Children Killed in Iraq
* Children who turned out to get cake and candy from U.S. troops were victims of a bombing in Iraq yesterday.
People who are against the U.S. presence in Iraq and who want the new government to fail set off at least three car bombs at the reopening of a water plant near Baghdad, Iraq's capital.
More than 40 people were killed, and at least 35 of them were children. More than 100 people were injured, including 10 U.S. soldiers who were giving out candy at the ceremony.
Many of the injured also were children, including 12-year-old Abdel Rahman Dawoud. He told a reporter at the hospital: "The Americans called us . . . asking us if we wanted sweets. We went beside them, then a car exploded."
Get the Fat Out
* You've heard it before: American kids are fat.
A new report from the National Academy of Sciences says that unless today's kids slim down, they'll become tomorrow's very fat and very sick adults.
The report calls for changes in school lunches, food advertising and time spent watching TV.