A British court was told of a plot to blow up at least seven trans-Atlantic flights bound for Canada and the United States, and the RCMP were looking for a man suspected of killing his three children. The federal government announced a new national park, while taxpayer-funded committees slid into partisan paralysis.

The Olympic torch relay was seriously disrupted in Paris by protesters objecting to China's human rights record, and Roots announced that they will not supply this year's Olympic clothing due to the controversy. More than 400 people were taken into state custody as part of a Texas polygamy investigation.

According to a report the new Indiana Jones movie, The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, will
premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May—the same month that Donny and Marie Osmond will host a mother's day special. An Absolut Vodka ad angered some Americans.