* "The job of putting the deficit in proper context is actually quite difficult, mainly because no one really knows what will happen over the coming years."
* More states increase tobacco taxes to help balance their budgets.
* Tension builds in Kurdistan.
* How the economic downturn is affecting... Hollywood and Qatar.
* Health care trumps the environment as priorities slide.
* Studies isolate a single gene key to the development of schizophrenia.
* Heh. As more shoppers turn away from corn syrup, sugar makes a comeback.
* Tonga erupts!
* Courtesy marag: how to identify sorcerers in Saudi Arabia.