Wednesday, July 9, 2008

News roundup 7/9/08

Posted By on Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 2:11 PM

Iran test fires missile:

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards successfully test fired a medium- and long-range missile on Monday, capable of reaching Israel and U.S. troops in the region. This step was strongly condemned by the Bush Administration, as tension continue to boil over Iran's suspected nuclear weapons program. AP via NY Times

YouTube falls short of Google's expectations:

Advertising revenue from YouTube is expected to total about $200 million this year, falling short of parent company Google Inc.'s expectations. Google has significantly cut the number of YouTube clips it will sell ads against, as not to sell them against videos that may violate copyrights. Google and YouTube are currently being sued for copyright infringement in two cases. Reuters via ABC News

Attack on U.S. post in Turkey:

A group of unidentified gunmen shot and killed security guards outside the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul on Wednesday. Authorities said three police officers and three assailants were killed, while the fourth assailant escaped. AP via Huffington Post

Autism treatment could get federal study:

Government researchers are pushing to test an unproven treatment on autistic children, treatment that some scientists believe is an unethical experiment in voodoo medicine. AP via Yahoo News

Stinky feet slaying:

A 23-year-old man was sentenced to 35 years in prison for stabbing his roommate after a night of drinking. Authorities say 21-year-old Noel Quintanilla-Vaquero complained that his roommates, William Antonio Serrana, feet had a foul odor. Serrana responded by picking up a knife and stabbing him to death. AP via Houston Chronicle

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