The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays, for December 1, 2004 - 6:00pm
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The Pentagon says it will increase U.S. troop strength to 150 thousand .in preparation for next month's Iraqi election. . .soldiers tours of duty will be extended. . .
Jailed Palestinian uprising leader Marwan Barghouti enters the race for Palestinian president -- reversing his earlier pledge to back the candidacy of Mahmoud Abbas. . .
Texas governor Rick Perry grants a rare stay of execution to Frances Newton, who would have been the first African American woman executed in the state since the civil war. . .
On World Aids Day, health experts denounce the Bush administrating policy on abstinence ...in San Francisco, there's a somber gathering in the Aids Memorial Grove....
Northern California Sutter nurses and health care workers stage a one day strike - Sutter says in response it will lock out its workers for five days...
Dozens of community activists picket outside the former Zeneca chemical facility in Richmond -- concerned that a clean up will contaminate nearby homes and businesses...
Ohio counties finish certifying the presidential vote.. .an attorney says he'll file suit at the state supreme court tomorrow challenging the results