The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – January 1, 2004

  • Heavy rains in Northern California prompt authorities to issue flood warnings, but the warnings are cancelled later in the day
  • The death toll now stands at 8 in yesterday’s bomb attack on a Baghdad restaurant – and a U.S. peace activist there says Iraqis are still fearfull of rampant crime and vexed by shortages, unemployment, and failing public services
  • Newly-declassified British documents indicate the Nixon administration was contemplating invading Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in 1973 in response to an Arab oil embargo against the U.S.
  • Afghanistan’s constitutional convention adjourns in disarray
  • Today is the bicentennial of Haiti’s independence. On the eve of independence day, demonstrators gather outside the French consulate in San Francisco, saying France owes Haiti a debt of nearly $22 billion

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