- Making News: At Least 18 Protesters Killed in Gaza
It-s been another deadly day for Palestinians in Rafah on the Gaza strip, as an explosion killed at least 25 people, including 10 children, at a crowded demonstration. There-s dispute about what caused the blast. Israeli government spokesman Ranan Gissen expressed regret over the "loss of innocent life and non-combatants-regardless of how they got killed." Graham Usher is in Gaza City today for the Economist magazine.
- Reporter's Notebook: Rudolph Giuliani Testifies before 9-11 Commission
Yesterday, former New York fire and police officials got tough treatment from the September 11 Commission. Today, hecklers accused the Commission of giving kidd-glove treatment to former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. Philip Shenon, who is covering the Commission hearings for the New York Times, reports on today's testimony, survivors' anger, and forthcoming reports on the 2001 terrorist attacks.
Senate Armed Services Committee Hearings Continue
In Iraq today, Army specialist Jeremy Sivits was sentenced to one year of confinement after pleading guilty to abusing inmates at Abu Ghraib prison. He-s expected to testify against former comrades when they face courts martial. In Washington, General John Abizaid told a Senate Committee that prisoner abuse was not systemic. The head of the US Central Command testified alongside General Ricardo Sanchez, commander of troops in Iraq, and General Geoffrey Miller, who now commands Abu Ghraib. Some House members are criticizing the Senate for distracting high-level attention from the war effort itself. How high up the chain of command does responsibility lie? Warren Olney investigates what the Senators wanted to know and whether they got the answers.