The number of U.S. households on the verge of losing their homes rose 7 percent from June to July, setting a record pace for home loan failures as the escalating foreclosure crisis continued to outpace government efforts to limit the damage.
U.S. Senator Jim Webb plans to meet with Burma's top official, Senior General Than Shwe, following his arrival Friday in what would be the first-ever meeting between a U.S. official and Burma's junta chief, Webb's office said.
The Taliban took an explosive hit in the northern Helmand province today. The marines lead some 500 in Operation Eastern Resolve, aiming to clear out the Taliban from the town of Dahaneh - a crucial resupply and regrouping base for militants.