Bob Melvin[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - The Aryan Nations has vowed to remain in Idaho. AN leader Richard Butler said over the weekend that he will not leave northern Idaho despite a $6.3 judgment against his white supremacist organization. Butler must pay $5.1 million to a mother and son whom his security guards shot at, terrorized and beat two years ago.
Scott Hogenson[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - The former chief executive officer of American Airlines Sunday placed blame for low airport security at the feet of the federal government and called for armed security as part of a full government takeover of the system.
Lawrence Morahan[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - President Bush is "very concerned" about the rising price of gasoline, but don't expect the White House to ease federal gas tax as part of a short-term fix, the White House said Monday.The president considers gasoline price-hikes tantamount to tax increases on the American people, White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said.
[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
New York ( - For rescue workers who ventured into the massive pile of twisted steel and rubble - the remains of what once was the World Trade Center - it was an unimaginable sight.
Christine Hall[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - A top Democrat in the California legislature is pushing for a new gun control measure that would require gun buyers to provide their fingerprints when purchasing a weapon.Majority Leader Kevin Shelley's (D-San Francisco) bill would establish a licensing system and require all first time gun buyers to provide the state with a thumbprint.
Seth Lewis[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - Another city has wielded its influence to boycott the Boy Scouts.The mayor of Gloucester, Mass., cancelled a city-sponsored funding drive for the United Way because of the group's allegiance to the embattled Scouts, according to Sunday's Boston Herald.The Scouts' policy against homosexual leaders angered Gloucester Mayor Bruce Tobey, who cut a program that let city employees donate money to the United Way.
Jim Burns[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - The Congressman who led the investigation into former Teamsters Union President Ron Carey said Thursday Carey's indictment was "a long time coming."A federal grand jury in New York this week indicted Carey on charges of perjury and making false statements in connection with a probe into illegal fundraising during Carey's 1996 union re-election campaign.
the Office of the Federal Register[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: The following procedural guide to the Electoral College was prepared by the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, DC.)
John Rossomando[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - The federal government is developing plans to acquire enough doses of smallpox vaccine to protect every American man, woman and child, but, given the fact that no more than 20 million doses currently exist, such a program could take many months, if not several years, according to health policy experts.
Jason Pierce[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
Capitol Hill ( - Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) has introduced legislation that aims to curb the growth of the gambling industry by giving state governments more of a say in whether to allow casinos in their communities. The bill -- the Tribal and Local Communities Relationship Improvement Act - also would create a federal commission to decide minimum standards in American Indian facilities.
Scott Hogenson[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - A Chicago company has seized upon a new marketing opportunity in the vice presidential candidacy of Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman, an Orthodox Jew, by unveiling a 'Lieberman 2000' yarmulke.The campaign skull cap, sold by the Jewish-oriented Internet portal Zipple, features a star-spangled plug for Lieberman's candidacy on the back of a white leather yarmulke, the traditional headwear worn by Jewish men.
Jason Pierce[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
(Editor's note: What follows is a first-person account of the reopening of Reagan National Airport. Staff Writer Jason Pierce traveled to New York on the first flight out of the airport since Sept. 11.)
Melanie Arter[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - Making good on his promise to enforce existing gun laws, President Bush announced plans Monday to hire more federal, state and local prosecutors to focus mainly on gun crimes. "It will send an unmistakable message: If you use a gun illegally, you will do hard time," the president said during a police promotion ceremony in Philadelphia as part of National Police Week.
[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
(Correction: fixes name of hospital rescued firefighters were taken to.)New York, N.Y. ( - It began when a cell phone call was received from a fireman calling in a crushed SUV at "ground zero." When the word first started to travel among the emergency workers digging in the debris, a momentum went through the workers as the thought of "someone's alive" began to spread.
Gene J. Koprowski[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
Chicago ( - Imagine purchasing a 500-acre lot -- one mostly covered with sand and gravel -- in the suburbs of Chicago or any other major metropolitan area. Imagine that just as you planned to build on your lot, federal officials swooped in and declared your land a "wetland" because of some condensation of water beneath the gravel.
Pat Taylor[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - A "Convoy of Tears" will set out from at least three states this week and travel thousands of miles to bring supplies and donations to beleaguered farmers and their communities in the Klamath Basin along the California-Oregon state line.
Jim Burns[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - Former Clinton White House counsel Jack Quinn told a House committee on Thursday that international fugitive Marc Rich was justifiably pardoned by former President Clinton because Rich's case was "fundamentally flawed."
Jason Pierce[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - The Kyoto Protocol, the 1997 international treaty intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, is as good as dead as far as the United States is concerned and could never be held as a global standard, according to one public policy expert. But an authority from the other side of the Atlantic argued that the U.S. has a particular duty to sign on to the treaty because of the amount of pollution created by American industry and the risk of global warming.
Lawrence Morahan[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - With uncertainty still swirling around the presidential election, and the stock market battered from that uncertainty, Americans appear to be watching what they spend this holiday season."The markets have been down since the election results have been cast in doubt," said Damon Ansell, vice president of policy for Americans for Tax Reform, a government watchdog group.
Jo McIntyre and Scott Hogenson[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
5th add includes quotes from local agriculture businessmen and the Tulelake Irrigation District.( - Interior Secretary Gale Norton will order the release of irrigation water for parched farmland in the Klamath Basin, department officials said.