March 31st, 2008
05:16 PM ET

Afternoon Buzz

A cease-fire is in effect in Iraq between Shiite militas and Iraqi forces.  Here's the big question: Did Iran help make it happen?  Here at home, another push is being made to end the democratic presidential race.  While, on the GOP side, Senator John McCain is sharing his "life story" with voters. And, fear not Jessica Simpson is out of the hospital. But consider yourself warned –  Kathy Lee Gifford is returning to TV.   Here's your afternoon buzz:

Top Stories
Big changes in store for the Fed
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson proposed a set of sweeping changes on Monday aimed at modernizing the nation's financial system in what could herald the biggest regulatory overhaul of Wall Street since the Great Depression.

Sources: Iran helped prod Iraq cease-fire  
Iran was integral in persuading Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr to halt attacks by his militia on Iraqi security forces, an Iraqi lawmaker said Monday.

Raw Politics
Democratic statesman warns of election disaster 
Another day, another idea to end the remarkable race for the Democratic presidential nomination — this one from...

McCain's 'biography tour' 
Sen. John McCain on Monday recalled his family history and patriotic roots as he kicked off a tour to introduce himself to the general electorate.

Crime & Punishment
Mother of drowned kids: Husband threatened them 
A man who had argued with his estranged wife over the custody of their three children has confessed to drowning them in a hotel bathtub on the night they were to go back with their mother, police said Monday.

Missing pregnant woman found dead 
A missing pregnant woman has been found dead in Texas nearly 60 miles from where she was last seen alive.

What YOU will be TALKING about TONIGHT
Jessica Simpson out of hospital
Jessica Simpson is feeling "much better" after being hospitalized with a...

Death of Anna Nicole Smith's son ruled an...
A Bahamas jury ruled Monday that Anna Nicole Smith's son died from...

Kathie Lee Gifford makes TV comeback
Kathie Lee Gifford, the former co-host of “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee,” is returning to morning television as the host of...

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