Saturday, July 19, 2008

Saturday, July 19 in the news....

  • Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama started a campaign-season tour of combat zones and foreign capitals, visiting Kuwait and then Afghanistan - the scene of a war he says deserves more attention and more troops. A Taliban leader agreed with Obama's assessment when they met for a discussion on strategy.

  • An elderly woman was attacked by a large kangaroo on a farm in Australia and was lucky to be alive after a pet dog leapt to her aid, her son said. Police authorities have asked anyone who has seen the roo to call the Crimestoppers hotline.