Thursday, January 25, 2007

National and International News-Thursday, Jan. 25th

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - At least seven more Iraqis have been killed by bomb blasts this morning in two separate Baghdad marketplaces. One of the bombs was attached to a motorcycle. It's feared
insurgents are stepping up their attacks in advance of a U-S-Iraqi push to secure the capital.

CAPITOL HILL (AP) - President Bush's choice for a new commander of U-S forces in Iraq appears headed for Senate confirmation today. Lieutenant General David Petraeus is also in line for promotion to full general, with a fourth star. This will be Petraeus' third tour of duty in Iraq.

WASHINGTON (AP) - With lawmakers preparing a resolution opposing a troop buildup in Iraq, anti-war protesters are planning a Washington rally Saturday. Among celebrities scheduled to attend is
Vietnam protest veteran, Jane Fonda.

GENEVA (AP) - A U-N labor report out today says the service sector has overtaken farming and industry as the world's biggest source of jobs. The report also says about one and a-third (b) billion people in the world can be classified as working poor, living on less than two dollars a day.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Somebody in the Show-Me state may have good cause to stay home from work today. The multi-state Powerball lottery says the one ticket that hit for last night's big jackpot
was sold in Missouri. It's worth 254 (m) million dollars.


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