Congresswoman: No return to Congress until she’s ‘better’

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head by a gunman in January, said Monday she will not return to Congress until she is “better.”

In an interview on ABC’s “20/20” program, Giffords struggled to form sentences throughout the interview and replied, “No. … Better” when asked if she wanted to return to Congress.

She moved her hands in front of her mouth as if needing to form the words and said, “Better, better.”

Her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, completed the thought for her, saying, “She wants to get better.”


Police clear out Oakland’s anti-Wall Street campsite

Police clad in riot gear and armed with tear gas cleared out Oakland’s anti-Wall Street encampment early Monday.

The raid at the Occupy Oakland camp, one of the movement’s largest and most active sites, came a day after police in Portland, Ore., arrested more than 50 people while shutting down its camp amid complaints of drug use and sanitation issues.

Police in Burlington, Vt., also evicted protesters after a man fatally shot himself last week inside a tent.

Police staged a previous raid in Oakland on Oct. 25, but Mayor Jean Quan let protesters re-establish their tent city. On Monday, however, Quan said officials could no longer ignore the problems the camp posed.


New Libyan army deployed to settle militia violence

Hundreds of uniformed men described as members of a new Libyan army have been deployed for the first time to settle a feud between rival militias, officials said Monday.

The soldiers were sent to serve as a buffer between gunmen from the city of Zawiya and the nearby tribal area of Warshefana.

Four days of fighting had claimed at least 13 lives. The violence raised questions about the ability of Libya’s interim leaders to restore order after eight months of civil war.

Abdel Hafiz Ghoga, a senior official in Libya’s National Transitional Council, said the feud has been settled.


Pipeline developer agrees to shift route in Nebraska

Canadian pipeline developer TransCanada will shift the route of its planned oil pipeline out of the environmentally sensitive Sandhills area of Nebraska, two company officials announced Monday.

Speaking at a news conference at the Nebraska Capitol, the officials said TransCanada would agree to the new route, a move the company previously claimed wasn’t possible, as part of an effort to push through the proposed $7 billion project.

They expressed confidence that the project would ultimately be approved.