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March 5, 2003
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  • Pilot Programs on Cyberattack Data Should Be Expanded, Lawmakers Say
  • In court, little sex shop beats lingerie giant
    The court says the shop Victor's Little Secret didn't hurt the lingerie giant, but sidesteps the question of how to measure trademark harm.

    Dispatch from the 101st: In Kuwait at long last: 'I'm in heaven'
    The dayslong trip from Kentucky is the old Army story: Hurry up. Then wait for hours. Then hurry up. Then wait some more.

    World in brief: Officials predict more N. Korean incidents
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that they anticipate a continuing series of provocative acts by North Korea along the lines of last weekend's interception of an Air Force surveillance plane by North Korean jets, saying such moves would be aimed at pressuring the Bush administration at a time when it is preparing for a possible war with Iraq.

    HHS inspector general Rehnquist will resign
    WASHINGTON -- Janet Rehnquist, the daughter of Chief Justice William Rehnquist, will resign as inspector general of the Health and Human Services Department after a controversial tenure.

    Washington in brief: Deficit may soar to $400-billion
    WASHINGTON -- The federal deficit is growing much more quickly than expected, even before Congress takes up President Bush's tax-cutting proposals and without factoring in the costs of a possible war in Iraq, congressional analysts have concluded.

    Nation in brief: Thermal tiles have molten aluminum
    HOUSTON -- Molten aluminum was found on Columbia's thermal tiles and inside the leading edge of the left wing, bolstering the theory that the shuttle was destroyed by hot gases that penetrated a damaged spot on the wing, the accident investigation board said Tuesday.

    Washington may drop try for another U.N. vote
    Bush administration officials suggested Tuesday that the United States may abandon its efforts for a second resolution if it cannot muster enough Security Council support for war, as U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan called Iraq's destruction of missiles a "positive development" and said that war must be a last resort.

    Report: U.N. plans for postwar Iraq
    LONDON -- The United Nations has secretly drawn up a plan to establish a post-Saddam Hussein government in Iraq if U.S.-led forces invade the country and drive him out of power, a newspaper reported today.

    Iran offers Iraq-elections plan
    DOHA, Qatar -- Iran offered a plan Tuesday to avert war in Iraq by holding elections supervised by the United Nations, one of several proposals emerging as Muslim leaders prepared for a summit focused on the U.S.-led effort to oust Saddam Hussein.

    Bomb kills 21 in Philippines
    MANILA, Philippines -- A bomb planted inside a backpack ripped through an airport terminal in the southern Philippines on Tuesday, killing at least 21 people -- including an American missionary -- and injuring 145 in the nation's worst terrorist attack in three years.

    Detained Yemeni cleric boasts of financing al-Qaida
    NEW YORK -- A Yemeni cleric detained in Germany bragged to an FBI informant that he supplied $20-million, recruits and weapons to Osama bin Laden in the years leading up to the Sept. 11 attacks, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

    Fighting terror: Postal building free of anthrax
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Postal Service officials said Tuesday that thousands of samples taken from the air and on surfaces inside the shuttered Brentwood Road postal facility in Washington showed no signs of anthrax spores, and they were taking the first steps to prepare the building for occupation sometime this summer.

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