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Janet Hook LA TIMES President Bush, defying a bipartisan majority in Congress and a strong current in public opinion, exercised the first veto of his presidency Wednesday by blocking an expansion of federal support for embryonic stem cell research that he considered immoral...
ZEKE MACCORMACK Express-News Staff Writer BANDERA — The Lakehills man who claimed he was assaulted after crashing a party of law enforcement personnel at his own home doesn't want to pursue criminal charges, Sheriff Weldon Tucker said Tuesday. He said Brett Day signed a non-...
By Katie Humphrey AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF The Williamson County sheriff's office, which has refused to identify the deputies who shot and killed a suspect more than a month ago, filed a state-required report of the incident a day late, with only a three-line explanation of the...
HAMZA HENDAWI and ZEINA KARAM Associated Press Writers A cruise ship sailed into Beirut late Tuesday, delayed by an Israeli naval blockade amid fierce criticism that the U.S. effort to evacuate 25,000 Americans fleeing Mideast fighting had lagged behind Europe's. The commander...
HELENE COOPER and STEVEN ERLANGER THE NEY YORK TIMES The outlines of an American-Israeli consensus began to emerge on Tuesday in which Israel would continue to bombard Lebanon for about another week to degrade the capabilities of the Hezbollah militia, officials of the two...
By MARK MAZZETTI and THOM SHANKER The New York Times The power and sophistication of the missile and rocket arsenal that Hezbollah has used in recent days has caught the United States and Israel off guard, and officials in both countries are just now learning the extent to which...
Bush's unexpected squeeze of the German chancellor has the Internet howling - Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer Wednesday, July 19, 2006 Bush Gives Merkel a Massage It's not exactly "Presidents Gone Wild!" but for the normally staid Group of Eight Summit, a video of...
By Joshua Partlow and Naseer Nouri WASHINGTON POST BAGHDAD -- When her home became unlivable, when her neighbors were gunned down in the streets, a mother of seven said goodbye to her teenage sons and set out on foot into the lethal Baghdad night. Ignoring the citywide curfew,...
NEW YORK (AP) - Oprah Winfrey and her friend Gayle King want to be clear: they're not gay. In the August issue of O, the Oprah Magazine, the talk-show host explains that some people misunderstand her close friendship with King. "I understand why people think we're gay," she says...