The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays, for July 7, 2005 - 6:00pm
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Four bomb strikes on London's transit system during the morning commute ...explosions rip through three subway trains and a double decker bus killing at least 37 people and wounding more than 7oo....a previously unknown group, the Secret Organization of Al-Qaida in Europe, claims responsibility, blaming Britain's military role in Iraq and Afghanistan...the Bush administration ups the terror alert to code orange for mass transit systems here
Despite the attack on London work goes on at the G-8 summit in Scotland....there's reportedly an agreement on global warming that recognizes the problem but fails to set goals or timetables for solving it
Al-Qaeda's wing in Iraq claims it has killed Egypt's top diplomat to the country....Egypt recalls its diplomatic staff and temporarily closes its mission in Baghdad .
The state legislature approves California's 118 billion dollar budget by landslide votes...the governor is to sign it into law early next week, marking the earliest date for a budget adoption in five years
Senate bill one, the million solar roofs legislation, passes a key assembly committee with bi-partisan support
And success in Alameda County in getting the non-violent criminal records of ex-offenders expunged..