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  • Tax increases on the horizon for some Americans

    Tax increases on the horizon for some Americans
    President Barack Obama's counting on a doubling of federal revenues in the next decade. So the search for cash is on with the first effort coming at the end of this year when the president will let part of the bush tax cuts expire, but reinstate others...
  • Washington Nationals Honor Jackie Robinson

    Washington Nationals Honor Jackie Robinson
    WHAT: The Washington Nationals will commemorate Jackie Robinson's legacy as part of a league-wide initiative when they face the Milwaukee Brewers at 7:05pm on Friday, April 16. The first African American Major League Baseball player of the modern era,...
  • War on Fat Gets Serious

    So, you're one of the 190 million Americans who are overweight. You're trying to shed the extra pounds, but your resolve is under daily assault. The all-you-can-eat buffets. The convenience of drive-through. Supersizing. The comfort of fat and sugar. The...
  • Tracking The Truth Of The Underground Railroad

    Tracking The Truth Of The Underground Railroad
    A century and a half after its peak years of activity, historians are still struggling to put together a clear and accurate picture of the Underground Railroad in Connecticut. The problem largely is the clandestine nature of the system itself; the...
  • Guardsmen Say They're Facing Iraq Ill-Trained

    Guardsmen Say They're Facing Iraq Ill-Trained
    DO√ĎA ANA RANGE, N.M. — Members of a California Army National Guard battalion preparing for deployment to Iraq said this week that they were under strict lockdown and being treated like prisoners rather than soldiers by Army commanders at the...
  • Secret court is center of controversy

    In the late 1980s, the U.S. government undertook an investigation in Bethlehem that was so sensitive to this nation's foreign affairs it required the approval of a secret court. So the FBI sought approval from the little-known Foreign Intelligence...
  • Players in the Boulis case

    The seller KONSTANTIN "GUS" BOULIS: Was trying to take back control of SunCruz when he was gunned down the night of Feb. 6. 2001 in Fort Lauderdale. As a teenager, Boulis jumped a Greek freighter to Canada in 1968, got a job washing dishes at a Toronto...
  • Unseen Pictures, Untold Stories

    Unseen Pictures, Untold Stories
    The young soldier died like so many others, ambushed while on patrol in Baghdad. Medics rushed him to a field hospital, but couldn't get his heart beating again. What set Army Spc. Travis Babbitt's last moments in Iraq apart was that he confronted them...
  • Al Qaeda Associate Faces Va. Conspiracy Trial

    Although Zacarias Moussaoui was in jail when the Sept. 11 attacks were carried out, legal experts say the government has a strong case for winning a conspiracy conviction against him that could lead to a death sentence. That's because the crime of...
  • Veteran in Conflict

    Veteran in Conflict
    Arguably the most telling piece of information in the FBI files on Sen. John F. Kerry is his speech at the University of Nevada Las Vegas on Sept. 30, 1971. He was at the height of his success as a spokesman for Vietnam Veterans Against the War, a motley,...
  • Boeing tanker pact at center of war of words and wills

    Sen. John McCain is clear about what must happen before the Air Force awards a new contract for refueling tankers--and it's not what Boeing Co. wants to hear. Rep. Norm Dicks, a Boeing booster from its longtime home state of Washington, is equally...
  • Jacqueline Onassis Dies; First Lady of 'Camelot' Was 64

    Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, the most elegant, cultured yet tragic First Lady of the modern era, died Thursday night of cancer. She was 64. At her side in her spacious 5th Avenue apartment were her daughter, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, 36; her...