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Official royal wedding list, seating plan released
Publish Date : 4/23/2011 11:54:00 AM
  • LONDON - The full list of confirmed guests and the seating plan for the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton were released by the British monarchy Saturday.
  • But others, like soul singer Joss Stone and Mr. Bean actor Rowan Atkinson - a close friend of William's father Prince Charles - were new.
  • St. James's Palace also confirmed for the first time that Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa will be attending, despite British concerns about the treatment of activists there.

St. Louis airport hit by tornado to reopen Sunday
Publish Date : 4/23/2011 11:54:00 AM
  • ST. LOUIS - Lambert Airport is expected to reopen Sunday, two days after a strong tornado caused significant damage at the St. Louis airport.
  • St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says the airport could be operating at 70 percent capacity starting Sunday but will reopen only if power is restored.
  • Five or six flights had to be diverted away from St. Louis when the storm hit.

Sony's Ohga, credited with developing CD, dies
Publish Date : 4/23/2011 11:54:00 AM
  • TOKYO - Sony says its former president and chairman Norio Ohga, credited with developing the compact disc, has died.
  • Sony Corp. Chairman Howard Stringer said Ohga helped redefine the Japanese manufacturer not only as an electronic hardware company but helped it also expand into software or entertainment.
  • Ohga died Saturday in Tokyo of multiple organ failure.

Mo. tornado leaves houses flat, widespread debris
Publish Date : 4/23/2011 11:47:00 AM
  • ST. LOUIS - The extent of the damage from a tornado that struck the St. Louis airport is becoming much clearer in the daylight.
  • St. Louis' main airport was closed for business Saturday while crews cleaned up after a tornado tore through a terminal, causing several injuries and sending people scurrying for shelter as plated glass shattered around them.
  • Friday evening's storm at Lambert Airport ripped away a large section of the main terminal's roof, forcing the airport to close indefinitely and diverting incoming flights to other cities.

Syria death toll hits 120 over 2 days, group says
Publish Date : 4/23/2011 11:43:00 AM
  • BEIRUT - A human rights group says the death toll from two days of violence in Syria has reached 120.
  • Syrian security forces fired live bullets and tear gas Friday and Saturday as tens of thousands of people gathered across the country to protest the country's authoritarian regime.
  • He said 112 people were killed Friday and at least eight on Saturday.

Aust. PM: Tsunami zone is scene of great sorrow
Publish Date : 4/23/2011 11:31:00 AM
  • MINAMISANRIKU, Japan - The first foreign leader to tour Japan's tsunami-ravaged coast, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard expressed shock and sorrow at the devastation and visited evacuees at a shelter Saturday, giving toy koalas and kangaroos to excited children.
  • "It's a scene of incredible tragedy and incredible sorrow," Gillard said on the last day of a four-day trip here.
  • Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Saturday that 30 workers at the plant had exceeded the former limit of radiation exposure.

Solution for fatigued aviation workers eludes FAA
Publish Date : 4/23/2011 11:07:00 AM
  • WASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration told a government watchdog nearly two years ago that it was prepared to let air traffic controllers sleep or rest during work shifts when they weren't directing aircraft.
  • When the FAA proposed new limits on airline pilots' work schedules to prevent fatigue last year, it rejected its own research recommending that pilots be allowed to take naps during the cruise phase of flight - typically most of a flight when the plane is neither climbing nor descending - so that they are refreshed and alert during landings.
  • And an FAA committee that has been working for several years on new work rules to prevent fatigue among night-shift airline mechanics has made little progress, said one committee member.

Crews clean after tornado hits St. Louis airport
Publish Date : 4/23/2011 10:22:00 AM
  • ST. LOUIS - St. Louis' main airport was closed for business Saturday while crews cleaned up after a tornado tore through a terminal, causing several injuries and sending people scurrying for shelter as plated glass shattered around them.
  • National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Truett confirmed Saturday it was a tornado that struck the airport.
  • He said it was possible that a tornado that touched down near the St. Charles County town of New Melle was the one that ripped into the airport and apparently other parts of St. Louis County.

2 Syrian legislators resign over violence
Publish Date : 4/23/2011 10:12:00 AM
  • BEIRUT - Syrian activists say two members of parliament have resigned in protest against the killing of protesters during the uprising against President Bashar Assad.
  • More than 300 people have been killed in the past five weeks - including more than 75 on Friday.
  • BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian security forces fired on tens of thousands of mourners during funeral processions Saturday, killing at least six people following the deadliest day of the uprising against authoritarian President Bashar Assad.

Rebels in besieged Libyan city claim a victory
Publish Date : 4/23/2011 10:09:00 AM
  • TRIPOLI, Libya - Government troops retreated to the outskirts of Misrata under rebel fire Saturday and the opposition claimed victory after officials in Tripoli decided to pull back forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi following nearly two months of laying siege to the western city.
  • The Pentagon, meanwhile, said the U.S. Air Force carried out its first Predator missile strike in Libya on Saturday, but gave no details.
  • The only reported airstrike Saturday was a hit near Gadhafi's compound in Tripoli that the government said caused no injuries.