April 8th, 2008
05:09 PM ET

Afternoon Buzz

The top U.S. commander in Iraq goes to Washington and gets grilled by lawmakers.  He says a U.S. troop withdrawal wouldn't be a good idea. 

Start saving your cash!  You might be paying $4 for a gallon of gas this summer.

And, in California, a bizarre attack on a taxi cab driver turns deadly.  While on the other side of the globe, a two-headed baby is born in India.  Here's your Afternoon Buzz:

Top Stories
General reports 'fragile' progress in Iraq 
Iraq is making "fragile but reversible" progress on security, but it's too early to set dates to pull out all U.S. troops, the top U.S. military commander in Iraq told Congress on Tuesday.

$4 gas this summer? 
Retail gas prices could climb as high as $4 a gallon this summer, but prices at such lofty levels will make many Americans think twice about hitting the road this summer, the Energy Department said Tuesday.

Raid shines light on secretive polygamous sect 
Until the raid on their compound, the women and girls of the Yearning for Zion Ranch spent their days caring for its many children, tilling gardens and quilting, dressed in pioneer-style dresses sewn by their own hands.

Protests as Olympic flame arrives in U.S. 
The Olympic flame arrived in San Francisco early Tuesday and was being kept in an undisclosed location before continuing an international torch relay that has been marked by passionate protests.

Raw Politics
Obama gaining on Clinton in Pennsylvania  
Sen. Barack Obama continues to chip away at Sen. Hillary Clinton's lead in the crucial state of Pennsylvania, a new Quinnipiac poll out Tuesday showed.

Clinton: Penn flap won't hurt us 
Sen. Hillary Clinton predicted Tuesday the recent controversy surrounding her top adviser's meeting with the Colombian government wouldn't prove damaging to her campaign.

Rice: No interest in McCain ticket 
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice dismissed rumors Tuesday that she is angling to be Sen. John McCain's running mate, instead telling reporters she plans to...

Crime & Punishment
2 woman killed in taxi crash; cabbie stabbed in the neck 
The cabdriver told police that one of the women attacked him, causing him to lose control and slam into a concrete barrier.

NAACP: 'Barbie Bandits' got slap on wrists 
The head of the Georgia NAACP called for the state to investigate the sentences given in the so-called "Barbie bandits" bank theft case, saying the two white defendants got less prison time than two black men.

Famed Pathologist's fraud trial  
A federal judge declared a mistrial Tuesday in the fraud case against celebrity pathologist Cyril Wecht, who was accused of using his staff at the county coroner's office to do work for his lucrative private practice.

What YOU will be TALKING about TONIGHT
Teens arrested over taped beating 
Eight teenagers have been arrested after filming the beating of another teen and threatening to post the video on the Internet.

Baby with 2 faces born in India 
A baby with two faces was born in a northern Indian village, where she is doing well and is being worshipped as the reincarnation of a Hindu goddess, her father said Tuesday.

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