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In a policy reversal, President Bush said the US would share civilian nuclear technology with India, which he called a "responsible state." Bush said he would pursue congressional cooperation in making the policy shift announcement during the visit to Washington of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Singh told a joint session of Congress Tuesday that India, which has not signed the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, will never spread sensitive technology.

Eric Rudolph, who spent five years as a fugitive in the North Carolina wilderness, was sentenced to life in prison Monday for bombing an abortion clinic in Birmingham, Ala. He read an unrepentant statement justifying his actions, which also included bombing an abortion clinic, a gay bar, and the 1996 Olympics, all in Atlanta. Two people were killed and 150 others were injured in those blasts. Rudolph faces additional sentencing in Georgia.

Scandal has left San Diego's government rudderless, following the conviction of Michael Zucchet Monday as he was to begin serving as interim mayor. Zucchet and a city councilman were found guilty of taking payoffs from a strip club owner. Zucchet was to replace Dick Murphy (R), who resigned during a fiscal crisis. An election for a new mayor is scheduled next week, and a runoff, if necessary, will be held in November.

The National Rifle Association, which had planned to hold its 2007 convention in Columbus, Ohio, said the meeting would be moved because of the city's decision to outlaw the possession of assault weapons. The NRA said it would return to Columbus if the ban is dropped.

For the first time in more than two years Monday, the border with Canada, which had been closed because of concerns about mad cow disease, was opened to a shipment of cattle from Ontario to a US meat-packing plant.

The fossil fuel required to produce ethanol and other biofuels isn't worth the energy expended, researchers at two universities - Cornell and California-Berkeley - concluded in a new study. Among the findings: It takes 29 percent more fossil energy to turn corn into ethanol than the amount of fuel the process produces. The study recommends investing in solar, wind, and hydrogen energy.

Retired Gen. William Westmoreland, who died Monday in Charleston, S.C., commanded US forces in the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1968. Recalling the experience he once said: "I have no apologies, no regrets. I gave my very best efforts."

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