- Newsmaker: Israeli Missile Strike in Gaza Kills Hamas Leader
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has praised the Israeli air strike that killed a leader of the militant group Hamas. President Bush decried the raid, which also killed at least 14 Palestinian civilians as -a heavy-handed action that does not contribute to peace.- Ben Lynfield, of the Christian Science Monitor, reports that the action has sparked angry response, at least one Israeli cabinet resignation, and threats of Palestinian revenge.
- Reporter's Notebook: Armstrong Rolling toward 4th Tour de France Yellow Jersey
Though it won-t finish until Sunday, cycling experts say that the world-s most grueling bicycle race is virtually over. Lance Armstrong will win the Tour de France again. Jeremy Whittle, editor of Procycling magazine and author of Yellow Fever, about the Tour de France drug scandal of 1998, is one of those writing about -a sense of inevitability about a fourth Armstrong victory-.
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