Morning Buzz: Oct. 22, 2007

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Turkish military vehicles headed to the Iraqi border after an attack yesterday by Kurdish rebels left 12 Turkish soldiers dead and eight missing, infuriating an already agitated public. While officials in the United States, Iraq, and Europe are pleading with Turkey's leaders not to strike, demonstrators across the country are calling for immediate action against Iraq's rebel bases.

Out-of-control wildfires are raging in parts of Southern California, causing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to declare a state of emergency last night. The fires continued today as thousands were evacuated. One person was killed in a fire near San Diego, and at least 14 others were hospitalized. Malibu was one of the worst-hit communities; a church, homes, and a castle burned there.

Sandisk Corp., known primarily for making flash memory sticks for computers, is introducing a new product today that tries to bridge the gap between video played on computers and video played on television sets. The Sansa TakeTV video player is a USB flash drive that can carry television programs and videos from a computer and allow users to play the video on their television sets. Sandisk has also developed an online video service called Fanfare for downloading video.