Iraqis Sentenced to Death: Three people under Saddam Hussein's regime who were convicted for their role in the deaths of up to 100,000 people in the Kurdish region in the 1980s and other war crimes, are scheduled to be be executed within 30 days, according to CNN. The three were sentenced by a senior Iraqi appellate judge yesterday, CNN reports.
Timely Visit: The sentences come a day after a visit by President Bush to Al Asad Air Base where he said a reduction of U.S. troops is possible with heightened security in Iraq, according to the Washington Post. President Bush also met with Iraqi political leaders and received an update on the war in Iraq from Gen. David Petraeus, who is slated to testify before congress next week on the status of the war since Bush sent 30,000 additional troops into the country.
Parade with a Purpose: Members of the United Automobile Workers took to the streets of Detroit yesterday, parading their concerns over the union's negotiations with employers like Chrsyler, Ford and General Motors. The union is currently in negotiation talks with the automakers over which type of health care benefits it is willing to accept, according to the New York Times.
Watergate for Sale: The infamous Watergate Hotel is having a blowout sale in preparation for a major facial overhaul. Over 20,000 items, (maybe not the beds on which President Nixon's henchmen slept) are up for grabs, including forks, knives and jacuzzis, according to the Washington Post.
DOJ Facelift: Like the Watergate, the Department of Justice is in need of a major overhaul. With the disarray the agency has been drowning in over the last several months, the most recent being last week's resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, how can the agency ever recover? Read this Legal Times story to find out.