Israel rehearses bombing Iran, say U.S. military officials.

"Brazen and obscene" political intimidation in the recent Zimbabwe election - 70 protesters were killed! - means the E.U. is "considering further sanctions" against the country.

The U.S.'s stinking economy is making Mexican workers rethink crossing the border.

No home birth! The AMA cracks down on midwives and angers womenfolk.

Midwest flood was the levees' fault too.

And in Portland, the talk is all rules rules rules. It looks more likely that the City will be forced to spend millions cleaning the water of a bacteria that doesn't exist. And starting in 2012, high school students will have to give three speeches "that meet state standards" to graduate.

posted by Sarah Mirk