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News Flash August 9, 2009: Sotomayor, The Taliban and More

Written By David D'Angelo on Sunday, August 9, 2009 | 8/09/2009

Here is our News Flash for Today:

Sonia Sotomayor Sworn in as Supreme Court Justice: WASHINGTON – Sonia Sotomayor became the Supreme Court's newest justice Saturday, pledging during a brief ceremony at the high court to defend the Constitution and administer impartial justice. Sotomayor, 55, is the first Hispanic justice and only the third woman in the court's 220-year history. [...]



Plane, copter collide over Hudson River. NEW YORK – A small plane collided with a sightseeing helicopter carrying Italian tourists over the Hudson River on Saturday, scattering debris in the water and forcing people on the New Jersey waterfront to scamper for cover. Authorities believe all nine people aboard the two aircraft were killed. [...]








Taliban leader's death disputed. ISLAMABAD – Senior Taliban commanders denied that their leader, Baitullah Mehsud, had been killed in a CIA missile strike, while conflicting reports emerged late Saturday of a clash between rival Taliban factions during a meeting to chose a successor. [...]





French woman, embassy staff confess in Iran trial. TEHRAN, Iran – A young French academic and local staff of the British and French embassies stood trial Saturday with dozens of Iranian opposition figures and confessed to being involved in the country's postelection unrest. [...]





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