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US troops in Iraq haven't yet found chemical or biological weapons, but there are indications that some Iraqi commanders may have been authorized to use them, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld told CBS's "Face the Nation," Sunday. And while Rumsfeld wouldn't confirm Iraqi claims to have captured two US soldiers, he said television footage purportedly showing them is "a violation of the Geneva Convention." He spoke as President Bush spent the weekend at Camp David, meeting with advisers, monitoring the conflict, and preparing to submit a request to Congress to pay for it.

More than 2,000 antiwar demonstrators were arrested in San Francisco alone during four days of mainly peaceful protests. Hundreds of thousands of people attended rallies in New York, Washington, Chicago, and other cities.

An Army sergeant was detained in a grenade attack in Kuwait that killed one fellow serviceman and injured 13. The unidentified soldier is suspected of throwing grenades into three tents early Sunday at Camp Pennsylvania, used by the the 101st Airborne Division.

Denver residents were digging out after as much as 11 feet of snow fell in some areas last week. At least six weather-related deaths were reported in Colorado and in southern Wyoming from the biggest blizzard to hit the region in 90 years.

Further East, the town of Camilla, Ga., was picking up after a tornado that killed six people and destroyed 100 homes Thursday. Southern Florida, meanwhile, reported highs above 90 degrees F.

Newly obtained intelligence indicates Al Qaeda may be closer to obtaining chemical and biological weapons than US analysts had previously thought, the Washington Post reported, citing three unidentified sources. Interrogations following the capture of Al Qaeda figure Khalid Sheik Mohammed, and seized documents, indicate the group could manufacture two biological toxins and cyanide. The FBI last week launched a hunt for Adnan El Shukrijumah, alleging that the Saudi-born former resident of Florida was planning to carry out attacks for Al Qaeda.

Tobacco giant Philip Morris said it would appeal a $10.1 billion damage award by a judge in Illinois, who ruled Friday that the company had deceived smokers into thinking that two "light" brands were less harmful than regular cigarettes. An attorney for Philip Morris said the decision "ignores the law, facts, and common sense." The subsidiary of Altria Group Inc. faces several similar class-action suits in other states.

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