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President Bush plans to interrupt his Texas vacation for several days this week, beginning Monday, when he travels to Montebello, Quebec, to meet with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderón. The three leaders are expected to discuss competitiveness with China and India, energy solutions, and border security.

NASA will end the mission of space shuttle Endeavour Tuesday, a day earlier than planned, rather than risk having hurricane Dean veer toward Houston and possibly force an unprecedented relocation of Mission Control to Cape Canaveral, Fla., NASA said.

Lt. Col. Steven Jordan, who headed the interrogation center at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison, will go on trial at Fort Meade, Md., beginning Monday, on a number of prisoner-abuse and disobedience charges, the Army said. Seven American troops have already been convictedin the case.

After an intense manhunt, police arrested a Nicaraguan immigrant Saturday who is the suspected ringleader in the Aug. 4 execution-style slayings of three college students in Newark, N.J. The man and a teenager were apprehended near Washington, D.C. Three other suspects were already in custody.

Rescuers in Utah found no signs of life Saturday after drilling a fourth hole into the Crandall Canyon mine, where there has been no response from six miners trapped since an Aug. 6 cave-in. Tunneling to reach them was stopped Aug. 16 after a "seismic bump" caused an explosion that killed three rescue workers.

Elvira Arellano, an immigration fugitive, left the sanctuary of a Chicago church for the first time in more than a year to appear with her 8-year-old son in Los Angeles on Saturday. The Mexican woman says she has decided to "stay and fight" rather than be separated from her boy, who is a US citizen.

A nonsmoking spouse and a smoke-free workplace are keys in helping young adults who've quit smoking to achieve long-term success, according to the results of a 27-year study conducted by Indiana University researchers.

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