New York – It was a big headline and an "exclusive" story -- but it was also wrong. The New York Post reported Tuesday that Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry would pick Congressman Dick Gephardt as his running mate.
The headline read "Kerry's Choice" over what the paper touted as an "exclusive" story, which ran without a reporter's name linked to it. There was also a file photo of Gephardt and Kerry together.
New Orleans – A U.S. fighter pilot who mistakenly bombed Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan in 2002, killing four, was found guilty Tuesday of dereliction of duty. Major Harry Schmidt of the Illinois Air National Guard was reprimanded and docked more than $5,000 in pay.
Schmidt had blamed the bombing on the "fog of war," saying he mistook the Canadians' gunfire for an attack from Taliban fighters.