[<< wikinews] Wikinews Shorts: October 14, 2007
A compilation of brief news reports for Sunday, October 14, 2007 .


=== US Crude Oil reaches new high ===

Oil prices in the United States briefly hit a new all-time high at US$84.05, but later fell to just under that to $83.69. Brent Crude also rose to $80.55, up 40 cents in the United Kingdom.
The high prices are amid fears that Turkey is planning to attack Iraqi Kurdish militants that killed 13 Turkish soldiers last Sunday. 60,000 Turkish troops are stationed at the Iraq-Turkey border.
Sources

 "Crude oil hits record $84.05 as Turkey-Iraq row fuels supply worries" — domain-B, October 13, 2007
Steve Hargreaves. "Oil prices end at a record high" — CNNMoney.com, October 13, 2007


=== Team New Zealand won double A1GP race at Brno ===
A1 Team New Zealand won sprint and feature A1GP race at Brno, Czech Republic.
Jonny Reid's Black Beauty stayed in the lead for all 10-laps of the sprint race. Robbie Kerr managed to resist an Irish rooky Adam Carroll, finishing second for Team Great Britain.
In the feature race starting from seventh place Jonny Reid finished on top of the podium. Second place was owned by Jeroen Bleekemolen, competing for Team Netherlands and Neel Jani for Team Switzerland.
Sources

 "Brno double for New Zealand" — A1GP.com, October 14, 2007
 "New Zealand wins Brno Sprint" — A1GP.com, October 14, 2007


== Senator Kennedy released from hospital ==
Senator Edward M. Kennedy was released from Massachusetts' Hospital yesterday. Kennedy was admitted to the hospital for a one hour operation to remove a blockage in an artery in his neck. The surgery was to prevent a stroke in the future.

Sources "Senator Kennedy released from hospital" — The Boston Globe, October 14, 2007
 "Kennedy out of hospital after surgery" — CNN, October 14, 2007