- Making News: US War Planes Strike Taliban Stronghold in Afghanistan
In Afghanistan today, some of the fiercest battles since the US ousted the Taliban five years ago. From Kahdahar, Newsday's James Rupert has an update.
- Reporter's Notebook: FBI Seizes Cash from Congressman's Home
An FBI affidavit reports that agents videotaped Congressman William Jefferson taking $100,000 in cash from an informant. A raid on his house uncovered $90,000 in the freezer. The Louisiana Democrat says he's not guilty of any crime. Meantime the House Ethics Committee has broken a 16-month impasse with four actions, including investigations of Jefferson and Republican Bob Ney of Ohio. Paul Light is Professor of Public Service at New York University.
Associated Press article on strikes against Taliban in Afghanistan
National Hurricane Center predicts active 2006 North Atlantic hurricane season
Schwartz's article on the levee study
House Ethics Committee on Willam Jefferson
House Ethics Committee on Robert Ney