The Senate's voice vote approval Monday of an $87.5 billion bill to fund occupation and rebuilding efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan paves the way for President Bush to sign the measure into law.
A helicopter ferrying American soldiers was shot down Sunday morning south of the turbulent town of Fallujah.
Russia's top court has struck down parts of new regulations restricting media coverage during the run-up to December elections.
At least four people were killed Tuesday when a car bomb exploded near a police station in the tense Iraqi city of Fallujah, and three others were injured when a roadside bomb detonated in the southern city of Basra.
The New York Times on Monday named Daniel Okrent its first ombudsman, filling a position created as a result of an internal review after a plagiarism scandal involving former reporter Jayson Blair.
Suicide bombers attacked a hospital and three police stations in Iraq Monday, a day after insurgents launched an improvised rocket strike on a hotel housing top U.S. officials and attacked other American forces.
As continuing violence in Iraq resulted in the deaths of three American soldiers Friday, U.S. and Turkish officials said they would delay the deployment of Turkish peacekeeping troops in Iraq.
U.S. authorities have told The Wall Street Journal they now have credible evidence that Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, personally murdered Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in Pakistan early last year.
A U.S. Army patrol outside Fallujah was ambushed during the day Monday, resulting in the deaths of one American soldier and two Iraqi civilians who were reportedly caught in the crossfire. Five others were wounded.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced Friday that it warned more than 200 people they could be sued unless they settled allegations they distributed copyrighted music over the Internet.
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