Thursday, October 26, 2006

National and International News-Thursday, Oct. 26th

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - More military deaths in Iraq. Four Marines and a Navy sailor were killed in fighting yesterday in Anbar province. Ninety-six U-S personnel have been killed this month. It's the highest monthly total in a year.

SAN DIEGO (AP) - His attorney says a Marine will plead guilty to lesser charges in the death of an Iraqi man. John Jodka appears at a court-martial today and is expected to give his account of a kidnap-murder. Seven other Americans are charged in the case.

WHITE HOUSE (AP) - President Bush this morning signs a bill for 700 miles of new fencing along the border with Mexico. This, as his guest worker program remains stalled in Congress. Later, Bush heads to Iowa and Michigan to campaign for Republican candidates.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Some conservatives say the New Jersey Supreme Court ruling requiring equal rights for same-sex couples could stir up a backlash at the polls next month. Eight states will be voting on constitutional amendments to ban same-sex marriages.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Last night's World Series washout and a forecast of more rain has baseball considering its options, perhaps delaying Game Seven until November first. As it stands now, Game Four is scheduled for tonight and Game Five tomorrow. St. Louis leads Detroit two games-to-one.


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