Senators turn down a constitutional amendment to ban same sex marriage — the defeat comes in a procedural vote. . .
Anti abortion forces win a victory in the House as a committee backs a
measure making it easier for hospitals, health insurers and others to refuse
to provide or cover abortion services…
Up to 15 are dead and dozens injured in a car bomb blast outside Baghdad’s
heavily fortified Green Zone housing the offices of the interim government
and the U.S. and British embassies …in a separate attack, the governor of
Mosul is shot dead.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair escapes harsh criticism in an official
inquiry into prewar intelligence on Iraq.. .anti war activists and opposition
politicians call the report a whitewash. . .
And regents committee approves a proposal to raise the minimum grade point
average required for admission to the University of California…
In November, Sonoma County voters will face a quarter cent sales tax to fund
Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader angers the Black Caucus with his demands for an apology following their contentious meeting last month. . .