The versatile 57-year-old actor will play an Army medic who struggles to resume his normal life in “Home of the Brave.” | story
This is one of the first big-budget films to deal with the ongoing conflict.
The maker of the insanely popular online game says it was wrong to threaten a user with expulsion for advertising a gay-friendly team. | story
People take these online universes seriously; Warcraft has apparently seen its share of gay pride marches.
The News of the World (UK) publishes images and releases a video of a squadron of English soldiers savagely beating a group of rioting Iraqi teenagers in 2004. | story or watch video UPDATE: British authorities have arrested a serving soldier in connection with the incident. | story
The largely ineffectual interim leader is now set to take formal control of the country. He is backed by theocratic Shiites in Iran and the rabidly anti-American cleric Moktada al-Sadr in Iraq. A theocratic state, virulently hostile to U.S. interests? Right now Ahmad Chalabi is almost starting to look good in comparison. | story
Truthdig says: It strains credulity to suggest, as the White House has, that the vice president couldn’t inform the national media of the incident while also ensuring proper medical care of the guy on the receiving end of his shotgun blast.
Lots of updates on the next page.
The New York Times publishes a 2001 picture of Jack Abramoff in a White House room with the president—along with an Indian tribal leader whom the now-indicted lobbyist was trying to sign up as a client. | story