Police: US airstrike kills 8 in Basra

A US warplane has destroyed a house in Basra and killed eight civilians, including two women and one child, Iraqi police said Saturday. The US military says it's looking into the report. It comes a day after the first American airstrikes were launched in Basra during a week-old offensive against Shiite militias. A local policeman says seven others were wounded when the plane strafed a house in the Hananiyah neighborhood.