Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:22:32 GMTAmbushes and kidnappings targeting Iraqis and foreigners have surged this month while the new government is caught up in power struggles over cabinet positions.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:22:32 GMTHouse ethics rules bar lawmakers from accepting travel and related expenses from registered lobbyists. The House Majority Leader has said that his expenses on a 2000 trip were paid by a nonprofit organization, and that the financial arrangements for it were proper.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:22:32 GMTA movement toward greater use of telemedicine is widening the spectrum of care doctors can provide from afar and enabling more outsourcing of services overseas.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:22:32 GMTNationwide enrollment has slipped over the past two years, leaving the program, which commissions more than six of every 10 new Army officers each year, with its fewest participants in nearly a decade.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:22:32 GMTFive months after President Bush launched his drive to overhaul Social Security, the difficult, if not impossible, task of drafting legislation begins Tuesday when the Senate Finance Committee holds the first hearing on options to secure Social Security's future.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:22:32 GMTHoward Dean's Democratic National Committee has been studying the electorate, and the party's problem with voters of faith is both worse and better than he feared.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:22:32 GMTChinese president is emerging as an unyielding leader determined to preserve the Communist Party's monopoly on power and willing to impose new limits on speech and other civil liberties to do it.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:22:32 GMTUNITED NATIONS -- In eight years as U.N. secretary general, Kofi Annan has come as close to superstardom as a diplomat can get -- lauded on the cover of Time, sharing the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize with the organization he leads and becoming known as the "secular pope" for his advocacy for peace and the poor.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:22:32 GMTIn growing numbers, Montgomery residents are demanding an end to rising property taxes.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:22:32 GMTWashingtonians, like counterparts across the country, are paying a lot more for gas because they drive more guzzlers than before.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:22:32 GMTMayor Anthony A. Williams and the Department of Corrections have failed to comply with a 14-month-old law negotiated with the D.C. Council to improve conditions and operations at the District's main jail after the stabbing deaths of two detainees and other inmate violence.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:22:32 GMTMCI Inc.'s board of directors embraced a cash-rich offer from Qwest Communications International Inc. after months of saying the company was a financially weaker and strategically less desirable merger partner than Verizon Communications Inc.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:22:32 GMTThe daily ride has given rise to audio books, the travel mug and a 7-Eleven Inc. trademark, Dashboard Dining. The national motto has become grab and go, and legions of businesses work feverishly to fill a near-sacred space: the cup holder.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:22:32 GMTIt's the season to scam.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:22:32 GMTTwo years ago this coming Thursday, the online music business stopped being a joke. When Apple Computer opened its iTunes Music Store for business on April 28, 2003, people finally had a song-downloads destination that provided a fair value for the money.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:22:32 GMTThe Bush administration issues guidelines advising physicians and hospitals that they are obligated to care for fetuses "born alive" naturally or in the process of an abortion.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:22:32 GMTThe federal government unveiled a makeover of this well-known icon that emphasizes eating a variety of food, including healthful fat, and underscores physical activity.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:22:32 GMTThe Redskins select a pair of Auburn players in the first round, using the ninth overall pick on cornerback Carlos Rogers and the 25th overall on quarterback Jason Campbell.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:22:32 GMTUtah quarterback Alex Smith is picked first by the 49ers in the NFL draft Saturday.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:22:32 GMTWith a gritty set of meetings already in the books for the Wizards and Bulls, both teams expect tough games, but know little else of postseason life.