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Bomb Attack Kills Scores in Pakistan as Bhutto Returns

Local news stations said today that 134 were killed and about 400 wounded when two bombs exploded Thursday near a truck carrying the opposition leader Benazir Bhutto.

B. K. Bangash / Associated Press

An official collected evidence this morning at the site of the attack.

Senators Clash With Nominee About Torture

The president's nominee for attorney general, Michael B. Mukasey, declined to say if he considered harsh interrogation techniques to constitute torture.

Torre Says No to Yankees' Offer and Ends 12-Year Era

Joe Torre rejected a $5 million offer that would have kept him as baseball's highest-paid manager but also would have been a cut from his present salary.

House Sustains President's Veto on Child Health

Supporters of the bill were unable to convert a single House Republican who voted against the bill last month.

Shiite Refugees Feel Forsaken in Their Holy City

A visit to Najaf lays bare the needs of displaced Iraqis and the rough road ahead for national reconciliation.

The Long Run
Confronting Ghosts of 2000 in South Carolina

The state is a painful symbol of the brutality of politics for John McCain, the place that derailed his 2000 bid.


Readers' Opinions
Seeing Autumn in Bloom

Where is the best place to see fall colors?

Charles Strum

The associate managing editor who oversees the nighttime operations of The Times is taking questions.


Homes Among the Palm Groves in Marrakesh

A number of wealthy and well-known European and Middle Eastern visitors have turned Morocco into a second-home retreat.

Vaporware in Every Garage?

A term for nonexisting technology comes to mind in response to Chevrolet's new ad campaign.

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