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This is the -- we -- review I'm Courtney Friel some of the biggest stories covered by Fox News during the week of June 15 2000 an eight.
It seems nothing can hold back the water in the midwest levees have been overwhelmed along the Mississippi and other rivers.
Sending floodwaters into nearby towns so many levees have failed in Missouri and Illinois that pressure is easing on towns and cities further downstream.
Forecasters say they may not see the record flood levels predicted earlier.
But there's still pressure on a series of inland levees protecting some towns such as Winfield announced very Missouri.
There's been a desperate effort to build -- those -- to hold back the water.
The toll in human suffering from the storms and flooding includes at least 24 deaths and almost 150 injuries.
Quick oil prices at record levels President Bush this week urged congress to lift the 27 year old ban on offshore oil and gas drilling.
The democratic lawmakers oppose the -- saying offshore areas already under leased to oil companies.
Are not being develop -- US military says -- renegade Shiite group backed by Iran is behind this week's deadly truck bombing in Baghdad.
At least 63 people were killed.
Meantime Afghan and NATO troops are fighting -- Taliban resurgence in southern Afghanistan.
Intense fighting is reported just outside Kandahar.
All quiet on the Gaza front the ceasefire between the Israelis and Hamas militants.
Went into effect early Thursday Israeli tanks are still in position near the border with the Gaza Strip.
An armed Hamas security men still -- Gaza streets.
Both sides have warned that violence could erupt if there's a breach of the troops.
Under the same sex couples rustic county clerk's offices throughout California.
All 58 counties started issuing marriage licenses.
Following an order from the State Supreme Court and failure of last minute legal challenges.
And as many as eighteen teenage girls in Gloucester high school in Massachusetts.
Got pregnant in the past year the principal says the girls apparently -- a pact to get pregnant.
And raise their babies together.
One of the fathers is reported to be a 24 year old homeless man.
Tiger Woods will miss the rest of the PGA season he needs more surgery on his left me.
Tiger had surgery to clean out cartilage April 15 and leader suffered a stress fracture while preparing for the US open despite playing with pain he won he opened his fourteenth major championship.
Tributes poured in throughout the week for TV journalist Tim Russert.
The host of NBC's Meet the Press died of a heart attack June 13 he was 58.
His funeral was attended by TV journalist both major presidential candidates.
Members of congress in many other political figures.
Actress dancer since series died at the age of 86 her publicist says she died of an apparent heart attack.
The long legged Texas beauty started MGM musicals with Fred Astaire -- Gene Kelly she was married for sixty years singer -- Martin.
And on -- is dot com some great pictures from Mars that scientists are really excited about they believe NASA's Phoenix Lander has discovered small -- of unease in a trench it dug out in the martian Arctic.
You can check out many more photos from -- -- this -- section of foxnews.com.
And that stock is -- -- -- some of the many stories -- about Fox News during the week of June 15 2008.
Think -- much Republican and I'm Courtney -- have a great day.
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