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Scientist: Cloning two months away

Greek-Cypriot-born scientist Panos Zavos yesterday expressed determination to proceed with human cloning efforts, saying production of cloned embryos could come sometime within the next two months.

"The production of human cloned embryos can go ahead within the next 60 days," the Kentucky-based researcher told CBS television, "and implantation will of course come later after we verify that the quality of those embryos is viable enough to yield a healthy pregnancy."

Astronauts take trash from space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Astronauts removed a bin containing almost 2 tons of trash from the international space station yesterday and placed it aboard space shuttle Discovery for the ride home.

Discovery is due to undock from the space station today and return to Earth on Wednesday.

FBI investigates missing briefcase

NEW YORK The FBI has begun an internal investigation into one of its senior counterterrorism officials, whose briefcase filled with documents on national security operations was stolen after he left it in a hotel conference room, the New York Times reported yesterday.

The FBI is trying to determine whether John O'Neill, special agent in charge of national security in the agency's New York office, mishandled classified information in violation of bureau procedures, the Times said. The briefcase was stolen but recovered by authorities within hours with the contents inside, the newspaper said.

Sharks bite six near Florida coast

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. Sharks bit six persons off a Florida Atlantic coast beach over the weekend, most of them surfers in an inlet where sharks gather.

None of the injuries was believed to be life-threatening. At least five of the victims were surfers, including two competing in a surfing contest.

Ford president faces tire questions

DEARBORN, Mich. Lawyers will get a chance this week to question Ford Motor Co. President Jacques A. Nasser during a two-day deposition about tire-related accidents involving the Ford Explorer.

The deposition, which is to take place at Ford's world headquarters Wednesday, Thursday and possibly a third day, could have an impact on hundreds of lawsuits filed against the company.

Pregnant woman's fetus killed in car crash

SPRING HILL, Fla. Passers-by joined together to roll an overturned car off a woman who was eight months pregnant, but her fetus did not survive the crash.

Jill Baum, 20, was trapped under the wrecked car, which had been driven by her boyfriend.

Eight persons from passing cars rolled the vehicle off her. Miss Baum was in critical condition in a hospital last night.

Greyhound bus crash kills 1, injures 45

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. A Greyhound bus overturned yesterday when the driver lost control on a highway. One passenger was killed and 45 persons, including the driver, were injured.

The bus was traveling east on Interstate 24 when it drifted into the median and flipped on its side. Passengers said the driver fell asleep.

Racist fliers found in Boston suburb

SHARON, Mass. Hundreds of packets of racist and anti-Semitic tracts were dropped on lawns across this predominantly Jewish suburb of Boston.

The leaflets, found Saturday, included pamphlets by William L. Pierce, leader of a West Virginia-based group called the National Alliance.

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