It was reported that the theme song to Hockey Night in Canada may not return next season. Canada was quietly nurturing diplomacy on the Afghan-Pakistan border...so quietly that Ottawa wouldn't discuss or take credit for it. Liberal leader Stephane Dion said that his party would not support the controversial "unborn victims of crime" legislation. Supporters of the bill say it's designed to help and protect women, but critics fear it could reopen the abortion debate in Canada. Police in Toronto and Halton worked together to foil a large alleged gang murder plot, and a B.C. man had his conviction for child molestation overturned after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that RCMP "knowingly and deliberately" violated the Charter of Rights during their investigation.
Hilliary Clinton moved to suspend her campaign for president while Barack Obama established a three-person team to advise on his options for running mate. In Germany, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev warned that further NATO expansion would sour relations, and in China engineers investigating the country's devastating earthquake warned that shoddy construction and poor planning contributed to the death toll. A lesbian couple at a Seattle Mariners game was asked by an usher to stop kissing because, according to the report, "there were kids in the crowd of nearly 36,000 and...parents would have to explain why two women were kissing." The
funeral of legendary designer Yves Saint Laurent drew many notable people, including model-turned-first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, actress Catherine Deneuve
and the Shah of Iran's widow.