The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – August 22, 2004

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Explosions and gunfire shook Najaf today during a fierce battle between
U.S. and Shiite militants. This flare-up came despite apparent movement
toward an agreement earlier this week…

An update on a U.S. journalist, who was kidnapped in Iraq more than a
week ago…

Palestinian officials warn that the Bush administration will undermine the
Middle East peace process by supporting construction inside Israeli
settlements in the West Bank…

The Sudanese government imprisons militants and some of its own police for
human rights violations. this, on the eve of discussions between Khartoum
and rebel groups…

Can California protect its old-growth trees? the legislature is set to vote this week…

Millions of U.S. workers stand to lose their right to overtime pay – in just a few hours…