Russia's government termed "ridiculous" allegations contained in unclassified Iraqi documents that Russian intelligence may have fed information about US troop movements and battle plans to former dictator Saddam Hussein. Speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the US will raise the issue with the Kremlin and that she hopes the "Russians will take it seriously."Skip to next paragraph
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The rush to beat the implementation of a new personal bankruptcy law last October caused a 30 percent surge in filings last year, the largest spike in history, according to data released by the Administrative Office of the US Courts. Personal bankruptcies exceeded 2 million for the first time. But they have fallen sharply this year as the more stringent law, making it more difficult to erase credit card and other debts, has its intended result.
According to various census forecasts, the minority population will become the majority in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area over the next four to eight years, The Washington Post reported. Cities where the balance has already tipped are Miami, Houston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
The office of Louisiana Attorney General Charles Foti is expected to announce Monday that it has opened an investigation of complaints against the Red Cross, The Washington Post reported.
An unidentified man invited to a zombie-themed party in Seattle fatally shot six people and critically injured another before taking his own life. Police had a tentative identification but had not released it as of Sunday morning. There were no fights or arguments at the party and no apparent motive for the rampage, reports said.
Country music icon Buck Owens, who died Saturday in Bakersfield, Calif., sold more than 16 million albums, hosted the comedy TV show "Hee Haw" in the late 1960s, and helped introduce the twangy "Bakersfield sound" to a wider audience.
Kimmie Meissner, 16 of Bel Air, Md., skated the performance of her life at the world figure skating championships in Calgary, Alberta, to win the ladies crown. US champion Sasha Cohen finished third. Meissner joins Michelle Kwan and Tara Lipinski as American teen winners of the title.