Germany's Der Spiegel magazine today published three photographs of U.S. Army soldiers posing with the corpses of dead Afghans — images that were quickly condemned as "repugnant" by an Army spokesman.
The photos are connected to an already highly charged event — the deaths of three unarmed Afghans last year. "Five soldiers based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, south of Seattle, have been charged with murder and conspiracy in the case," The Associated Press notes. It adds that:
Don't rush to turn your toddler around in her car seat.
A leading group of pediatricians is advising parents to stick with rear-facing car seats until their children turn 2, or the kids exceed the limits for weight and height in the seats.
Older kids should stay in booster seats until they are between 8 and 12 years old. The key is for kids to be at least 4 feet 9 inches tall, so seat belts are in the proper position to protect them in case of an accident..
The world's most famous investor, Warren Buffett, said today that the crisis in Japan "is a buying opportunity and he won't sell his shares in the country as its future hasn't been changed," Bloomberg News reports.