By Erwin Seba and Terry Wade HOUSTON (Reuters) - A tanker carrying crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan was cleared by the U.S. Coast Guard to unload its cargo at sea off Texas on Sunday as a State Department official signaled Washington would not intervene to block delivery of the controversial crude. Coast Guard officials went aboard the tanker United Kalavrvta on Sunday and verified the ship and crew's ability to safely offload the oil, a Coast Guard spokesman said. The ship set sail from the Turkish port of Ceyhan in June with a load of crude oil supplied by a new pipeline from the Kurdish oilfields.
(Reuters) - A man was killed and his daughter injured on Sunday when a small plane crash-landed on a Florida beach, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said. The pilot of the single engine Piper Cherokee had placed a distress call to Venice Airport on Florida's west coast around 2:45 p.m. local time, officials said. A male beachgoer was killed and his daughter injured, according to Sarasota County Sheriff's spokeswoman Wendy Rose. The National Transportation Safety Board said it would investigate the cause of the crash.
This is a video from awards I got from the Voulsia County fair this year, 2012. Also, it talks some about a horse collection of mine that I like and all of my pets. Please don't leave rude comments, and tell me what to make videos of. Thanks guys!
I'm starting a thing called 'Random Days with Germany.' It will go up to 30 days. There will be some talking in some of them, and no talking in some of them as well. So far I have three days done, all will be uploaded today. Please excuse the poor
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Powerful storms raking across several states in the eastern U.S. on Sunday have destroyed at least 10 homes in Tennessee, and there were no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries, authorities said.
Teenaged student survivors of South Korea's ferry disaster began giving video testimony under tight security Monday in the murder trial of the vessel's captain and crew. It was the first time the survivors -- all from Dawon High School in Ansan city south of Seoul -- have given evidence in the trial which began more than a month ago. Police cordons blocked public access to the district court in Ansan City, outside Seoul, as the students arrived in a red mini-bus and were escorted into the building by a tight phalanx of police officers. The actual trial is taking place in Gwangju, 265 kilometres (165 miles) south of Seoul, but the judges and lawyers decamped to the court in Ansan to hold a special two-day session for the 17 students who agreed to testify.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council agreed on a statement Sunday calling for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas and scheduled a meeting at midnight to adopt it.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Aruba's government released a former Venezuelan general who was detained on U.S. drug charges when he arrived to serve as his country's consul on the Dutch Caribbean island, sending him home Sunday night and defusing a diplomatic fight with its neighbor.
Russia accused the United States of hindering the OSCE's work in Ukraine, as fighting raged around the crash site of flight MH17 and the Netherlands scrapped plans for an armed international mission to secure the area. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, in a telephone conversation, asked US Secretary of State John Kerry "to order his subordinates to stop hindering the OSCE from doing its current work", the foreign ministry in Moscow said in a statement Sunday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — CORRECTS: Coroner: Man taken to hospital after lightning hits 14 people in California has died. (Corrects APNewsAlert that says 14 people were injured on California beach because 1 person was injured on Catalina Island)
A prank image of British singer Lily Allen kneeling on the ground, head bowed and handcuffed, on Monday landed an Australian police officer in hot water. The picture was taken as the pop star arrived at Gold Coast Airport on Sunday afternoon ahead of her headline performance at the Splendour In The Grass festival near Byron Bay. The Australian Federal Police said the officer who cuffed her had breached protocol and was facing "internal processes".