The US Coast Guard captain overseeing clean-up of oil spilled
from a pipeline rupture that closed two California state
beaches and fouled offshore waters near Santa Barbara says it
may take months to restore the area to its natural condition.
[mage]Former Korean Air Lines executive Heather Cho has
walked free after nearly five months in prison after an
appeals court suspended the sentence she was given for her
outburst over the way she had been served macadamia nuts.
Boy Scouts of America President
Robert Gates says the group's ban on adult gay leaders cannot
be sustained, a move that could open the door to ending the
policy that has caused rifts in the 105-year-old