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NEW YORK - From the moment Sean Penn arrived in Baghdad, eager to advance the cause of peace, he was doomed -- a dead man talking. He was a celebrity, like so many other celebrities who have waded into the treacherous waters of politics or international...
Bono has always wanted people to listen to him, but his latest tour has conveyed a far greater sense of urgency. And he didn't even sing.The Irish rocker wasn't content to just commemorate World AIDS Awareness Day on Sunday. Instead, he kicked off a...
ReutersEncouraged by a 4 percent increase in sales on what traditionally is the nation's busiest shopping day, Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill said Sunday that the struggling U.S. economy was headed for recovery. Some economists had predicted that sales would...
Tribune staff reportersHundreds of Taliban prisoners rioted Sunday inside a military fortress in the northern Afghanistan city of Mazar-e Sharif. U.S. warplanes bombed the prison to help quell the uprising, and most of the prisoners were killed, officials said. Witnesses...
The Associated PressTreasury Secretary-designate Paul O'Neill told senators Jan. 17 that President-elect Bush's tax cut would not threaten the budget surplus or trigger inflation. He confirmed that Bush is considering whether to make the cuts retroactive to boost the...
Associated Press WriterTreasury Secretary Paul O'Neill, who ran aluminum giant Alcoa for 13 years, has completed the sale of millions of dollars worth of stock and options in the company as well as other holdings, the Treasury Department announced today. In response to...
Washington BureauWhipped by the winds of approaching war and recession, Americans prepare for more bad economic news this week as the nation's leaders try to cheer them up and get them back into the stores and back into the stock market. All eyes are on Wall Street,...
Tribune staff reporterPresident Bush said Monday that the United States wants Osama bin Laden brought to justice "dead or alive," while an increasingly tense Taliban government in Afghanistan planned to convene a meeting of 1,000 key Islamic leaders Tuesday to decide how to...
Tags: FBI, Diplomacy, Kabul (Afghanistan), Taliban, Tony Blair
Chicago Tribune Washington bureauPresident Bush marked the 100th day of the war against terrorism Thursday by confronting directly one of its many unforeseen complexities: the rising tensions between Pakistan and India, two essential American allies in the anti-terror effort who are also...
Tags: Kabul (Afghanistan), Taliban, Kidnapping, Parliament, India
Washington BureauWith layoffs mounting and the economy quickly sinking toward recession, President Bush and congressional leaders pledged Wednesday to develop a new economic stimulus package likely to include tax relief and spending increases. In a bipartisan meeting...
The Associated PressDemocratic congressional leaders announced their own broad budget goals Thursday, saying they favor a tax cut less than half the size of President Bush's proposal and aimed more at lower- and middle-income people. Though they provided no details ...
Hartford Courant Washington Bureau ChiefThe voice is a little more raspy, but days before his 90th birthday former President Gerald Ford sounds full of energy and memories. "I'm still playing golf. I'm still a nine-holer; my legs can't handle 18 very well," he laughs over the phone from his...
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