Former president undergoes surgery
Former presidentundergoes surgery
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Former President George H.W. Bush has been released from the Mayo Clinic after undergoing successful hip replacement surgery, the clinic said.
The 82-year-old former president was discharged from the clinic Saturday, after the operation on his right hip that was performed Wednesday, the Mayo Clinic said on its Web site.
He traveled to the Mayo Clinic on Tuesday after delivering a eulogy at the Washington funeral of former President Gerald Ford.
Surgeons at the clinic replaced his left hip in 2000. Former first lady Barbara Bush also had successful hip replacement surgery at the clinic, in 1997.
The former president has made several highly publicized skydives in the last decade, most recently in 2004 to celebrate his 80th birthday.
Two teens arrestedin trooper's death
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- State officials said Sunday they had arrested two teens they believed were responsible for the killing of a state trooper who was shot during a traffic stop in western Tennessee.
The 24-year-old trooper pulled over two men and was trying to get them out of the vehicle Saturday night when he was shot twice, according to footage from the patrol car's video camera. At least one bullet struck him in the head, said Mike Browning, a Department of Safety spokesman.
On Sunday, Alejandro Guana, 17, and Orlando Garcia, 19, were arrested without incident at a hotel near downtown Nashville, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Jennifer Johnson said.
"After interviewing the two men, we feel confident we have the two people in custody that murdered the state trooper," TBI director Mark Gwyn said.
Hunters found Trooper Calvin Jenks' body beside his patrol car near the intersection of two state highways, Browning said.
Authorities believed the suspects were carrying drugs and drove toward Nashville after the shooting in Tipton County, just north of Memphis, Browning said before Sunday's arrests.
Jenks smelled marijuana on the driver, Browning said. When Jenks asked the man whether he had drugs in the car, the suspect eventually admitted there were drugs in the center console, Browning said.
Jenks went back to the passenger and asked him whether he had drugs. The man said he didn't, then opened fire, Browning said.
Jenks, 24, had been a trooper for two years and transferred to the Tipton area from Marshall County in 2005 to be closer to his new wife, he said.
Subway train derails
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A subway train derailed Sunday near downtown Washington, sending 16 people to the hospital and prompting the rescue of 60 people from a tunnel, officials said.
The accident happened about 3:45 p.m. near the underground Mount Vernon Square station, Metro spokeswoman Cathy Asato said. There were about 150 people on the train.
At least one person had a serious but not life-threatening injury, Asato said. The other injuries were mostly "bumps and bruises," and one of those with minor injuries was pregnant.
Part of the six-car train had pulled into the station when the fifth car left the track and hit the tunnel wall, Asato said. About 60 people in the last two cars had to wait about 45 minutes for firefighters to reach them and escort them through the tunnel on a catwalk.
Passengers in the first four cars were able to exit on their own through the front two cars, which were already at the station platform, Asato said.
There was no fire, Asato said. The cause of the derailment was being investigated.
Witnesses said people started to panic when the six-car train began shaking, and some passengers began running to the back of the train.
Better late than never
HANCOCK, Mich. -- Robert Nuranen handed the local librarian a book he'd checked out for a ninth-grade assignment -- along with a check for 47 years' worth of late fees.
Nuranen said his mother misplaced the copy of "Prince of Egypt" while cleaning the house. The family came across it every so often, only to set it aside again. He found it last week while looking through a box in the attic.
"I figured I'd better get it in before we waited another 10 years," he said after turning it in Friday with the 171.32 check. "Fifty-seven years would be embarrassing."
The book, with its last due date stamped June 2, 1960, was part of the young Nuranen's fascination with Egypt. He went on to visit that country and 54 others, and all 50 states, he said, but he never did finish the book.
Nuranen now lives in Los Angeles, where he teaches seventh-grade social studies and language arts.
The library had long ago lost any record of the book, librarian Sue Zubiena said.
"I'm going to use it as an example," she said. "It's never too late to return your books."