The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – April 23, 2004

Radical Shiite leader Moqtada Al-Sadr threatens suicide bombings if U.S. troops strike the Holy City of Najaf in Iraq.. In fighting today another U.S. soldier is killed as is a member of the Bulgarian armed services.. Meanwhile the Bush Administration and the Congress contemplate spending tens of billions more dollars on the Iraq war and occupation

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon declares he’s no longer bound by his pledge not to assassinate Palestinian leader Yassir Arafat.. The Bush Administration says it expects Sharon to abide by his original vow

The North American Aerospace Defense Command — NORAD — confirms a report that for the two years prior to the September 11th, 2001 attacks it practiced thwarting airline hijackings in the country

A group of mostly African-American religious leaders come out in support of the San Francisco Disctrict Attorney’s decision not to seek the death penalty for a man accused of killing a San Francisco police officer

A top vatican cardinal says the church should stop serving communion to Catholic politicians – like John Kerry – who supports abortion rights

The head of the AFL-CIO in town to talk about our children’s jobs

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