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26 November Friday
omaha.com
U.S. faces new trade sanctions
GENEVA (AP) - The World Trade Organization on Friday approved stiff sanctions on a wide range of American exports that could include cod, heavy machinery and apples intended to punish the United States for failing to repeal what it considers protectionist legislation, a trade diplomat said
26 November Friday
omaha.com
U.S. to comply with WTO trade sanctions
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Bush administration, responding to sanctions imposed against U.S. exports, said Friday it was consulting with Congress on ways to comply with World Trade Organization rules while protecting America's interests
29 November Monday
omaha.com
Court declines to hear gay marriage case
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Monday sidestepped a dispute over gay marriages, rejecting a challenge to the nation's only law sanctioning such unions
29 NOvember Mon
omaha.com
Bush chooses Kellogg CEO to be commerce secretary
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush on Monday chose Carlos Gutierrez, a native of Cuba and now the chief executive officer of Kellogg Co., to be secretary of Commerce, administration officials said.
29 NOvember mon
omaha.com
Two killed in Colorado jet crash; NBC Sports chief among survivors
MONTROSE, Colo. - NBC Sports Chairman and President Dick Ebersol survived a charter plane crash that killed at least two people Sunday, NBC said in a statement through its Denver affiliate KUSA-TV.
29 November MOn
omaha.com
Nichols admits to major role in '95 bombing
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Terry Nichols admitted during plea negotiations in his state trial last year that he played a major role in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, a newspaper reported Sunday.
29 Nov Mon
omaha.com
Justices ask about potential abuse in medical marijuana case
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court questioned whether state medical marijuana laws might be abused by people who aren't really sick as it debated on Monday whether the federal government can prosecute patients who smoke pot on doctors' orders.
29 NOv Mon
omaha.com
Violent crime at schools falls 50 percent
WASHINGTON (AP) - Violent crime against students in schools fell by 50 percent between 1992 and 2002. Young people were more often targeted for violence away from school.
30 November, Tuesday
omaha.com
Bush heading north to mend fences
WASHINGTON (AP) - After years of bickering, President Bush is hoping to soothe relations with Canada when he arrives in Ottawa today to discuss trade and security issues with Prime Minister Paul Martin
30 Nov Tues
omaha.com
Gutierrez brings well-rounded resume
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush on Monday chose Carlos Gutierrez, a native of Cuba who rose from truck driver to chief executive officer of Kellogg Co., to be secretary of commerce
29 Nov MOn
omaha.com
6 in 10 favored mandatory retirement for justices
WASHINGTON (AP) - Six in 10 Americans say there should be a mandatory retirement age for U.S. Supreme Court justices, according to an Associated Press poll.
29 Nov Mon
omaha.com
ACLU: U.S. opposed privacy for passports
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Bush administration opposed security measures for new microchip-equipped passports that privacy advocates contended were needed to prevent identity theft, government snooping or a terror attack, according to State Department documents released Friday
29 Nov Mon
omaha.com
Bush looks to quickly overhaul his economic team for second term
WASHINGTON - President Bush plans to overhaul his economic team for the second time in two years and wants to tap prominent figures outside the administration to help sell rewrites of Social Security and the tax laws to Congress and the country, White House advisers said.
29 NOv mon
omaha.com
Bush urged to push intelligence overhaul
WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Sept. 11 commission urged President Bush on Sunday to intervene to break the congressional deadlock over the panel's intelligence and domestic security recommendations, warning that failure to pass the plan soon would risk American lives
29 NOv
omaha.com
Court declines to hear gay marriage case
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Monday sidestepped a dispute over gay marriages, rejecting a challenge to the nation's only law sanctioning the unions.

The court had been asked by conservative groups to overturn the year-old decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage. The justices declined, without comment.
29 Nov
omaha.com
High court sidesteps campaign fund caps
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court passed up a chance Monday to revisit the constitutionality of campaign spending limits in a closely watched case from New Mexico.
29 Nov
omaha.com
Investigators head to crash site where Ebersol's son is missing
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - NBC Sports Chairman Dick Ebersol and his college-age son emerged Sunday from the wreckage of a corporate jet after it crashed during takeoff and burst into flames, killing two crew members
29 NOv mon
omaha.com
Most polled want justice who favors Roe vs. Wade
WASHINGTON (AP) - A majority of Americans say President Bush's next nominee for an opening on the Supreme Court should be willing to uphold the landmark court decision protecting abortion rights, an Associated Press poll has indicated
29 Nov Mon
omaha.com
Seven killed in army helicopter crash in Texas
BRUCEVILLE-EDDY, Texas (AP) - An Army helicopter crashed and burned Monday after hitting a TV transmission-tower wire in the fog, killing all seven soldiers aboard, military officials said
30 November Tuesday
omaha.com
Bush heads north to Canada to seek a thaw in relations
OTTAWA (AP) - President Bush and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin sought Tuesday to mend fences after four years of strained relations between the two neighbors, aggravated by the Iraq war
30 NOvember Tues
omaha.com
Ridge will resign, says we're safer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, whose name became synonymous with color-coded terror alerts and tutorials about how to prepare for possible attack, resigned Tuesday, saying he was confident that the United States is significantly safer than before the 2001 terrorist strikes
30 Nov
omaha.com
Court dismisses novel effort to overturn gay marriage law
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dismissed without comment an appeal from a conservative Florida group that sought to overturn the ruling of Massachusetts' highest court that gave gays and lesbians a right to marry.
30 Nov
omaha.com
Justices seem skeptical of medical marijuana
WASHINGTON - Angel Raich smokes marijuana every two hours to control pain from an inoperable brain tumor and other ailments, and she sees only one outcome if the U.S. Supreme Court allows federal agents to prosecute medical marijuana users
30 Nov
omaha.com
Peterson won't get a new jury
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) - The California Supreme Court on Monday rejected a request from Scott Peterson's attorneys that a new jury be selected to decide whether he should get the death penalty.
30 Nov
omaha.com
Gutierrez touted for multicultural ease
MIAMI - Carlos Gutierrez showed an affinity for new cultures early on - when, as a 6-year-old Cuban exile in 1960, he first learned English from a hotel bellhop in Miami.
30 NOv
omaha.com
U.S. death toll in November nears record
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. military death toll in Iraq rose by at least three Monday and the November total is approaching the highest for any month since the American-led invasion was launched in March 2003
30 Nov
omaha.com
U.S. has reservations about Iranian nuke deal
VIENNA, Austria - Despite a pledge by Iran on Monday to suspend all uranium-enrichment activities, the United States warned that it reserved the right to refer Iran to the U.N. Security Council
Bush
1 Dec
omaha.com
Bush, Canadian leader find common ground
bush
1 Dec
omahacom
Bush, Canadian leader find common ground
OTTAWA - President Bush and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin proclaimed a new era of good will between the two neighbors Tuesday, agreeing to set aside differences over Iraq and pledging to resolve lingering trade and security issues
bush -cheney
1 Dec
omaha.com
Cheney aids talks on mired 9/11 bill
WASHINGTON - Leaders of the commission that investigated the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks met Tuesday with Vice President Dick Cheney to discuss ways to end the impasse in Congress over a bill that would overhaul the intelligence bureaucracy
Iraq detainees
Dec 1
omaha.com
Generals told early of abused detainees
WASHINGTON - A confidential report to U.S. Army generals in Iraq in December 2003 warned that members of an elite military and CIA task force were abusing detainees. The finding was delivered more than a month before Army investigators received the photographs from Abu Ghraib prison that touched off investigations into prisoner mistreatment
drugs
1 Dec
omaha.com
Illicit drugs' prices fall to 20-year low
WASHINGTON - Prices for cocaine and heroin have reached 20-year lows, according to a report released Tuesday
civil rights
1 Dec
omaha.com
NAACP leader seeks quality time
WASHINGTON - Kweisi Mfume, the president of the NAACP, said in a surprise announcement Tuesday that he was stepping down from the helm of the nation's oldest civil rights organization because he wanted a "break" from the job he has held for nine years.
Ridge
1 Dec
omaha.com
Successor to Ridge has big job
WASHINGTON - Tom Ridge, who shepherded the largest reorganization of federal government since World War II, will leave behind a Homeland Security Department that has achieved some of its core missions but still has far to go, security experts say
Ridge
1 Dec
omaha.com
Text of Ridge's resignation letter
Text of the resignation letter sent Tuesday from Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge to President Bush, as released by the White House:
iraq
1 Dec
omaha.com
Enemy becomes more effective
WASHINGTON - November was the bloodiest month for U.S. troops in Iraq since April, with at least 135 losing their lives and more than 50 falling in the two-week battle to evict insurgents from Fallujah
Iraq
1 Dec
omaha.com
Troops to be bolstered for election
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon is sending elements of the 82nd Airborne Division from Fort Bragg, N.C., to Iraq to bolster security before Iraq's election Jan. 30, an Army official said Wednesday
immigrants
1 Dec
omaha.com
Trial opens for 3 charged in deaths of 19 immigrants
HOUSTON (AP) - Three people involved in the nation's deadliest smuggling attempt were part of a scheme that treated immigrants "worse than cattle on the way to the slaughterhouse," a prosecutor said Tuesday in opening statements
Bush - osbourne - energy bill
1 DEc
omaha.com
Osborne sees hope to revive energy bill
KEARNEY, Neb. - Rep. Tom Osborne, R-Neb., said Tuesday that he expects Congress early next year to break its gridlock over an energy bill that would significantly boost ethanol production
Bush - agriculture
2 Dec
omaha.com
Governor named U.S. ag secretary
WASHINGTON - Nebraska Gov. Mike Johanns, tapped Thursday by President Bush as the next U.S. secretary of agriculture, said he would work hard to advance the administration's ag agenda.
ACLU
2 Dec
omaha.com
WASHINGTON - Nebraska Gov. Mike Johanns, tapped Thursday by President Bush as the next U.S. secretary of agriculture, said he would work hard to advance the administration's ag agenda.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking information from the FBI on why bureau task forces set up to combat terrorism also looked into anti-war, animal rights and environmental groups
Tax
2 Dec
omaha.com
Justices ponder: Can creditors seize IRAs?
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court considered Wednesday how much retirement savings people can shield when they file for bankruptcy, an important question as more Americans go into debt
Drugs
3 Dec
omaha.com
Ads to tell teens that pot, driving don't mix
WASHINGTON (AP) - Many teen drivers believe it's less dangerous to drive after smoking marijuana than after drinking alcohol, a perception the government wants to change
Bush
3 Dec
omaha.com
Bush announces appointment of Kerik for homeland security
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush picked former police commissioner Bernard Kerik, the steady former military man who helped New York get back on its feet after the Sept. 11 terror attack, to head the federal agency charged with making sure it never happens again
Bush
3 Dec
omaha.com
Bush asks Rumsfeld to stay on
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush asked Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who directed American military forces in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, to remain at the Pentagon and he agreed to stay, a senior administration official said Friday
Bush
3 Dec
omaha.com
Bush plans economic forum
WASHINGTON - The White House announced Thursday that President Bush will convene a high-profile forum later this month to lay the groundwork for his top economic initiatives: the partial privatization of Social Security and an overhaul of the tax code.
Bush
3 Dec
omaha.com
Few knew Johanns was under consideration
WASHINGTON - Over breakfast Nov. 17 in Omaha, an idea bubbled up between Nebraska GOP operatives David Kramer and Chris Peterson: Gov. Mike Johanns for U.S. agriculture secretary
Bush
3 Dec
omaha.com
HHS Secretary Thompson resigns
WASHINGTON (AP) - Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson resigned Friday, broadening an exodus that has emptied more than half of President Bush's Cabinet before he starts his second term
Bush
3 Dec
omaha.com
Kerik named Homeland Security director
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush has chosen former New York police commissioner Bernard Kerik, who helped supervise the city's response to the attacks of Sept. 11, to run the Department of Homeland Security, a senior administration official said Thursday
Bush - Johanns
3 Dec
omaha.com
Nomination was news to Hagel in Iraq
U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel learned that Gov. Mike Johanns had been tabbed for secretary of agriculture when the rest of the country found out - but the senator was half a world away
Bush - Johanns
3 Dec
omaha.com
Stephanie Johanns' job status remains unclear
President Bush said Thursday in announcing his nomination of Mike Johanns:

"I am grateful to Mike and to Stephanie, his wife, for their willingness to come to Washington."

That prompted a question: Will Stephanie Johanns quit her job as an executive at Alltel Communications in Lincoln?
Supreme Court
3 Dec
omaha.com
Supreme Court to hear Internet access case
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court said Friday it will consider whether Internet providers should be allowed to sell their high-speed service over the cable television system
Court
3 Dec
omaha.com
Wichita police: No arrest in serial killings
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Authorities were testing the DNA of a man taken into custody on minor charges, but police officials Thursday insisted that there had been no arrest in the notorious BTK serial killings case
Plane Crash
3 Dec
omaha.com
Church officials die in plane crash
COLLEGEDALE, Tenn. (AP) - A small plane carrying Seventh-day Adventist Church officials crashed Thursday soon after taking off from an airport in a rural, mountainous area, killing all but one of the six people on board
Spy Satellites
3 Dec
omaha.com
Control of spy satellites is an issue blocking intel bill
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two issues have House Republicans tied in a knot on the intelligence bill President Bush says he wants: military control of spy satellites and provisions that, some lawmakers say, let terrorists shield themselves with claims of political asylum
Bush - Johanns
Johanns says Cabinet office is his 'dream job'
LINCOLN - It doesn't get much better than being named the top agriculture official in the country
Not if you grew up with the rhythm of an Iowa dairy farm and went on to become governor of a state whose heart and soul are agriculture.

"If there was one dream job that I had, it was to be secretary of agriculture," Gov. Mike Johanns said Thursday shortly after President Bush announced his nomination. "It's something that I love because my roots are there
Peterson and Laci
3 Dec
omaha.com
Peterson's sister-in-law recalls meeting Laci
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) - In testimony occasionally marked by tears from the defendant and his family, Scott Peterson's sister-in-law and friends described him as friendly, thoughtful and sincere Thursday as his attorneys tried to persuade jurors to spare his life
Plane (helicopter) crash
4 Dec
omaha.com
2,500 in Texas mourn 7 GIs killed in air crash
KILLEEN, Texas (AP) - More than 2,500 troops and other mourners packed a church Friday to honor seven Fort Hood soldiers, including an Iowan, killed when their helicopter crashed after apparently striking cables supporting a TV transmission tower
Hazardous waste cleanup
4 dec
omaha.com
EPA: Cleanup may hit $280 billion
WASHINGTON (AP) - At the current pace of cleanup work, it could take up to 35 years and $280 billion to fix most of the nation's existing and yet-to-be-discovered hazardous waste sites, the government said Friday.
Bush
4 DEc
omaha.com
Bush will appeal for anti-terror bill passage
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush will make a final appeal to Congress to find a way to pass legislation before the end of the year that would make the Sept. 11 commission's terror-fighting recommendations law, White House officials said Friday
Iraq - elections
4 Dec
omaha.com
Hagel: Jan. 30 vote can turn the tide
Security in Iraq continues to deteriorate, Sen. Chuck Hagel said Friday, which makes holding the Jan. 30 elections there even more essential.
Peterson
4 Dec
omaha.com
Peterson relative says killer has 'much to share' in prison
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) - Scott Peterson could be a good influence on fellow prison inmates if jurors spare his life, Peterson's half brother testified Friday in the penalty phase of the convicted killer's trial
Bush - cabinet
4 Dec
omaha.com
Rumsfeld one of few to stay as Thompson joins exodus
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will be allowed to remain for a second term, President Bush's aides said Friday, hours after Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson resigned with a dire warning about the nation's vulnerability to flu pandemic and terrorist attack on the food supply.
Iraq - soldiers
4 Dec
omaha.com
Soldiers' hearing halted over access
DENVER (AP) - An Army appeals court stopped a key hearing Friday for three soldiers charged with killing an Iraqi general during an interrogation and ordered the military to explain why the proceedings have been closed to the public.
Bush - cabinet
4 DEc
omaha.com
Thompson quits Cabinet job with warning of vulnerability
WASHINGTON (AP) - Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson announced his resignation on Friday, warning as he left of dangers from a global flu outbreak and a possible terror attack on the nation's food supply
Bush - Johanns
5 DEc
omaha.com
Johanns cautioned on wild ride ahead
Mike Johanns, get ready for 16-hour days. Secretary of agriculture days
Days with 10 meetings from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., followed by signing 100 letters and reading briefing papers for the next day.

Get ready for pleasing some people and frustrating many.
Bush
5 Dec
omaha.com
'I don't' from House would pre-empt Bush honeymoon
WASHINGTON (AP) - If President Bush gets a second-term honeymoon, it may not last long. Or it may already be over
A failure in the coming days to win congressional passage of the intelligence reorganization bill he supports would not bode well for political bliss when the new Congress convenes next month. Some House Republicans are standing in the way of the bill
Bush - Food supply
5 Dec
omaha.com
Safe food supply difficult, Bush says
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush on Saturday played down a stark warning from his resigning health chief that the nation's food supply is largely unprotected from terror attack.
Social Workers in NyC
5 Dec
omaha.com
Social workers seek out homeless who take shelter at NYC airports
NEW YORK (AP) - It's easy - particularly during the holidays - not to notice the homeless inside New York's two airports.
Bush - cabinet
3 DEc
nytimes.com
Bush Set to Name Ex-Chief of Police for Top Security Post
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 - Bernard B. Kerik, the street-savvy former New York City police commissioner, has been selected by President Bush to replace Tom Ridge as secretary of homeland security, a senior administration official and associates of Mr. Kerik said Thursday
Bush - cabinet health chief
4 Dec
nytimes.com
U.S. Health Chief, Stepping Down, Issues Warning
ASHINGTON, Dec. 3 - Tommy G. Thompson, the secretary of health and human services, announced Friday that he was resigning, and he expressed grave concern about the threat of a global flu epidemic and the possibility of a terrorist attack on the nation's food supply
Bush - intelligence bill
5 Dec
nytimes.com
Bush Pressuring G.O.P. to Approve Intelligence Bill
Rresident Bush sought to stem a near-rebellion by members of his own party in Congress yesterday by describing a sweeping intelligence-overhaul bill they oppose as an effort "to do everything necessary to confront and defeat the terrorist threat" and calling for its passage during a brief Congressional session this week
Surpreme Court
5 Dec
nytimes.com
Death Sentences in Texas Cases Try Supreme Court's Patience
In the past year, the Supreme Court has heard three appeals from inmates on death row in Texas, and in each case the prosecutors and the lower courts suffered stinging reversals
Bush - cabinet - Kerik
5 Dec
nytimes.com
For Kerik, a Blunt New Yorker, a Complex Washington Task
Police Commissioner Bernard B. Kerik looked out at the commanders assembled in his office. He had heard enough. New York City lawmakers were complaining that it was taking too long, 12 minutes, for patrol cars to respond to reported crimes. Mr. Kerik ordered the commanders to deliver a blunt message to the rest of the force: Every crime scene had to be reached within eight minutes, or he wanted an explanation from the precinct commander
Bush - cabinet Thompson
3 Dec
msnbc.com
Farewell to the Cabinet

Tommy Thompson discusses his resignation as HHS secretary and the biggest health challenges still facing the nation
Dec. 3 - Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson became the eighth member of George W. Bush’s cabinet to resign on Friday afternoon. As governor of Wisconsin for 14 years, Thompson gained a reputation as a no-nonsense welfare reformer. In Washington, he initially chafed at working in a huge bureaucracy. But then he navigated terror threats—he built a high-tech HHS war room outside his office—and controversies like stem-cell research.
Bush - cabinet Kerik
13 Dec
msnbc.com Newsweek
Enter the 'Mayhem Magnet'

Out with the mild pol. In with the streetwise leg breaker. Can anybody fix Homeland Security?
Dec. 13 issue - The Department of Homeland Security is a bureaucratic nightmare. Cobbled together out of 22 government agencies with 180,000 employees, it was guaranteed to generate epic turf struggles. Well-meaning and decent, but maybe a little too nice, the first secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge, always seemed slightly overwhelmed by his job during his two years in charge. To replace him, President Bush last week picked a very different sort of character
Military - gays
6 Dec Mon
omaha.com
'Don't ask, don't tell' policy being challenged
military - gays
6 Dec Monday
omaha.com
'Don't ask, don't tell' policy being challenged
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" policy is being challenged by 12 gays who have been separated from the military because of their homosexuality
INtelligence bill
6 Dec
omaha.com
Lawmaker blocking intelligence bill seen as principled
WASHINGTON - Congress' chief opponent of legislation to revamp the intelligence community says he remains unmoved, leaving the White House scrambling for a solution to the impasse that has frustrated the bill's backers and raised questions about President Bush's clout among Republican lawmakers
Peterson
6 Dec
omaha.com
Some live with Peterson trial addiction
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) - She is a regular at the Scott Peterson murder trial, rising before dawn to try to win a seat in the gallery, but Ginger Hood-Akers wants to make it clear she is not crazy and she is not a loser who needs to get a life.

The 49-year-old nurse just happens to be a hard-core Peterson trial addict
Intelligence bill
7 Dec
nytimes.com
Accord Reached on Overhauling U.S. Intelligence
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 - Congressional leaders reached final agreement Monday allowing passage of a bill to overhaul the nation's intelligence community and enact the major recommendations of the independent Sept. 11 commission, including creation of the job of national intelligence director to force the C.I.A. and other government spy agencies to share intelligence about national security threats
Intelligence bill
7 DEc
nytimes.com
Elements of the Intelligence Bill
Following are some major provisions of the intelligence overhaul awaiting Congressional approval, in addition to the reorganization of intelligence agencies and creation of a national intelligence director
Social Security
7 dec
omaha.com
Social Security plan expected to cost trillions
WASHINGTON - The federal government would have to borrow money over the next decade to finance President Bush's plan to create private Social Security accounts, the White House acknowledged Monday
INtelligence bill
7 dec
omaha.com
Intelligence deal wins praise
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-controlled House agreed Tuesday to vote to overhaul the nation's intelligence agencies now that President Bush and House Armed Services chairman Duncan Hunter have endorsed a provision guaranteeing battlefield commanders access to top-secret information
INtelligence bill passed
7 Dec
omaha.com
House agrees to reorganize U.S. intelligence
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House voted Tuesday to overhaul a national intelligence network that failed to prevent the Sept. 11 attacks, combining under one official control of 15 spy agencies, intensifying aviation and border security and allowing more wiretaps of suspected terrorists.
Cyber-atack
8 Dec
omaha.com
Cyber-terror attack called growing threat
Executives from computer security companies warned Tuesday that the Bush administration is moving too slowly to prevent and prepare for terrorist attacks aimed at U.S. computer networks.
Miltary - pearl harbor
8 Dec
omaha.com
USS Oklahoma honored 63 years after the attack on Pearl Harbor
HONOLULU (AP) - Sixty-three years after the sneak attack that plunged the United States into World War II, hundreds of men who died aboard the battleship USS Oklahoma are finally getting their own special tribute.
Bush - Johanns
7 Dec
omaha.com
Johanns making rounds of senators
WASHINGTON - Dressed in a dark suit, white shirt and red tie, Gov. Mike Johanns hit the campaign trail again Tuesday.
It's a small trail this time, not the whole state of Nebraska. It's confined to a series of well-appointed offices in three buildings on Capitol Hill.

Nominated last week by President Bush to become U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Johanns began making rounds to sit down individually with senators who will vote on his nomination probably early next year
Miltary sex abuse
8 Dec
omaha.com
Commanders turned blind eye to sex abuse, report says
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon's inspector general says a series of commanders at the U.S. Air Force Academy failed to recognize and deal with reports of sexual assaults against female cadets on campus, officials said Tuesday.
Iraq - CIA assessment
7 Dec
omaha.com
CIA official's cable gives bleak assessment of Iraq
WASHINGTON - A classified cable sent by the CIA's station chief in Baghdad has warned that the situation in Iraq is deteriorating and may not rebound any time soon, according to government officials.
Peterson trial
7 Dec
omaha.com
Educators speak for Peterson
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) - Scott Peterson fit in well with his classmates and never caused any problems, a former principal at his middle school testified Monday at the penalty phase of the former fertilizer salesman's double murder trial.
Food terrorism
7 Dec
omaha.com
Food supply protections strengthened
WASHINGTON - Top federal officials sought to reassure Americans on Monday that the food supply was well protected against a bioterrorism attack, as the government issued new regulations to help disease detectives track the source and destination of foodstuffs.
Bush - senator nelson
7 Dec
omaha.com
Nelson gets commerce panel seat
WASHINGTON - Sen. Ben Nelson has landed a plum seat on the far-ranging Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, which overseas the nation's consumer products, trains, buses, trucks, rural airports, sports, oceans, telecommunications and NASA.
Supreme court
7 Dec
omaha.com
Supreme Court refuses to speed up terror case
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court refused Monday to speed up consideration of a challenge to the government's plans to try foreign terror suspects before military tribunals.
Intelligence bill
8 Dec
msnbc.com
Senate tackles intelligence bill

Far-reaching overhaul legislation nears its final passage Wednesday
WASHINGTON - Four months after the Sept. 11 commission urged drastic changes to protect the nation from another terror attack, Congress neared final passage Wednesday of far-reaching legislation overhauling the nation’s intelligence network and instituting new border and aviation security safeguards.