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Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a Yemeni national who was Osama bin Laden's driver but denies being a member of Al Qaeda, will go before a US military tribunal Monday at Guantánamo prison in Cuba along with another suspected terrorist. Hamdan's first arraignment was scrapped nearly a year ago because of a Supreme Court ruling.

A woman, with a young child as a passenger, drove wildly through a street festival held to celebrate black history and culture in Washington's Anacostia neighborhood Saturday night, injuring 35 people, including seven seriously. It remained unclear what led to such recklessness over several blocks.

A union representing 570 space shuttle workers voted Saturday to strike as early as June 9, the day after NASA plans the delayed launch of the shuttle Atlantis from Cape Canaveral, Fla. Atlantis was expected to go up in March, but a hail storm damaged an external tank.

The Securities and Exchange Commission has thrown its support to Enron shareholders in their $40 billion, class-action lawsuit against several Wall Street banks, The Washington Post reported Saturday. The commission's decision favors shareholders in their efforts to show that Merrill Lynch & Co., Barclays PLC, and Credit Suisse Group should be equally liable as Enron in the energy company's massive accounting fraud. The case goes before the Supreme Court during its next term, which begins in October.

Tropical Storm Barry, which formed on the first day of the Atlantic hurricane season, weakened into a tropical depression but still dropped nearly seven inches of rain on parched parts of Florida.

LeBron James, who entered the NBA directly from high school four years ago, led the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 4-2 series win Saturday over Detroit in the Eastern Con-ference finals. That sets up the Cavs' first trip to the league's championship series, which begins Thursday against the San Antonio Spurs, three-time winners.

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