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July 24, 2003



5 killed in helicopter crash

A tour helicopter crashed Wednesday on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, killing all five people on board, including a woman who survived several hours as rescue crews tried to get her off the cloud-covered mountainside, authorities said.

The woman and her male companion, another couple, and the pilot of the Bell 206B helicopter died in the crash, said fire Battalion Chief Mitchell Ikeda. No names were released.

The helicopter's wreckage was spotted around noon at about 4,300 feet on Mount Waialeale, authorities said. The chopper went down in a crater on the peak's eastern face known as the rainiest spot on earth.

Washington, D.C.

Shadow of alleged affair now dogs Hillary Clinton

A federal judge refused to release Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton from a lawsuit by Gennifer Flowers that accuses the senator of masterminding a campaign to discredit Flowers' claim of an affair with Bill Clinton.

U.S. District Judge Philip Pro allowed a conspiracy allegation to proceed. Former presidential aide George Stephanopoulos and campaign strategist James Carville also are being sued.

In 1992, a supermarket tabloid wrote that Bill Clinton and Flowers had an affair while he was Arkansas governor. When the presidential candidate denied it, Flowers held a news conference to play audio tapes she said were of secretly recorded intimate phone calls between them.

Carville, now on CNN's "Crossfire," and Stephanopoulos, now an anchor on ABC's Sunday morning program "This Week," said that Flowers had doctored the tapes. Stephanopoulos repeated that allegation in a book.

Los Angeles

Disney movies to go online

Scores of Disney films like "Chicago" and "Monsters Inc." will soon be available for downloading off the Internet through a licensing deal reached between the entertainment giant and online movie service Movielink, the companies said Wednesday.

The deal gives Movielink access to film titles from all the major studios except one -- Twentieth Century Fox Studios.

The first batch of Disney titles won't be available until August because they have to be transferred to a format for downloading.

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