News Morning News
After finding U.S.-made cluster bombs around Lebanon, the State Department is investigating whether Israel violated “secret agreements” with the U.S. that restrict American cluster bomb use. Also, Chirac thinks 15,000 UN troops deployed is in the Middle East“excessive”.
Nigerian troops— angry after a soldier’s death— burn hundreds of “slum houses”.
Studly Senator Barak Obama visits Kenya, where he plans to take a public HIV test as a message against HIV stigma.
Stop gloating, Mac nerds: Apple recalls 1.6 million lithium-ion batteries… though there are only two reported “minor burns”, no Dell-esque flames.
“I’m as Jewish as a matzo ball or kosher salami!” says exuberant celebrity Jackie Mason as he sues Jews for Jesus for using his image to “attract converts.”
The Seattle Times and its union strike a tentative deal that calls for no across-the-board wage increases, as an inquiry showed the paper lost millions of dollars from 2000-2005.
Seattle Planning Commission disagrees with the mayor’s strip club district plan. Erica had a good slog about this yesterday.
Straight woman suing Honeywell for providing health insurance benefits to gay partners but not her live-in partner.