Rocketinfo is the best news search engine I’ve seen. (Regular search engines only index the Web periodically, but news search engines do so on a daily basis–often several times a day–and include links to newly-posted news items.) News.google.com, Daypop.com, and Pandia are good, but from what I can tell, Rocketinfo takes the cake.
Soccer news: following a strong World Cup showing, the US men’s national team has been ranked ninth in the world. This marks the first time the American team has cracked the top ten.
Here’s a visual demonstration of how an attack on Iraq might go down. With description in Spanish.
NY Times (free registration required): “Across Africa, juju men…do a brisk business in the soccer season trying to influence the action on the field.”
BBC News: “Turkmenistan President Saparmurat Niyazov has announced his intention to officially rename all 12 months of the year in commemoration of the country’s heroes and most potent national symbols.”
There’s only one David Brooks. In “Patio Man and the Sprawl People,” he examines the fast-growing suburbs he calls “Sprinkler Cities.”