Nation Briefs

Transit system must allow anti-jihad ads, judge says

WASHINGTON – A federal judge says the D.C. transit system must allow a pro-Israel ad that equates Muslim radicals with savages.

U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer said in a one-page opinion Friday that the advertisement must be displayed no later than 5 p.m. Monday.

The American Freedom Defense Initiative sued last month for the right to display the ads in the Metro system. Metro officials had delayed putting up the ads because of the violent reaction in the Middle East to the video the “Innocence of Muslims,” which denigrated the prophet Muhammad.

Similar ads went up in recent weeks along the New York City subway system.

Highest free-fall jump delayed because of winds

ROSWELL, N.M. – The highest, fastest free fall in history has been postponed.

Red Bull Stratos announced Friday that the jump by extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner have been moved from Monday to Tuesday because of a cold front with gusty winds. The jump can only be made if winds on the ground are less than 2 mph for the initial launch of a balloon carrying Baumgartner.

The man dubbed “Fearless Felix” is attempting to become the first skydiver to break the sound barrier. If he doesn’t, a gruesome demise could be live-streamed on the Internet for the world to see.

Rigged with cameras, the 43-year-old former military parachutist from Austria is scheduled Tuesday to jump from 23 miles over the southeastern New Mexico town of Roswell.

Associated Press