Home from a surprise visit to Iraq, President Bush said during a White House news conference Wednesday that coalition forces are stepping up their pursuit of terrorists but that "zero violence" is unreasonable. He also said enough US forces would remain in Iraq "for the government to succeed.".
Pentagon officials said they will release records of all military interrogation techniques. The decision comes after growing criticism of the Abu Ghraib abuse scandal and last week's suicide of three detainees at the military base in Guatánamo Bay, Cuba. Senior defense officials, speaking on a condition of anonymity, said that highly classified interrogation techniques in the military will also be made public or otherwise eliminated.
Lawyers for former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling have asked the government to release $60 million in assets under its control, citing his acquittal on insider trading charges connected to the energy company's collapse. Defense attorney Daniel Petrocelli said Skilling wants to pay "his obligations" to his family and his lawyers.
Participants at the Southern Baptist convention in Greensboro, N.C., will discuss a plan to remove Baptist children from the public school system in favor of home schooling or private education. The proposal, which failed to pass a vote two years ago, is supported by members who object to the way subjects such as homosexuality and "intelligent design" are presented in America's classrooms.
A void in immigration law leaves the United States unprepared to deal with thousands of unaccompanied children who've fled to the US, according to a new Harvard University study. In 2003, the most recent year studied, about 8,000 children sought sanctuary in the US, many in order to escape gangs and religious or political persecution in Central and South America.
Former Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell, who was sentenced to
2-1/2 years in prison, said he "never betrayed the public's trust" and was confident of prevailing on appeal. Campbell was convicted of three counts of federal tax evasion in March, but acquitted on racketeering and bribery charges.
ABC newsman Bob Woodruff, who was severely injured by a roadside bomb while reporting from Iraq in January, paid a surprise visit – his first – to the network's Los Angeles newsroom Tuesday. There was no information on his return to work.