JIM LEHRER: Good evening. I'm Jim Lehrer.
On the NewsHour tonight, the news of this Monday. Then the latest on the politics and the violence in Iraq, as reported by John Burns of the “New York Times;” the first in a three-part Paul Solman series on the economics of global warming; an update of the terrorism story from Canada; a media unit look at the settlement reached in the Wen Ho Lee lawsuit against the U.S. government; and some perspective on the election-year politics of the same-sex marriage issue.
JIM LEHRER: Gunmen kidnapped at least 50 people today at bus stations in Baghdad. They wore Iraqi police uniforms and used police cars, and they drove the victims away without explanation. Later, the interior ministry denied the kidnappers were police.
On Sunday, masked gunmen killed 21 Shiite students north of Baghdad.
We’ll have more on Iraq right after this news summary.
More arrests may be coming in a possible plot to blow up buildings in Ontario, Canada. Canadian police said today they’re checking ties to suspects in the United States and several other nations.
On Saturday, police arrested 17 suspected Islamic militants just outside Toronto. Five were younger than 18; most were Canadian citizens. Investigators said the foiled plot was inspired by al Qaeda.