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      CONGRESS AIMS TO PUT OUT CIGARETTES
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     AM WASHINGTON –– Congress is taking new whacks at the cigarette industry, banning tobacco sales in Senate buildings and _ more importantly _ seeking a significant federal tax increase on cigarettes.

The industry, once a lobbying behemoth, is quietly working against the tax bill. But it lacks the clo >>>


      CONGRESS EXHIBITS LESS OUTRAGE OVER GAS
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     AM WASHINGTON –– When gasoline prices first hit $3 a gallon in 2005, irate lawmakers quickly assembled top oil executives for a public grilling. Pump prices are again above $3, yet the outcry from Congress is barely a whimper by comparison _ even after this week‘s warning from Federal Reserve Chairman >>>


      COP SUSPECTED IN WIFE‘S DISAPPEARANCE
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     JOLIET, Ill. –– Authorities probing the disappearance of a police officer‘s wife said Friday he is now considered a suspect in a potential homicide investigation, and that the death of an ex–wife three years ago appeared to have been staged as an accidental drowning.

Authorities received >>>


      DOBSON SAYS NO ENDORSEMENT IMMINENT
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     –– In a week that saw conservative Christian leaders scatter their endorsements across the Republican presidential field comes one notable non–endorsement.

Focus on the Family founder James Dobson, in a radio broadcast taped Friday and to be aired Monday, said he isn‘t close to endorsing >>>


      ECOSYSTEM MAY ABSORB BAY AREA SPILL
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     10, 2007; 4:44 AM SAN FRANCISCO –– Most of the oil that spilled into San Francisco Bay when a container ship struck the Bay Bridge will never be retrieved and eventually will be absorbed into the ecosystem, authorities said Friday.

The U.S. Coast Guard, which was criticized for its response to the 5 >>>


      HOUSE PASSES $80 BILLION TAX RELIEF BILL
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     WASHINGTON –– House Democrats on Friday pushed through an $80 billion bill to block the spread of a dreaded tax on middle–income people. The White House and Republicans, protesting tax increases in the bill affecting mainly investment fund managers, maintained that it would never become law.

T >>>


      JUDGE: TEACHER HAS NO RIGHT TO CARRY GUN
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     AM PORTLAND, Ore. –– An high school English teacher who wanted to take her semiautomatic handgun onto school grounds has no right to do so, a judge said Friday.

Shirley Katz, 44, has a concealed weapons permit and claimed a right to carry a handgun at South Medford High School in Medford, to defend >>>


      LOYALTY A FACTOR IN HEROISM
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     ALBANY, N.Y. –– An infantryman charges a pillbox in the face of enemy fire. A firefighter rushes up the stairwell of a burning skyscraper as office workers flee. A teacher shields her student from a schoolyard gunman with her body.

Heroes all. But what personal qualities made them heroic? In the mov >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     Coast Guard Faulted On Oil–Spill Response SAN FRANCISCO –– Assessment and recovery teams hit the skies, waters and beaches Friday trying to contain the damage from a 58,000–gallon oil spill in San Francisco Bay.

Oil skimmers, surveillance flights and shoreline cleanup teams continued to >>>


      NORTH KOREA REBUTS U.S. URANIUM CHARGES: PAPER
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – North Korea is offering the United States evidence that it never intended to produce uranium for nuclear weapons, the Washington Post reported on Saturday.

Quoting unnamed South Korean and U.S. officials, the paper said Pyongyang was granting U.S. experts access to equipment and doc >>>


      O.J. SIMPSON‘S EX–ALLY TESTIFIES
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     By Karl VickWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, November 10, 2007; A02 LAS VEGAS, Nov. ' –– Minutes after bursting into the hotel room where he took back contested sports memorabilia, former football star O.J. Simpson appeared to understand that the confrontation had gone too far and began instructing >>>


      OFFICER A SUSPECT IN MISSING WIFE CASE
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     JOLIET, Ill. –– Kathleen Savio tried to get someone to believe that her life was in danger.

She told authorities, who charged her with domestic battery instead of her husband Drew Peterson. Savio told her family that if she died, no matter what it looked like, her death would be no accident.

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      SOME NO NAME KEY RESIDENTS WANT NO POWER
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     NO NAME KEY, Fla. –– The absence of electricity is what drew Hallett and Linda Douville to No Name Key in 1''0.

They watched what development had done to Key West and figured No Name would be the last of the Florida Keys to fall. But as they were enjoying their sleepy island‘s solitude >>>


      SUITCASE NUKES SAID UNLIKELY TO EXIST
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     AM WASHINGTON –– Members of Congress have warned about the dangers of suitcase nuclear weapons. Hollywood has made television shows and movies about them.

Even the Federal Emergency Management Agency has alerted Americans to a threat _ information the White House includes on its Web site.

B >>>


      TAKING LEAD SAFETY INTO ITS OWN HANDS
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     By Annys ShinWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, November 10, 2007; D01 When a California public–interest group decided that regulators in Washington were ignoring hazardous lead in children‘s lunchboxes, it pursued the case on its own and forced several manufacturers to get the lead out of their products. >>>


      TAX HIKE SQUEAKS THROUGH MD. SENATE
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     November 10, 2007; A01 A sharply divided Maryland Senate approved a $1.4 billion annual tax increase yesterday, the largest component of a plan to close a gaping state budget shortfall that Gov. Martin O‘Malley is pushing lawmakers to adopt in a special legislative session now two weeks old.

The bill call >>>


      TEXAS WIDOW DROPS EXECUTION LAWSUIT
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     HOUSTON –– The widow of a convicted killer has withdrawn a lawsuit against the judge who prevented the filing of a last–minute appeal of her husband‘s execution by refusing to extend office hours.

However, lawyers for Marsha Richard say their case against Texas Court of Criminal Appeals >>>


      THE HOLLYWOOD STRIKE, A REALITY SHOW WITH SCRIPT
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     By William Booth Lisa de MoraesandSaturday, November 10, 2007; C01 LOS ANGELES, Nov. ' –– Several thousand striking TV and film writers attended a mass rally Friday at Fox Plaza, where they were welcomed by their agents, dressed in power suits, who circulated through the crowd distributing still–wa >>>


      THE NATION‘S WEATHER
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     6:51 AM –– Showers, thunderstorms or freezing rain were expected in several parts of the country on Saturday, including a Pacific storm that forecasters said would slam into the Northwest.

The Pacific storm was expected to bring wet weather across the region, with rain extending from the northern Ro >>>


      THOMPSON: REDUCE FUTURE RETIREE BENEFITS
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     WASHINGTON –– Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson on Friday proposed reducing benefits promised to future retirees and establishing a system of voluntary personal retirement accounts under Social Security to help shore up the program‘s finances.

"If somebody‘s got a better >>>


      THREE DIE IN PLANE CRASH IN CALIFORNIA
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     DELANO, Calif. –– A small plane crashed in California‘s Central Valley on Friday, killing a former Vietnam prisoner of war and two others.

Cole Black, a former Navy captain from Escondido, was aboard the twin–engine plane that crashed in an orange grove in a rural area near Delano, his w >>>


      BUSH COZIES UP TO MORE FOREIGN LEADERS
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     CRAWFORD, Texas –– President Bush donned black tie for French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the White House on Tuesday. On Friday, he paid a perhaps even bigger compliment to German Chancellor Angela Merkel: he put on jeans, his much–preferred attire, and drove her in his pickup to his personal home.
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      CAMPAIGN ADVISERS FOCUS ON MORTGAGE CRISIS
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     By Neil IrwinWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, November 10, 2007; D01 A new issue is emerging in the 2008 presidential race: how best to keep the mortgage crisis from driving millions of people from their homes.

Yesterday, economic advisers to five candidates debated mortgage and other issues, giving hints >>>


      CAN VA.‘S DAVIS TEAM DIVORCE THEMSELVES FROM POLITICS?
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     By Amy GardnerWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, November 10, 2007; C01 Theirs is a partnership of politics and ambition that formed a decade ago and grew into something more.

He was a powerful congressman. She was a fledgling state candidate with promise. A master politician with a national profile, he took >>>


      DEMS QUESTION LATEST ANTI–WAR STRATEGY
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     WASHINGTON –– Rank–and–file Democrats expressed dismay on Friday over their party‘s latest anti–war strategy, with some members reluctant to vote around Veterans Day to bring troops home. The House was on track to consider legislation next week that would give President Bush $50 billi >>>


      DINNER THAT CAN ALTER FORTUNES
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     By Shailagh Murray and Dan BalzWashington Post Staff WritersSaturday, November 10, 2007; A06 DES MOINES, Nov. ' –– The calendar shows nearly eight weeks until the Iowa caucuses, but for the Democratic presidential candidates, what happens here this weekend could foreshadow who emerges victorious in what >>>


      EDWARDS‘ ENDORSEMENT IS SWEET
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     DES MOINES, Iowa –– John Edwards‘ latest endorsement was sweet. Caucus4Priorities, a group headed by Ben Cohen, co–founder of Ben & Jerry‘s ice cream, backed the Democratic presidential candidate on Friday. The group, dedicated to cutting wasteful Pentagon spending, says it has 10,000 I >>>


      HOUSE NARROWLY PASSES TAX RELIEF BILL
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     5:53 PM The House today narrowly approved a $73.8 billion measure to stave off the growth of the alternative minimum tax and offer new tax breaks for middle–income homeowners and poor parents, financed by tax increases that would land primarily on Wall Street titans.

The 216 to 1'3 vote came after a f >>>


      REPORT MAY SPUR OVERSIGHT OF CABLE TV
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     WASHINGTON –– A report by the Federal Communications Commission will show that cable TV companies have met a subscriber saturation point that may lead to the agency exerting greater regulatory authority over the industry.

The finding is contained in an annual report that assesses competition in the >>>


      THOMPSON REVEALS SOCIAL SECURITY PLANS
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     By Michael D. ShearWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, November 10, 2007; A04 Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson yesterday proposed slowing the growth of Social Security benefits and creating voluntary, government–matched savings accounts, becoming the first candidate of either party to offer a deta >>>


      ‘MR. TOILET‘ BUILDS COMMODE–SHAPED HOUSE
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     SUWON, South Korea –– Sim Jae–duck has made his political career as South Korea‘s Mr. Toilet by beautifying public restrooms. Now he‘s got a home befitting his title: a toilet–shaped domicile complete with the latest in lavatory luxury.

Sim is building the two–story hou >>>


      2007 DEADLIEST FOR US IN AFGHANISTAN
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     AM KABUL, Afghanistan –– Six U.S. troops were killed when insurgents ambushed their foot patrol in the high mountains of eastern Afghanistan, officials said Saturday. The attack, the most lethal against American forces this year, made 2007 the deadliest for U.S. troops in Afghanistan since the 2001 invasion. >>>


      6 NATO SOLDIERS KILLED IN AFGHAN BATTLE
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     KABUL, Afghanistan –– Insurgents ambushed a patrol of NATO troops in eastern Afghanistan, killing six of them as well as three Afghan soldiers, NATO said Saturday.

The troops were on foot patrol when militants attacked them Friday with rocket propelled grenades and gunfire, NATO‘s Internationa >>>


      A HUMAN RIGHTS CHAMPION, CHEERFULLY DEFIANT
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     A12 LAHORE, Pakistan, Nov. ' –– Female prison guards sit in Asma Jahangir‘s art–filled living room, watching as she sips tea, smokes cigarettes and talks about how proud she is to be Pakistani.

Jahangir, a lawyer and head of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, was placed under h >>>


      ABBAS VOWS TO CONTINUE PATH FOR STATEHOOD
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday inaugurated a mausoleum built over Yasser Arafat‘s grave and vowed to continue on his iconic predecessor‘s path in seeking statehood.

Abbas said he hoped Arafat‘s wish to be buried in Jerusalem could still be >>>


      AP: INDONESIAN VOLCANO ROARING TO LIFE
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     ANAK KRAKATAU, Indonesia –– Sending a boom across the bay, the offspring of the fabled Krakatau volcano unleashes another mighty eruption, blasting smoke and red–hot rocks hundreds of feet into the sky.

Even on its quiet side, the black sand on the now–forbidden island is so hot that a v >>>


      AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK PLANE CRASH KILLS 3 GERMANS
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     MELBOURNE (Reuters) – A light plane crashed on a highway in Australia‘s outback Northern Territory on Saturday, killing three German men, police said.

The single–engine Cessna charter plane was part of a group of three planes flying from Western Australia, and crashed on the Stuart Highway nor >>>


      BELGIAN DETAINED IN CHAD ROW FLIES HOME
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     N‘DJAMENA (Reuters) – A 74–year–old Belgian pilot, detained in Chad over an attempt to fly 103 African children to Europe, flew home on Saturday after being released.

Jacques Wilmart was freed by Chadian authorities on Friday. He had remained at the French military base in Chad convalesc >>>


      BOLTON: US SHOULD SUPPORT MUSHARRAF
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     UNITED NATIONS –– The United States should support President Gen. Pervez Musharraf to prevent Pakistan‘s nuclear arsenal from falling into the hands of Islamic fundamentalists or al–Qaida terrorists, former U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said Friday.

The United States has repeatedly urged M >>>


      BURMESE OPPOSITION LEADER ‘OPTIMISTIC‘ ABOUT POSSIBLE TALKS WITH JUNTA, PARTY SAYS
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     RANGOON, Burma, Nov. ' –– Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, meeting with executives of her party for the first time in three years, told them Friday she is "very optimistic" about the U.N.–promoted effort to start talks between the military government and pro–democracy for >>>


      CANADA LOOKS AT FORMER PM‘S DEALINGS
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     OTTAWA –– Canada‘s leader announced a review Friday into dealings between former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and a businessman who‘s wanted in Germany on tax and fraud charges.

The move follows opposition Liberals‘ demands for a full investigation into allegations that German bus >>>


      EXILED KOREANS RETURN AFTER 60 YEARS
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     YUZHNO–SAKHALINSK, Russia –– Pak Den Dya has lived as an outsider in this hardscrabble land in the frigid North Pacific _ never taking Soviet or Russian citizenship in the 68 years since the Japanese empire uprooted her from her native Korea.

"I didn‘t want to get citizenship becaus >>>


      FBI FINDS STOLEN SPANISH MAPS IN GLOBAL HUNT
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     MADRID (Reuters) – The FBI has returned two 15th century world maps stolen from Madrid‘s national library this year.

The rare maps were found by an FBI agent working in the New York art world where they can sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars in auctions, police said.

They were some o >>>


      FINLAND DEFENDS GUN LAWS
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     HELSINKI, Finland –– A teenage killer‘s deadly school rampage has put Finns on the defensive about their relationship to guns.

With 1.6 million firearms in private hands, the Nordic nation is an anomaly in Europe, lagging behind only the U.S. and Yemen in civilian gun ownership, studies show.< >>>


      FRENCH WANT UNIFICATION WITH FRANCOPHONE BELGIUM
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     PARIS (Reuters) – Most French people in the region bordering Belgium would like to see France re–unite with Belgium‘s francophone region if the country breaks apart, according to an opinion poll published on Saturday.

Talks to form a new government in Belgium have dragged on for some 150 days >>>


      GEORGIA LOOKS TOWARD ELECTION AS CALM RETURNS TO CAPITAL
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     A13 TBILISI, Georgia, Nov. ' –– Two days after riot police clashed with anti–government protesters in Georgia‘s capital, the streets returned to normal Friday as the government worked to turn national and international attention toward a special presidential election scheduled for Jan. 5.
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      INTENSE FIGHTING IN SOMALI CAPITAL KILLS AT LEAST 50
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     10, 2007; A12 NAIROBI, Nov. ' –– At least 50 people were killed in the Somali capital of Mogadishu between Thursday and Friday afternoon, with many apparently shot execution–style and others perishing in the less discriminate blasts of Ethiopian tank shells, according to witnesses.

About 1 >>>


      IRAQ: ROADSIDE BOMBS KILL 4
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     AM BAGHDAD –– Roadside bombs exploded next to two minibuses taking Iraqi laborers to work early Saturday, killing at least four people in separate attacks in Baghdad and Mosul, police said.

The first explosion killed two people and wounded nine around 6:15 a.m. in Baghdad‘s Baladiyat area, whi >>>


      ISLAMIC TERROR HITS TOURIST PARADISE
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     MALE, Maldives –– While vacationing tycoons and bikini–clad Hollywood superstars blissfully sipped drinks on the Maldives‘ secluded white beaches, an Islamic revolution fueled by preachers trained in Pakistan and the Middle East was brewing.

On Sept. 2', the two faces of the Maldives >>>


      KURDISH GUERRILLAS ‘OPEN‘ TO DIALOGUE WITH TURKEY
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     Associated PressSaturday, November 10, 2007; A14 ANKARA, Turkey, Nov. ' –– A Kurdish guerrilla group whose northern Iraq bases Turkey has threatened to attack said Friday it was "open" to discussing a political settlement that could lead to laying down arms.

The Kurdistan Workers&lsquo >>>


      KURDISH GUERRILLAS REMAIN RESOLUTE
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     By Sudarsan RaghavanWashington Post Foreign ServiceSunday, November 11,
2007; A01 RANJ PRAKH, Iraq –– In the jagged mountains of northern Iraq, hard–bitten Kurdish fighters are increasingly besieged. To the west and north, Turkish troops are massed along Iraq‘s border. From the east, Iranian >>>


      LEONARDO PAINTING HAS CODED ‘SOUNDTRACK‘
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     ROME –– It‘s a new Da Vinci code, but this time it could be for real. An Italian musician and computer technician claims to have uncovered musical notes encoded in Leonardo Da Vinci‘s "Last Supper," raising the possibility that the Renaissance genius might have left behind a somber comp >>>


      MALAYSIA POLICE USE WATER CANNON AT ANWAR RALLY
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Police in the Malaysian capital used water cannon and fired tear gas on Saturday to disperse protesters in one of the nation‘s biggest anti–government rallies in nearly a decade.

Police arrested at least a dozen people as tens of thousands of protesters, led by opposit >>>


      MAUSOLEUM OF ARAFAT UNVEILED
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     6:57 AM RAMALLAH, West Bank –– Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas unveiled a $1.75 million mausoleum for Yasser Arafat on Saturday, in a pomp–filled ceremony that helped him draw on the continued popularity of his iconic predecessor as he headed into peace talks with Israel.

The mausoleum, ma >>>


      N. KOREA OFFERS EVIDENCE TO REBUT URANIUM CLAIMS
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     A01 North Korea is providing evidence to the United States aimed at proving that it never intended to produce highly enriched uranium for nuclear weapons, undermining a key U.S. intelligence finding, South Korean and U.S. officials said this week.

In closely held talks, the North Korean government has granted U >>>


      NATO AND AFGHAN SOLDIERS KILLED IN AMBUSH
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     KABUL (Reuters) – Taliban insurgents killed six troops from the NATO–led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and three Afghan soldiers in an ambush in eastern Afghanistan, an ISAF spokesman said on Saturday.

It is unusual for such a large number of foreign and Afghan forces to be killed i >>>


      OIL PRICE RISE CAUSES GLOBAL SHIFT IN WEALTH
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     By Steven MufsonWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, November 10, 2007; A01 High oil prices are fueling one of the biggest transfers of wealth in history.

Oil consumers are paying $4 billion to $5 billion more for crude oil every day than they did just five years ago, pumping more than $2 trillion into the cof >>>


      PAKISTAN EMERGENCY TO END IN 1 MONTH
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     ISLAMABAD, Pakistan –– Pakistan announced plans to lift its state of emergency within one month and allowed opposition leader Benazir Bhutto to leave her villa following a day under house arrest, as the country sought Saturday to restore its battered image at home and abroad.

President Gen. Pervez M >>>


      PAKISTAN POLICE BLOCK BHUTTO AGAIN
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     8:55 AM ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Police blocked opposition leader Benazir Bhutto from visiting Pakistan‘s deposed chief justice on Saturday and President Pervez Musharraf resisted U.S. calls to end emergency rule.

Bhutto, herself kept under house arrest for most of Friday, tried to approach former chie >>>


      RICE‘S MANAGEMENT AT ISSUE
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     By Glenn KesslerWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, November 10, 2007; A01 When Condoleezza Rice took charge of the 57,000–person State Department in 2005, she said she relished the challenge of "line responsibility" in leading a large organization. "I really enjoy that," she said in 2005.
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      SIX NATO TROOPS, 3 AFGHAN SOLDIERS KILLED IN AMBUSH
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     KABUL (Reuters) – Six troops from the NATO–led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and three Afghan soldiers have been killed in an ambush by insurgents in eastern Afghanistan, ISAF said in a statement on Saturday.

Eight ISAF troops and 11 Afghan soldiers were also wounded in the fighting >>>


      SRI LANKA VIOLENCE CLAIMS 25 LIVES
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lankan troops killed 23 Tamil Tiger rebels in clashes in the north of the island in which a soldier also died, a military spokesman said on Saturday.

Tamil Tigers were believed to be responsible for a roadside bomb explosion in the south, which killed one civilian and injured anoth >>>


      THAI KING LAUNCHES A TREND BY APPEARING IN PINK CLOTHES
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     BANGKOK, Nov. ' –– Thailand is turning pink. Some people in the Southeast Asian country have been wearing pink shirts this week as a tribute to their beloved monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

The trend started when he checked out of a hospital Wednesday wearing a pale pink collarless shirt and p >>>


      THREE KILLED IN STAMPEDE IN CHINA SUPERMARKET
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     BEIJING (Reuters) – Three people died and 31 others were injured in a stampede as shoppers scrambled for cut–price cooking oil at a Carrefour store in China on Saturday, Xinhua news agency reported.

The tragedy came during a promotion to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the founding of the store in >>>


      TURK GENERAL SAYS NOT TOO LATE FOR INCURSION: REPORT
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     ISTANBUL (Reuters) – It is not too late for Turkey‘s military to carry out a full–scale cross–border operation into northern Iraq, the head of Turkey‘s armed forces said.

"We are not at all too late," armed forces chief General Yasar Buyukanit was quoted as saying by dail >>>


      U.S. SOLDIER FOUND NOT GUILTY OF IRAQ MURDERS
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A U.S. solider has been acquitted of three murder charges after investigations into the unlawful killings of three Iraqis earlier this year, the U.S. military said on Saturday.

A U.S. court martial, however, found Staff Sergeant Michael Hensley, a sniper from the 1st Battalion, 501st A >>>


      UN CHIEF OPPOSES SOMALIA PEACEKEEPERS
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     AM UNITED NATIONS –– Against a backdrop of heavy fighting and growing insecurity, Secretary–General Ban Ki–moon opposed the deployment of U.N. peacekeepers to Somalia and suggested instead a multinational force.

In August, the U.N. Security Council called on the secretary–general t >>>


      US RELEASES ' IRANIANS IN IRAQ
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     BAGHDAD –– In a possible break in the U.S.–Iranian standoff in Iraq, the U.S. military on Friday released nine Iranians no longer deemed a threat, including two accused of membership in an elite force suspected of arming Shiite militias.

The handover _ planned for several days _ still leaves a >>>


      US STUDENT IN ITALY JAILED IN SLAYING
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     PERUGIA, Italy –– An American student has accused a Congolese pub owner of knifing her British roommate to death, saying she covered her ears to drown out the screams, according to a judge‘s ruling Friday ordering the woman, her Italian boyfriend and the pub owner kept in jail.

The judge said >>>


      WORLD IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 10-11-2007
     Finland Middle School Is Target of Online Threat Panic swept a school in Kirkkonummi, southern Finland, on Friday after an online threat that it would be the next target for a shooting rampage, the school‘s principal said.

Two days earlier, 18–year–old Pekka–Eric Auvinen shot dead six fe >>>


      2 COLLEGE STUDENTS KILLED IN HOUSE FIRE
      Guardian, 10-11-2007
     Saturday November 10, 2007 1:01 AM By BEN DOBBIN Associated Press Writer ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) – A fire at an off–campus house killed two Rochester Institute of Technology students and injured a third early Friday, hours before the school inaugurated its new president.

Three other students escaped th >>>


      2 MEN ARRESTED IN MISSOURI GIRL‘S DEATH
      Guardian, 10-11-2007
     Saturday November 10, 2007 7:01 AM By MARCUS KABEL Associated Press Writer NEOSHO, Mo. (AP) – The stepfather of a '–year–old girl whose body was found Friday in a hillside cave in southwest Missouri was arrested in her death, authorities said.

Newton County Sheriff Ken Copeland said 24&nda >>>


      2 RIT STUDENTS KILLED IN HOUSE FIRE
      Guardian, 10-11-2007
     Saturday November 10, 2007 ':46 AM By BEN DOBBIN Associated Press Writer ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) – A fire at an off–campus house killed two Rochester Institute of Technology students and injured a third early Friday, hours before the school inaugurated its new president.

Three other students escape >>>


      2007 DEADLIEST FOR US IN AFGHANISTAN
      Guardian, 10-11-2007
     Saturday November 10, 2007 ':16 AM By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – Six U.S. troops were killed when insurgents ambushed their foot patrol in the high mountains of eastern Afghanistan, officials said Saturday. The attack, the most lethal against American forces this year, ma >>>


      6 NATO SOLDIERS KILLED IN AFGHAN BATTLE
      Guardian, 10-11-2007
     Saturday November 10, 2007 7:01 AM KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – Insurgents ambushed a patrol of NATO troops in eastern Afghanistan, killing six of them as well as three Afghan soldiers, NATO said Saturday.

The troops were on foot patrol when militants attacked them Friday with rocket propelled grenades and g >>>


      AP IMPACT: NEW ARMY CHOPPER OVERHEATS
      Guardian, 10-11-2007
     Saturday November 10, 2007 2:16 AM By AARON C. DAVIS Associated Press Writer SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The Army is spending $2.6 billion on hundreds of European–designed helicopters for homeland security and disaster relief that turn out to have a crucial flaw: They aren‘t safe to fly on hot days, acco >>>


      AUTHORITIES: 2 ARRESTED IN GIRL‘S DEATH
      Guardian, 10-11-2007
     Saturday November 10, 2007 11:16 AM By MARCUS KABEL Associated Press Writer NEOSHO, Mo. (AP) – Two men including the stepfather of a '–year–old girl whose body was found in a cave in southwest Missouri were arrested in her death, authorities said.

Newton County Sheriff Ken Copeland said 24 >>>


      BIOGRAPHER: NORMAN MAILER DEAD AT AGE 84
      Guardian, 10-11-2007
     Saturday November 10, 2007 2:16 PM By RICHARD PYLE Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) – Norman Mailer, the macho prince of American letters who for decades reigned as the country‘s literary conscience and provocateur with such books as The Naked and the Dead,‘‘ died Saturday, his lit >>>


      BUSH–MERKEL TALKS SPAN THE GLOBE
      Guardian, 10-11-2007
     Saturday November 10, 2007 ':01 AM By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) – President Bush and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are holed up in a tiny Texas town, but their talks this weekend are spanning the globe, from Iran to Afghanistan to Russia.

Bush‘s two–day m >>>


      BUSH URGES CONGRESS TO OK VETERANS BILL
      Guardian, 10-11-2007
     Saturday November 10, 2007 4:31 PM By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) – President Bush said Saturday that Congress‘ Democratic leaders should celebrate Veterans Day by finally passing a spending bill covering programs for veterans.

Congressional leaders let the f >>>


      CHINA BANS EXPORTS OF DRUG–TAINTED TOY
      Guardian, 10-11-2007
     Saturday November 10, 2007 4:31 AM BEIJING (AP) – China‘s government has suspended exports of toys covered with a toxic chemical that have been subject to recalls from Australia to the United States after sickening children, the state–run Xinhua News Agency reported Friday.

China‘s move >>>


      CLASH IN IRAQ KILLS 18 AL–QAIDA MEMBERS
      Guardian, 10-11-2007
     Saturday November 10, 2007 2:16 PM By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD (AP) – Former insurgents who turned against al–Qaida in Iraq launched an attack against the terror group and killed 18 of its members, asking the U.S. military to stay away while the battle raged, an ex–insurgent lea >>>


      CLOSING ARGUMENTS ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL
      Guardian, 10-11-2007
     Saturday November 10, 2007 4:46 PM By HOLLY RAMER Associated Press Writer CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – On the campaign trail, the presidential contenders know that closing arguments count – the final words of their stump speeches that audiences take home with them.

Democrat Barack Obama often ends with a ro >>>


      CONFUSION ON US GROWTH HORMONE RULES
      Guardian, 10-11-2007
     Saturday November 10, 2007 5:01 PM By DAVID B. CARUSO Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) – Jeffrey George had no background in health care when he founded his business to sell human growth hormone on the Internet.

But even though most uses of the drug are illegal, he is absolutely certain that selling >>>


      CONGRESS AIMS TO EXTINGUISH CIGARETTES
      Guardian, 10-11-2007
     Saturday November 10, 2007 3:16 PM By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress is taking new whacks at the cigarette industry, banning tobacco sales in Senate buildings and – more importantly – seeking a significant federal tax increase on cigarettes.

The industry, >>>


      CONGRESS AIMS TO PUT OUT CIGARETTES
      Guardian, 10-11-2007
     Saturday November 10, 2007 11:16 AM By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress is taking new whacks at the cigarette industry, banning tobacco sales in Senate buildings and – more importantly – seeking a significant federal tax increase on cigarettes.

The industry, >>>


      CONGRESS EXHIBITS LESS OUTRAGE OVER GAS
      Guardian, 10-11-2007
     Saturday November 10, 2007 6:46 AM By DAN CATERINICCHIA AP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – When gasoline prices first hit $3 a gallon in 2005, irate lawmakers quickly assembled top oil executives for a public grilling. Pump prices are again above $3, yet the outcry from Congress is barely a whimper by comparison >>>


      COP SUSPECTED IN WIFE‘S DISAPPEARANCE
      Guardian, 10-11-2007
     Saturday November 10, 2007 1:01 AM By DON BABWIN Associated Press Writer JOLIET, Ill. (AP) – Authorities probing the disappearance of a police officer‘s wife said Friday he is now considered a suspect in a potential homicide investigation, and that the death of an ex–wife three years ago appeared to ha >>>


      DEMS QUESTION LATEST ANTI–WAR STRATEGY
      Guardian, 10-11-2007
     Saturday November 10, 2007 2:16 AM By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Rank–and–file Democrats expressed dismay on Friday over their party‘s latest anti–war strategy, with some members reluctant to vote around Veterans Day to bring troops home.

The House was >>>


      DISNEY SUED FOR SEGWAY BAN
      Guardian, 10-11-2007
     Saturday November 10, 2007 5:16 PM ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Three disabled people have sued Walt Disney World for not allowing them to use their Segways to move around its theme parks.

The plaintiffs are each able to stand but cannot walk far, and they have been denied permission to use their two–wheel >>>


      DOBSON SAYS NO ENDORSEMENT IMMINENT
      Guardian, 10-11-2007
     Saturday November 10, 2007 2:16 AM By ERIC GORSKI AP Religion Writer In a week that saw conservative Christian leaders scatter their endorsements across the Republican presidential field comes one notable non–endorsement.

Focus on the Family founder James Dobson, in a radio broadcast taped Friday and to b >>>


      DOCTOR GUILTY IN MIDSHIPMEN SEX TAPES
      Guardian, 10-11-2007
     Saturday November 10, 2007 2:01 AM By STEPHEN MANNING Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – A Navy doctor was found guilty Friday of using a hidden camera to videotape Naval Academy midshipmen engaged in sex acts and was sentenced to more than 3 years in prison.

The jury of six Navy captains gave Cmdr >>>


      DOD: 3'1 MILITARY DEATHS IN AFGHAN AREA
      Guardian, 10-11-2007
     Saturday November 10, 2007 1:16 AM By The Associated Press As of Friday, Nov. ', 2007, at least 3'1 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to the Defense Department. The department last updated its figu >>>


      ECOSYSTEM MAY ABSORB BAY AREA SPILL
      Guardian, 10-11-2007
     Saturday November 10, 2007 ':46 AM By SCOTT LINDLAW and TERENCE CHEA Associated Press Writers SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Most of the oil that spilled into San Francisco Bay when a container ship struck the Bay Bridge will never be retrieved and eventually will be absorbed into the ecosystem, authorities said Friday. >>>


      EVANGELICALS‘ ISSUE: RADICAL ISLAM
      Guardian, 10-11-2007
     Saturday November 10, 2007 5:46 PM By ERIC GORSKI AP Religion Writer Following last month‘s Values Voter Summit in Washington, conservative Christian power–broker Gary Bauer sent an e–mail to supporters.

He ticked off the issues dear to activists in attendance. Opposition to abortion >>>


      EX–NYC TOP COMMISH NOT GUILTY TO CHARGES
      Guardian, 10-11-2007
     Saturday November 10, 2007 1:01 AM By JIM FITZGERALD Associated Press Writer WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) – Bernard Kerik, a protege of Rudy Giuliani who once led the nation‘s largest police department, pleaded not guilty Friday to a wide–ranging indictment charging him with selling his office&lsq >>>


      EX–NYC TOP COP KERIK PLEADS NOT GUILTY
      Guardian, 10-11-2007
     Saturday November 10, 2007 1:01 AM By JIM FITZGERALD Associated Press Writer WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) – Bernard Kerik, a protege of Rudy Giuliani who once led the nation‘s largest police department, pleaded not guilty Friday to a wide–ranging indictment charging him with selling his office&lsq >>>


      EXILED KOREANS RETURN AFTER 60 YEARS
      Guardian, 10-11-2007
     Saturday November 10, 2007 5:16 PM By BURT HERMAN Associated Press Writer YUZHNO–SAKHALINSK, Russia (AP) – Pak Den Dya has lived as an outsider in this hardscrabble land in the frigid North Pacific – never taking Soviet or Russian citizenship in the 68 years since the Japanese empire uprooted her from >>>


      FINLAND DEFENDS GUN LAWS
      Guardian, 10-11-2007
     Saturday November 10, 2007 12:46 AM By JARI TANNER Associated Press Writer HELSINKI, Finland (AP) – A teenage killer‘s deadly school rampage has put Finns on the defensive about their relationship to guns.

With 1.6 million firearms in private hands, the Nordic nation is an anomaly in Europe, lagging >>>


      GROUP TO PROTEST GA. RAIN PRAYER
      Guardian, 10-11-2007
     Saturday November 10, 2007 4:31 AM ATLANTA (AP) – A secular group said Friday it would protest Gov. Sonny Perdue‘s planned prayer service intended to ask for relief from the Southeastern drought, saying the rally violates the principle of separation of church and state.

Perdue‘s office announc >>>



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