US President George Bush has chosen White House counsel Alberto Gonzales to succeed Attorney-General John Ashcroft, officials said.
US Attorney-General John Ashcroft and Commerce Secretary Don Evans have submitted their resignations to
A Hamas spokesman says the Palestinian resistance movement has no members or ongoing activities in the US and any such claim by the White House is an election ploy.
Sceptics have rounded on the Bush administration after the US attorney general warned of a new al-Qaida terror threat.
A Syrian-born Canadian is suing US Attorney General John Ashcroft for deporting him to Syria, saying that government officials knew he would be tortured in a Damascus jail.