the US congress changing the name of French fries to Freedom fries because France didn't agree with the Iraq war. A silly exercise, changing nothing, not even symbolically. I can only assume the weather was nice for a pleasant day's sailing around New York.
Tropical storm Erika weakens, but leaves 20 dead in Caribbean (AP)
from the article: New York Jews sail 'True Freedom Flotilla' for Gilad Shalit