Troops Raid Sadr City; Maliki Disavows Timeline
Iraqi troops raid part of Sadr City, the Baghdad stronghold of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. The U.S. military, which provided support in the mission, says the raid targeted the leader of a Shiite death squad. Iraq's prime minister angrily denied approving the raid.
Bush: Hold Me Accountable for Outcome in Iraq
President Bush speaks to reporters about Iraq at a White House news conference. The president is responding to events in Iraq and to polls showing support for the war deteriorating in the United States.
Bush Lacks a Clear Plan on Iraq, Democrat Says
On Iraq, President Bush has doled out "brave talk" -- but "no clear strategy," says Sen. Dick Durbin, Democrat from Illinois. Durbin's comments came after the President discussed Iraq this morning. Robert Siegel talks with Durbin, who traveled to Baghdad earlier this month.
Blogs Capture, Amplify Gallaudet Protest
At Washington's Gallaudet University, the nation's only liberal arts school for the deaf, protests against the woman picked to lead the university, Jane Fernandes. Gallaudet officials expected the demonstrations to die down, but bloggers are keeping the issue alive.
Limbaugh, Not Fox, Has His Priorities Wrong
Actor Michael J. Fox has made television commercials in support of Senate candidates who are in favor of embryonic stem cell research. The effects of his Parkinson's disease are painfully obvious onscreen. Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has said Fox is allowing his illness to be exploited.
GM, DaimlerChrysler Show New Signs of Hope
GM's turnaround effort is showing some progress, but the automaker still lost $115 million on the quarter. Profits at DaimlerChrysler were dragged down by a sharp downturn at its Chrysler division. Shares of DaimlerChrysler moved higher when company officials said they were considering "significant changes."
Businesses Urge Schools to Impart Basic Work Skills
Businesses in Chicago are lobbying the city's public schools to do a better job of training students in skills they will need for entry-level jobs. Manufacturers around the region say they must do their own training to bring workers up to speed. The school district is considering new vocational training. From Chicago Public Radio, Jay Field reports.
Million-Dollar Comma May Aid Canadian Company
A contract dispute in Canada centers on what's being called a million-dollar comma. Canada's telecommunications regulator has decided that a misplaced comma in a contract concerning telephone poles will allow a company to save an estimated 2 million dollars (Canadian).
Huge 'Terror Bird' Fossil Discovered in Patagonia
Scientists have found the largest skull of any bird in history. They named it the 'terror bird' for good reason: it was ten feet tall and ate meat. The bird lived about 14 million years ago and the fossil suggests that it was probably pretty agile, and very dangerous.
Alien and Familiar: The Music of Hazmat Modine
Hazmat Modine is a New York band fronted by two harmonica players. Their repertoire starts with blues and branches into various genres of Americana, but always with a difference: tuba bass lines, lacings of Eastern European hammer dulcimer, or Tuvan throat singing. The group's debut CD is Bahamut — reviewer Banning Eyre says its charm lies in how it lends an air of mystery and other-worldliness to familiar sounds.