Iraq has turned over a list of most of the suppliers for its nuclear weapons program, complying partly with a key Security Council demand after balking for months, a top United Nations weapons expert said yesterday. Maurizio Zifferero, deputy chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said Iraq submitted what it said was a list of 90 percent of the foreign suppliers and agreed to answer questions about the list. "As usual, we will press them" for the remainder, Mr. Zifferero said. Wald says she would serve

Patricia Wald, chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, would accept the post of attorney general if Clinton offered it, she said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. She had been Clinton's first choice for the Justice Department job, but she turned it down, telling friends that she didn't relish competing for the post. Homosexuals in military

A majority in the United States Congress and top US military leaders oppose lifting the ban on homosexuals in the military, according to a memorandum from Defense Secretary Les Aspin that was leaked to the New York Times. Mr. Clinton had made the move a campaign promise and his aides have said he would take early action on the change. Tax on energy possible

US Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen said in an interview Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" that the Clinton administration will propose a tax on all forms of energy to help encourage conservation and to help reduce the federal budget deficit. He also said that a promised cut in taxes for the middle class is not on the agenda now. Shootings at CIA

A man opened fire yesterday morning at the entrance of the Central Intelligence Agency, killing two people and wounding at least three, Fairfax County authorities said. Police were searching for the gunman, described by a witness as a man in his 20s carrying a hunting rifle. Another witness said it appeared the man was firing an automatic weapon. Luanda without water

The Angolan capital of Luanda was without water for a second day yesterday after rebel sabotage of the supply system left this sweltering city of 2 million with only bottled supplies. The UN Security Council has scheduled debate for today on the UN's role in Angola, from which it has threatened to withdraw its monitors. Sears drops catalogue

Sears, Roebuck & Co. yesterday announced a major restructuring of its merchandise operations, saying it will close its venerable but money-losing catalog and cut 50,000 jobs from its payroll. The company said it will take a $1.7 billion charge against fourth-quarter results to pay for the move. Foreigner sumo champion

A 23-year-old Hawaiian colossus today broke an ancient Japanese tradition by being named the first foreign grand champion of sumo reaching the sport's pinnacle faster than any Japanese ever had. Chad Rowan was unanimously recommended today by an advisory panel to the sport's ruling body.

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