Hugs and happy reunions After nearly two years of deployment in Iraq, and a week of demobilization in Wisconsin, hundreds of Minnesota National Guard soldiers are returning home to the state this week. Reunions are occurring all across the state as families, friends and loved ones of soldiers gather at armories around the region.5:20 p.m.
U.S. Troops Target Insurgent Havens Near Baghdad
The U.S. military says villages in Iraq's Tigris River delta have become havens for insurgents. The Army has set up outposts close to insurgent strongholds in the region, an effort to engage both the enemy and the villagers, whose trust is essential to winning the war.
Ford Considers Unloading Volvo
Ford Motor Company is considering offers for Volvo, the Swedish car maker that Ford bought in 1999 for $6.5 billion. Robert Siegel talks with Micheline Maynard, of the New York Times, about whether the move signifies a broader "back to basics" shift in Detroit.
Militants Break Deal with Pakistani Government
Ten months ago, the Pakistani government agreed to withdraw thousands of troops from the northern tribal region, provided Islamic militants stop launching cross border attacks. Over the weekend, militants discarded the agreement and vowed a full-fledged war on the Pakistani government. Journalist Sharmeen Obaid talks with Michele Norris.
In Prison, Anti-Abortion Terrorist Taunts via Web
Incarceration in the so-called supermax prison has not stopped convicted killer Eric Rudolph from reaching out to taunt his victims and make new friends in the anti-abortion movement via his Web site. Another supermax prisoner, Mark Jordan, is suing for his right to publish articles.
'Out Stealing Horses' Beats Fiction Heavyweights
Norwegian writer Per Petterson won the coveted IMPAC Dublin prize for fiction this year, against such competition as Cormac McCarthy and Salman Rushdie. The novel that garnered him the prize is called Out Stealing Horses. It has now been published in the United States, in a translation by Anne Born.
Indie Rockers Rally Around One of Their Own
Think of indie rock, and you might think of angry, cynical musicians railing against a materialistic world. Not so when one of their own is at risk: In September, Baltimore musicians J. Robbins and Janet Morgan learned that their 9-month-old son had been born with a motor neuron disorder called Spinal Muscular Atrophy. The response from their colleagues has been overwhelming.
Bush Proposes New Mideast Peace Talks
In the wake of recent violence in Gaza, President Bush on Monday promised more aid to the Palestinian Authority and proposed a new summit for the Middle East this fall to help restart peace talks. The gathering will include Israel, the Palestinian Authority and some of their Arab neighbors.
Amendment Would Require an Iraq Exit Strategy
As the Senate enters the second week of its latest debate on the Iraq war, Republican Sens. Richard Lugar and John Warner introduce an amendment that would require the Bush administration to find an exit strategy for Iraq and present its plan to Congress by mid-October.