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  • President Bush visited a tornado-ravaged area of Tennessee on Friday, as residents struggled to recover from storms that killed 31 people and injured another 180 in the state four days ago. He declared five counties disaster areas, opening up federal money to aid rebuilding efforts. — USA Today

  • The International Olympic Committee says history will prove it was right to award the 2008 Games to Beijing despite concerns over human rights in China. — BBC
  • A team of US congressional aides and experts on North Korean affairs are preparing for a trip to Pyongyang next week. The group will meet officials and tour the country's main nuclear reactor. The visit comes just ahead of a historic performance by the New York Philharmonic in North Korea later this month. — Al Jazeera

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