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June 8, 2003

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Los Angeles: Toll reaches four in apartment crash

Two more bodies were found Saturday in the burned wreckage of an apartment building where a small private plane crashed, raising the death toll to four, officials said. Seven people on the ground were injured, one critically.

Officials did not know if the bodies were those of plane passengers or residents of the apartment building, said coroner's investigator Mario Sainz. Authorities said Friday's crash was believed to be an accident.

Fire Capt. Bill Wick said he thought all 17 people believed to have been inside the 15-unit building had been accounted for.

Alabama: Teen accused of killing two officers, dispatcher

A teenager being booked at a Fayette police station grabbed an officer's gun and opened fire early Saturday, killing two officers and a dispatcher before fleeing in a police car, authorities said.

The cruiser was spotted about 3 1/2 hours later, about 10 miles beyond the state line in Mississippi, and the driver was arrested, said Lowndes County, Miss., Sheriff's Deputy Tony Mulligan.

The suspect, identified in Mississippi jail records as Devan Darnel Moore, 18, will be charged with capital murder, said Chris McCool, district attorney for Fayette County.

Washington, D.C.: Ad campaign warns of Roe v. Wade turnover

A prominent abortion rights organization is launching a $3 million ad campaign that relies on foreboding commercials to warn of a day when the Supreme Court overrules its 1973 ruling on the issue.

Scheduled to begin this week, the advertising by the NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation is timed to coincide with the near-certain enactment of legislation to ban what opponents call "partial-birth abortions."

The music is ominous, the look on a woman's face horrified as the ad opens to show a newspaper headline that reads "Abortion outlawed, Court overturns right to choose."

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