Top Stories: U.S. General's Plane Attacked In Afghanistan; Akin Won't Quit Race

Aug 21, 2012

Good Tuesday morning - we're following these stories today:

In Afghanistan: General's Plane Damaged; Afghans Start Spying On Own Troops.

As Deadline To Drop Out Nears, Rep. Akin's Best Defender Is His Opponent.

Diana Nyad Ends Latest Bid to Swim From Cuba To Key West.

Thousands Flee California Wildfire, One Of Many Blazes Scorching West. (Los Angeles Times)

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi Dies, Ally Of U.S. (BBC)

South African Mine Drops Threat To Fire Striking Miners. (Financial Times)

Jury Begins To Deliberate Whether Samsung Infringed On Apple Patents. (ComputerWorld)

Tropical Depression Forms In Caribbean, Will Strengthen To Hurricane South Of Puerto Rico. (National Hurricane Center)

Venezuelan Prisoners Riot As Families Visit; At Least 25 Dead. (AFP)

Thieves Steal Floor Plans Of French Presidential Palace, Documents Not Classified. (AP)

Good Samaritans Grab Wrong Man In Fight, Letting Robber Escape. (Central

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