Opening and operating the nation’s first nuclear waste dump will cost more than $90 billion, an Energy Department official said.
The District of Columbia Council approved new firearms legislation that will allow residents to begin applying for handgun permits this week.
The country’s largest eye-care insurance program plans to ask the Supreme Court to decide whether the Internal Revenue Service properly revoked its tax exemption.
Senator John McCain’s list revealed that nearly a fifth of those who have raised the largest amounts for him, more than $500,000 each, are lobbyists or work for firms that engage in lobbying.
The senator’s campaign said he believed states should decide the issue, and that gay adoptions should not be subject to a federal ban.
Bush vetoed a bill protecting doctors from a Medicare pay cut, but both houses of Congress overrode the veto with large bipartisan majorities and made the bill a law.