- Newsmaker: Military Wives Killed by Returning Special Ops
In Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the Army is investigating a series of recent murders in which four soldiers have been accused of killing their wives. Three of the four recently had returned to the Special Forces headquarters from duty in Afghanistan. Martha Quillin, of the Raleigh News and Observer, says that with no histories of domestic violence, the military is searching for a link to the soldiers- duties abroad.
- Reporter's Notebook: Fast Food Lawsuits Breeding Popular Cash Cow
An overweight Bronx man who has had two heart attacks and suffers from diabetes has initiated a class-action lawsuit against four fast-food chains, saying they misled him into thinking he was eating healthy food. His lawyer says that millions more junk are eligible to get in on the action. George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley has written about eating and suing, an increasingly popular American comb-pastime.
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