- Dish passes on making new offer for Sprint
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Dish Network Corp. says a number of factors have made it impracticable for it to submit another offer to buy Sprint Nextel Corp. in time to beat a deadline set by the phone company.
- Heimlich rescues choking Texas congressman
PHOENIX (AP) — A Texas congressman who was choking on a piece of popcorn is thanking a fellow Republican from Arizona and a House staffer who is also a doctor for stepping in to help.
- Colorado wildfire snuffs over 500 homes, new blazes menace West
By Keith Coffman and Alex Dobuzinskis DENVER/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The number of homes destroyed by a Colorado wildfire rose above 500 on Tuesday as rain dampened the flames and allowed damage assessment teams to enter charred neighborhoods, as other threatening blazes grew in Alaska and elsewhere in the West. Authorities said the so-called Black Forest Fire, which has killed at least two people and has burned in the rolling hills outside Colorado Springs for the past week, was 85 percent contained by Tuesday. ...
- Cape Wind gets 0M investment from Danish fund
BOSTON (AP) — The Cape Wind offshore wind project has secured a 0 million investment from a Danish pension fund in what the wind farm's president said Tuesday is a milestone for the long-delayed project.
- Va. cabbie pursues charges after anti-Muslim rant
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — For the second time in as many months, a Muslim civil rights group is pursuing criminal charges on behalf of a taxicab driver who was subjected to an anti-Islamic rant caught on tape.
- Oklahoma executes man convicted of killing elderly couple
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma executed on Tuesday a man who was convicted of stabbing an elderly couple to death during a robbery at their home that netted , some of which he and convicted accomplices used to buy tacos. James Lewis DeRosa, 36, was pronounced dead at 6:07 p.m. CDT (1907 ET) after a lethal injection at a state prison, a spokesman for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections said. DeRosa was convicted of killing Poteau couple Curtis Plummer, 73, and Gloria Plummer, 70, during a robbery in 2000. (Reporting by Heide Brandes)
- Jury can't reach verdict in Detroit cop's trial
DETROIT (AP) — A judge declared a mistrial Tuesday after jurors failed to reach a verdict in the trial of a Detroit police officer who fatally shot a 7-year-old girl during a chaotic search for a murder suspect that was recorded by a reality TV crew.
- Okla. executes inmate convicted of killing couple
McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma executed a 36-year-old man on Tuesday for the October 2000 stabbing deaths of a couple on whose ranch he had worked.
- Radar shows tornado touched down at Denver airport
DENVER (AP) — Radar indicated a tornado briefly touched down Tuesday over the east runways of Denver International Airport, where thousands of people took shelter in bathrooms, stairwells and other safe spots until the dangerous weather passed, officials said.
- Chrysler agrees to recall of Jeeps at risk of fire
DETROIT (AP) — After initially defying federal regulators, Chrysler abruptly agreed Tuesday to recall some older-model Jeeps with fuel tanks that could rupture and cause fires in rear-end collisions.