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While U Slept: Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Monday, September 6, 2010

September 6, 2010

TROPICAL STORM HERMINE FORMS IN GULF, HEADS TOWARD US, MEXICO Packing 40-mph winds, Tropical Storm Hermine heads toward the US and Mexican Gulf coast. (CNN)

SPAIN SAYS SEPARATIST CEASE-FIRE IS ONLY DUE TO WEAKNESS Refusing to diplomatically engage with Basque separatists, Spanish ministers claim that the group called a cease-fire only because it was too weak to attack. (TheGuardian)

GILLIARD ON THE CUSP OF WINNING AUSSIE POLITICAL STALEMATE Prime Minister Julia Gilliard is set to secure a deal with three MPs, which will reportedly ensure that her party enjoys parliamentary majority in Australia. (Telegraph)

OFFICIALS GIVE UP ON RESCUING LANDSLIDE VICTIMS IN GUATEMALA
Officials in Guatemala say they’ve given up hope of rescuing dozens of victims trapped under the rubble of a massive landslide. (BBC)

SUICIDE BOMBERS ATTACK PAKISTANI POLICE STATION, KILL 19, 3 CHILDREN
A suicide vehicle drives an explosive-laced vehicle into a police station in Northwest Pakistan, killing at least 19, including two children. (NYT)

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