WASHINGTON – After a year of military threats, the United States launched a prolonged attack on Iraq, unleashing more than 200 cruise missiles as punishment for Baghdad’s refusal to allow the destruction of its chemical and biological weapons.
WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration warned yesterday that children flying without assigned seats on airliners are especially prone to injury during periods of air turbulence.
WASHINGTON – It used to be easy to tell the hawks from the doves on Capitol Hill, but the dogfight over Lockheed Martin’s prized F-22 Raptor has left even veteran budget watchers wondering where the battle lines are drawn.
WASHINGTON – The Census Bureau cannot use statistical sampling to enhance the accuracy of the 2000 Census for allocating congressional seats, the Supreme Court ruled yesterday.
WASHINGTON – For years, pension funds have been among the more sacrosanct of the sacred cows grazing on Capitol Hill. But in the 104th Congress, sacred cows, including pension funds, are being herded toward change.
WASHINGTON – A bill to end the cable industry’s stranglehold on the market for subscription home television is winding its way through Congress and may soon allow satellite TV providers to offer local stations to their customers.
WASHINGTON – Earlier this month, an FDA advisory panel recommended that two leading brands remain on the market as long as women are fully informed of the risks, including the possibility that their implants may rupture, leak, or cause an infection.
WASHINGTON – Like any other junior high student in the dusty Texas farming community of Lockney, Brady Tannahill has studied the Bill of Rights in school. But unlike most, the 12-year-old is going to court to defend it.
WASHINGTON – When a mammogram fails, does a woman have the right to sue?
WASHINGTON – Many of the industry observers testifying before a Senate panel yesterday said the Chinese probably gained little from their work with American satellite companies that would have caused China’s missile capabilities to leap ahead.
WASHINGTON – It was the first time since World War II that Congress had voted on a declaration of war. The action came a day after President Clinton approved the activation of up to 33,000 military reservists to serve in the Balkan conflict.
WASHINGTON – A Republican from Norman, former Oklahoma football star J.C. Watts is perhaps the most controversial of the 73 GOP rookies in the House of Representatives.
WASHINGTON – Medical experts complain that some online pharmacies are exposing patients to doses of drugs that, depending on their personal medical histories, could be lethal or cause them to become extremely ill.