Lawmakers for weeks have been discussing lobbying reform legislation that clamps down on pork-barrel spending. But today the House begins debate on an appropriations bill full of anonymous 'earmark' spending. Say what? Scott Tong reports.
US cattlemen are hoping for a second chance with one of their best customers. Negotiations between US and Japanese officials regarding the resumption of American beef exports to Japan are expected to start today. Janet Babin reports.
After mediocre box office receipts for Poseidon and Mission Impossible: III, Hollywood is hoping for a home-run with the much-hyped Da Vinci Code, debuting today at the Cannes Film Festival. Tess Vigeland has more.
USA Today reported last week that three major phone companies have been turning over records to the National Security Agency. But Verizon, AT&T and BellSouth are denying that — sort of. Janet Babin reports.
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