The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays, for January 4, 2005 - 6:00pm
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The United Nations says international aid pledged to victims of the South Asian tsunami has risen to up to three billion dollars ...but critics say the aid isn't getting to intended recipients in parts of Indonesia and Sri Lanka that are home to rebel movements...
Iraqi militants assassinate Baghdad's governor in Iraq's highest profile killing in eight months. ..
In Gaza, Israeli tank shells slam into a strawberry patch killing several Palestinian children...
On the eve of Governor Schwarzenegger's state of the state address, democratic treasurer Phil Angelides calls for a tax increase on the state's wealthy to fend off expected proposals to cut funding for education and health care.
Retired military officers join liberal groups in declaring opposition to the confirmation of Attorney General nominee Alberto Gonzales
A handful of house democrats urge California senator Barbara Boxer to join their effort to challenge Ohio's vote for President Bush when lawmakers tally the electoral vote on Thursday