The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – January 14, 2005

Army specialist Charles Graner faces up to 15-and-a-half years in prison after being convicted of abusing prisoners at Abu Ghraib. . . A human rights legal group sues former Haitian death squad leader Emmanuel “Toto” Constant in federal court on charges including directing torture and rape… constant has lived openly in New York for the … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – January 13, 2005

The defense rests in the Abu Ghraib court martial trial of reservist Charles Graner… a former U.S. military policewoman testifies that an intelligence officer at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison told her to point at the genitals of naked detainees, supporting defense contentions that Graner was following orders Human Rights Watch says Sudanese government officials responsible … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – January 11, 2005

President Bush nominates federal judge Michael Chertoff as new Homeland Security Chief. ..in his former role as Assistant Attorney General he developed guidelines allowing FBI infiltration of religious and political gatherings. With the presidential inauguration nine days off, federal officials describe plans for unprecedented security by thousands of police and canine bomb teams.. A former … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – January 10, 2005

Governor Schwarzenegger announces a nearly 112 billion dollar budget which limits state support for schools, health care for the poor and other services. ..there are no new taxes… Palestinian president elect Mahmoud Abbas says he’s ready to talk peace with Israeli prime minister Sharon. ..president bush invites Abbas to the White House. . . opponents … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – January 8, 2005

Rescue workers pull thousands more dead bodies from the debris of flattened towns along the Sumatran coast two weeks after a devastating tsunami hit South Asia. . . . U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan reluctantly agrees to stay out of disaster-stricken areas of Sri Lanka controlled by Tamil Tiger rebels…. A U.S. warplane mistakenly bombs … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – January 7, 2005

Former Mississippi Ku Klux Klan leader Edgar Ray Killen pleads not guilty to state murder charges in the 1964 killings of the civil rights workers Schwerner, Chaney and Goodman… California death row inmate Donald Beardslee inches closer to the death chamber after federal courts dismiss two challenges …he’s set to be executed in12 days Palestinian … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – January 6, 2005

Congress certifies President Bush’s re election, but only after democrats force a rare debate in both houses of Congress on the Ohio election. In San Francisco, voting activists gather to thank Senator Boxer for providing the sole — and needed — senate signature challenging the Ohio vote Attorney General nominee Alberto Gonzales faces criticism from … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – January 5, 2005

Governor Schwarzenegger calls for a special session of the state legislature to require across the board spending cuts when spending increases above revenues …he vows to seek no new taxes.. .Schwarzenegger also calls for teacher pay based on merit and not tenure… Attorney General nominee Alberto Gonzales is expected to promise senators at his confirmation … Continued