Sunday, March 3, 2013

Monkey Temporarily Escapes Colorado Zoo

A seven year old howler monkey escaped from her enclosure at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, in Colorado Springs.

On Saturday, Eva was able to pull back some mesh and squeeze out.

Her escape was witnessed by visitors, and a green alert was announced nearly immediately.

She didn't go far, just onto the roof of the enclosure, and lay there sunbathing until she was recaptured.

Eva was then put back into her enclosure as zoo workers repaired and strengthened the area where she escaped at.

International Brigade of Shiites Fights to Defend Shrine in Damascus

Shiites from around the Middle East are coming to Syria to fight in the Abu al-Fadl al-Abbas brigade.

Most of the brigade is made up of Shiites from Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria.

They have come to protect the shrine of Sayyida Zeinab, in Damascus, which has found itself on the front line of the Syrian civil war.

The brigade was formed after an online video showed Sunnis desecrating and burning another Shiite holy site.

Existence of such a brigade shows how the Syrian civil war is much more than one nation fighting itself, but is a growing conflict between the two main branches of Islam.

Missing From Maryland: Robin Pope, 51

Fifty-one year old Robin Pope is missing from Kent Island, Maryland.

She was last seen on Friday night.

Saturday afternoon, her Great Dane's body was found, near the beach, with obvious trauma.

Dive teams are searching the nearby waters, on Sunday.

Robin is described as five foot four, one hundred and five pounds, with brown hair.

Anyone with information should call the Maryland State Police, Centreville Barracks, at 410-758-1101.

Her body was found on March 24, and identified through dental records on March 25.

Kerry Gives Egypt $250 Million

On Sunday, Secretary of State Kerry announced that the US will be granting Egypt a financial reward.

Two hundred and fifty million dollars will go to Egypt for it's promises to eventually have political and economic reforms.

Kerry warned that any future aid would be dependent on the reforms actually taking place.

If Egypt can show reforms in action, another billion US dollars is headed their way, as well as nearly five billion from the IMF.

The secretary also touched on the importance of Egypt's regime and the opposition working together.

Most of the opposition plans on boycotting the upcoming elections, in protest of what they say is an already rigged system.

Explosion Strikes Near Shia Mosque in Karachi

Flames lit the night ski of Karachi after an explosion ripped through a Shia part of Pakistan's largest city.

Forty-five people were killed and over one hundred and fifty injured.

The explosion struck near a mosque, as people were leaving evening prayers.

Several buildings were destroyed by the blast, which caused fires in even more.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Missing From Connecticut: Jessica Lucero, 16

Sixteen year old Jessica Lucero is missing from Danbury, Connecticut.

She was last seen on Friday afternoon.

Jessica is described as five foot, one hundred pounds, with black hair, and brown eyes.

When last seen, she was wearing a red sweater, black North Face jacket, and a black cap. 

Anyone with information should call the Danbury Police Department at 203-797-4671.