The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays, for January 1, 2004 - 6:00pm
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- Heavy rains in Northern California prompt authorities to issue flood warnings, but the warnings are cancelled later in the day
- The death toll now stands at 8 in yesterday's bomb attack on a Baghdad restaurant - and a U.S. peace activist there says Iraqis are still fearfull of rampant crime and vexed by shortages, unemployment, and failing public services
- Newly-declassified British documents indicate the Nixon administration was contemplating invading Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in 1973 in response to an Arab oil embargo against the U.S.
- Afghanistan's constitutional convention adjourns in disarray
- Today is the bicentennial of Haiti's independence. On the eve of independence day, demonstrators gather outside the French consulate in San Francisco, saying France owes Haiti a debt of nearly $22 billion