The Morning News
posted by July 8 at 8:29 AMon
by Rebecca Tapscott
Iraq fails to meet benchmarks: It appears Iraq will fall (extremely) short of security and policy goals created in January with Bush’s troop increase.
Scandal in the government: Top members of the Bush administration aborted a planned raid on Al Qaeda leaders in 2005, fearing it might jeopardize relations with Pakistan.
“Ours”: Russian youth group, called Nashi, is organized and energetic to support Putin’s campaign for political control before upcoming elections.
Erosion threatens Nantucket beaches: Rich people invest in a $25 million program to move sand to offset beach erosion.
Israel releases prisoners: Israel’s cabinet agreed to release 250 Palestinian prisoners, hoping to strengthen the Fatah movement against Hamas.
Tacoma robber goes international: Bank robber and former U.S. Army Ranger, Luke Sommer, turns to online stock scams while under house arrest.
Lost and found: Missing MA hiker walks out on her own.
New tactic: Immigrants, including Iraqi refugees, file suit over citizenship delays caused by additional background checks.
The buzz on bees: Discussion on human influences on the environment, and its toll on wildlife.
Old Wives Tales: Georgian reporter for the PI deconstructs stereotypes of Americans.