Even as President Barack Obama was announcing the end of combat in
Iraq, American soldiers were sealing off a northern village early
Wednesday as their Iraqi partners raided houses and arrested dozens of
Closing a divisive chapter of American history, President Barack Obama
marked the end of the nation's combat mission in Iraq on Tuesday
without declaring victory, winding down the U.S. role in a war he
considered a terrible mistake.
Gov. David Paterson could face a criminal charge for what a special
counsel called inaccurate and misleading testimony on tickets he
secured last year from the New York Yankees for the opening game of the
The U.S. birth rate has dropped for the second year in a row, and
experts think the wrenching recession led many people to put off having
children. The 2009 birth rate also set a record: lowest in a century.