Agriculture secretary Ann Veneman says there’s no need to test all U.S. cattle for Mad Cow Disease, as some other nations do, Veneman says it’s sufficient to test only the highest-risk animals Israel announces plans to build new settlements on the occupied Golan sights, territory it captured from Syria in the 1967 Mideast War. Syria … Continued
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In a surprise move Attorney General John Ashcroft recuses himself from the investigation of the Bush Administration’s leak of the identity of a CIA agent – but there will not be an outside independent special prosecutor – the probe will be headed by a Justice Department career federal attorney in Chicago The Agriculture Department announces … Continued
Iran’s leader promises to rebuild the ancient city of Bam where an earthquake has killed up to 30 thousand people – rescuers are now wrapping up their search for survivors of Friday’s disaster A powerful storm hits Northern California with heavy rain and high winds, widespread flooding is reported throughout the Bay Area – thousands … Continued
The Agriculture department expands its recall of beef, admitting that meat from a cow infected with Mad Cow disease has been distributed to 8 states, including California Officials in Iran say the death toll from Friday’s earthquake could reach 30,000 – hopes are fading that any more survivors remain alive in the rubble As the … Continued
Governments around the world are sending aid to the earthquake ravaged Iranian city of Bam. A gas explosion in Southwest China has turned an area of 10 square miles into a death zone. A second cow in Washington State has been diagnosed with Mad Cow disease A federal judge banned forced Anthrax vaccinations for our … Continued
Thousands are dead following a devastating earthquake in Iran today, the death toll now is 5,000 but it could go much higher Israeli troops shoot and injure 2 protestors at a demonstration against the West Bank separation wall – one of the wounded is an American, the other an Israeli; it’s apparently the first time … Continued
Pakistan’s president escapes an assassination attempt, the 2nd against him in 11 days, but the suicide attack kills 14 other people Israel assassinates a leader of the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad, in a helicopter attack in the Gaza Strip; 3 others die in that attack as well. A half-hour later, a Palestinian suicide bomber … Continued
A French airline cancels a half dozen flights between Paris and Los Angeles after U.S. authorities examine the passenger lists and claim there was evidence of a threat – no one is arrested, however.
Mad Cow Disease is discovered in a cow in Washington State, setting off fears of contaminated beef – and reasurrances from federal agriculture officials Aftershocks rattle the central California coast following yesterdays 6.5 magnitude quake – governor Schwarzenegger tours damaged downtown Paso Robles Ralph Nader may run for President again next year, but if he … Continued
A 6.5 magnitude earthquake hits Central California – two people are dead – the quake is felt as far North as Napa and in Los Angeles to the South The lights are back on – but many questions remain about PG&E’s performance in the wake of this weekend’s blackout in San Francisco Iraqi resistance fighters … Continued