While U Slept: Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Friday, September 3, 2010

September 3, 2010

MOST NEW YORKERS WANT MOSQUE SITE MOVED AWAY FROM GROUND ZERO Two-thirds of New York City residents want a planned Muslim community center and mosque to be relocated to a less controversial site farther away from ground zero in Lower Manhattan. According to a New York Times poll, even many of those who describe themselves as supporters of the project still say it should be moved to be “sensitive” to victims. (NYT)

NC RESIDENTS FLEE AS EARL HITS LAND, FLOODING BUT NO REPORTED CASUALTIES Hurricane Earl brushes North Carolina’s Outer Banks, flooding coastal highways and sending residents inland. Though storm’s strength has weakened, warnings remain in effect as far north as Cape Cod. (CNN)

PAKISTAN TALIBAN CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY FOR ATTACKS ON SHI’ITES As a new attack is reported at Shi’ite rally in Quetta, the local Taliban says it carried out multiple attacks earlier in the week aimed at Shi’ite worshipers that killed 33. (Reuters)

MEXICO SAYS ITS KILLED 27 DRUG CARTEL MEMBERS Mexican army says it has killed suspected drug cartel gunmen in a clash near the US border. Two soldiers were wounded in the fighting, in the state of Tamaulipas, says army officials. (BBC)

ARMY CHAPLAIN KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN IS FIRST SINCE 1970 Capt. Dale Goetz of the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colo. was one of five US soldiers killed Monday. Before Goetz, the last Army chaplain to die in action was Phillip Nichols, who was killed by a concealed enemy explosive in Vietnam in October of 1970. (AP)


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