Two Suspected Terrorists Arrested in Amsterdam: CNN reports that two men held in the Netherlands may have been trying to test U.S. airport security by putting bottles with electronic devices attached in checked baggage. The two men departed from Chicago.
Obama's Speech on Iraq has Risks: In a speech tonight, President Barack Obama will promote the decision to end combat operations in Iraq. But The Washington Post reports that some of the president's detractors are using the same moment to question the wisdom of doing so.
Congressional Travel Stipends Probed: The Wall Street Journal reports that a half-dozen lawmakers are being questioned by congressional investigators for possibly misspending government funds meant to pay for overseas travel. The investigation follows a March Wall Street Journal article that said lawmakers had used daily cash stipends, meant to cover certain costs of official government travel overseas, to cover expenses that appeared to be unauthorized by House rules. An independent ethics board has referred the matter to the House ethics committee.
Army Changes Training to Deal With Unfit Recruits: As more and more overweight and unfit recruits sign up for the military, the Army has implemented a revised training program that does away with the old standby, the sit up. The New York Times reports that exercises like pilates or yoga routines are in. And the traditional bane of the new private, the long run, has been downgraded.