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Iran: We have drone



Published: Wed, December 5, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

Iran: We have drone

TEHRAN, Iran

Iran claimed Tuesday it had taken another prize in a growing showdown with Washington over drone surveillance, displaying a purported U.S. unmanned aircraft it said was captured intact. The U.S. Navy, however, said none of its drones in the region was missing.

The conflicting accounts could put pressure on both sides for more details on U.S. reconnaissance and Iranian counter-measures.

Sick girl sought after mom takes her

PHOENIX

Emily has leukemia. She just underwent a month of chemotherapy and had her right arm amputated after suffering complications. Doctors say she is at risk of dying from an infection.

But the sick 11-year-old isn’t in a hospital.

Her mother last week inexplicably unhooked a tube that had been carrying vital medication through the girl’s heart, got her out of bed and changed her clothes. Then she did something police say is even more baffling — she walked the child out of the hospital, a tiny tube still protruding from her chest.

Phoenix police are on a desperate search for the mother and daughter, last seen Wednesday night on surveillance video leaving Phoenix Children’s Hospital, the mother pushing an IV stand, the small child with a bandaged arm amputated above the elbow walking beside her.

Suspect questioned in deadly subway push

NEW YORK

Police questioned a suspect Tuesday in the death of a New Yorker who was pushed onto the tracks and photographed just before a train hit him — an image that drew virulent criticism after it appeared on the front page of the New York Post.

Investigators recovered security video showing a man fitting the description of the assailant working with street vendors near Rockefeller Center, New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said.

Witnesses told investigators they saw the suspect talking to himself Monday afternoon before he approached Ki-Suck Han at the Times Square station, got into an altercation with him and pushed him into the train’s path.

100,000 protest

CAIRO

More than 100,000 Egyptians protested outside the presidential palace in Cairo on Tuesday, fueling tensions over Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi’s seizure of nearly unrestricted powers and the adoption by his allies of a controversial draft constitution.

The outpouring of anger across the Egyptian capital, the Mediterranean port of Alexandria and other cities pointed to a prolonged standoff between the president and a newly united opposition.

Associated Press


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