Amid reports of a mounting civilian tragedy on the tropical island, Canada's massive Tamil diaspora takes to the streets.
The military junta accuses her of violating her house arrest after a Vietnam vet swam across a lake to her home.
The former vice president is charging hard in defense of Bush-era antiterror policies, but some party analysts say other Republican voices need to emerge.
Foreclosures hit new highs in April and more are expected in months ahead.
As Afghan insurgents exploit popular anger at civilian deaths, the US is hitting back with its own message.