After being pressured by western allies, Pakistan's president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, said parliamentary elections will be held by mid-February, a month later than planned. This move stemmed criticism from former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who said the pledge was insufficient.
The Finnish student who killed seven of his classmates and the school nurse and then turned his gun on himself in a school shooting yesterday in Tuusula, Finland, was a bullied social outcast, authorities said this morning. Eighteen-year-old Pekka-Eric Auvinen picked his victims randomly and gave clues of his plan in videos he uploaded to YouTube.
As a historic drought continues to parch the Southeast, Georgia's Gov. Sonny Perdue is looking toward a higher power for help and organizing a prayer service for next Tuesday to be held outside the state Capitol. It will be moved inside if it rains.