February 27th, 2008
05:20 PM ET

Afternoon Buzz

Hi, bloggers.  Here are the latest headlines from the campaign trail and beyond.  Grab a snack and click on the links below.  Let us know what you think of the Afternoon Buzz.  We'd love to hear from you.

Top Stories

Conservative Author Buckley dead at 82

National Review founder and conservative commentator William F. Buckley Jr. was found dead Wednesday in the study of his Stamford, Connecticut, home, officials at the magazine said.

Turkey sends more troops into Iraq

Turkey's armed forces stepped up their offensive against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq on Wednesday amid rising diplomatic tensions between Baghdad and Ankara.

Site of NIU shooting will be demolished

The building where a gunman killed five people at Northern Illinois University two weeks ago will be demolished, state officials said Wednesday.

Raw Politics

McCain, Obama in heated exchange over Iraq

Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama engaged in a pointed exchange over al Qaeda in Iraq on Wednesday.

McCain apology angers conservative radio host

"John McCain threw me under a bus - under the 'Straight Talk Express,' " Bill Cunningham told CNN on Tuesday, referring to McCain's campaign bus.

Crime & Punishment

Ex-Cop gets 57 to life sentence for killing lover  

Jurors spared the life of a former Canton, Ohio, police officer who killed his pregnant girlfriend and tearfully asked them for mercy. A judge then sentenced Bobby Cutts, Jr.  Wednesday to 57 years to life in prison.

Man busted for posting nude pics on cars

Virgina Beach Police arrested a man in a grocery store parking lot after they say he put nude pictures of himself near people's cars.

Keeping them Honest 

House panel requests federal probe of Clemens' testimony

Leading members of the House of Representatives asked the Justice Department on Wednesday to probe whether baseball great Roger Clemens "committed perjury and made knowingly false statements" during a congressional hearing.

What YOU will be TALKING about TONIGHT

Waitress gets horse as a tip from customer  

"All this started about a week and a half ago when I was waiting tables," A.D. Carrol said. "There were two men drinking coffee and I had to ask them to move to make way for a larger group. One of the men just asked me if I wanted a horse. I said, 'sure.' Two days later he came back with the trainer's phone number and Mailman was mine."

Ann Frank's True Love

Ann Frank called Peter Schiff her “one true love.” Now his photograph is to be displayed in the Anne Frank House museum in Amsterdam, which is dedicated to her memory.

Kindergarten student suspended for Mohawk

"I understand they have a dress code. I understand he has a uniform. But this is total discrimination," said the boy's mother.  "They can't tell me how I can cut his hair."

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