This morning's top stories:
- Iran's president has announced intentions for bringing Tehran's case for a nuclear program before the United Nations despite a deadlock over new sanctions in the Security Council.
- Meanwhile, a one-day diplomatic conference in Baghdad on Saturday evoked a bitter blame game between U.S. and Iranian representatives. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki opened the conference with an appeal to all nations present to help end the violence in Iraq.
- Virginia is planning a $200 million bash for the 400th anniversary of the Jamestown settlement and is hoping to draw 90,000 visitors. U.S. News's report on Jamestown is here.
- U.S. News reporter Alex Kingsbury reports from Iraq on the effort to contain violence outside of the capital.
Coming up: Bush continues push for U.S. brand in Latin America. Plus: Video from Kingsbury's report.