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Published: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at 1:30 a.m.
Teen in car crash hangs on like an action hero
Joe R. Thompson III, 18, was treated for bruises and scratches at a hospital and was released. Thompson lost control of his Jeep on Monday evening after another car suddenly turned in front of him. Thompson's Jeep clipped the car and rolled over and over, witnesses said. The Jeep's fiberglass top was ripped off, and Thompson, who was not wearing a seat belt, flew through the air, bouncing off power lines and falling onto what he thinks was a telephone wire and grounding wire.
Two Americans hurt in explosion in Kuwait
In a separate incident, another soldier was shot in the abdomen during live-fire exercises late Tuesday. He was listed in stable condition after being evacuated by helicopter to a medical facility, a military statement said.
NASA honors Challenger, Apollo crews with silence
NASA's work force, in orbit and on Earth, remembered not only the seven astronauts who died on Jan. 28, 1986, but also the three who were killed by a fire in their Apollo spacecraft at the pad on Jan. 27, 1967. At the launch site Tuesday, flags flew at half staff for the second day in a row.
Flight grounded after box cutter is found
The woman discovered the blade as passengers were boarding, authorities said. The Boeing 757 was kept on the ground and the pilot ordered all passengers removed.
Web experts skeptical FBI will find attackers
These experts, including many who provide technical advice to the FBI and other U.S. agencies, said exhaustive reviews of the blueprints for the attacking software are yielding few clues to its origin or the author's identity.
Chavez scores victory by producing more oil
By raising production to a third of its normal rate, Chavez seized another advantage over his opponents - jump-starting Venezuela's oil industry while defeating calls for a February referendum on his rule.
- Compiled from The Associated Press
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