November 13, 2004

Calif. Jury Finds Peterson Guilty of Double Murder

California fertilizer salesman Scott Peterson, 32, was convicted on Friday of the Christmas Eve 2002 murder of his pregnant wife, Laci, in a case that riveted Americans caught up in the tragic story of a seemingly perfect couple.

Bush Vows Second-Term Push for Palestinian State

President Bush on Friday set a four-year goal of seeing a Palestinian state established and he and British Prime Minister Tony Blair vowed to mobilize international support to help make it happen now that Yasser Arafat is dead.

U.S. Battles for Control of Falluja

U.S.-led troops battling to take control of Falluja ran into pockets of fierce resistance Friday and the United States said it would not stop until all insurgents in the Iraqi city had been wiped out.

Twenty-Two U.S. Troops Killed in Falluja

Twenty-two American troops have been killed and 170 wounded in the four-day assault on Falluja that has seen U.S. forces take about 80 percent of the rebel city so far, a U.S. Marine general said on Friday.

Arafat Buried in Chaotic Scenes in West Bank

Yasser Arafat was buried on Friday in chaotic scenes of grief and gunfire at the compound where he spent his final years encircled by the Israeli army and powerless to realize his dream of a Palestinian state.

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