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The Supreme Court was set to hear arguments on the line-item veto. It will decide the constitutionality of a law that would make Clinton the first president able to reject specific items from spending bills. A federal judge threw out the law, saying Congress can't delegate spending authority.
Trying to put the 'Memorial' back in Memorial Day, a group called No Greater Love organized a nationwide moment of silence on the holiday to remember US war dead. Also, tens of thousands of motorcycle-riding Vietnam vets roared through Washington to honor fallen comrades and push for an accounting of those listed as missing in action.
In severe holiday weather, tornadoes struck a wide area including parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Two people were killed. And heavy rainstorms across the Midwest and Northeast postponed the Indianapolis 500 and baseball games in New York and Philadelphia.
Amelia-Earhart emulator Linda Finch is set to finish her round-the-world flight. Flying the same model Earhart used in 1937, the Texas resident planned to leave Honolulu today and arrive in Oakland, Calif., tomorrow.
Some 3,500 General Motors workers in Oklahoma City planned to end a seven-week strike and return to work today. But 5,900 employees in Pontiac, Mich., are in their eighth week on strike. They say fewer workers are doing more work, which increases the number of injuries. GM says the strikes have cost $225 million in lost production.
Air Force Pilot Kelly Flinn has decided to accept a general discharge - and not fight for an honorable discharge. The nation's first female B-52 pilot told Time magazine she did it to "save myself, my family, and the Air Force ... the embarrassment."
Former Air Force Sgt. Napolean Bailey was sentenced to 30 years in prison for rape and 14 related charges near Spokane, Wash. He will be dishonorably discharged from the Air Force, where the offenses took place.
The US education department said 2 million new teachers will be needed within the next decade or so. Increasing student enrollment and the coming retirements of baby-boom era educators are fueling demand.
The Chicago Bulls aimed to finish off the Miami Heat yesterday in Miami. The Bulls already led basketball's Eastern Conference finals 3-0. Earlier, the Houston Rockets tied the Western Conference finals 2-2 with a 95-92 victory over the Utah Jazz in Houston. Charles Barkley's defense and Eddie Johnson's stunning three-point buzzer shot put Houston on top.
The Philadelphia Flyers are headed to hockey's Stanley Cup finals for the first time in 10 years. Rod Brind'Amour's two goals during Sunday's home game helped sink the New York Rangers 4-2.
South African native David Frost won golf's Colonial Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas. Brad Faxon and David Orgin tied for second. Tiger Woods and Paul Goydos tied for fourth.
Before leaving for Bosnia, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright ratcheted up US rhetoric against accused war criminals in the former Yugoslavia. "Those who consider rape just another tactic of war should answer for their crimes," she said.
President Clinton's birthplace will open to the public next week. Contributions to the renovation effort in Hope, Ark., had fallen off after Congress subpoenaed gift records as part of a campaign-fundraising probe. No irregularities have been found.
Strom Thurmond (R) of South Carolina has broken the record for the longest-serving senator. He has served 41 years and 10 months, besting the late Sen.Carl Hayden, who retired in 1969. Thurmond plans to retire at the end of his term in 2002.
Officials continued trying to dismantle the Midwest's largest gang, the Gangster Disciples. They arrested eight people in Chicago who allegedly vied to fill the leadership vacuum created by prosecution of other top gang members. Charges against the eight include possessing and distributing cocaine.
French Prime Minister Alain Jupp said he would resign after his Conservative Party got a stinging rebuff from voters who favored the Socialist Party and its allies in the first round of elections. The Conservatives' coalition won 29.9 percent, with 6.5 percent taken by independent parties. The Socialists won 23.7 percent of the vote. The far-right National Front got 15 percent and was set to get a parliamentary seat for the first time since 1993.
President Clinton, 15 NATO allies, and Russian President Boris Yeltsin plan to sign a historic deal in Paris today that will give Moscow a consultative voice in NATO affairs, but no vote. The deal also sets out new areas of cooperation and the West's future military intentions. It also aims to ease Moscow's concerns about enlargement with the approach of the Western alliance to its borders.