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    SAMUEL ALITO Age: 55 School: Yale Law School Background:: Deputy assistant attorney general under President Ronald Reagan, U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey. Currently: Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit (appointed 1990)....
  • Recent series of political scandals could hurt GOP

    WASHINGTON // With Republican fortunes in Washington already in decline, the indictment of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Texas could hardly come at a worse time for his party. DeLay, often described as the most powerful man on Capitol Hill, had been...
  • Few refineries damaged; price spikes unlikely

    Hurricane Rita's late shift to the east spared all but a few Texas oil refineries from significant damage, likely sparing consumers a repeat of the gasoline price shocks that occurred after Hurricane Katrina pummeled plants in Louisiana a month ago,...
  • CBS, Rather stand firm on Bush story as furor swells

    CBS anchor Dan Rather vigorously defended yesterday his reliance on memos that appeared to show President Bush avoided fulfilling his service obligations as a lieutenant in the Air National Guard in the early 1970s, even as a controversy intensified...
  • Medical advances make decisions on life difficult

    As a long and bitter battle over the fate of a brain-damaged Florida woman dragged drearily on yesterday, legal scholars, ethicists and medical experts said it was unlikely the case would offer any new lessons to Americans who quietly face the same...
  • Breach of skin doomed shuttle

    WASHINGTON - The space shuttle Columbia almost certainly suffered a devastating breach of its skin, allowing superheated air to penetrate the left wing and possibly the wheel compartment during its fiery descent, investigators said yesterday. In its...
  • 'Columbia is lost'

    In a tragic echo of the Challenger disaster, the seven astronauts on the space shuttle Columbia died yesterday when the spacecraft broke apart over Texas just moments before its scheduled landing and disappeared in a trail of fire, smoke and debris....
  • A highly successful mission, until the last minutes

    Before its heartbreaking re-entry, the shuttle Columbia's two weeks and two days in orbit around Earth were as ordinary as space travel ever is, marked by a nearly seamless launch, few mechanical troubles and quiet moments of history and everyday life...
  • Shock and grief echo Challenger disaster, Sept. 11

    Few people even knew that the space shuttle Columbia had taken off two weeks ago, a routine launch that failed to capture the hearts and imaginations of Americans who once held their breath at every takeoff and landing. But as a morning of shock slid...
  • Texas, La. showered with shuttle's debris

    NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - Behind a trash bin in an otherwise empty downtown parking lot yesterday sat a piece of metal the size of a car door. All day, people came and went to catch a glimpse of it - and yellow police tape made sure they didn't get too close....
  • Proposed changes affecting Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Losses: - The Army Environmental Center moves to Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Loss of 180 jobs. - Ordnance Center and School moves to Fort Lee, Va. Loss of 4,200 jobs. - Relocate mobilization functions to Fort Dix, N.J. Gains: - Close Fort Monmouth,...
  • Some call for about-face of military shuffle plan

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon unveiled a sweeping plan to reorganize America's armed forces yesterday, a proposal that would close 33 major defense installations, shuffle more than 218,000 military and civilian jobs around the country and reach deep into...