Today's News

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  • Minority leader Tom Daschle has used an obscure Senate rule to shut down today's investigations into the IRS (TIME Daily) and campaign finance (TIME Daily)

  • No Nukes: Al Gore has signed an historic deal ending U.S.-Russian production of weapons-grade plutonium (TIME Daily)

  • Suspected Islamic militants have slaughtered 85 people in Algiers (Reuters)

  • Teamsters President Ron Carey said he was a "victim" of corruption in his own ranks (TIME Daily)

  • Reports that Yasser Arafat is at deathís door are greatly exaggerated, but the Palestinian leader may be in the early stages of Parkinsonís disease (TIME Daily)

  • A new drug for treating Parkinson's disease gets FDA approval (Reuters), while thalidomide is back in favor (Reuters)

  • Biting back: The allegations heat up in the Marv Albert sex abuse trial (People Daily)

  • And the countdown begins for a U.S. space shuttle mission to Mir (Reuters).