AP is reporting that financially-troubled US Airways has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. US Airways has issued this press release on its website.
More information about the company's latest Chapter 11 restructuring (its first bankruptcy restructuring was two years ago) is available here. The bankruptcy annoucement comes just a few days after talks between the airline and its pilots over a new cost-cutting proposal collapsed.
Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison was the focus of a co-ordinated attack Sunday when it was the target of several mortar rounds, an apparant suicide car bomb assault, and small arms fire. After mortars exploded outside the facility a pick-up truck loaded with explosives made a run at the entrance.
US Marines guarding the prison shot and killed the driver and detonated the vehicle. The driver was killed and seven others believed involved in the attack were captured. No one at the prison was hurt. The American Forces Press service has more from Baghdad. Abu Ghraib, currently the focus on an ongoing scandal involving US military treatment of Iraqi detainees, has been the target of many attacks in the past, mostly seriously in April 2004 when mortars killed 22 Iraqi prisoners and injured more than 100 others.
Exit polls released Sunday in Hong Kong - now a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China - showed that advocates in favor of a democracy further removed from Beijing's influence failed to win the majority of seats in Saturday's much-anticipated election for members of Hong Kong's 60-seat Legislative Council. Final results from the election should be released Monday.
Initial estimates showed that legislators backed by Beijing held on to approximately 39 of the 60 legislative seats. The official HK government website for the Legislative Council election is here. The New York Times has more. The official website for the current Legislative Council here.
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