Wine sale bill gets first hearing A bill to allow grocery stores to sell wine got its first hearing at the state Capitol, but its prospects remain uncertain.7:55 a.m.
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Eagle Population Up, But Prime Habitat Threatened
Bald eagles may soon be taken off the endangered species list thanks to a recent surge in population. Yet biologists worry that waterfront development is rapidly eating up eagle habitat and that the birds are still in peril.
Attorney General Resists Calls for Resignation
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is rejecting growing calls for his resignation. Gonzales has acknowledged his department mishandled the dismissals of eight U.S. attorneys and misled Congress about how they were fired.
Context: How U.S. Attorneys Are Hired and Fired
David Burnham, a writer and researcher who analyzes government enforcement agencies, explains how U.S. attorneys are appointed and dismissed. He calls the recent firing of eight federal prosecutors unprecedented, and says the criteria for the dismissals are unclear.
Ugandans Scarred by Experience as Child Soldiers
Child soldiers are fighting in a number of conflicts in Africa, and around the world. In the time that it would normally take one child to be born and go to college, a rebel army in northern Uganda is believed to have stolen more than 20,000 children.
Trial of Former Media Mogul Conrad Black Begins
Jury selection begins Wednesday in Chicago in the trial of former media mogul Conrad Black. Black and three other executives of Hollinger International are accused of stealing at least $80 million from shareholders.
Rare Rabbit Seeded in Central Washington State
The pygmy rabbit has been listed as endangered for six years. Tuesday, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife introduced a number of the creatures to a remote preserve. They hope to jumpstart the animal's population in central Washington state.
Subprime Mortgage Concerns Rattle Markets
New concerns about the status of subprime lenders sent stocks plunging Tuesday. The Mortgage Bankers Association said delinquency rates for subprime, adjustable-rate mortgages hit a four-year high.
Workplace Woes: The Prying Boss
What do you do with a boss who insists on prying and wanting to know what's going on in your private life? It could be a sign that she's lonely — or that she's concerned about your job performance.
Coffee Created for People with Sensitive Stomachs
"Stomach friendly" coffee is a new product aimed at people who complain that coffee affects their digestive system. Folgers says 35 to 40 million Americans have cut back on coffee because of stomach problems. So it's come out with a product called "Simply Smooth." Another coffee company's created "Gentle Java."