In other news, the FBI and New York City police foiled a terrorist plot to attack Jewish synagogues and a military plane, and three U.S. soldiers were killed in a suicide bombing in Baghdad.
In other news, a car bombing in Baghdad killed at least 41 Iraqis, injuring 72 others. Also, Pakistan announced its capture of a major Taliban stronghold.
In other news, the Senate passed a credit card reform bill that is meant to protect consumers from unfair practices. Senate Democrats also voted to cut $80 million from a war funding bill intended to close the Guantanamo Bay prison.
In other news, the markets fell on news of auto dealership closings, and consumer prices were unchanged in April.
In other news, the House approved another $97 billion in war funding for Iraq and Afghanistan through September, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi again denied she knew about terror suspects being waterboarded amid mounting criticism.
In other news, the Treasury Department called for a central electronic system to track risky financial instruments, including credit default swaps, and the Commerce Department reported retail sales fell for the second month in a row.
An American soldier in Iraq opened fire on his comrades, killing five and injuring three others, and volunteers in Sri Lanka dug mass graves after two days of deadly shelling in which up to 1,000 civilians were killed.
In other news, at least 17 civilians were killed in two separate bombings in Iraq, and the Justice Department is expected to recommend against prosecuting lawyers who authorized harsh interrogations.
In other news, officials in Afghanistan said coalition air strikes killed at least 30 civilians on Monday, and police in Turkey arrested 11 people charged with carrying out a massacre at a wedding party.
In other news, President Barack Obama announced a crackdown on tax loopholes designed to save jobs, and Iraq signaled it will not extend the June 30 deadline for U.S. troops to withdraw from Iraqi cities.
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