Aug 11, A woman (71) who lived near downtown Atlanta died of the West Nile virus, the first reported death from the disease outside the Northeast since the virus emerged on the East Coast in 1999. Tests done by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the cause of death. The virus, which can cause deadly swelling of the brain, has killed nine people in New York and New Jersey since 1999.
Aug 11, Karrie Webb won her third Women’s British Open title.
Aug 11, The U.S. women’s soccer team defeated home team Greece 3-0 on the first day of competition in the 2004 Olympic Games. The opening ceremony took place two days later.
Aug 11, Eunice Kennedy Shriver (88), the sister of President John F. Kennedy, died at a Hyannis hospital. She carried on the family’s public service tradition by founding the Special Olympics and championing the rights of the mentally disabled. Shriver organized the first Special Olympics in 1968 in Chicago.
Aug 11, In Chechnya Zarema Sadulayeva, the head of the Save the Generation Chechen aid group, and her husband, Alik Dzhabrailov, were found shot dead in the trunk of their car a day after being kidnapped.
Aug 11, Brazilian Judge Patricia Acioli was shot to death in front of her house. She had put more than 60 officers behind bars, most of them for murder. All of the 21 bullets that hit her came from a lot issued to police, including some in Sao Goncalo, the city where she worked. A police commander and seven officers were soon arrested in connection with her murder.
Aug 11, In Pakistan a female suicide attacker and a handcart bomb targeted police in Peshawar, killing 7 people in the first deadly attacks to hit the northwest during Ramadan.
Aug 11, In Argentina a possible re-election bid by President Cristina Fernandez seemed less likely after Buenos Aires province rejected her candidate in the midterm congressional primary, nominating instead a pro-business, small-town mayor.
Aug 11, In Nigeria about 300 women and 500 children gathered at the gates of a military base in the Borno state capital, claiming that their spouses were ill-equipped to take on the Islamist militants. The military wives had staged a similar protest in Maiduguri on Aug 9.