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General News Archive - June 07, 2006

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Thirteen out of some 50 Iraqi transport workers who were abducted earlier this week were found alive but some showed signs of torture, police sources said on Wednesday.

By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Brian Bilbray took a narrow early lead on Tuesday in a hard-fought U.S. House of Representatives race in California viewed as a potential early sign of voter sentiment heading into November's congressional elections.

KABUL (Reuters) - U.S.-led coalition forces have killed 22 insurgents in a series of raids in southern and eastern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said.

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California voters appeared to have rejected ballot measures to authorize the state to sell $600 million in bonds for libraries and raise taxes to fund free preschool for 4-year-old children, according to election results early on Wednesday.

By Jim Christie SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California Treasurer Phil Angelides appeared to have won the Democratic gubernatorial primary on Wednesday after state Controller Steve Westly conceded he lacked the votes to become the party's challenger to Republican Gov.

By Sue Zeidler LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - CBS Radio on Wednesday will announce a deal to offer text messaging to listeners, a new service that it said will help stations and their advertisers reach and interact with consumers.

By Omar al-Ibadi and Fredrik Dahl BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Almost 600 prisoners were released in Iraq on Wednesday, state television reported, a day after new Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said a total of 2,500 would be freed to help foster national reconciliation.

By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former Republican congressman on Tuesday won a bitter U.S. House of Representatives race in California that was viewed as a possible early test of voter sentiment ahead of November's midterm elections.

By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former Republican congressman won a bitter U.S. House of Representatives race in California on Tuesday, giving President George W. Bush's Republican Party its first dose of good political news in months.

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. Marines, fighting in some of the most violent territory in Iraq, often battle their own frustrations as much as the enemy in a guerrilla war against an adversary who blends easily into the local population.