[to top of second column]
Five years ago: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met with her Indian counterpart, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, in New Delhi, where they lauded but did not sign a new agreement opening up U.S. nuclear trade with India. The U.S. military said it had killed an al-Qaida in Iraq leader (Mahir Ahmad Mahmud al-Zubaydi) suspected of masterminding one of the deadliest attacks in Baghdad, several other recent bombings and the 2006 videotaped killing of a Russian official. A North Korean news agency reported on leader Kim Jong Il's first public appearance in nearly two months.
One year ago: A day after his first debate with Mitt Romney, which had been widely seen as a victory for Romney, President Barack Obama suggested that his Republican rival hadn't been candid about his policy positions during the faceoff. The Nielsen company said an estimated 67.2 million people had watched the debate; it was the biggest TV audience for a presidential debate since 1992.
Today's birthdays: Country singer Leroy Van Dyke is 84. Actress Felicia Farr is 81. Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Sam Huff is 79. Actor Eddie Applegate is 78. Author Jackie Collins is 76. Author Roy Blount Jr. is 72. Author Anne Rice is 72. Actress Lori Saunders ("Petticoat Junction") is 72. Baseball manager Tony La Russa is 69. Actor Clifton Davis is 68. The former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, is 67. Actress Susan Sarandon is 67. Blues musician Duke Robillard is 65. Playwright Lee Blessing is 64. Actor Armand Assante is 64. Actor Alan Rosenberg is 63. Actor Christoph Waltz is 57. Actor Bill Fagerbakke (FAY'-guhr-bah-kee) is 56. Music producer Russell Simmons is 56. Actress-singer Wendy Makkena is 55. Musician Chris Lowe (The Pet Shop Boys) is 54. Country musician Gregg "Hobie" Hubbard (Sawyer Brown) is 53. Actor David W. Harper is 52. Singer Jon Secada is 52. TV personality John Melendez is 48. Actor Liev Schreiber is 46. Actor Abraham Benrubi is 44. Country singer-musician Heidi Newfield is 43. Singer-guitarist M. Ward (She & Him) is 40. Actress Alicia (ah-LEE'-see-ah) Silverstone is 37. Actor Phillip Glasser is 35. Rock singer-musician Marc Roberge (O.A.R.) is 35. Actor Brandon Barash is 34. Actress Rachael Leigh Cook is 34. Actor Jimmy Workman is 33. Bassist Cubbie Fink (Foster the People) is 31. Rhythm-and-blues singer Jessica Benson (3lw) is 26. Actor Michael Charles Roman is 26. Figure skater Kimmie Meisner is 24. Actress Dakota Johnson is 24. Actress Leigh-Anne Pinnock (Little Mix) is 23. Actor Ryan Scott Lee is 17.
Thought for today: "Knowledge is like a garden: if it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested." -- Guinean saying.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
< Top Stories index
Back to top