The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – November 9, 2004

Attorney general John Ashcroft announces his resignation …civil rights and liberties groups say he’s been one of the worst Justice Department leaders in modern times…

U.S. troops fight their way into the center of Fallujah …ten U.S.. and
two Iraqi soldiers and an unknown number of resistance fighters and
civilians are killed in the offensive…

The Oakland police department signs onto a sweeping overhaul of its crowd
control policies. ..the reforms are a response to the department’s violent
suppression of a 2003 anti war protest at the port of Oakland.

San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom ratchets up the pressure on hotels who’ve
locked out their workers by saying he’ll consider withdrawing city funds
from the convention and visitors bureau…

California’s insurance commissioner approves a 16.4 billion dollar merger
that will create the nation’s largest health insurance company/after
requiring a quarter billion dollars of concessions.. .but a consumer group
says the deal is still too generous to company executives and Wall Street

A deeply comatose Yasser Arafat clings to life.. .As Palestinian leaders
say he’ll be buried at his sandbagged headquarters in the West Bank city of

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