News copter crash kills pilot, photographer
A pilot and television camera operator died Monday when their helicopter crashed on the way to a news story.
KTRK, an ABC affiliate, reported the leased helicopter was flying to the scene of a shooting when it crashed in a state forest on the northern edge of Houston's suburbs.
The aircraft, a Bell 206L4, was owned by Helicopters Inc., which leases aircraft to about 70 news organizations nationwide. Associated Press
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The National Hurricane Center says a new tropical depression has formed over the eastern Caribbean even as what had been Tropical Storm Nana lost strength over the Atlantic.
The new tropical depression is the 15th of the season and could strengthen into Tropical Storm Omar.
Far out in the Atlantic, a weakening Nana had top winds near 35 mph. Associated Press
War is sticking point in talks with Russia
EU nations were divided Monday over whether to resume talks on a political and economic pact with Russia that were frozen over its war with Georgia.
Germany and Italy led the campaign to resume discussions after Moscow withdrew its forces from parts of Georgia according to the terms of an EU-brokered cease-fire.
But some EU foreign ministers, led by Britain's David Miliband, said they wanted more progress. Associated Press
Sudan will conduct its own trials for suspects implicated in crimes in the war-torn Darfur region, the country's Justice Minister said Monday, without specifying when.
Abdel Basset Sabdarat told reporters during a visit to Cairo a special prosecutor is nearly finished with reports on unspecified crimes committed in Darfur.
Rights groups say Sudan's legal system is not equipped to handle genocide and war crime trials. Rebels say any Sudanese-held trial would be a sham. Associated Press