- Making News: Attacks Challenge Iraq-s Interim Government
Another car bomb killed 10 Iraqis today and an oil pipeline was damaged by another attack, as Prime Minister Ayad Allawi promised to -annihilate- his terrorist opposition. John Daniszewski, who's back in Baghdad for the Los Angeles Times, reports that the insurgents' focus of violence has shifted from American forces to Iraqis themselves.
- Reporter's Notebook: With Tiger Wild, Almost Anyone Can Win at the British Open
Even Ernie Els' hole-in-one at the British Open in Scotland wasn-t enough to give him the lead. Last year-s victory by 396th-ranked Ben Curtis provided a sense that anybody can win. After Tiger Woods won all four major tournaments in succession, there was a sense of inevitability about his continuing victories. But he's not won a major after eight tries, and though he-s still the world-s number-one golfer, he-s not this year's favorite at the Royal Troon Golf Club, where Mike Aitken is covering the tournament for The Scotsman.
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