News Flash

By: Betsy Martinez / News Director
Shuttle fare increase delayed by a week

The proposed price hike on tickets for University Park and Biscayne Bay Campus shuttle took effect July 13.

Round-trip tickets will cost commuters $4.

The hike, according to Director of Parking and Traffic Bill Foster, was supposed to have taken place July 1.

Investigation reveals terrorist plot

A yearlong investigation revealed that suspects in a terrorist plot targeting lower Manhattan had hopes to unleash a catastrophic flood by destroying a huge underground wall that keeps Hudson River water out of the World Trade Center site, according to law enforcement officials July 13.

Plans for executing the attack are still unclear.

The wall became a concern for engineers after the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

The plot also allegedly involved suicide bombers on trains.

Israel launches military attack on Lebanon

Israel implemented a military attack on Lebanon’s main airport, highways, military bases and other targets July 13.

Israel is retaliating for the countless Hezbollah guerrilla rockets that rained down on Israel and reached as far as Haifa.

The death toll in two days of fighting reached 57 people, including 10 Israelis.

Israel’s target was Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed militant Shiite faction which has a free hand in southern Lebanon and also holds seats in parliament.

Hezbollah sparked the current conflict July 12 with a cross-border raid that captured two of Israel’s soldiers. Israel said it was determined to beat Hezbollah back and deny the militant fighters positions they have held along the border since 2000.

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