August 3, 2006 |
The White House on Wednesday bade farewell, at least temporarily, to a frequent thorn in the Bush administration's side: the presidential press corps, whose members are moving across the street to make way for a nine-month renovation of their currently cramped quarters. "I know you've been complaining about the digs for a while," President Bush told reporters during a surprise appearance to toast the overhaul of the press room, which was built over the White House's indoor swimming pool in 1970.
July 22, 2006 |
They cursed. They smashed beer bottles. They pushed and shoved. "Qiang fangzi! Qiang fangzi!" they shouted. "House robbers! House robbers!" In a rare public melee Friday in this bustling city, several dozen residents along the Bund riverfront district protested the forced eviction of a neighbor, who watched helplessly as migrant workers, shielded by about 20 police, loaded his possessions onto a truck.
June 28, 2006 |
A top NASA engineer and astronaut was removed from his position as director of engineering at the Johnson Space Center in Houston after writing a congratulatory e-mail to engineers who voiced concerns over the safety of the next shuttle launch. Charles J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 2006 |
State regulators announced Thursday that 141 Kaiser Permanente patients closest to receiving kidney transplants in Northern California would be shifted as early as next week from Kaiser's own troubled center to other transplant programs. The transfers would be the first since Kaiser announced May 12 that it would indefinitely suspend its fledgling San Francisco transplant program after reports that patients were endangered because of delays, poor planning and a lack of oversight.
April 27, 2006 |
Myanmar troops have uprooted more than 11,000 ethnic minority civilians in their biggest offensive in almost a decade, a campaign punctuated by torture and killings, according to reports from inside the country and Thailand.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 2006 |
There was a time when a gleaming, architecturally edgy new police headquarters in downtown Los Angeles might have been welcomed as a boost to a bleak urban landscape. Thirty, 20, even 10 years ago the idea of a thriving city center was just that: a vision bandied about by planners that never seemed to happen. And then things changed.
April 2, 2006 |
The government decided to relocate a quake-devastated city after experts declared that any new construction would be dangerous, a Cabinet minister said. Balakot, about 120 miles north of the capital, Islamabad, was destroyed when a 7.6-magnitude quake hit the country Oct. 8, killing 80,000 people. Thousands among Balakot's population of 300,000 died. Many were left homeless and are still living in tents. The new location for the city was not specified.
March 31, 2006 |
A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up just outside a Jewish settlement in the northern West Bank on Thursday night, killing four Israelis, authorities said. Israeli officials said it appeared that the bomber had hitched a ride with the Israelis, perhaps by disguising himself as a religious Jew, and then set off the explosives inside the vehicle as it approached the Kedumim settlement. "It seems that he hitchhiked.
March 29, 2006 |
Israelis set their country on course toward relinquishing dozens of settlements in the West Bank on Tuesday, voting heavily for parties that favor further withdrawals from Palestinian territories. The centrist Kadima party founded last year by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will have the largest number of parliamentary seats, 28, according to nearly complete returns.
March 27, 2006 |
Israel's national election Tuesday will serve as the clearest referendum yet on whether Israelis are willing to relinquish their hold on far-flung biblical sites like this settlement built where the Old Testament says the children of Israel divided their land according to lots.