Campbell Brown here... and in the chair for Brian tonight.
News breaking right now.... a big announcement from Bill Gates... he will give up day to day control of Microsoft so that he can devote more time to his charity work. Anne Thompson will have details on his plans and what this means for the company.
Also... to Iraq. Some will call it a sad milestone and others will say that it is only a number. Today the Pentagon announced that the number of American troops killed in Iraq has reached 2,500. And in Congress the debate rages on over the wisdom of keeping American forces there... with both sides, Democrats and Republicans, accusing each other of focusing solely on politics and the mid-term elections. We will wrap up the news out of Washington. Plus, Richard Engel reports from Baghdad on a document released by the Iraqi government that suggests al-Qaida in Iraq is weaker than thought. But is the document even authentic? We'll take a look.
Also... over the last several months, a deadly heroin laced with fentanyl has killed more than 130 people in the Midwest and on the East Coast. Kevin Tibbles will have the full story.
See you tonight.