9:40 AM

There's good news today for Ratchet, the stray Iraqi dog adopted by American soldier Sgt. Gwen Beberg. The dog will be allowed to move to the U.S. and may ship out as early Sunday. As reported earlier, US soldiers in Iraq are not allowed to bring home stray animals and the military initially denied Ratchet's release.

10:20 AM

There's an update today on Sgt. Gwen Beberg, the soldier in Iraq fighting the military to let her bring an adopted dog back home to Minnesota. Terri Crisp of Operation Baghdad Pups, an organization that helps place Iraqi animals in U.S. homes, went to Baghdad yesterday to retrieve Ratchet and six other dogs. Though