WASHINGTON — They may not like it, but many House liberals look
ready to accept a compromise health-care bill, putting Democratic
leaders well on the way to delivering on President Obama's call for
LOS ANGELES — A gunman escaped after wounding two men in the
parking garage of a North Hollywood synagogue Thursday, frightening
worshippers who heard gunshots and screams before the bleeding
victims stumbled in during morning services.
WASHINGTON — Trumpeting a victory against careless spending,
President Obama on Wednesday signed a defense bill that kills some
costly weapons projects and expands war efforts. In a major
civil-rights change, the law also makes it a federal hate crime to
assault people based on sexual orientation.
CHICAGO — The number of students staying home sick with the flu
is multiplying nationwide, and normally quiet school nurses'
offices suddenly look like big-city emergency rooms, packed with
students too ill to finish the day.