Howard Jacobson spins a world from 'Kalooki Nights' Kalooki is central to British novelist Howard Jacobson's new book. It's a card game in which no one really knows the rules. Jacobson says it's a great way to describe the British Jewish community where he grew up, and he uses it in his new comic novel "Kalooki Nights."4:50 p.m.
Democrat Bonoff to run for Congress in 3rd District The state senator becomes the second Democrat to announce a campaign for
the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Jim Ramstad, a moderate
Republican. Iraq war veteran Ashwin Madia is
also in the race.5:18 p.m.
Bush Calls on Leaders of Turkey, Pakistan
President Bush met Monday with the Turkish prime minister — in hopes of defusing a conflict at the Iraqi border between Turkey and Kurdish militants. The president also spoke about the crisis in Pakistan, where President Gen. Pervez Musharraf declared emergency rule Saturday.
Rumors Propagate as Pakistan Curbs News Flow
Pakistan is awash in rumors, after the government took nongovernment TV stations off the air when it imposed emergency rule this weekend. One rumor acquired real momentum: that President Gen. Pervez Musharraf had been arrested by the Army's deputy chief of staff.
U.S. Faces Quandary Over Musharraf's Crackdown
Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf's crackdown on political dissent poses a difficult choice for the United States. Should it maintain support for a vital ally in the war on terrorism, or abandon Musharraf because his actions run counter to the essence of American policy?
Thompson's Watergate Role Not as Advertised
GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson entered the public spotlight in 1973 as a lawyer for the Senate Watergate committee. He played a role in uncovering the Nixon White House tapes. But his actions may not have been a matter of telling truth to power.
Amazon Fire Wars Exacerbate Global Warming
In Brazil, people use fire as a weapon in range wars to push other ranchers off their land. Scientists say these fires, along with the seasonal fires to clear land, is not just destroying parts of the Amazon's southern forests, but altering the climate as well.
Georgia Plant Is First for Making Ethanol from Waste
Scientists say the real hope for curbing greenhouse gas emissions and pursuing energy independence lies in cellulosic ethanol, which is brewed from things we normally throw away. Range Fuels is scheduled to break ground on the world's first plant for making cellulosic ethanol.
Pakistan Exemplifies Flawed Bush Philosophies
The White House is calling for Pakistan to return to democratic rule, after Pakistan's President Gen. Pervez Musharraf suspended the country's constitution over the weekend. The president's most cherished precept — that spreading democracy spreads stability — is going down in flames.
Costs High for All Sides in Hollywood Writers Strike
It is Day One of the first strike by TV and film writers in almost 20 years. Screenwriters in red T-shirts picketed in front of studios in New York and Los Angeles. It's hard to tell how long the strike will go on or what long-term damage it could do to the industry.
Strike Worries Businesses Tied to Hollywood
When script writers last walked out 20 years ago, the financial fallout from the five-month strike was measured in the hundreds of millions of dollars, and Southern California was hit hardest. This time, businesses that depend on Hollywood worry that the economic toll will be even greater.
Rare Disease Inspires Man's 63-Marathon Streak
Tim Borland ran 63 marathons in as many days to call attention to ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T), a rare degenerative children's disease. His quest began in California on Labor Day, took him to 26 states, and ended at the New York City Marathon on Sunday.