The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays, for December 14, 2004 - 6:00pm
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The U.S. Navy releases documents with new details of abuse, torture and execution of Iraqis. . . . .they show marines forcing juveniles to go through a mock execution, using electric shock on a prisoner and setting fire to a solvent on another. . ..
President Bush gives former CIA director George Tenet, former Iraq Administrator Paul Bremer and retired general Tommy Franks the Presidential Medal of Freedom for their work on Iraq... .no mention of the sharp criticism of the three....
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas -- the likely successor to Yassar Arafat -- calls for an end to the armed uprising against the Israeli occupation.. .Abbas says the struggle should be waged through nonviolent means
A bipartisan coalition of business leaders, teachers, religious figures, labor representatives and health care providers launch a statewide campaign to win healthcare coverage for all of California's children
An offer from the developer of Trinity Plaza Apartments in San Francisco to tenant activists. .. . it could keep a proposal to ban demolitions of large apartment buildings off the ballot
Legislation to reform key aspects of the California Children and Families Commission