Rebels in Libya are celebrating after they managed to fight off attacks by those loyal to Muammar Al-Gaddafi in the city near the capital. Residents with automatic weapons and defected army units have stopped pro-Gaddafi forces in three cities.
The federal government will avoid a shut-down at least for two more weeks. Senate majority leader Harry Reid says President Barak Obama will have the temporary bill on his desk this week. White House will then work with both parties on funding the government for the rest of the fiscal year.
Christina Aguilera and her boyfriend went out of jail after he was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. The couple was stopped in Los Angeles on Tuesday after their car burned rubber and fishtailed on the street. Authorities say that the singer who was taken in to sober up won't be prosecuted.
And police of the Philadelphia suburbs say a pizzeria owner with mice problems he claimed on competitors tried to sabotage two rival shops by dumping mice in the pizzerias. The suspect faces charges of disorderly conduct, harassment, and animal cruelty.
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If you fight off someone who has attacked you, you fight with them, and succeed in making them go away or stop attacking you. （撃退する） （コウビルド英英辞典より）
burn rubber： 急発進する、猛スピードで走る
fishtail： To have the rear end of a forward-moving vehicle swerve from side to side out of control （蛇行運転する） （THE FREE DICTIONARY より）
If someone sobers up, or if something sobers them up, they become sober after being drunk. （酔いを覚ます）
車で「ぶっ飛ばす」と言えば、haul ass という言い方を知ったときの記事を思い出します（→こちら）。2008年の秋に、電気自動車に関する動画の英語を訳したときでした。