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Published: Sunday, January 26, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 10:20 p.m.
Report: Moose plans to announce book deal
ROCKVILLE, Md. - Charles Moose, the Montgomery County police chief who led the D.C.-area sniper investigation, plans to announce a deal for a book and possibly a movie about him, according to a published report.
New York literary agent David Vigliano told The Washington Post about the deal for a story in Saturday's editions, but would not identify the buyer or disclose the price.
He said Moose would officially announce the deal Tuesday.
Underground train in London derails; 32 hurt
LONDON - A train on London's Underground hit a tunnel wall and derailed Saturday, slightly injuring 32 people and creating a frightening scene beneath the center of the capital, police and passengers said.
Four cars on the eight-car, westbound Central Line train had derailed but all remained upright, Simon Lupin of the transport police told the British Broadcasting Corp.
Ivory Coast president names prime minister
PARIS - Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo named a transitional prime minister Saturday, taking the first step toward implementing a peace plan aimed at ending a four-month civil war.
Gbagbo said he had appointed Seydou Diarra, a former prime minister who chaired national reconciliation talks once before, as his new partner in a power-sharing government.
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