Fatah, Hamas Battle in Gaza Threatens Government
In heavy fighting across the Gaza Strip, the latest battles between rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have left more than 20 people dead in the past three days, with more than 80 killed in the past month. Fatah leaders now warn that the precarious "unity government" with their Hamas rivals may not last.
Palestinian Crisis May Spread to Egypt, Jordan
The Palestinian Authority is under intense pressure, as a unity government formed by the warring Hamas and Fatah factions is in danger of collapsing. If the central Palestinian government attempts to split into two states, says Middle East expert Ghaith Omari, it could force Egypt to go into Gaza and Jordan to go into the West Bank.
Voter-Fraud Activist on Election Panel Faces Hearing
President Bush put Hans von Spakovsky on the Federal Election Commission via a recess appointment — no Senate hearings required — in January 2006. Now, the former Justice Department employee faces a confirmation hearing.
Jamaican Police: No Foul Play in Coach's Death
Jamaican police say Pakistani cricket coach Bob Woolmer was not murdered during a March competition, but instead died of natural causes. Woolmer died in Jamaica after the high-ranked Pakistani cricket team was dealt a humiliating defeat in the Cricket World Cup.
The Exoneration of Larry Peterson
Larry Peterson spent more than 17 years in prison before DNA testing led a judge to overturn his conviction. The first story in a two-part special report chronicles how he ended up behind bars for rape and murder — and fought to prove his innocence.
Bush, GOP Senators Talk Immigration on Capitol Hill
President Bush made a rare visit to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to have lunch with Senate Republicans — and plug the immigration bill that he supports but which many GOP senators oppose. It was unclear whether he gained any new votes.
Democrats Building Energy Bill Face Competing Goals
This year, Democrats get their shot at an energy bill. It's a sprawling effort that aims to reduce global warming, curb dependence on foreign oil and keep energy costs low. But those can be contradictory goals.
Turkish Troops Clamp Down on Kurdish Rebels
The Turkish army is cracking down on Kurdish separatists in the country's southeast region, which generals have declared a "special security zone." This month guerilla attacks killed 15 Turkish soldiers in 8 days.
IPO Expected to Draw Billions for Blackstone Execs
One of the most powerful private equity firms is selling shares to the public. About 10 percent of Blackstone Group will be made available to investors in an initial public offering later this month, and key executives are expected to get a windfall.