The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays, for April 18, 2004 - 6:00pm
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The US Administration in Iraq says Iraqi security forces wont be ready to protect the country when the official handover of power takes place on June 30th.Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians take to the streets of Gaza to protest Israels assassination of Hamas leader Abdel Azia Rantisi. Nuclear whistleblower Mordecai Vanunu is scheduled to be released from prison next week, but he wont be free to travel, even within Israel. Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry describes President Bush as quote, "Stunningly ineffective at foreign policy." Environmentalists say air pollution is threatening the health of some of Americas national parks, including several in California A new study says the state could suffer severe water shortages in the coming decades, a consequence of global warming.