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Matthew Kalman SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE Israel's military response by air, land and sea to what it considered a provocation last week by Hezbollah militants is unfolding according to a plan finalized more than a year ago. In the six years since Israel ended its military...
Stephanie Simon LA TIMES The fake rose petals strewn across the tablecloth gave Milton Hobbs' booth a romantic aura. He stacked crystal-cut perfume flasks in a pyramid and set out pink candles tied with ribbon. The effect was almost sexy — at least compared with the other booths...
DAVID MCGRATH SCHWARTZ REVIEW-JOURNAL If someone looks like he could use a meal, be warned: Giving him a sandwich in a Las Vegas park could land you in jail. The Las Vegas City Council passed an ordinance Wednesday that bans providing food or meals to the indigent for free or a...
ANITA HASSAN Houston Chronicle Pearline Branch leaned her head back Wednesday afternoon and attempted to fan away the sweltering heat as she sat on her front porch in the Third Ward. But a slight breeze from the trees did nothing to cool the 71-year-old woman, who said being...
Sudarsan Raghavan and Thomas E. Ricks WASHINGTON POST Shayna Silverstein and her friends jumped into expensive taxis and sped from Beirut to Damascus, preferring to dodge bombs and bribe border officials rather than wait for the U.S. government to evacuate them. Ann Ainslay...
Robin Wright and Colum Lynch THE WASHINGTON POST The United States faces growing tensions with allies over its support of Israel's military campaign to cripple Hezbollah, amid calls for a cease-fire to help with the mounting humanitarian crisis. European allies are particularly...
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...
Julie Appleby USA TODAY A federal judge Wednesday overturned a Maryland law aimed at Wal-Mart (WMT) that would have required the nation's largest retailer to spend more on health care for its workers. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Frederick Motz will be appealed, says a...
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-...