December 28, 2009 |
As Pakistan forges ahead with its bid to uproot Taliban fighters from tribal areas along the border with Afghanistan, its troops are bypassing an enemy that the Obama administration desperately wants confronted. Rather than expand on its gains in South Waziristan and drive into North Waziristan to tackle the Haqqani network -- a wing of the Taliban that views U.S. and NATO-led troops in Afghanistan as its principal target -- the Pakistani military is now focusing its attention on driving Taliban militants from their strongholds in the surrounding tribal regions of Kurram, Orakzai and Khyber.
June 12, 1991 |
A coalition of education, civil rights and advocacy groups Tuesday called on Congress to reject President Bush's plan for nationwide testing of all schoolchildren. "We already know the results of most tests," said Monty Neill of the National Center for Fair & Open Testing, FairTest, which initiated a letter that was mailed to every member of Congress. "On average, poor, inner-city children, particularly African-American and Latino students, score the lowest.
October 21, 2008 |
Aetna Inc. added a link to the Gay and Lesbian Medical Assn. to the company's online directory of practitioners, DocFind, becoming the first U.S. health insurer to make such a move. The association's database lists more than 1,200 primary-care providers, specialists, therapists and dentists "who welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients," according to a statement from the association, which is in San Francisco, and Aetna, based in Hartford, Conn.
March 27, 1997 |
President Alija Izetbegovic of Bosnia-Herzegovina appealed to President Clinton on Wednesday to let his beleaguered Balkan country join the NATO-affiliated Partnership for Peace, a step that he considers necessary before U.S. and allied peacekeeping troops withdraw next year as planned. But Clinton, administration officials said, left little doubt that the force will depart on schedule in June 1998, whether Izetbegovic's government is ready or not.
February 20, 1986 |
The struggle between two insider investor groups at the Stater Bros. grocery chain grew more heated Wednesday, when Stater Chairman Bernard R. Garrett announced the suspension of a second high-level executive affiliated with the opposing stockholder faction. Joseph E. Davis was suspended as vice president of Stater Bros. Inc. and as vice president and chief financial officer of its Stater Bros. Markets subsidiary pending a review of the parent's financial statements.
September 26, 2012 |
Here's a short list of Democrats who secretly hope Mitt Romney gets his presidential campaign turned around fast and gives President Obama a run for his money: Heidi Heitkamp, the Democratic Senate candidate in North Dakota; Jon Tester, the Democratic senator from Montana; and Rep. Shelley Berkley, the Democratic Senate candidate in Nevada. Why? Because they're all in close Senate races - and they're all worried about a potential flood of Republican money into their states if Romney's campaign begins to look like a losing proposition.