As we begin to talk about which stories will make it into our newscast tonight, there are a few that standout.
Iraq once again is on the list. With confirmation today that the U.S. military has a plan to reduce the number of troops in Iraq. Also, as we reported last night, the Iraqi government has a new "reconciliation" plan that would give amnesty to some insurgents. We'll have reaction tonight.. plus the news that Al Qaeda has posted a gruesome video on the internet of Russian diplomats being beheaded.
This is also a tense time in the middle east. After Hamas kidnapped an Israeli soldier, there are concerns tonight that there could be more violence.
One of the most interesting stories to come across the wires this afternoon, the announcement from multi-billionaire Warren Buffett that he will give away most of his fortune... billions of dollars to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It's an enormous pledge from one of the most powerful and successful businesmen in the world.
In Depth tonight, crime in America. The latest numbers show a rise in violent crime in some of America's large and medium size cities. We'll have that story.
Another busy Sunday. We'll have the latest coming up tonight. We hope to see you then.