Seth Lewis[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - Pro-family conservatives are stepping up their efforts to thwart the National Education Association's expected push to teach homosexuality in public schools.
Michael Desmond[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
Beaverton, OR ( - Republican presidential hopeful Texas Governor George W. Bush told a crowd of 450 invited guests at Bethany Elementary School Monday the United States has an education deficit, and a Bush/Cheney administration will do what it takes to make that deficit up.
Christine Hall[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - The cause of hearing loss for popular talk show host Rush Limbaugh may remain unknown and permanent, say medical experts.Limbaugh revealed on Oct. 8 that he has suffered significant hearing loss since late May and is now completely deaf in one ear and has lost 80 percent of his hearing in the other ear. He did not say what his doctors believe is the cause.
Pat Taylor[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - "At least they're not shooting at me this time." That's about the only good thing World War II veteran Paul Christy has to say in comparing his experiences as a fighter pilot 55 years ago with what he and his fellow veterans-turned-farmers are experiencing today at the hands of their own government in Klamath Basin.
Christine Hall[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - Twenty-first century technology could play a major role in combating any future terrorist attacks. Digital face recognition technology used at the 2001 Super Bowl triggered outrage in some quarters over privacy concerns, but some of those concerns may be set aside in today's post-September 11 world.
Melanie Arter[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - Speaking in front of the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial Tuesday, Attorney General John Ashcroft promised to accommodate any victims who want to see Timothy McVeigh's execution on closed-circuit television. "I'm going to do what I can to accommodate the needs of these families. That has to be done in conjunction with the need for justice in the culture," Ashcroft said.
Jo McIntyre[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - The mood at the camp at the headgates of the Klamath Basin Irrigation Project was tense Thursday morning as the Bureau of Reclamation personnel, guarded by Bureau of Land Management rangers, closed the gates letting water into the canals and ditches.
Lawrence Morahan[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - By taking sides in controversial political and religious issues, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has departed from its original charter of telling the story of the Holocaust and therefore disqualifies itself from receiving federal funds, a national Jewish organization said.
Matt Pyeatt[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - On September 25, Oklahomans will vote on a referendum that could make Oklahoma a right-to-work state, something that would give people the right to work for a living without being compelled to join a labor union as a condition of employment.
Jim Burns[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
Washington ( - Vice President Dick Cheney said Thursday that President Bush's proposed $1.6 trillion dollar tax cut should be enacted "on principle."He noted that the American people have not received "major tax relief" since the Reagan tax cuts in 1981. Since then, Cheney said, taxes have been inching their way back up.
Maria Elena Kennedy[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
Monrovia, Calif., ( - A Los Angeles Superior Court judge Wednesday upheld a daytime curfew ordinance after a family challenged the law because it interfered with the home-schooling of their children. The plaintiffs said the law is being excessively enforced and that their two sons have been stopped 21 times by the town's police department.
Jim Burns[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - "He has my full confidence," said President Bush Thursday, speaking of his choice to be the new FBI Director, Robert Mueller. Mueller most recently served as the U.S. attorney in San Francisco, and he has extensive law enforcement experience. He also served in the administration of President George Bush - the current president's father.
Susan Jones[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - The run-up in world oil prices may have repercussions on the environment and U.S. automakers - groups that traditionally pledge their loyalties to Democrats.First, the environment: With the cost of heating oil and natural gas expected to rise as winter sets in, many people are looking to buy firewood. More wood fires means more smoke and more air pollution.
Jeff McKay[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
(Correction: The New Jersey woman's husband was in one of the World Trade towers, not on the hijacked plane( - A New Jersey woman whose husband was killed in one of the twin towers when a hijacked jet smashed into it on Sept. 11 is apparently the first to file a lawsuit in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks.
Mark Mead[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - The investigation of a little-known incident in which a pro-life activist was stabbed outside a Little Rock, Ark. abortion clinic remains open, leaving many pro-life advocates alleging official indifference to the case.Attorney Fred Hart and friend Jim Dawson were protesting outside the Family Health Care Clinic on May 18 when, according to police reports, two women yelled obscene words out of a truck.
Susan Jones[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - The accolades were rolling in Friday for President Bush's speech to a joint session of Congress and the nation. Even newspapers not known for being friendly to Bush administration policies had good things to say about a man who seems to be rising to his moment in history. What follows is a sampling of editorial opinion from some of the nation's leading newspapers. New York Times
Jim Burns[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - The Libertarian Party used this tax deadline day to remind Americans about all the "ridiculous" ways that politicians will use to "squander" taxpayers' money.Libertarian Party national director Steve Dasbach released the "Top 10 Most Ridiculous Things That Politicians Are Spending Your Money On This Year."
Jason Pierce[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - When Virginia children went back to school a year ago, a legal firefight awaited them over a newly imposed minute of silence law, which requires every public school to set aside one minute at the beginning of each day for students to engage in "meditation, prayer or other silent activity." A year later, the same legal battle ensues, but this time, it has been taken to the highest court in the land.
Jim Burns[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - NAACP President Kweisi Mfume said Monday he looks forward to meeting with House Republican leader Richard Armey (R-Tex.) and other Republican congressional leaders to talk about racial issues. Mfume said he hopes the meeting will "turn down racial rhetoric" and lay the groundwork "for a different type of coexistence and cooperation between the NAACP and the Republican Party."
Pat Taylor[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - Beleaguered farmers in the Klamath Basin of Oregon and California are seeking legal help in their struggle to survive following the federal government's decision three months ago to use crucial irrigation water for endangered and threatened fish instead of for irrigating the farmers' fields.