- Newsmaker: US Errant Bombing of Canadians in Afghanistan
In another friendly fire tragedy in Afghanistan, US officials say a National Guard pilot dropped a laser-guided bomb on Canadian troops training near Kandahar Airport. Four paratroopers were killed, 8 others wounded. Reports say the pilot acted in self-defense when he thought he'd been taken under enemy fire. Retired General Merrill McPeak, a career fighter pilot, was a member of the Joint Chiefs-of-Staff during the Gulf War.
- Reporter's Notebook: Is Florida Taking Center Stage in the US?
California, once America's consensus capital of tabloid news events and weird practices that turned into national trends, may have lost its dubious celebrity to Florida. That's the surreal discovery of reporter Michael Paterniti whose cover piece, "America in Extremis," appears in this weekend's New York Times Magazine.
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