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Saudi Arabia restored as defendant in suit by 9/11 families

Saudi Arabia restored as defendant in suit by 9/11 families

NEW YORK, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- A New York federal appeals court has restored Saudi Arabia as a defendant in a lawsuit brought by thousands of people affected by the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

U.S. failing in offshore oil safety

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- A near-failing grade on the safety of oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico highlights the need to pass critical reforms, a former Democratic lawmaker said.

Report: Bioterrorism still a major threat

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Bioterrorism remains a major threat for the United States despite more than $65 billion spent on protecting the country from myriad dangers.
Senate aims to give states 80% of BP fines

Senate aims to give states 80% of BP fines

WASHINGTON, March 16 (UPI) -- A bill giving the U.S. Gulf Coast states most of BP's fines for last year's oil rig disaster will move quickly, a key senator said Wednesday.
Graham, Reilly to oversee BP disaster

Graham, Reilly to oversee BP disaster

WASHINGTON, June 1 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama has appointed former Sen. Bob Graham and former EPA chief Bill Reilly to lead an investigation into the BP disaster.

Activists say WMD threat to the U.S. remains real

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The Obama administration has come under renewed pressure from congressional activists who say more should be done to eliminate or minimize exposure to weapons of mass destruction.

WMD Commission visits Sandia National Lab

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- The congressional commission probing weapons of mass destruction proliferation and terrorism visited the Sandia National Laboratory in New Mexico Monday.

Beach warnings up in Florida

MIAMI, May 27 (UPI) -- South Florida beaches are displaying warnings for swimmers about rip currents and jellyfish in the surf after deadly Memorial Day incidents, officials said.

Commentary: Bipartisan manifesto

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The bipartisan conclave in Oklahoma this week was designed as a bridge between moderate Republicans and moderate Democrats.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Congress briefed on waterboarding in 2002

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- CIA officials were met with approval when they briefed members of the U.S. Congress in September 2002 on the tactic of waterboarding, it was reported Sunday.

Vetoed water bill has $2B for Everglades

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush vetoed a bill Friday that environmentalists hoped would revive an ambitious project to restore water flow in the Florida Everglades.

Florida Sen. Graham holds last workday

KEY LARGO, Fla., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Sen. Bob Graham, D-Fla., spent his 408th and final workday on providing Christmas presents for needy children in the Florida Keys.

Close Senate races around the country

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Many of the competitive Senate races across the country remain tight as votes continue to come in. In South Dakota, Senate minority leader Tom Daschle is neck and neck with Republican challenger John Thune. Both candidates had 50 percent of votes with 37

CIA head disputes 9/11 accountability

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The chief of U.S. intelligence wants the 800-page Sept. 11 terror report changed to remove blame for failures from individual officers.

9-11 victims want terror links made public

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Over 1,200 relatives of those killed or injured in the Sept. 11 hijackings called Wednesday for the declassification of 28 pages of a report into the attacks.

Analysis: Medicare keeps lawmakers waiting

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- It has been nine months since Congress conceived the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 and now some legislators are growing anxious to see the new baby.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

Senator says Bush blocked Saudi 9-11 probe

The Bush administration blocked an investigation into a Saudi support network for the Sept. 11 hijackers in the United States, says Sen. Bob Graham, D-Fla.

Bush choice takes lead for Senate

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A new poll indicates former Cabinet member Mel Martinez has pulled ahead of former Rep. Bill McCollum in Tuesday's Republican primary for the U.S. Senate.

Bush recruiting for al-Qaeda: Dem senator

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 27 (UPI) -- A Democratic senator has accused President Bush of recruiting for al Qaeda through his policies, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.

Bob Graham defends another candidate

MIAMI, June 30 (UPI) -- Retiring Sen. Bob Graham, D-Fla., has come to the defense of a Democratic candidate for his seat who faces allegations she has been soft on terrorism.

Gephardt tries out for Kerry's team

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- Missouri Democratic Rep. Richard Gephardt is among those presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry is considering as running mate, the Washington Post said.

Democrats defend mayor after Gore attack

MIAMI, June 7 (UPI) -- Sen. Bob Graham has come to the defense of Miami-Dade County Mayor Alex Penelas, a candidate for Graham's seat who was called "treacherous" by Al Gore.

Bush's senate hopeful barnstorms Florida

FORT MYERS, Fla., May 19 (UPI) -- Former Bush administration cabinet member Mel Martinez has begun active campaigning in Florida to capture the Republican nomination for the Senate.

Fla. AG Crist to lead Martinez campaign

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 15 (UPI) -- Florida Attorny General Charlie Crist has endorsed ex-U.S. Housing Secretary Mel Martinez's U.S. Senate bid and agreed to chair his statewide campaign.

Analysis: A week of focus on the uninsured

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- Proposals to help the nation's 43.6 million people without health coverage popped up throughout Washington during Cover the Uninsured Week, and while ideas offered by Republicans and Democrats were consistent with party ideology they were hardly groundbre
ELLEN BECK, United Press International
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