Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, a top al Qaeda leader in Somlia, is believed to have been killed in a U.S. military operation. Six helicopters were involved in an attack on two vehicles and Nabhan’s body was said to have been taken into custody by U.S. military. Nabhan was affiliated with the Somali extremist group al-Shabab, BBC News.
Muntadhar al-Zeidi, the man who became famous for throwing his shoes at President George W. Bush, has been released from prison. He says he was tortured in prison with beatings and electric shocks, Al Jazeera. Shoe-throwing as an insult in Arab culture, BBC News.
A poll published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that 73% of physicians support a public option for health insurance, NPR.
In an escalation of the dispute between the U.S. and Chinna over tire tariffs, China will begin investigating auto and cchicken imports to China to see if unfair pricing practices are being used, Xinhua. Tire tariff dispute main page, Xinhua.