Former Director Points Fingers

  • The former director of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency said he's not to blame for the mistakes in relation to the relief and rescue efforts surrounding Hurricane Katrina. He pointed the finger at Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin for the most serious problems that emerged. CBC News

  • You know that great new car smell? The one that you can't quite put your finger on but that always seems to inspire a rush of pride in new car buyers? Well, it may be toxic. CTV News

  • At least 10 Iraqis were killed and 21 injured Tuesday when an apparent suicide bomber attacked a group of people applying for jobs as policemen. The blast occurred in Baqouba, 50 kilometres north of Baghdad. CBC News

  • Police Superintendent Eddie Compass resigned Tuesday after four turbulent weeks in which the police force came under fire for its conduct in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. Neither Compass nor Mayor Ray Nagin would say whether Compass was pressured to resign. CTV News

  • Britain has renewed its commitment to support military action and democratic reform in Iraq. Prime Minister Tony Blair said Tuesday Britain would not retreat, or hand the country over to "the mercy of religious fanatics or relics" of Saddam Hussein. CBC News

  • The woman who says she gained the trust of suspected courthouse gunman Brian Nichols by talking about her faith in God discloses in a new book that she gave him methamphetamine during the hostage ordeal. Ashley Smith did not share that detail with authorities after she talked her way out of captivity. CTV News

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