The Aircraft That Can't Fly; Congress' $63 Million Boondoggle

U.S.

The Aircraft That Can't Fly; Congress' $63 Million Boondoggle

Congress has spent more than $63 million on an experimental aircraft that has never flown more than a few feet and that the Pentagon has repeatedly rejected. (ABC News)

Exclusive: FBI Data Mining Program Raises Eyebrows in Congress

Lawmakers are questioning whether a proposed FBI anti-terrorist program is worth the price, both in taxpayer dollars and the possible loss of Americans' privacy. (ABC News)

AFGHANISTAN/U.S.

U.S. Troops Mistakenly Kill Afghan Police

Afghan police mistakenly thought U.S. troops on a nighttime mission were Taliban fighters and opened fire on them, prompting U.S. forces to return fire and call in attack aircraft, killing seven Afghan police, officials said Tuesday. (AP)

AFGHANISTAN

U.S. Envoy Says Iran Is Arming Taliban

A senior U.S. diplomat accused Iran on Tuesday of transferring weapons to Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan, where NATO forces are deployed to bring stability to the country. (AP)

Gunmen Kill Afghan School Girls

Two gunmen on a motorbike have killed two school girls and wounded six others as they left their school south of the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say. (BBC)

Al QAEDA

Iraq Qaeda-Led Group Says Holding 14 Officers-Web

An Iraqi al Qaeda-led group said on Monday it was holding 14 Iraqi army and police personnel and threatened to kill them in days unless the government met its demands. (Reuters)

Al-Qaeda Releases New Video Showing April Attack on Afghan Police Convoy

Al-Qaida released a video Monday showing what it claimed to be an April 1 ambush on an Afghan police convoy driving between two major cities in Afghanistan. (AP)

IRAQ NEWS

3rd Bridge Bombed In 3 Days In Iraq

Suspected Sunni insurgents bombed and badly damaged a span over the main north-south highway leading from Baghdad on Tuesday the third bridge attack in as many days in an apparent campaign against key transportation arteries. (AP)

Shootings and Bombing Kill Six in Iraq

Insurgents killed six people in Iraq on Tuesday, four in shootings and two in a roadside bomb attack in central Baghdad, security officials said. (AFP)

Us Death Toll IN Iraq Tops 3,500 after Bridge Collapse

Three US soldiers were killed in a bridge collapse caused by a bomb blast near Baghdad on Sunday, the military said, bringing the total US military death toll in Iraq to more than 3,500. (AFP)

U.K.

Father Found Guilty in Honor Killing

A father who ordered his daughter brutally slain for falling in love with the wrong man in a so-called "honor killing" was found guilty of murder on Monday. (AP)

CHINA

Olympic Contractors in China Accused of Using Child Labour

Red-faced organizers of the Beijing Olympics threatened Monday to cancel the contracts of companies using child labor and violating minimum-wage rules to make Olympic-licensed products. (AP)

China Criticised Over Secret Laws

China's state secret laws are "complex and opaque" and reinforce the rule of the Communist Party, a report published by Human Rights in China says. (BBC)

WAR CRIMES

Serb Leader Convicted of War Crimes

The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal convicted a wartime leader of Croatia's rebel Serbs of murder, torture and persecution Tuesday and sentenced him to 35 years in prison for a brutal ethnic cleansing campaign of non-Serbs in Croatia. (AP)

KENYA

Arrests after Kenyan Bomb Blast

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