New D.C. area shootings might be linked

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A woman was shot in a parking lot outside a store in northern Virginia near Washington, D.C. Friday afternoon, in an attack strikingly similar to the murders of five people in a nearby Maryland suburb Wednesday and Thursday.

Five shot in 16 hours in D.C. suburb

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Police said Thursday a "skilled shooter" may be responsible for the killing of five people in suburban Washington within a 16-hour span. The victims, who were white, Hispanic, and from India, were apparently shot indiscriminately, authorities said.

Analysis: Bush and the dead presidents

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Which president does George W. Bush most resemble? During the 2000 campaign, Karl Rove, George W. Bush's political guru, compared his candidate to William McKinley. More recently, apparently, Rove has decided that his man, now president, is really Andrew
JAMES B. CHAPIN, UPI National Political Analyst

Of Human Interest: News-lite

ANIMAL STORY A 2-year-old dog dubbed "The Miracle Mutt" is on its way to Hawaii after fishermen rescued it from an abandoned oil tanker drifting in the Pacific.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2002 with 252 to follow. The moon is waxing, moving toward its full phase. There are no morning stars.
By United Press International

All hail Warren Harding

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- On Monday, America celebrates the presidency of Warren G. Harding, an Ohio Republican notable for the almost-singularly undistinguished two years he spent in of
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst

Analysis: When political parties realign

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Although the cyclical pattern of American politics, with its regular 36-year turns, suggests that America should be due for a realignment in 2004, I recently ar
JAMES CHAPIN, UPI National Political Analyst

Analysis: Post 9/11, politics as usual

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Last year I wrote that realignments of American politics come with astonishing regularity -- 36 years apart: 1824, 1860, 1896, 1932, and 1968 -- and it was an o
JAMES CHAPIN, UPI National Political Analyst
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