- Fidel Castro, undergoing surgery for intestinal bleeding, has temporarily ceded power to his brother Raul. Dancing in the streets in Miami's Little Havana.
- Ahnold and Tony "Yo" Blair commit California and the U.K. to join forces in fighting global warming. Said the Governator: "Of course there's always people who doubt it [global warming], but there's also people who think the world is flat."
- National-security experts: "There is not a single non-deployed Army Brigade Combat Team in the United States that is ready to deploy. The bottom line is that our Army currently has no ready, strategic reserve."