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      PLANE CARRYING KENNEDY HIT BY LIGHTNING
      Washington Post, 14-05-2006
      BOSTON –– A plane carrying U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy from western Massachusetts to his home on the coast was struck by lightning Saturday and had to be diverted to New Haven, Conn., his spokeswoman said.

The eight–seat Cessna Citation 550 plane lost all electrical power, including communica >>>


      POLITICS WITHOUT PASSION
      Washington Post, 14-05-2006
      Half a century ago, the best columnist America has ever produced, Murray Kempton, lamented that the absence of honest passion was a shared characteristic of professional wrestling and American politics. Kempton was dismayed because in 1'52 the Eisenhower campaign hired an advertising agency. What would we come to n >>>


      PROGRESS OF IRAQI POLICE WORRIES PENTAGON
      Washington Post, 14-05-2006
      WASHINGTON –– U.S. military officials, contemplating whether to bring home a significant number of American troops from Iraq this year, are less concerned with the reliability of the Iraqi army than they are of the Iraqi police.

The U.S.–led training of police has been slower than that of the >>>


      REUTERS POLITICS SUMMARY
      Washington Post, 14-05-2006
      Bush political problems may have no quick fix WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A long, slow slide in President George W. Bush‘s popularity ratings over the past year to a low of around 30 percent suggests there may be no quick fix for his political woes. Six weeks after Bush began a staff shakeup aimed at reinvigorat >>>


      THE FAMILY AS FIRING OFFENSE
      Washington Post, 14-05-2006
      By Ruth MarcusSunday, May 14, 2006; B07 The school nurse and I are on a first–name basis these days. "Hi, Ruth," she says with a practiced tone, regret blended with calm. "It‘s Elizabeth"

–– and, because she‘s a pro, immediately, "Not an emergency." A >>>


      THE TALK SHOWS
      Washington Post, 14-05-2006
      Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (WTTG), ' a.m.: First lady Laura Bush , author Mary Cheney and columnist Art Buchwald .

THIS WEEK (ABC, WJLA), ' a.m.: Sens. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D–Del.) and Chuck Hagel (R–Neb.), actress Reese Witherspoon and Bu >>>


      THINKING OUTSIDE THE IRAN BOX
      Washington Post, 14-05-2006
      The United States and Israel exercise absolute conventional military domination over the Middle East but are bled by costly asymmetrical warfare. They must now pursue war by other means, through asymmetrical diplomacy and statecraft built on flexibility and open–ended tactics.

For the Bush administration >>>


      WE CAN AFFORD TO GIVE PARENTS A BREAK
      Washington Post, 14-05-2006
      In an era when the mythology of motherhood is slowly yielding to the realities, it seems only appropriate to disabuse ourselves of some of the myths surrounding our government‘s treatment of mothers.

Perhaps the most obvious yardstick of governmental respect for mothers is maternity leave policy. Of 168 >>>


      165 BODIES FOUND AFTER NIGERIAN BLAST
      Washington Post, 14-05-2006
      ILADO, Nigeria –– Workers have buried at least 165 people killed in a pipeline explosion, and four bodies were still floating Sunday in tidal mangrove swamps a few miles from the blast site in southern Nigeria, officials said.

Up to 200 people were killed Friday when gasoline seeping out of a ruptu >>>


      A REBEL PRINCE‘S VISION FOR REFORM
      Washington Post, 14-05-2006
      By Anthony ShadidWashington Post Foreign ServiceSunday, May 14, 2006; A16 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia –– The coffee was served, then the dates. And at that, Prince Talal, the son of Saudi Arabia‘s founder and long the ruling family‘s bete noire, smiled wryly. "This is what we used to live on," >>>


      BOMB CAUSES CASUALTIES IN BAGHDAD: POLICE
      Washington Post, 14-05-2006
      BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A bomb caused several casualties in central Baghdad on Sunday, police said.

Initial reports were incomplete. One police source said four people were killed and five wounded in the blast, which struck a minibus near Beirut Square. Other police officers said the toll was still unclear.< >>>


      CLASHES IN BRAZIL KILL 52
      Washington Post, 14-05-2006
      SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) – Heavily–armed gangsters attacked police posts in Brazil‘s Sao Paulo state for a second night in the worst spate of crime–related violence in the country‘s industrial and business heartland in memory.

A total of 52 police, civilians and gangsters have >>>


      COMORANS HOPE TO END POVERTY WITH VOTE
      Washington Post, 14-05-2006
      MORONI (Reuters) – Comorans voted peacefully on Sunday in the last round of a presidential race dominated by concerns over extreme poverty and corruption, hoping to finally shake off a history of coups.

Voters on the Indian Ocean archipelago of 670,000 people were choosing between three candidates in a p >>>


      CRITICS WANT DUTCH LAWMAKER DEPORTED
      Washington Post, 14-05-2006
      AMSTERDAM, Netherlands –– Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali–born Dutch legislator who has championed the rights of Muslim women, is returning from a book tour to a firestorm for lying on her asylum application when she fled to the Netherlands in 1''2 to escape an arranged marriage.

Hirsi Ali, >>>


      FLUSH WITH SUCCESS
      Washington Post, 14-05-2006
      KITAKYUSHU, Japan Darting through the 3:30 p.m. passenger rush at a new airport here, a hurried 35–year–old in a gray business suit made a beeline for the men‘s room.

Heading for the nearest open stall, Kyoji Asada threw aside his briefcase and quickly got down to business –– a sp >>>


      INDONESIAN VILLAGERS RETURN HOME DESPITE VOLCANO ALERT
      Washington Post, 14-05-2006
      PURWOBINAGUN, Indonesia (Reuters) – Dozens of Indonesian villagers returned to their homes on the slopes of Mount Merapi briefly on Sunday despite an official order to evacuate over concerns the dangerous volcano could soon erupt.

Indonesia raised the alert status of Merapi to the highest level, also kno >>>


      IRAN AMENABLE TO LIMITED NUCLEAR TALKS
      Washington Post, 14-05-2006
      BALI, Indonesia, May 13 –– President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran said Saturday that he was willing to hold talks over his country‘s disputed nuclear agenda but not with Israel or nations that hold "bombs over our head." Ahmadinejad said he has cooperated fully with the International Atomic E >>>


      IRAN TO REJECT EU OFFER TO END ATOMIC WORK
      Washington Post, 14-05-2006
      TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran said on Sunday it would reject any demand to stop what it calls peaceful nuclear work, a day before European foreign ministers discuss incentives and penalties designed to rein in Tehran‘s atomic ambitions.

European Union foreign ministers meet on Monday to work out technica >>>


      IRAN WON‘T ACCEPT OFFER ON STOPPING ATOMIC WORK
      Washington Post, 14-05-2006
      TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Sunday any offer drawn up by European states that included a demand to stop peaceful nuclear activities would not be acceptable.

"Any proposal that obliges us to stop peaceful (nuclear) activities would not be valid," Ahmadinejad >>>


      IRAQ BEGINS TO REIN IN PARAMILITARY FORCE
      Washington Post, 14-05-2006
      By Ellen KnickmeyerWashington Post Foreign ServiceSunday, May 14, 2006; A16 BAGHDAD, May 13 –– Iraq‘s Interior Ministry has taken its first steps to rein in the Facilities Protection Service, a unit of 4,000 building guards that U.S. officials say has quietly burgeoned into the government‘s larg >>>


      ISRAEL‘S HIGH COURT UPHOLDS MARRIAGE LAW
      Washington Post, 14-05-2006
      PM JERUSALEM, May 14 –– Israel‘s high court upheld a law Sunday that sharply restricts the rights of Palestinians married to Israeli spouses to live inside Israel.

The law was passed in 2002, at the height of the Palestinian uprising, for what the Israeli government said were security reasons >>>


      MILITANTS KILL PAKISTAN OFFICIAL IN RESTIVE REGION
      Washington Post, 14-05-2006
      TANK, Pakistan (Reuters) – Suspected Islamist militants shot dead a government official after breaking into his house on Sunday, the latest such killing in the troubled South Waziristan tribal region, officials said.

The killings of pro–government tribesmen and officials have become common in Wazir >>>


      MODEL AIRPLANE CRASHES IN HUNGARY; 2 DEAD
      Washington Post, 14-05-2006
      BUDAPEST, Hungary –– A model airplane crashed into a crowd at an air show in southern Hungary on Saturday, killing two spectators.

The accident occurred in the town of Ocseny, '0 miles south of Budapest, the capital.

The two people killed were identified as a married couple from the ne >>>


      MONEY EARNED IN U.S. PUSHES UP PRICES IN EL SALVADOR
      Washington Post, 14-05-2006
      By N.C. AizenmanWashington Post Foreign ServiceSunday, May 14, 2006; A17 LA UNION, El Salvador –– It is hard to overstate how much this tiny Central American nation has benefited from the estimated $2.8 billion that Salvadoran immigrants in the United States send back to their relatives each year.

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      NEW ZEALAND TRAWLER SINKS, KILLING 2
      Washington Post, 14-05-2006
      WELLINGTON, New Zealand –– A fishing trawler sank off New Zealand‘s South Island, killing two people on board and leaving four missing on Sunday in treacherous seas.

Three people were rescued after the 50–foot trawler Kotuku sank on Saturday. Police area commander Inspector Barry Taylor >>>


      OIL WEALTH COLORS THE U.S. PUSH FOR DEMOCRACY
      Washington Post, 14-05-2006
      By Glenn KesslerWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, May 14, 2006; A18 The photographs posted on the White House Web site tell the story. On April 28, President Bush had a busy day of meetings. There‘s a photograph of the president looking eye to eye with little Kim Han Mee, the daughter of North Korean defectors. >>>


      PALESTINIANS MARRIED TO ISRAELIS LOSE RESIDENCY BATTLE
      Washington Post, 14-05-2006
      JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel‘s High Court on Sunday narrowly upheld a law that denies Israeli residency to many Palestinians who marry Israelis, rejecting appeals against a statute critics condemned as a violation of human rights.

The restrictions, an amendment to Israel‘s Citizenship Law, af >>>


      PREVAL SWORN IN AS HAITI‘S NEW PRESIDENT
      Washington Post, 14-05-2006
      PORT–AU–PRINCE, Haiti –– Rene Preval, the only president in Haiti‘s history to finish a five–year term, was sworn in Sunday to again lead the impoverished nation after decades of armed uprisings, lawlessness and foreign intervention.

In a brief ceremony in Parliament, Preval >>>


      REPORT: 28 BODIES FOUND IN ALGERIA
      Washington Post, 14-05-2006
      ALGIERS, Algeria –– Security forces found 28 bodies, most of them children, in a secluded cave used as a hideout by an Algerian Islamic militant group, a newspaper reported Sunday.

The bodies were discovered Saturday in the Beni Khatab mountains, about 280 miles east of the capital, where authoriti >>>


      RIOT BREAKS OUT AT HAITI‘S MAIN PRISON
      Washington Post, 14-05-2006
      PORT–AU–PRINCE, Haiti –– Prisoners rioted Sunday at Haiti‘s main prison, with gunfire heard within its walls and scores of inmates massing on the roof and holding what appeared to be two dead bodies.

Haitian police and U.N. peacekeeping troops surrounded the prison, which is locat >>>


      ROADSIDE BOMBS KILL 12 IRAQIS IN BAGHDAD
      Washington Post, 14-05-2006
      BAGHDAD, Iraq –– A string of explosions ripped through the Iraqi capital Sunday, killing at least 12 people, including a woman and two children on a bus. Shiites condemned the bombing a day earlier of six Shiite shrines around the volatile city of Baqouba.

The shrine attacks could have significant >>>


      SOMALIS ASK FOR FOREIGN HELP AS FIGHTING SPREADS
      Washington Post, 14-05-2006
      MOGADISHU, Somalia, May 13 –– Mortars, machine guns and rockets pounded Mogadishu on Saturday in fighting between militias that has killed at least 144 people in the past seven days and spread quickly across the city.

The interim government, which has been unable to assert authority in the nation o >>>


      STRING OF ATTACKS IN BAGHDAD LEAVES 26 DEAD
      Washington Post, 14-05-2006
      May 14, 2006; 10:03 AM BAGHDAD, May 14 –– At least seven bombs exploded in the Iraqi capital on Sunday, interrupting several days of relative calm and killing at least 26 people.

The string of attacks in the capital were accompanied by reports of violence in other areas: Two British soldiers were k >>>


      SUSPECTED MILITANTS IN PAKISTAN KILL 1
      Washington Post, 14-05-2006
      DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan –– Suspected Islamic militants stormed a roadside security post in a tribal region in northwestern Pakistan early Sunday and shot dead an officer, an intelligence official said.

The attack occurred after midnight in Jandola, a town at the entrance of South Waziristan, a t >>>


      THOUSANDS FLEE DANGEROUS INDONESIA VOLCANO
      Washington Post, 14-05-2006
      MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia –– Thousands of people fled the fertile slopes of Indonesia‘s most dangerous volcano Saturday as glowing lava oozed down the side and ash and rock spewed from the mountaintop, leading authorities to warn that an eruption could come soon.

Villages on Mount Merapi were l >>>


      U.S. TEEN DIES FOLLOWING TEL AVIV BOMBING
      Washington Post, 14-05-2006
      JERUSALEM –– A Florida teenager wounded in a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv last month died Sunday from his injuries, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Daniel Wultz, 16, of Weston, Fla., will be flown home for burial Monday, said Yael Tzuberi, a spokeswoman for the Tel Aviv Medical Center where he was hosp >>>


      US AGREES DEAL FOR VIETNAM TO JOIN WTO
      Washington Post, 14-05-2006
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Vietnam has reached agreement on a trade deal with the United States that paves the way for the communist–run country to join the World Trade Organization this year, U.S. and Vietnamese officials said on Sunday.

The agreement lowers tariffs on U.S. industrial and farm product >>>


      WORLD IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 14-05-2006
      Brazilian Gang Attacks Kill at Least 30 People SAO PAULO, Brazil –– One of Brazil‘s most notorious gangs staged dozens of attacks on police before dawn Saturday, setting off gun battles in three cities that killed at least 30 people, officials said. Twenty–four prison uprisings also were reporte >>>


      ZIMBABWE‘S INFLATION RATE TOPS 1,000%
      Washington Post, 14-05-2006
      HARARE, Zimbabwe, May 13 –– Zimbabwe‘s annual inflation rate topped 1,000 percent for the first time, underlining the economic collapse of a country crippled by shortages.

Moffat Nyoni, acting director of the government‘s Central Statistical Office, said that inflation for the 12– >>>


      A NECESSARY REBEL
      Haaretz, 14-05-2006
      By Zvi Bar‘el Just let him not suddenly start "understanding security." Let him keep turning over every stone and looking with wonder at what he finds underneath.

Let him not be insulted by officers who wink behind his back or even make the sign of horns with their fingers behind the head. Beca >>>


      A PERSONAL EXAMPLE IS NEEDED
      Haaretz, 14-05-2006
      By Haaretz Editorial The harsh and highly publicized confrontation that erupted last week between Civil Service Commissioner Shmuel Hollander and State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss went beyond the finds of the report. Lindenstrauss criticized the rapid advancement of the commissioner‘s aide, while Hollander at >>>


      A PROMISED LAND OF THEIR OWN
      Haaretz, 14-05-2006
      By Larry Garber According to Profs. Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer, there is a monolithic, pernicious "Israel lobby" representing American Jews, influencing the United States to act against its own interests.

According to recent research by the American Jewish Committee, four out of five American >>>


      EVIDENCE OF JEWISH TALENT
      Haaretz, 14-05-2006
      By Alexander Yakobson This year the list of the "100 most promising start–up companies in Europe and the Middle East" includes 16 Israeli companies. The figure is impressive, but not surprising: Last time there were 20 Israeli companies on the list.

The success of Israeli high–tech goes f >>>


      GAME THEORY
      Haaretz, 14-05-2006
      By Gideon Levy This was an especially short masked ball: Two or three months and the "boycott" party of the Palestinian Authority ended. It was also an especially stupid masked ball: Hamas can now brandish a real achievement. Israel and the world have surrendered unconditionally, and the flow of money to the >>>


      THE PAMPERED FRESHMEN OF THE KNESSET
      Haaretz, 14-05-2006
      By Uzi Benziman Like spoiled children, tyro Labor MKs Shelly Yachimovich and Yoram Marciano thumbed their figurative noses at the leader of their party and at the prime minister, and refused to vote for the state budget. It‘s a matter of principle, of conscience, they explained, that prevents them from supporting >>>


      ‘CAMERON MAY BE SMART., BUT WE HAVE THE POLICIES‘
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      David Miliband, Labour‘s rising star, has just arrived in the cabinet and will go head to head with the Tory leader on green issues. He talks to political editor Gaby Hinsliff about getting Labour back on the front foot in its search for a fourth term in office Sunday May 14, 2006 The Observer The sandwich David >>>


      ‘MY HOUSE IS BETTER THAN YOUR HOUSE‘.
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Big Brother‘s creator has some advice for politicians chasing the youth vote Peter Bazalgette Sunday May 14, 2006 The Observer During George Galloway‘s notorious appearance on Celebrity Big Brother, the anchor of a well–known news programme bounded up to me at a party: ‘You‘ve finally done >>>


      ‘THINK JAMAICA IS BAD? TRY NIGERIA ... ‘ HOW DIANE ABBOTT ENRAGED A COMMUNITY
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Ned Temko, chief political correspondent Sunday May 14, 2006 The Observer High–profile Labour MP Diane Abbott is facing an angry backlash over an article she wrote in a Jamaican newspaper condemning Nigeria. Abbott, whose constituency has a large Nigerian community, is being denounced as impolite, impolitic, ill& >>>


      BLAIR ‘MUST DELIVER ON FAIR TRADE DEAL‘
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Heather Stewart Sunday May 14, 2006 The Observer Campaigners will warn Tony Blair this week that time is running out to salvage a deal at critical World Trade Organisation talks in Geneva – one of the key goals he set himself as part of last year‘s Make Poverty History push.

Oxfam will tell the Pri >>>


      BLAIR VERSUS BROWN – AND THE WINNER IS... DAVID CAMERON
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Voters are turning away from a government obsessed with fratricidal hatreds as the Tories begin to recapture Middle England Andrew Rawnsley Sunday May 14, 2006 The Observer It was Gordon Brown who tried to chill everyone‘s spines by summoning the blue lady‘s blood–stained, tear–smeared exit from >>>


      IF WE DON‘T RENEW, WE WILL FAIL
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      John Prescott, deputy prime minister Sunday May 14, 2006 The Observer The Labour party faces a task it has never faced in its history: to renew itself after nine years in government. In the past, we became accustomed to the challenges thrown up by defeat. Now how do we respond to a decade of success?

And it is >>>


      IT‘S EASY TO SEE ONE BENEFIT OF DEVOLUTION
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Ruaridh Nicoll Sunday May 14, 2006 The Observer The mistakes now occur with depressing regularity. A few weeks ago, it was a man I know quite well, a man I like, and I confused him with a bald, Green MSP. A Lib Dem sitting nearby gurgled with laughter.

Raised, as I was, on a hill farm, I used to pride myself o >>>


      LABOUR ‘FACES POLL WIPE–OUT‘
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      The next general election could make Cameron‘s party the biggest, says a local voting analysis Ned Temko and Gaby Hinsliff Sunday May 14, 2006 The Observer Labour could be heading for a ‘wipe–out‘ by David Cameron‘s Tories at the next general election, says the first detailed study of the >>>


      REVEALED: BLAIR ATTACK ON HUMAN RIGHTS LAW
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Letter to Reid demands urgent action Police call for end to early jail releases Ned Temko and Jamie Doward Sunday May 14, 2006 The Observer Tony Blair is planning a radical overhaul of Britain‘s controversial human rights legislation after claims that the present laws put the rights of criminals above those of vi >>>


      TERROR SUSPECT NUMBERS SOAR
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      MI5 source reveals a ‘current, relentless and increasing‘ security threat since 7 July attacks as radical imam is set to be released from jail Antony Barnett, Jamie Doward and Mark Townsend Sunday May 14, 2006 The Observer The number of Islamic terror suspects in Britain being targeted by the security servi >>>


      THE BIG ISSUE: ASSISTED DYING
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 The Observer Baroness Mary Warnock (Comment, last week) ignores a powerful objection to the Joffe bill, namely that some people will feel pressurised into requesting assisted suicide to avoid ‘being a burden‘.

As for her view that this is a limited bill, this is completely dispr >>>


      THERE WASN‘T QUITE SO MUCH SEX IN MY DAY...
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      This week one of the most hotly awaited dramas hits our TV screens – The Line of Beauty, a story of passion and high politics set in the Thatcherite 80s. But how realistic is it? Jonathan Aitken a Tory high–flier from the era, gives his verdict Sunday May 14, 2006 The Observer Watching BBC2‘s new dram >>>


      WHEN WILL THIS ABUSE OF HUMAN RIGHTS END?
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Until the extent of government manipulation in security issues is clear, we should mistrust Blair Philippe Sands Sunday May 14, 2006 The Observer The concept of extraordinary rendition does not have a clear meaning in international law. It is not referred to in any treaty or international instrument of which I am aware >>>


      1 DEAD IN KENYA RELIGIOUS STATION ATTACK
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 1:46 AM AP Photo NAI102 By RODRIQUE NGOWI Associated Press Writer NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – Gunmen attacked a Pentecostal church radio station during a program that compared teachings of the Bible and the Quran, killing one person and setting the building on fire.

Church leaders and gover >>>


      11 KILLED IN INDONESIA SAND PIT LANDSLIDE
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 4:46 AM JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – A landslide at a sand pit in central Indonesia killed 11 workers, burying their bodies beneath tons of mud and debris, a police official said Sunday.

The bodies of the men were recovered after the slide on Saturday in Nyalindung, a village on the main >>>


      165 BODIES FOUND AFTER NIGERIAN BLAST
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 5:46 PM AP Photo NIN104 By DULUE MBACHU Associated Press Writer ILADO, Nigeria (AP) – Workers have buried at least 165 people killed in a pipeline explosion, and four bodies were still floating Sunday in tidal mangrove swamps a few miles from the blast site in southern Nigeria, officials said. >>>


      3 DEAD, 2 WOUNDED AFTER STANDOFF IN OHIO
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 10:31 AM AP Photo OHJP101 SWANTON, Ohio (AP) – A man who stabbed his wife shot an investigating deputy, then held his family hostage before he and the couple‘s two children were found dead, authorities said.

The bodies of Clarence Saunders, 58, and his children, 10–year&nd >>>


      3 KIDS KILLED BY BOMBING IN TURKEY
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 4:16 AM ANKARA, Turkey (AP) – A bomb exploded outside a garage in eastern Turkey Saturday, killing three children, authorities said.

The bomb in Beldeler, which had been set to explode with a timer, appeared similar to those used by the banned Turkish Communist Party–Marxist Len >>>


      AUTOPSY: SLAIN COP SHOT 33 TIMES IN AMBUSH
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 8:31 AM KINGSTON, Tenn. (AP) – A slain sheriff‘s deputy was wounded 33 times during an alleged ambush by two brothers at a rural farmhouse, authorities said.

Autopsies were performed Saturday on the bodies of deputy Bill Jones and a friend who was riding with him on patrol.
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      BABIES IN ICU AFTER SEPARATION SURGERY
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 1:16 AM AP Photo WXS143 By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Abbigail and Isabelle Carlsen remained in intensive care under sedation Saturday, one day after doctors spent nearly seven hours in surgery separating the conjoined twins.

The 5–month–old >>>


      BISHOP ADDS FUEL TO CHINA–VATICAN RIFT
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 2:01 PM AP Photo XED110 By CHARLES HUTZLER Associated Press Writer BEIJING (AP) – China‘s state–approved Catholic church welcomed the installation Sunday of a third bishop who has not been approved by the pope, exacerbating Beijing‘s already strained relations with the Vatica >>>


      BOMBS DESTROY 2 SHIITE SHRINES IN IRAQ
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 8:16 AM AP Photo BAG101 By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A series of bombs destroyed two Shiite shrines near the volatile city of Baqouba late Saturday – the second time this year that sites sacred to Iraq‘s Shiite majority have been targeted.
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      BORDER SECURITY PLAN WORRIES TEXAS TOWN
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 8:16 AM AP Photo TXAC102 By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press Writer REDFORD, Texas (AP) – The last time the U.S. military posted troops on the border near this tiny cluster of farms and ranches, an 18–year–old goat herder was shot to death.

Hardly a day passes that Eseq >>>


      BUSH, CLINTON CELEBRATE TULANE ‘MIRACLE‘
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 1:01 AM AP Photo LAAB108 By MARY FOSTER Associated Press Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Former Presidents Bush and Clinton helped Tulane University celebrate its miracle‘‘ commencement Saturday, nine months after Hurricane Katrina put two–thirds of campus under water and >>>


      CHENEY NOTES ADD TWIST TO CIA LEAK PROBE
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 4:01 PM AP Photo NYET754 By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – The prosecutor in the CIA leak case said more than six months ago that he was not alleging any criminal acts by Vice President Dick Cheney regarding the leak of agency operative Valerie Plame‘s identity.
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      CHENEY THE FOCUS OF CIA LEAK COURT FILING
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 10:31 AM AP Photo WHRE106 By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – In a new court filing, the prosecutor in the CIA leak case revealed that Vice President Dick Cheney made handwritten references to CIA officer Valerie Plame – albeit not by name – before her identity w >>>


      CIA LEAK COURT FILING FOCUSES ON CHENEY
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 2:01 AM AP Photo WHRE106 By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – In a new court filing, the prosecutor in the CIA leak case revealed that Vice President Dick Cheney made handwritten references to CIA officer Valerie Plame – albeit not by name – before her identity wa >>>


      CROSS–SHAPED RUIN TO STAY AT GROUND ZERO
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 4:46 AM AP Photo NY120 By DESMOND BUTLER Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) – The foundation in charge of developing ground zero‘s memorial and museum pledged to permanently display the two pieces of steel left standing in the shape of a cross after the World Trade Center collapsed.>>>


      DOZENS KILLED IN ATTACKS ACROSS IRAQ
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 4:01 PM AP Photo BAG121 By THOMAS WAGNER Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A string of deadly attacks ripped through the Iraqi capital Sunday, killing at least 26 people and wounding nearly 70, police said. Six small Shiite shrines also were damaged in a series of blasts around Baqo >>>


      FAMILY MARKS HOLIDAY IN KATRINA TRAILER
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 4:31 AM AP Photo LACG101 By JANET McCONNAUGHEY Associated Press Writer ARABI, La. (AP) – Sometimes a little less togetherness would make a great Mother‘s Day gift. Especially for Tiffany Hudson, who lives with her fiance and six of their combined nine children in his 31–foot Katrin >>>


      FLA. KILLER ALLIGATOR BELIEVED CAPTURED
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 4:46 AM SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) – Wildlife officers captured an alligator Saturday they believe was responsible for fatally attacking a woman while she was out jogging.

The '–foot, 6–inch alligator was trapped just under the bridge where Yovy Suarez Jimenez, 28, was last se >>>


      FLA. MOTHER CHARGED WITH KILLING HER BABY
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 4:46 AM MIAMI (AP) – A woman accused of killing her '–month–old baby and wounding her 3–year–old daughter said demons told her to do it, police said Saturday.

Police found Liset Hernandez, 36, in a closet holding the toddler, who had multiple stab wounds Fr >>>


      FORMER TIME EDITOR, NIXON AIDE KEOGH DIES
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 5:46 PM GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) – James Keogh, a former executive editor of Time magazine who served in communication roles through the troubled years of the Nixon administration, has died. He was 8'.

He died Wednesday of respiratory failure, his granddaughter, Sara Crouse, said Sun >>>


      HARD YEAR FOR COLLEGE PRESIDENTS ENDING
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 4:31 AM AP Photo BX501 By JUSTIN POPE AP Education Writer BOSTON (AP) – This year, college students aren‘t the only ones anxious for summer. The academic year that‘s winding down has been one of the most contentious in recent memory, and a brutal one for college presidents.

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      HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIF.: ‘SURF CITY USA‘
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 11:31 AM AP Photo NYET750 HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Surf City USA‘‘ is officially in Southern California, according to a federal agency that granted this town exclusive trademark rights despite challenges from northern rival Santa Cruz.

The U.S. Patent and >>>


      INDONESIANS RETURN DESPITE ERUPTION THREAT
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 12:46 PM AP Photo EKW101 By CHRIS BRUMMITT Associated Press Writer MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia (AP) – Indonesia‘s most dangerous volcano belched out massive clouds of black smoke and lava flows scorched fresh scars in its slopes Sunday, but many villagers ignored warnings of a major eruption >>>


      INFORMAL TRUCE SETTLES IN SOMALI CAPITAL
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 6:16 PM MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) – Clashes between Islamic militias and secular fighters eased in the Somali capital Sunday as the sides mostly observed an informal truce after eight days of fighting killed at least 142 people.

The warring sides will meet local mediators – includ >>>


      IRAN REJECTS INCENTIVES TO HALT ENRICHMENT
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 8:31 AM AP Photo XWM110 TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iran‘s president said any European proposal to end the impasse over Iran‘s nuclear program would be invalid‘‘ if required the country to halt uranium enrichment.

They (must) know that any proposal >>>


      ISRAELI HIGH COURT UPHOLDS UNIFICATION LAW
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 8:46 AM JERUSALEM (AP) – Israel‘s high court Sunday narrowly upheld a law that bars West Bank Palestinians from living with their spouses and children in Israel.

The law, passed in 2002 at the height of Israeli–Palestinian fighting, is believed to have kept hundreds, possi >>>


      MAN STABS WIFE, FATALLY SHOOTS KIDS, SELF
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 4:46 AM SWANTON, Ohio (AP) – A man stabbed his wife, then fatally shot their two children and himself during a standoff with police Saturday at his northwest Ohio home, authorities said.

Clarence Saunders, 58, Lauren Saunders, 10, and Jacob Saunders, 5, were found dead in the home nea >>>


      MANY INDONESIANS IGNORE EVACUATION ORDER
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 6:01 PM AP Photo JAK103 By CHRIS BRUMMITT Associated Press Writer MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia (AP) – Villagers burned incense and floated offerings to the spirits Sunday, hoping to ward off an eruption of Mount Merapi, while a scientist warned that a growing lava dome could collapse and shoot dead >>>


      MEMORIAL STONE MARKS SITE OF POPE SHOOTING
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 1:46 AM AP Photo PPC108 By FRANCES D‘EMILIO Associated Press Writer VATICAN CITY (AP) – A simple marble slab was placed Saturday in St. Peter‘s Square on the spot where the late Pope John Paul II was shot in an assassination attempt 25 years ago.

The stone, which was quick >>>


      MORE THAN 11,000 VOTE IN NEW ORLEANS RACE
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 10:31 AM By JESSICA BUJOL Associated Press Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) – More than 11,000 people cast their ballots early in the mayoral runoff election to see who will lead the city as it rebuilds after Hurricane Katrina, officials said.

Mayor Ray Nagin and Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu were t >>>


      MOUSSAOUI BEGINS LIFE TERM AT SUPERMAX
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 12:46 AM AP Photo NYET701 By ROBERT WELLER Associated Press Writer DENVER (AP) – Convicted Sept. 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui began serving his life sentence at the nation‘s most secure prison on Saturday after U.S. marshals flew him overnight to southern Colorado from Virginia.
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      N.H. FLOODS FORCE 100 PEOPLE FROM HOMES
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 4:46 PM AP Photo MACK108 WAKEFIELD, N.H. (AP) – Torrential rain washed out roads and forced about 100 people from their homes early Sunday.

Some areas of central New Hampshire had seen 7 inches of rain by early Sunday and forecasters said as many as 5 more inches might come during the >>>


      NEW ZEALAND TRAWLER SINKS, KILLING 3
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 4:46 AM WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – A fishing trawler sank off New Zealand‘s South Island, killing three people on board and leaving three missing on Sunday in treacherous seas.

Three people were rescued after the 50–foot trawler Kotuku sank on Saturday. Police area com >>>


      NIGERIA BOOSTING PROTECTION FOR PIPELINES
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 4:46 PM AP Photo NIN103 By DULUE MBACHU Associated Press Writer ILADO, Nigeria (AP) – President Olusegun Obasanjo ordered stepped–up protection for pipelines after a gasoline blast killed up to 200 people, but Nigerians said Saturday that impoverished villagers would keep tapping the pip >>>


      PAPER: MILITARY IGNORING MENTAL ILLNESS
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 8:16 AM AP Photo BAG106 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – U.S. military troops with severe psychological problems have been sent to Iraq or kept in combat, even when superiors have been aware of signs of mental illness, a newspaper reported for Sunday editions.

The Hartford Courant, citing recor >>>


      PAPER: SOME FREED L.A. INMATES RE–ARRESTED
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 2:16 PM LOS ANGELES (AP) – About 1 in 10 inmates released early from Los Angeles County jails were arrested and charged with new crimes while they were supposed to be behind bars, a newspaper reported Sunday.

An investigation by the Los Angeles Times found that in the past four years, >>>


      PLANE CARRYING KENNEDY HIT BY LIGHTNING
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 8:46 AM AP Photo NYET777 BOSTON (AP) – A plane carrying U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy from western Massachusetts to his home on the coast was struck by lightning Saturday and had to be diverted to New Haven, Conn., his spokeswoman said.

The eight–seat Cessna Citation 550 plane los >>>


      PREVAL SWORN IN AS HAITI‘S NEW PRESIDENT
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 6:01 PM AP Photo PAP108 By STEVENSON JACOBS Associated Press Writer PORT–AU–PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – Rene Preval, the only president in Haiti‘s history to finish a five–year term, was sworn in Sunday to again lead the impoverished nation after decades of armed uprisings, la >>>


      PUERTO RICO SENATE OKS BILL TO EASE CRISIS
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 2:01 AM AP Photo XBL105 By RAMARIS ALBERT Associated Press Writer SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – Puerto Rico‘s Senate approved a key piece of legislation Saturday aimed at resolving a partial government shutdown that has closed the U.S. territory‘s schools and kept more than 100,000 >>>


      REPORT: 28 BODIES FOUND IN ALGERIA
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 2:01 PM ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) – Security forces found 28 bodies, most of them children, in a secluded cave used as a hideout by an Algerian Islamic militant group, a newspaper reported Sunday.

The bodies were discovered Saturday in the Beni Khatab mountains, about 280 miles east of th >>>


      REPORT: MILITARY IGNORING MENTAL ILLNESS
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 12:46 PM AP Photo BAG106 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – U.S. military troops with severe psychological problems have been sent to Iraq or kept in combat, even when superiors have been aware of signs of mental illness, a newspaper reported for Sunday editions.

The Hartford Courant, citing reco >>>


      RIOT BREAKS OUT AT HAITI‘S MAIN PRISON
      Guardian, 14-05-2006
      Sunday May 14, 2006 4:16 PM PORT–AU–PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – Prisoners rioted Sunday at Haiti‘s main prison, with gunfire heard within its walls and scores of inmates massing on the roof and holding what appeared to be two dead bodies.

Haitian police and U.N. peacekeeping troops surrounded >>>



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