News In Brief
Making their case for Senator Packwood's expulsion, members of the Senate Ethics Committee planned to release 10,000 pages of documents yesterday. They say the papers show a pattern of sexual misconduct and abuse of power and led them to recommend Packwood's expulsion in a 6-0 vote Wednesday. Packwood called the committee process unfair yesterday. He said he would not resign but did muse on the prospect of life as an ex-senator. Expulsion would require 67 votes and could come next week. (Story, Pages 1 and 3.)
Charging that Randy Weaver was not ''some innocent guy in the woods minding his own business,'' federal agents began defending themselves yesterday against charges by Weaver - a white separatist whose wife and son were killed in a 1992 shootout - that they acted on ''death warrants'' against the Weaver family. Top ATF agents were expected to testify yesterday that although killing Weaver's wife and son was wrong, it was an accident. (Story, Page 4.)
Hurricane Luis roared into the open seas yesterday after leaving behind destruction in Puerto Rico, Antigua and St. Martin. The US, Jamaica, and Trinidad rushed shipments of sheeting, tents, and water to many beleaguered Carribean islands. Luis was expected to continue moving into the Atlantic, but forecasters warned Bermuda residents to be watchful.
Shuttle Endeavour blasted into space yesterday after a month of technical delays. The five-man crew will spend 11 days in space and release two probes.
Six Atlanta police officers were arrested for stealing cash during drug searches and taking protection money from drug dealers yesterday. In one search, two officers allegedly told a Vietnamese man it was illegal to have more than $5,000 in cash, then stuffed $7,264 into their shirts.
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