Congo's Vote Tally A new risk of bloodshed A preliminary tally from Congo's July 30 presidential election is expected by Aug. 20. But many have vowed to take up arms if a winner is declared without a runoff, which they want in October.
Japanese Gesture A shrine visit could mean trouble PM Junichiro Koizumi's likely visit this week to the Yasukuni shrine honoring Japan's war dead may create more strain with South Korea and China, who see it as an homage to Japanese atrocities.
DeLay on the Ballot The Texas G.O.P. needs a write-in Since courts have refused to take Tom DeLay's name off the November ballot, the Texas G.O.P. has until Aug. 29 to find a write-in candidate--and then get voters to remember how to spell it.
New NFL Commish Tagliabue hangs up his spikes Roger Goodell, the National Football League's chief operating officer and a 24-year league vet, was elected to succeed commissioner Paul Tagliabue, who will retire before the season begins Sept. 7.
Dixie Chicks' Detour Anti-Bush comment still dogs trio Facing abysmal ticket sales in the Land of Cotton, the Dixie Chicks opted last week to replace some fall tour dates in the South with stops in Canada and Australia.