John Rossomando[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
Washington, DC ( - A group of women picketed the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the National Organization for Women Thursday, protesting the group's public support of confessed child murderer Andrea Yates and condemning NOW's support for the woman as "anti-child."
Cheryl K. Chumley[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
St. George, Utah ( - With nearly 70 percent of their state's land already under the authority of the federal government, Utah property owners are watching Congress with concern. For many in the state, the main issue is a bill that would guarantee $45 billion over 15 years for land acquisitions and other government projects.
Pat Taylor[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - With all hope gone for producing any crops this year, the desperate farmers of Oregon's Klamath Basin are now emphasizing the plight of the wildlife and waterfowl that also depend on irrigation water, which the federal government has diverted away from farmland to save endangered fish.
Christine Hall[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - Holiday travelers will give government a big chunk of their travel budget, according to an analysis by the Washington, D.C.-based Americans for Tax Reform. An average of 41.2 percent of travel costs are actually taxes paid to federal, state and local governments in the form of taxes on purchases of air tickets, hotel rooms, restaurant meals and gas.
Melanie Arter[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
Jim Burns[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - President George Bush begins a week-long trip to Europe on Monday night, a journey that will take him and First Lady Laura Bush to five countries. Along the way, the president will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and other European and NATO leaders. It will be President Bush's first trip to Europe since he became president in January.
Jim Burns[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - An attorney representing the Miami relatives of Elian Gonzalez says he'll call President Clinton to testify in the lawsuit Elian's relatives have filed against the U.S. government.
Michael Betsch[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - The FBI is advising water utilities to take every precaution against a possible terrorist attack on the nation's drinking water. Following the example of airports, water authorities are monitoring traffic and personnel at facilities nationwide to avoid potential disaster.
Jim Burns[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - A Cato Institute study released Tuesday offers a new way for students to escape the public schools that fail them.The proposal would allow parents to deduct $500 from their federal income tax bills, in the form of an education tax credit, to help pay for private school tuition. The plan would help an estimated 2.3 million children get a better education, while saving states an estimated $14 billion, the study said.
Christine Hall[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - Americans have to work from Jan. 1 to May 3 just to pay their federal, state and local taxes. Every year, the Tax Foundation, a Washington-based research group, compares taxes to income and computes the number of days from the first of the year that it takes Americans to pay taxes. Every year since 1992, the first day of "tax freedom" gets later and later.
Christine Hall[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - "This is an extraordinary circumstance. There is no way to prepare for something like this," said an unnamed American Airlines official, in a televised interview with reporters on Tuesday, following the terrorist hijacking of an American jet that was crashed into one of the World Trade Center towers in New York City.
Jim Burns[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - Saturday marks the fifth anniversary of the Brothers to the Rescue shootdown in the Florida Straits near Cuba by Cuban MIG's. Four members of the Cuban exile group died when two of their planes were shot down. The United States contends the shoot down occurred over international waters, but the Castro government insists the planes violated Cuban airspace.
Jim Burns[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
United Nations ( - Conferees at the United Nations conference on small arms worked overnight on Friday, finally arriving at an agreement on combating global firearms trafficking on Saturday afternoon, one day after the scheduled end of the conference.
Jeff Johnson[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - Two D.C. postal workers are dead under circumstances being called "highly suspicious" by health authorities investigating anthrax exposure at a Washington, D.C., mail processing facility, and a second postal worker has tested positive for inhalation anthrax."We have two postal workers who worked in the Brentwood mail facility that have expired," said Dr. Ivan Walks, director of the D.C. Health Department.
Gene J. Koprowski[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
Chicago ( - Republican volunteers here are adding a new interpretation to the phrase "the permanent campaign," which was assigned by the press to the Clinton campaign.
Christine Hall[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe is calling on the Clinton-Gore Environmental Protection Agency to call off its plans to issue a record 88 new regulations before the end of Clinton's time in office."By scrambling to rush so many regulations before they leave power, the Clinton-Gore administration is trampling proper procedures in order to score political points," Inhofe said.
Jeff McKay[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - Crews and safety inspectors from Con Edison, who have been working feverishly to reestablish electricity to most of Lower Manhattan in the wake of the World Trade Center attacks, have been ordered to remove American flag decals and paintings from their safety helmets, because of company policy.
Susan Jones[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - While President Bush and Congress wrestle with budget blueprints, tax cuts, education plans, and judicial nominees, many voters are grousing about skyrocketing gasoline prices.
Christine Hall[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - Staff of the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration Wednesday were issued a bullet point list of "FAA Security Actions Undertaken," for U.S. airports.A DOT source who asked to remain anonymous provided the list and described it as a working draft.
Susan Jones[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
( - While the 1998 shooting at Columbine High School prompted cries for stricter gun control, Monday's shooting at a high school in California is prompting calls for people to be more responsible about reporting students who make threats. California already has some of the nation's most restrictive gun laws.