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February 25, 2003
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  • Pilot Programs on Cyberattack Data Should Be Expanded, Lawmakers Say
  • Turkey's tightrope: Public vs. the U.S.
    ANKARA, Turkey -- It might have been the weather -- 28 degrees and snowing -- that kept patrons from Onur Yilmaz's outdoor lottery stand Monday. But Yilmaz had another explanation.

    U.S. pushes U.N. on war
    A march toward war gains momentum even as competing proposals widen the split within the United Nations.

    Failed AIDS vaccine intrigues scientists
    Drug seems to work well in small number of blacks who participated in the large trial.

    Earthquake in China kills 259
    BEIJING -- With bloodied hands, survivors dug through rubble and called out for their missing loved ones after a powerful earthquake knocked down homes and schools on Monday in western China, officials said. At least 259 people were killed and more than 2,050 injured.

    World in brief: Rebels say Americans are prisoners of war
    BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombian rebels declared Monday that three captured Americans were "prisoners of war" and will be freed only as part of a broad prisoner exchange with Colombian government.

    Governors ask for money, but Bush has little
    WASHINGTON -- Governors from both parties joined forces Monday to ask for federal money for homeland security, special education and President Bush's education program.

    Supreme Court denies abortion appeal
    The decision will allow Indiana to fully implement an 8-year-old abortion law -- one of the nation's strictest.

    Transplant recipient's family says it wanted to donate girl's organs
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- As Jesica Santillan's family grieves her death after a botched heart-lung transplant and a rare second one, it has become the target of criticism for refusing to make the girl an organ donor.

    Nation in brief: Federal jury rejects death for spy
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The government's attempt to impose the death penalty on spy Brian Patrick Regan was rejected Monday by the federal jury that convicted him of offering to sell U.S. intelligence to Iraq and China.

    Investigators probe club's soundproofing material
    WEST WARWICK, R.I. -- Investigators are trying to determine whether the soundproofing material that burst into flames at the Station nightclub and led to the deaths of 97 people Thursday was a highly flammable type that shouldn't have been installed.

    Fighting terror: Nation's terrorism alert status remains high
    WASHINGTON -- The threat of a terrorist attack against America remains high and there are no plans to downgrade the nation's terror alert, Attorney General John Ashcroft said Monday.

    Hussein appears defiant in CBS interview
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Saddam Hussein indicated on Monday that he does not intend to follow U.N. orders to destroy his Al Samoud 2 missiles, and challenged President Bush to an internationally televised debate via satellite linkup.

    Sinking Louisiana is a state all out of kilter
    NEW ORLEANS -- The high wooden porch slants toward the street. The twin steps are cracked. So is the plastered support between them.

    A new resolution and an opposing memo
    Key points of the U.S.-British-Spanish draft Security Council resolution on Iraq and of a French, German and Russian memorandum.

    4 U.S. soldiers die as helicopter crashes in Kuwait
    KUWAIT CITY -- A U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed early today during a training mission, killing all four crew members, the U.S. Army said.

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