CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 2013 |
Downed cables closed the westbound 91 Freeway in Anaheim on Tuesday, snarling traffic during the midday commute. The 91 Freeway was closed at the 57 Freeway in Anaheim about 11 a.m., said Cindy Azima, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Transportation. Multiple agencies were responding to clear the lines, California Highway Patrol dispatcher Bill Benard said. It was not immediately clear what caused the cables to fall, or if they were energized. Officials are investigating what agency the cables belong to, Azima said. A SigAlert for the incident remained in effect, with traffic backed up from the Imperial Highway.
January 31, 2008 |
A wide swath of the Middle East suffered Internet outages after two undersea cables in the Mediterranean were damaged, government officials and Internet service providers said. TeleGeography, a U.S. research group that tracks submarine cables around the world, said the severed lines account for 75% of the capacity connecting the Middle East to Europe. The disruption could last a week or more. It was not clear what severed the cables.
December 2, 2010 |
In contrast to their upbeat public assessments, U.S. officials expressed frustration with a "risk averse" Mexican army and rivalries among security agencies that have hampered the Mexican government's war against drug cartels, according to secret U.S. diplomatic cables disclosed Thursday. The cables quoted Mexican officials expressing fear that the government was losing control of parts of its national territory and that time was "running out" to rein in drug violence. The cables gave a much starker view of the pitfalls and obstacles facing Mexican President Felipe Calderon, a departure from the public statements of unwavering support that have come out of Washington for most of the 4-year-old war, which has claimed more than 30,000 lives.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 2013 |
The westbound lanes of the 91 Freeway in Anaheim were reopened Tuesday after crews cleared downed cables, officials said. All lanes of the 91 Freeway at the 57 Freeway were reopened about 1:20 p.m. after crews cleared the cables, though they were still working on repairs, California Highway Patrol Officer Troy Christensen said. A support beam holding up the cables, which belong to AT&T, fell, he said. Officials were still investigating what caused the beam to collapse, he said.
November 29, 2010 |
Leaked classified U.S. diplomatic documents reveal strong doubts that Pakistan can keep nuclear fuel and expertise out of the hands of terrorists, alarmingly illustrated by a report that Pakistani nuclear workers have been kidnapped by Islamic extremists and not heard from again. Although the U.S. has long expressed wariness about a nuclear weapons program in a country that remains a seedbed for terrorism, in public it has expressed steadfast confidence in the layers of security the Pakistani government and military use to safeguard the country's nuclear facilities.
August 30, 2011 |
The anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks in recent days has dramatically accelerated the pace at which it posts confidential State Department cables, exposing the names of people who spoke to American diplomats in confidence. The development has alarmed U.S. officials and human rights groups, who say it will endanger foreign nationals who helped the United States and make it less likely that others will do so in the future. "We are deeply concerned that WikiLeaks decided to make public the names of diplomatic sources who may face reprisals by oppressive governments," said Elisa Massimino, president of Human Rights First, an independent nonprofit organization.