- Making News: American Forces Clash with Baath Loyalists
Opposition forces today shot down a US Apache helicopter gunship in western Iraq as military action escalates in the aftermath of the war. The attack came just hours after the US bombed what it called a "terrorist training camp" 100 miles north of Baghdad. Dave Moniz, who covers the military for USA Today, says the latest incident demonstrates the ongoing disagreement between the Pentagon and Army over what it will take to stabilize Iraq.
- Reporter's Notebook: US Seniors Cross Mexican Border for Prescription Drugs
With drug prices on the increase and no Medicare coverage, hundreds of thousands of US citizens are crossing the borders to Canada and Mexico. The quality of the products they get is in question-but there-s no doubt they can save money. One such place is the border town of Nuevo Progresso. The Houston Chronicle-s Alan Bernstein reports on who goes there, what medications they get, and how well they know the Mexican pharmacists. (This segment is an extended version of one originally broadcast yesterday on Which Way, L.A.?.)
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