- Making News: Abramoff Pleads Guilty in a Deal with Federal ProsecutorsLobbyist Jack Abramoff has pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy, fraud and tax evasion. That's in exchange for testimony that could involve as many as 20 members of Congress and their aides. Karen Tumulty, who reports on politics for Time magazine, has more on what Abramoff's plea could mean for congressmen implicated in his actions.
- Reporter's Notebook: Coal Mine Explosion in West Virginia
As yet, there is no good news from Tallmansville, West Virginia, where 13 coal miners remain trapped after yesterday's explosion in a mineshaft. They remain 260 feet under ground, and rescuers have not established any communication. As rescue workers try to reach the stranded miners, nearby businesses have donated food and other supplies. Bruce Dial spent 25 years as an inspector for the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration.
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