The United States is seeking approval from the 45-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group over a nuclear cooperation agreement with India, but it appears unlikely that a deal will be completed by the end of meetings Friday.
Airport security video shows that, contrary to earlier reports, there was no engine explosion in the crash of Thursday’s Spanair crash in Madrid that killed 153. “There has been more than one breakdown,” said the head of Spain's Civil Aviation. “I am not so sure that the engine failed.”
Hundreds of thousands of Muslims held a protest in Kashmir Friday over Hindu rule in the Muslim-majority region. The protest follows a three-day hiatus in violence that began when the Indian government transferred land to Hindu pilgrims.
The manufacturer of a voting machine used in 34 states admitted that the machines contain an error that drops votes. Premier Election Solutions, formerly Diebold, said that the error cannot be fixed by this November’s elections, but it will provide guidelines to election workers on how to make sure that votes aren’t lost.
The department of Health and Human Services proposed new regulations that would allow doctors to choose not to perform abortions based on religious or moral objections. The final proposal dropped a controversial part of the draft that explicitly defined abortion.
Offices of John McCain’s presidential campaign in Colorado and New Hampshire were evacuated after receiving letters with an “unidentified white powder.” The Colorado letter was tracked to an inmate and the powder was determined to be non-hazardous. The New Hampshire letter was an unrelated incident.
After John McCain told Politico Wednesday that he didn’t know how many houses he and his wife owned, Obama launched a national ad campaign trying to portray McCain as wealthy and out-of-touch with the American people.
An abandoned baby whale off the coast of Australia has been euthanized after officials determined it could not survive on its own. The whale, named Colin, had shark bites and had been suckling boats, thinking that they were its mother.