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Thursday, August 10, 2006

London Police Disrupt Terrorist Plot to Blow Up Aircraft in Mid-Flight

Thursday, August 10, 2006 LONDON — British authorities said Thursday they had thwarted a terrorist plot to simultaneously blow up several aircraft heading to the U.S. using explosives smuggled in hand luggage, averting what police described as "mass murder on an unimaginable scale." Officials raised... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Officials Lower Predictions for Atlantic Hurricane Season

Tuesday, August 08, 2006 MIAMI — The 2006 Atlantic hurricane season should be slightly less active than originally predicted, federal forecasters said Tuesday. Forecasters now expect there to be 12 to 15 named storms and seven to nine hurricanes, the National Hurricane Center and other National... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, August 7, 2006

Floyd Landis Defends Himself to Media, Maintains Innocence on Doping Charge

Monday, August 07, 2006 NEW YORK — Floyd Landis took shots at cycling and anti-doping officials in his first interview since a second doping test showed he had synthetic testosterone in his body during his Tour de France victory. In an interview with USA Today in Monday editions, the American... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, August 4, 2006

Senate Rejects GOP Estate Tax Cut, Minimum Wage Hike Bill

Friday, August 04, 2006 WASHINGTON — A Republican election-year effort to fuse a cut in inheritance taxes on multimilllion-dollar estates with the first minimum wage increase in nearly a decade was rejected by the Senate late Thursday. Republicans needed 60 votes to advance their bill, which links a... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

House Approves Minimum Wage Increase Bill

Saturday, July 29, 2006 WASHINGTON — Republicans muscled the first minimum wage increase in a decade through the House of Representatives early Saturday after pairing it with a cut in inheritance taxes on multimillion-dollar estates. Combining the two issues provoked protests from Democrats and was... Sign in to see full entry.

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