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After crossing the Florida Keys without causing major damage, tropical storm Fay made landfall on Florida's southwest coast early Tuesday just south of Naples, with sustained winds of about 60 m.p.h. Forecasts called for 4 to 10 inches of rainfall as Fay heads north-northeast. Above, pedestrians ran across US Highway 1 in Key West, Fla., Monday as Fay moved toward the Florida mainland.

While acknowledging missteps early in its investigation, the FBI defended scientific evidence it compiled to link US Army scientist Bruce Ivins, who committed suicide, to 2001 anthrax attacks that killed five people. The FBI destroyed an anthrax sample submitted by Ivins early in its probe, which the bureau said would have been useful if saved.

Middle-age American women are having fewer children, according to a new US Census Bureau. The number of women age 40 to 44 with no children has doubled, from 10 percent to 20 percent since 1976, and those who are mothers have an average of 1.9 children, more than one fewer than before.

Embattled Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick won a legal victory when a judge blocked the city council from holding hearings intended to oust him. Since being charged with perjury in a sex scandal, he's faced pressure to resign.


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