News in Brief

2 Soldiers Die in Chechnya

Two federal soldiers have been killed in bombings in Chechnya, including a suicide attack on an Interior Ministry camp, RIA-Novosti reported Saturday.

One soldier was killed and 11 were wounded when two suicide bombers rammed a jeep packed with explosives through the fence of the Interior Ministry camp in Vedeno.

Another soldier died in a radio-controlled bomb attack in the village of Serzhen-Yurt. (Reuters)

NASA Worries About Ties

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida -- Amid worries about U.S.-Russian ties, NASA's staff will study whether the space shuttle program could continue operating past its scheduled retirement in 2010, according to an internal e-mail sent last week.

The study comes amid concerns that the current stopgap plan -- buying Russian spacecraft -- is unwise considering diplomatic tension with Russia highlighted by conflict in Georgia. (AP)