Tuesday, July 22, 2008

News roundup 7/22/08

Posted By on Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 10:36 AM

Batman star arrested on assault allegations:

Batman star Christian Bale was arrested Tuesday over allegations of assault. Bale’s mother and sister say he assaulted them at a west London hotel Sunday, a day before the European premiere of his latest film, The Dark Knight. Police did not question Bale on Monday because of the premiere. U.S. representatives for Bale didn’t immediately return phone calls seeking a comment. Fox News

Missing soldier found alive:

A missing Fort Bliss, Texas, soldier reported missing was found by authorities Sunday after she was kidnapped and assaulted by her husband. The 34-year-old husband was arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping. The husband was apparently distraught after his wife told him she planned to leave him. AP via MSNBC

Wachovia reports huge loss:

Wachovia Corp. posted a nearly $9 billion loss for its second quarter Tuesday. Wachovia stock has dropped more than 75 percent in New York Stock Exchange composite trading since it spent $24 billion two years ago to buy Golden West just as house prices were peaking. CNN Money

Wartime leader of Bosnia hid with false identity:

Radovan Karadzic, the wartime leader of Bosnian Serbs, was arrested Monday night in Belgrade, officials said. A judge has ordered his transfer to the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands to face genocide charges. Karadzic grew a long white beard to conceal his identity and even managed to practice medicine while hiding.AP via Yahoo News

Shades apart:

Twin boys born in Germany on July 11, are turning heads because both brothers were born with dramatically different skin colors. The older twin Ryan, takes after his white German father Stephan Gerth, while the younger, Leo, takes after his mother, Florence. Addo Gerth who is from Ghana. ABC News

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