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January 10, 2001

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Illegal hiring goes on, largely unseen
Many people get away with employing illegal immigrants, paying them less and not paying taxes.

Government rates SUVs for rollover chance
WASHINGTON -- The federal government Tuesday rated 42 model year 2001 sport utility vehicles, passenger cars and light trucks, telling consumers for the first time how likely the vehicles are to roll over if they hit a curb, a ditch, or climb onto a soft shoulder on the road.

Under fire, nominee bows out
Bush quickly nudges aside his pick for labor secretary, Linda Chavez, who blames "search and destroy" politics.

Moderate diets best to keep thin
WASHINGTON -- Most diets can help people lose weight, but only moderate-fat, high-carbohydrate regimens seem to keep the pounds off for good, according to the first comprehensive scientific review of popular diets by the federal government.

Concern grows over U.S. shells
LONDON -- As pressure mounted across Europe for NATO and the Pentagon to investigate possible health hazards from depleted uranium ammunition, Britain said Tuesday it will begin screening its soldiers who were exposed to the armor-piercing shells in Balkan conflicts.

FEMA director: Terrorist act could become turf war
WASHINGTON -- James Lee Witt, the outgoing chief of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, says the government's office to deal with domestic terrorism is in the wrong place.

Nelson picked to help lead committee
WASHINGTON -- Newly elected Sen. Bill Nelson was tapped Tuesday as vice chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the election fundraising organization of the Democratic Party in the Senate.

Rules, agencies to know for hiring help
Want to be legal when you hire household help? Then you need to know the rules.

Liberal groups band together against Ashcroft
WASHINGTON -- Liberal groups said Tuesday they will work together against John Ashcroft, President-elect Bush's choice to head the Justice Department.

The world in brief
Myanmar junta starts talks with Suu Kyi

Lockerbie case is 'all or nothing'
CAMP ZEIST, Netherlands -- In another last-minute surprise in the eight-month Lockerbie bombing trial, the prosecution said in its closing statement Tuesday that it plans to drop all but the most serious charge of murder.

Military faulted on battling terrorism
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military must break out of a "purely defensive mode" and take more aggressive precautions against terrorists, says a special commission that reviewed the USS Cole bombing that killed 17 sailors.


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