Good day from New York. We're still several hours away from a west coast-only edition of Nightly News (due to coverage of the US Open Golf tournament), but already we have a lot on our plate. Jim Maceda will wrap-up the day in Iraq where the military has revealed it recently raided an apparent Al Qaeda safe house where IDs belonging to those two captured American servicemen have been found. He'll also be reporting on a major offensive against Al Qaeda currently underway, and US Defense Secretary Robert Gates' meetings with military commanders in Baghdad.
Things are still shaking themselves out in the Palestinian territories with Hamas gunman consolidating power in Gaza, and Fatah flexing its muscle on the West Bank. Tom Aspell is working that story for us.
We'll also have a follow-up from North Carolina where Duke Lacrosse prosecutor Mike Nifong announced yesterday he would step down from his job. Today a disciplinary panel ruled Nifong broke several rules of professional conduct. Ron Mott will be along to tell us where all this may lead.
Thanks for checking-in, and enjoy the rest of your day.