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by Dave & Jes posted Jun 10 2014 7:10AM

Nato forces kill five US troops in Afghanistan

Five American soldiers have been killed accidentally by their own side in southern Afghanistan, US military sources have confirmed.

An Afghan soldier and an interpreter also died in the Nato air strike after Monday's operation in Zabul province

Afghan officials say coalition forces called in air support when they were attacked by the Taliban at the end of the operation. Nato is investigating.

Militants have stepped up attacks as foreign combat troops leave this year.

The incident, which happened on Monday, is among the most serious cases of so-called "friendly fire" in Afghanistan, where Nato-led troops have been battling Taliban and other insurgents since 2001.
/Source: BBC

Fresh militant attack near Karachi airport

Security forces at Pakistan's busiest airport in the city of Karachi have come under attack, a day after militants stormed one of its terminals.

Officials say gunmen on motorbikes shot at a security training camp just outside the airport and fled.

Subsequent firing which lasted for up to an hour was shots fired by the army and police at the scene, officials say.

Flights at the airport are resuming. The Pakistani Taliban say they carried out both attacks.

The gun and bomb attack on the airport's cargo terminal on Sunday left at least 38 dead, including the attackers.
/Source: BBC

Washoe County Gets Ready for Election Day! Well, it's not quite that easy to get a primary election's primary polling spots ready for Tuesday's election. But there was a lot of scurrying going on behind the scenes Monday morning to make sure it goes smoothly for voters. 

"We have 81 polling spots and about 500 volunteers involved," said Washoe County Registrar of Voters, Luanne Cutler on Monday. "We are always a little nervous before any election but I think it will all go smoothly."
/Source: KTVN

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Iraq militants control second city of Mosul

Iraq's prime minister has asked parliament to declare a state of emergency, after Islamist militants effectively took control of Mosul.

Nouri Maliki acknowledged "vital areas" of the northern city had been seized.

Overnight, hundreds of armed men seized local government's offices and police stations before taking control of the airport and the army's headquarters.

3 reasons the Dow doesn’t deserve to be at 17,000

Opinion: The bull market in stocks is running for all the wrong reasons

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — We’re straddling 17,000 on the Dow Jones Industrial Average. But it just doesn’t feel right. It has to be the most unenthusiastic rally in a generation — maybe more.

It’s not that there isn’t reason to be buying stocks. We are now five years into an economic recovery that began in mid-2009, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research. It’s been a slow slog. It’s been paced. Those are actually good reasons to be buying stocks. A rapidly growing economy, which coincided with the dot-com boom and the housing bubbles, usually go belly up as quickly as they rise.

/Source: Market Watch

Audit: More than 120,000 veterans waiting or never got care

Washington (CNN) -- An internal Veterans Affairs audit released Monday said tens of thousands of newly returning veterans wait at least 90 days for medical care, while even more who signed up in the VA system over the past 10 years never got an immediate appointment they requested.
The review provides a more complete picture of widespread problems at the agency's health care facilities -- as reported by CNN over the past seven months -- than preliminary findings last month that led to the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.

/Source: CNN

If candidates tie votes, high card drawn wins

RENO, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- Tuesday is Primary Election Day in Nevada, and there are many choices in the Reno Mayoral Race.

This makes the odds of a tie higher than normal, but only two people will make it on the ballot for the general election. So, how would they break a tie?

In the event that two or more candidates receive the same number of votes, Nevada law puts the race in the hands of lady luck. The candidates would be summoned to the County Administration Building, where they would draw cards to decide. The highest card wins, and would advance to the general election in November.

Tune in to News 4 at 5 for a full report.
/Source: My News 4


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