The voters of California, angered by a sagging economy and the perceived failings of the incumbent governor, turned out in large numbers to oust Gov. Gray Davis and replace him with actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Three-term Sen. Bob Graham of Florida withdrew from the crowded field of Democratic candidates for president late Monday, citing a late start to his run and a failure to raise enough money.
An estimated 10 million California voters will decide the fate of Gov. Gray Davis Tuesday but, if the election is close, the official result may not be declared for weeks.
Akhmad Kadyrov, the Kremlin-backed candidate for the leadership of Chechnya, is being called the winner of Sunday's presidential election in the troubled Russian republic by a considerable margin.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Voters in the troubled Russian republic of Chechnya go to the polls Sunday to choose a president, the outcome of which is widely expected to confirm Kremlin-backed Akhmad Kadyrov as the region's next leader.
A federal judge Thursday barred the U.S. government from seeking the death penalty in its case against Zacarias Moussaoui, the only suspect facing charges directly related to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that killed more than 3,000 people.
North Korea said Thursday it had processed some 8,000 spent fuel rods that could be used to make atomic bombs, another in a series of moves in the ongoing nuclear standoff with Pyongyang.
The Israeli Cabinet voted 18-4 Wednesday to continue building a controversial security barrier that Israeli officials say is designed to keep terrorists at bay.
The United States must dramatically transform its public diplomacy system to overcome growing anti-American sentiments abroad, according to a report released Wednesday by an advisory group appointed by the Bush administration.
The Food and Drug Administration said a recent crackdown on drug imports into the U.S. - that revealed nearly 90 percent were unapproved and potentially dangerous - further proves its stance that restrictions on importing drugs should not be relaxed.
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