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After crossing the Florida Keys without causing major damage, tropical storm Fay made landfall on Florida's southwest coast early Tuesday just south of Naples, with sustained winds of about 60 m.p.h. Forecasts called for 4 to 10 inches of rainfall as Fay heads north-northeast. Above, pedestrians ran across US Highway 1 in Key West, Fla., Monday as Fay moved toward the Florida mainland.

While acknowledging missteps early in its investigation, the FBI defended scientific evidence it compiled to link US Army scientist Bruce Ivins, who committed suicide, to 2001 anthrax attacks that killed five people. The FBI destroyed an anthrax sample submitted by Ivins early in its probe, which the bureau said would have been useful if saved.

Middle-age American women are having fewer children, according to a new US Census Bureau. The number of women age 40 to 44 with no children has doubled, from 10 percent to 20 percent since 1976, and those who are mothers have an average of 1.9 children, more than one fewer than before.

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Embattled Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick won a legal victory when a judge blocked the city council from holding hearings intended to oust him. Since being charged with perjury in a sex scandal, he's faced pressure to resign.

Fifty-seven percent of American adults believe divine intervention can revive dying patients, according to survey results published in Monday's Archives of Surgery. Twenty percent of doctors and medical workers said God could reverse a hopeless outcome.

The grounds of Iolani Palace in Honolulu were reopened to the public Monday for the first time since members of a native Hawaiian sovereignty group briefly took control of them and broke into the historic building Friday. Twenty-five people were arrested in the incident.

An around-the-world helicopter flight by two US pilots set what will be a new speed record if confirmed by the National Aeronautical Association. Scott Kasprowicz and Steve Sheik ended their journey in New York Monday after circling the globe in 11 days, seven hours, and one minute, about six days faster than the existing mark.

After a $4.4 billion cleanup, the former site of a cold war-era uranium processing plant in southwest Ohio prepares to make its public debut Wednesday as the Fernald Preserve near Cincinnati. Native plants and grasses have been used to return the land to the way it once was, and although it's not a designated recreational area, visitors can walk trails to enjoy a restored wildlife haven.

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