Wikinews Shorts: June 6, 2008
A compilation of brief news reports for Friday, June 6, 2008.
Five scuba divers missing near Indonesia
The divers were last seen in Komodo National Park, in an area known for being quite dangerous. The national park is very popular within the diving community.
The rescue attempt has had no success, partly due to the lack of fuel that is available for the search aircraft. The navy has also joined the search.
- "Five European divers missing in Indonesia: police" — , June 6, 2008
- "British scuba divers missing off Indonesia" — , June 6, 2008
Bus crashes in Indiana, United States
A bus has crashed in Crown Point, Indiana. Investigators believe that the driver may have been asleep at the wheel. The bus turned over on its side today at around 10:00 a.m. local time, injuring 29 of the 42 passengers.
- "Bus crash: officials suspect driver fell asleep" — , June 6, 2008
- "Driver Of Bus That Flipped May Have Been Asleep" — , June 3, 2008
Teenager stabs father during fight
Police have reported that an Iowa teenager recently stabbed his father during a fight. The father was allegedly stabbed three times in the chest area. Police arrested the teen, who has now been charged with attempted murder.
- "Police: Teen Stabbed Father During Fight" — , June 6, 2008
- Associated Press. "North Liberty teen accused of stabbing father" — , June 6, 2008
Climate bill blocked by US Senate
The US Senate today blocked a bill which required the US to reduce its level of carbon emissions. This failure in the Senate is partly due to the fact that many politicians believed that passing the bill would result in higher energy prices. Despite the failure in the Senate, both US presidential candidates, Barack Obama and John McCain, supported the bill.
- Associated Press. "Vote on climate bill is blocked in Senate" — , June 6, 2008
- Steven Mufson, Juliet Eilperin and William Branigin. "Senate Republicans Block Climate Change Bill" — , June 6, 2008