- Making News: Recalls Ambassador to Syria over Beirut Bomb Attack
The US announced today it's recalling Ambassador Margaret Scobey from Syria, in the aftermath of yesterday's assassination of Lebanon's former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Rami Khouri, executive editor of the Daily Star, a Beirut-based English-language newspaper distributed throughout the Arab world, updates the ongoing investigation and the region's response to Syria's role in Lebanon.
- Reporter's Notebook: Will Phone Mergers Impact Prices?
In 1984, a federal court declared that the Bell System, known as "Ma Bell," had monopolized telephone service, and broke it into "Baby Bells." Two weeks ago, the Babies began eating up the competition, as regional phone company SBC bought up long-distance leader AT&T.; Yesterday, Verizon said it would acquire the other big long-distance carrier, MCI. Matt Richtel of the New York Times says the mergers will eventually impact your phone bill.
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