Suicide Bombing. Dick Cheney was the target of a Taliban suicide bomber during his visit to Afghanistan. Cheney was not hurt, though the bombing killed and wounded American soldiers and Afghan and Pakistani citizens.
Genocide. The International Criminal Court's prosecutor named two suspects in war crimes and crimes against humanity. Ahmed Muhammed Harun, the former innterior minister responsible for Darfur and Ali Mohammed Ali Abd-al-Rahman, a janjaweed militia leader are accused of helping recruit militias responsible for murders, rapes and torture. More than 200,000 people have been killed and 2.5 million forced from their homes in Darfur since fighting began in February, 2003.
Uh-oh. Hillary and Bill Clinton neglected to list a charity on annual Senate financial disclosure reports. Since 2001, the couple has skipped reporting the charity five times, which has allowed the Clintons to write off more than $5 million from their taxable personal income.
Guilty. The former chief of staff to then-Rep. Robert Ney (Oh.-R), William Heaton, pled guilty to corruption charges stemming from disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff that have already landed his boss in jail.
Da Vinci Code 2.0. Somewhere, Mel Gibson is furiously writing a new screenplay: James Cameron is claiming that he's discovered the burial cave that held Jesus in a documentary that will debut on the Discovery Channel. Oh, and that Jesus had a son with Mary Magdelene.Disaster. The Small Business Administration, which might be taking a cue from Spike Lee’s HBO documentary, is looking into accusations that it made thousands of improper loans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Money quote: “The rush to disburse loans put everyone at risk: the taxpayer, the agency and especially the borrowers.”