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Popular author dies at age 82 Author Robert L. Moore Jr. signs books at the armed forces recruiting services building in Hopkinsville, Ky., on Sept. 20, 2005. Moore, who wrote ‘The French Connection’ and ‘The Green Berets’ under the name Robin Moore, died Thursday at age 82 following a long illness. Popular author dies at age 82

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VIENNA, Austria More Iran sanctions urged

The U.N. nuclear watchdog said Friday that Iran is defying a U.N. Security Council ban on uranium enrichment and accusing the U.S. and its allies of fabricating information to back up claims that Tehran is making nuclear weapons.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said there was a “very strong case” for moving forward with a third round of sanctions against Tehran, while Iran said the report’s findings confirmed that its nuclear program is a peaceful one.

The 11-page report said Iran “has not suspended its enrichment-related activities,” despite two sets of U.N. Security Council sanctions over fears the program might be used to make weapons-grade uranium instead of the nuclear fuel Iran says it is interested in.

DALLAS SMU awarded Bush library

Southern Methodist University will be home to George W. Bush’s presidential library, officials formally announced Friday after a yearlong approval process that some faculty and religious opponents failed to derail.

The decision became official as SMU’s board of trustees approved an agreement with the Bush Foundation, which will manage construction and raise money for the project, expected to cost more than $200 million.

The only surprise was when – not if – the deal would be announced. First lady Laura Bush is an SMU graduate, and the couple is expected to live in Dallas when Bush leaves office next January.

PHOENIX Corruption charges for Rep.

Federal authorities announced corruption charges Friday accusing Rep. Rick Renzi of engineering a swap of federally owned mining land to benefit himself and a former business partner and stealing from his insurance company’s clients.

A lengthy federal investigation that had put the three-term Republican congressman under a cloud for more than a year culminated in a 26-page indictment issued Thursday against him and two other men. Renzi announced Aug. 23 that he wouldn’t run for re-election in Arizona’s mostly rural 1st Congressional District.

Most of the charges allege Renzi, 49, used his office to promote a land swap to collect on a debt owed by James W. Sandlin of Sherman, Texas, a former Renzi associate.

Renzi, Sandlin and Andrew Beardall of Rockville, Md., another of the congressman’s former business associates, were to be arraigned in Tucson on March 6.

BALTIMORE Student claims he’s TV spy

A college student was given probation for repeatedly ramming his car into another man’s vehicle, claiming the man was a terrorist and he was the character Jack Bauer, a federal agent on the Fox television show “24.”

However, the victim, Marlon Cantoral, 30, provided a false address to police and did not appear in any of the court proceedings, prompting prosecutors to enter into a plea deal with the student, Edgar Sullivan, 23, of Elverson, Pa. The student faced up to 10 years in prison for second-degree assault, a charge that was dropped as part of the plea deal.

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