The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – May 10, 2005

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The U.S. Senate unanimously approves president Bush’s 82 billion dollar funding bill for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq….the approval comes as hundreds of marines continue a push through western Iraq along the Syrian border in the biggest U.S. offensive in the war in six months

It’s a national day of resistance to the war…communities around the country rally in support of American soldiers who are refusing to fight in the conflict

Committees in the California state assembly and senate reject constitutional amendments to ban same sex marriages and strip away rights granted domestic partners in recent years

A federal bankruptcy judge approves United Airlines’s move to terminate its employees’ pension plans….it is the largest corporate-pension default in U.S. history

Latin American presidents on Capitol Hill…they’re lobbying for congressional approval of the Central American Free Trade Agreement…but opponents believe they’ve got the votes to defeat CAFTA

A union coalition says it’s ready to turn in signatures for two ballot initiatives if governor Schwarzenegger calls a special election this fall….one would re-regulate the electric industry..the other would reduce the cost of prescription drugs