National & World Briefs
Published: Monday, January 6, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 5, 2003 at 10:00 p.m.
U.N. inspectors block off area, angering citizens
A high-ranking Iraqi diplomat, who was caught up with the angry group, called the action "unacceptable."
The inspectors arrived in a convoy of white vans to check one of about 10 government buildings within a gated area, which includes apartment blocks. Following their usual practice of "freezing" the area, the arms experts wound up blocking hundreds of people from leaving for hours.
Man steals aircraft to call attention to cause
The man told a television station he wanted to call attention to Judith Resnik, a U.S. astronaut killed in the 1986 post-launch explosion of the space shuttle Challenger.
Democrats still critical of Bush economic plan
Democrats said they wanted to help the middle class while the president's proposal, to be made public in a speech Tuesday in Chicago, would benefit the wealthy and corporations. The White House says Bush was assembling a plan to strengthen growth, create jobs and help people who are in need.
Report: Journalist tried to sell cloning exclusive
CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, HBO and Fox Entertainment all were approached by freelance television journalist Michael Guillen, The New York Times reported.
At Fox, Guillen proposed a reality-based show on the cloning process, starting before the births, the Times said. He even offered to produce it and be the on-air host, but Fox rejected the proposal.
Man captured, charged with killing wife, 3 kids
"We see this van, we saw it at the same time, and we said, 'Oh, is that it? Is that the number?' " said Linda Martin, 58. At the wheel was Edward Morris, who had eluded police for two weeks before he was captured Saturday and charged with killing his pregnant wife and three children along a snowy side road in the Tillamook State Forest.
Former prime minister wins Lithuanian runoff
- Compiled from The Associated Press
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