The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – October 27, 2004

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Palestinian President Yasser Arafat’s health takes a sharp turn for the worst… other top leaders make plans to run Palestinian affairs while Arafat is incapacitated..

President Bush speaks out for the first time on the 380 tons of missing
explosives in Iraq…saying they might have been removed prior to the
arrival of U.S. occupation troops in Baghdad …John Kerry says
disappearance of the explosives is another example of Bush bungling the
war..

Hundreds, maybe thousands of Florida voters in heavily Democratic Broward
County haven’t received the absentee ballots they requested …in Ohio, a
federal judge puts a temporary stop to hearings on Republican challenges to
voter registrations..

Humanitarian worker Hargarat Hassan, a British and Iraqi citizen — pleads
for her life in another broadcast video…while Britain moves troops from
their bases in southern Iraq to near Baghdad — as requested by the U.S.

Four British citizens released from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo
Bay file suit seeking $10 million each for abuse they suffered there

Attorney General Bill Lockyer campaigns at the state’s DNA lab
for proposition 69. ..it would greatly expand DNA collection, taking samples
from anyone arrested for a felony even if they’re not convicted.