Iraqi troops took the southern city without a shot being fired from Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army.
The Midwest's patchwork of levees wasn't adequately monitored or maintained.
President Bush extended a law that could give some of the thousands of interpreters working for the American military refuge in the US under a special visa program.
The cabinet offered to resign June 10 amid weeks of protest against a US beef trade deal.
A Mahdi Army truce holds most of the Shiite cleric's forces in check. But some terrorize residents of Risala, a Baghdad neighborhood.
Spielberg can certainly work up an action sequence, but this by-the-numbers installment is a little too pushily 'iconic.'
Why being able to say 'excuse me' is indispensable.
Readers write about environmental-action lawsuits, Israel's human rights record, and schools in Iraq.
Why more news outlets are setting up bureaus in the blogosphere.