A report says that Virginia Tech did not properly care for the mentally disturbed Seung Hui Cho and could have saved lives by alerting students and faculty after the 23-year-old killed his first two victims the morning of April 16. Cho waited about two hours after shooting those students in a dormitory before he gunned down 31 other people, including himself, in an engineering classroom building. U.S. News reported on students' return to the university for the start of a fresh school year last week.
A number of GOP lawmakers are now urging Sen. Larry Craig to step down after the Idaho lawmaker became embroiled this week in a Minneapolis airport bathroom sex scandal. A number of Republican senators, including presidential hopeful John McCain, recommended that Craig give up his seat as his actions were unbecoming of the Republican Party. Craig already said that he would step down as the senior Republican on the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee and from his position on two subcommittees.
As the September 15 deadline approaches for the Bush administration to address the success of the "surge," officials at the Government Accountability Office are reporting that the Iraqi government has failed to meet the majority of its political and military goals. At least 13 of the 18 benchmarks set haven't been met, a GAO report will say.