Friday, December 18, 2009

Morning news brief from 770KKOB

Obama addresses COP15 conference
President Barack Obama says the world's will to address climate change ``hangs in the balance.'' Speaking at the U.N. climate conference in Copenhagen this morning, Obama said it's time to take a "substantial step forward'' and the U.S. is setting an example of bold action that other nations must follow. But delegates to the conference have blamed the U.S. and China for the lack of an agreement.

Drone strike
Intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. drone missile strike has killed three militants in Pakistan's lawless tribal area near the Afghan border. It was the third such attack in the past 24 hours in an area of North Waziristan controlled by a militant commander.

Joint Chiefs chairman Adm. Mike Mullen says he's very concerned about cybersecurity. But he says the recent computer hacking of information from U.S. drones has caused no significant military damage. Insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan have intercepted live video feeds from Predator drones. The Pentagon says the vulnerability has been fixed.

Making a plea to Iran
The mother of one of three American hikers detained in Iran has recorded a video message to Iran's supreme leader appealing for their release. The three hikers have been held for nearly five months and are facing trial. Tehran says they were captured after crossing the country's border and has accused them of spying.

Still perfect
The Indianapolis Colts have joined the 1972 Miami Dolphins and 2007 New England Patriots as the only NFL teams to start a season 14-and-0 following their 35-31 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars last night. Peyton Manning threw for 308 yards and four touchdowns.

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