July 29, 2004 Pakistan arrests Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, a Tanzanian suspected of having ties with al Qaeda. Ghailani, wanted by the United States in the dual 1998 bombings at U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, reportedly was arrested Sunday in the eastern city of Gujrat along with at least 15 others. He is on the FBI's list of 22 most wanted terrorists, with a $5 million reward on his head. Hear NPR's Corey Flintoff and Khamran Khan of The Washington Post.
February 15, 2004 U.S. administrator in Iraq L. Paul Bremer says foreign operatives may be involved in Saturday's attack on a police station in Fallujah that killed at least 25. Bremer believes the attacks could be the work of suspected al Qaeda associate Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Jordanian blamed for calling for increased attacks on civilian Iraqi targets. Hear NPR's Corey Flintoff.
January 29, 2004 Sen. John Edwards accuses President George Bush of focusing on the war on terrorism at the cost of the national economy at a South Carolina debate. The Democratic presidential contenders are debating in Greenville, S.C., leading up to that state's Feb. 3 primary. Hear NPR's Corey Flintoff.
January 29, 2004 A suicide bomber blows up an Israeli bus in Jerusalem on Thursday, killing himself and 10 others in the deadliest such attack in four months. The explosion destroyed a city bus as it traveled less than two blocks from Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's home. Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, linked to President Yasser Arafat's Fatah faction, claimed responsibility for the attack. Hear NPR's Corey Flintoff.
December 23, 2003 Government officials announce that a cow slaughtered in Washington state appears to have been infected with the so-called mad cow disease. If confirmed, it would be the first-ever case of this cattle-wasting disease in the United States. Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman says the risks to human health are minimal. NPR's Corey Flintoff reports.
December 15, 2003 The U.S. State Department says everything "went fine" in Secretary of State Colin Powell's cancer surgery Monday. Powell is said to be in good condition after having a cancerous prostate gland removed. A spokesman says Powell is expected to make a full recovery. Hear NPR's Corey Flintoff.
August 16, 2003 The overall economic impact of the big blackout will be sporadic, and not entirely negative, analysts predict. Most businesses and industries can make up the lost production. NPR's Corey Flintoff reports.
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August 16, 2003 Power has returned through most of the U.S. Northeast and Midwest and southern Canada -- the region affected by a blackout that directly affected at least 50 million people. Officials hope lighter demand over the weekend will help stabilize the system. Assorted problems with water and trash persist in some areas. Engineers are still trying to pinpoint the cause of the failure. NPR's Corey Flintoff reports.
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