included three soldiers and seven suspected militants, the officials said.
At least four government-armored vehicles were also destroyed in the violence, according to the officials.
The clashes took place in four different districts of Yemen's southern Abyan province in a sign that suspected militants have not been weakened by recent government raids.
Residents in Abyan said that troops conducted house-to-house searches and arrested two suspected militants.FULL STORY
Thousands of striking Verizon employees will return to work on Monday, as the company and the unions have made progress in negotiating a number of local and regional issues, Verizon said Saturday.
The employees will return to work without new collective bargaining agreements. The company said both sides have agreed on a process for moving negotiations on the big issues forward.
The 45,000 union members have been picketing since August 6 to protest concessions that Verizon is trying to get from its employees. Those concessions include the elimination of two paid holidays, the freezing of pensions, the alignment of pay raises with job performance, and the union's contribution of $100 per employee towards health care premiums.FULL STORY
Congress needs to pass legislation to protect customers from unauthorized third-party charges on their phone bills because the telephone industry has failed to prevent the practice, Sen. Jay Rockefeller says.
"It's illegal, it's wrong, it's scamming," said Rockefeller, D-West Virginia. "Why haven't you cleaned up your act?"
AT&T, Verizon and Qwest do not have a process to determine if the charges were authorized by their customers.FULL STORY