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February 16, 2003
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  • Pilot Programs on Cyberattack Data Should Be Expanded, Lawmakers Say
  • David Adams: For Colombians, terrorism is more than just a threat
    Last week Americans were told to be on the alert after the Bush administration warned of a heightened risk of a new terror attack. Thankfully, there were no incidents, and it turns out some information that led to the alert might have been a hoax.

    Shuttle Disaster: Is 'safe as possible' safe enough for shuttle?
    With no way to make space flight perfectly safe, NASA seeks an acceptable danger level. Still, sometimes things go wrong.

    More studies ask if Atkins is on to something
    Some small experiments suggest the diet may help people lose weight and be healthier.

    Saddam and the tug on the American psyche
    Will the terror he began with be his undoing?

    Around globe, millions protest war
    In Rome alone, a million or more demand no invasion of Iraq. The marches, mostly peaceful, are called the largest antiwar protest since the Vietnam War.

    Soldiers search for missing Americans
    BOGOTA, Colombia -- Hundreds of Colombian soldiers and U.S.-donated Black Hawk helicopters scoured rebel territory Saturday for three Americans allegedly kidnapped by rebels after their plane crashed while on an intelligence mission, the army said.

    Six found dead in Houston home
    HOUSTON -- Six people, including three children, were found shot to death in a house northwest of Houston early Saturday after an eight-hour standoff in which a police officer was wounded.

    Father pleads guilty, innocent
    NEWPORT, Ore. -- A man pleaded guilty Friday to killing his wife and 2-year-old daughter and dumping their bodies into coastal waters in December 2001 -- but pleaded innocent in the deaths of his two other children, offering no explanation.

    PETA's gift to violent group criticized
    WASHINGTON -- They have protested the fur trade and leather by standing topless near the White House, and called attention to their claims of animal abuse in circuses by sitting on the sidewalk, half-naked and painted like tigers behind wire cages.

    Private colleges to offer new way to save for tuition
    PHILADELPHIA -- Stanford, Georgetown and other private colleges have joined together to give parents another way to prepay for discounted tuition.

    Neglected foreign orphans troubled long after adoption
    DENVER -- Tens of thousands of children adopted from squalid overseas orphanages during the 1990s face serious developmental problems despite growing up in new, affluent surroundings, new research shows.

    Cc the cat proves clone is clone, not duplicate
    COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Rainbow the cat is a typical calico with splotches of brown, tan and gold on white. Cc, her clone, has a striped gray coat over white.

    Kerry home after cancer surgery
    BALTIMORE -- Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. John Kerry left Johns Hopkins Hospital on Saturday to recover at home in Washington from prostate cancer surgery.

    Bush policies are called bad for minorities
    COLUMBIA, S.C. -- President Bush's economic plan and his stance against affirmative action hurt efforts to eliminate the effects of past discrimination, a black member of the House Democratic leadership says.

    FBI helps local law enforcement prepare
    WASHINGTON -- Facing the prospect of a U.S.-led war with Iraq, FBI officials are helping local law enforcement look beyond the end of the Muslim holiday that prompted the most recent terror warning and improve preparations for possible chemical, biological or radiological attacks, officials said.

    Democrats wooing union vote
    WASHINGTON -- Wherever union leaders may go these days, Democratic presidential hopefuls follow, a must pursuit of a prized union endorsement.

    No branch makes babies like Army
    When it comes to love, the Army leads the way.

    CLARK MacGREGOR, 80, a former Minnesota congressman and an insider in President Richard Nixon's administration, died Monday while vacationing in Pompano Beach. He was Nixon's counsel for congressional relations at the time of the Watergate break-in on June 17, 1972. He was chairman of the Committee to Re-Elect the President from July to November 1972 as the story of the Watergate break-in began to unfold. It eventually led to Nixon's resignation in August 1974. Mr. MacGregor served suburban Minneapolis in the U.S. House of Representatives during the 1960s.

    World in brief: Bomb kills 4-man Israeli tank crew
    JERUSALEM -- A roadside bomb in the Gaza Strip turned a passing Israeli army tank into a fireball Saturday, wiping out its four-man crew in an attack claimed by the militant Palestinian Islamic group Hamas.

    Canada report: Cabinet's Sheila Copps enters race to succeed Chretien
    Feisty Sheila Copps, calling herself a champion of the underdog, is the first politician to enter the race to succeed Liberal Prime Minister Jean Chretien.

    In the 'new' China, old problems remain
    SHANGHAI, China -- In a high-rise apartment, near a street where Shanghai's young people shop for European fashions while chatting on cell phones, Zheng Jinlian summons memories of a time when an emperor ruled China.

    Profiles in conflict
    There is no one way to describe America on the verge of war with Iraq. Opinion surveys reflect ambivalence about the United States launching a pre-emptive strike against that country.

    NATO compromise proposed
    BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Belgium offered a compromise Saturday to end a bitter dispute within the NATO alliance over providing military aid to Turkey in advance of a war against Iraq.

    Who will preside after Hussein's demise?
    Who will lead Iraq when Saddam Hussein goes?

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