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Military cracks down on scrap-metal scavengers

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. - Hundreds of Marines were conducting a combat training mission in the Mojave Desert when an air patrol spotted something kicking up dust: A civilian pickup truck speeding across the barren landscape.

May 28, 2008 | By CHELSEA J. CARTER Associated Press Writer | National

Another twister reported in tornado-damaged Mo.

SENECA, Mo. - Another round of storms moved Tuesday into tornado-ravaged areas of Missouri, Arkansas and several other states where residents are still picking up from the weekend's killer twisters.

May 28, 2008 | By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER Associated Press Writer | National

Senate approves renewal of flood insurance program

WASHINGTON - The Senate agreed Tuesday to write off - and hand over to taxpayers - more than $17 billion in debt that a FEMA flood insurance program accumulated after being devastated by Katrina and other 2005 hurricanes.

May 28, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington

Gates: Reject tendency to focus on ’Next-War-itis’

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Pentagon must focus on current war demands, even if it means straining the U.S. armed forces and devoting less time and money on future threats, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday.

May 28, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | National

Police seek arsonist as crews fight Fla. wildfires

PALM BAY, Fla. - Investigators searched Tuesday for one or more arsonists believed to have started nine wildfires that have destroyed or damaged about 100 homes on Florida's Atlantic coast, and crews continued to battle the blazes.

May 28, 2008 | By TRAVIS REED Associated Press Writer | National

Survivors remain linked by drunken driving tragedy

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - One earned a football scholarship years after burns and lung damage kept him in the hospital for two months. Another poured her grief into preventing other alcohol-fueled crashes and became president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. A third began speaking publicly about the tragedy only after two decades of staring at scars in the mirror.

May 28, 2008 | By DYLAN T. LOVAN Associated Press Writer | National

45 dead as blasts rock Indian city

JAIPUR, India - Bombs ripped through crowded parts of an ancient city in western India on Tuesday, killing at least 45 people and wounding 100 others, police and hospital officials said.

May 28, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press

China’s most famous panda preserves reported safe a day after earthquake

CHENGDU, China - All the pandas at the world's most famous panda preserve were reported safe late Tuesday, more than a day after China's worst earthquake in three decades closed off the remote, mountainous area.

May 28, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Myanmar cyclone victims getting low-quality supplies

YANGON, Myanmar - Many cyclone victims are getting spoiled or poor-quality food from Myanmar's junta instead of the enriched supplies being delivered by foreign governments and charities, victims and aid workers said Tuesday.

May 28, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press

Pop artist Robert Rauschenberg dies in Fla. at 82

TAMPA, Fla. - Robert Rauschenberg, whose use of odd and everyday articles earned him a reputation as a pioneer in pop art but whose talents spanned the worlds of painting, sculpture and dance, has died, his gallery representative said Tuesday. He was 82.

May 28, 2008 | By MITCH STACY Associated Press Writer | National

Lebanese army expands deployment to impose order

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The Lebanese army expanded its troop deployment to tense areas around the country Tuesday, saying its soldiers would use force if needed to impose order after clashes between the U.S.-backed government and Hezbollah-led opposition.

May 28, 2008 | By BASSEM MROUE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Trapped students had little time to escape quake

JUYUAN, China - The high school students were settling in to afternoon arts and humanities classes when the massive quake struck. The school collapsed so rapidly - one floor ''pancaking'' atop another - that there was practically no time to escape.

May 28, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Colombia extradites 14 top paramilitary warlords to the United States

BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia extradited 14 paramilitary warlords to the United States on Tuesday on charges related to drug trafficking, saying they violated the peace pact under which they demobilized.

May 28, 2008 | By FRANK BAJAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Bernanke: Financial turmoil in markets easing

WASHINGTON - Turmoil in financial markets has eased somewhat, but the situation is still ''far from normal,'' Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday.

May 28, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington

NKorean nuke documents appear complete

WASHINGTON - A preliminary review of thousands of nuclear documents turned over to the United States by North Korea indicates they appear to be a complete accounting of their plutonium production, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

May 28, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Washington

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