News in Brief

Paris, France

The skeleton of a prehistoric woolly mammoth, nicknamed Helmut, was found in the countryside near Paris on Nov. 7. Scientists believe the uncovered bones to be between 50,000 and 200,000 years old. Small shards of flint were also found among the discovery,  theorized as possible remains from Neanderthal cavemen who cut into the mammoth for meat.

Tucson, Arizona
Gunman Jared L. Loughner was found guilty of the mass shooting that killed six and left 12 wounded, one of his injured victims being U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords on Jan 8, 2011. Loughter was sentenced to seven consecutive life terms on Nov. 7.

Gaza, The Occupied Territories Of Palestine

Israeli forces unleashed more than 90 air strikes on Gaza in the Occupied Territories of Palestine on Nov. 14, killing Hamas leader and military commander Ahmed al-Jaabari, among others. This attack is the largest Israeli invasion since Operation Cast Lead in 2008-09 where at least 1,100 Palestinians were murdered.  U.S. officials have yet to comment on the event, but Palestinian militants claim Israel’s actions have “opened the gates of hell.”

Washington, DC
Former U.S. CIA Director David Petraeus formally resigned from his position on Nov. 9 citing “poor judgment” exercised in his extra-marital affair with his personal biographer, Paula Broadwell. Petraeus is most known for his leadership in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.