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February 18, 2003
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  • Pilot Programs on Cyberattack Data Should Be Expanded, Lawmakers Say
  • Shuttle Disaster: Farmers asked to watch for debris during plowing
    SPACE CENTER, Houston -- As the days become weeks since Columbia's disintegration over Texas, fewer and fewer pieces of space shuttle wreckage are turning up, even though the calls keep coming in.

    Frozen shut
    A powerful snowstorm delays or cancels flights all along the eastern seaboard.

    Panic is deadly at illicit club
    Charges could come today after a stampede from a nightclub under orders not to open kills 21 and hurts 57.

    Nation in brief: Many back policy on admissions
    WASHINGTON -- A month after the Bush administration filed a brief with the Supreme Court opposing affirmative action policies at the University of Michigan, more than 300 organizations announced that they would file briefs supporting the university by today's deadline. The groups represented academia, major corporations, labor unions and nearly 30 of the nation's top former military and civilian defense officials.

    Food that helps heart may help brain
    CHICAGO -- Some dietary fats might help prevent Alzheimer's disease, others may increase the risk and -- contrary to some reports -- antioxidant vitamins may have no effect on the mind-robbing ailment, two studies suggest.

    Fighting terror: Man with grenade charged
    LONDON -- A Venezuelan man arrested last week at Gatwick Airport with a live grenade in his luggage was formally charged with terrorist crimes Monday. The government said that army patrols at Britain's airports would be kept in place for the foreseeable future.

    Stampede deaths
    Some cases of crowd stampede deaths over the years at concerts, soccer stadiums, religious gatherings and other events.

    N. Korea may end armistice
    SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea threatened today to abandon the 1953 armistice that ended the Korean War, accusing the United States of plotting an attack on the communist state.

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