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A T.S.A. official holds a bag of liquids and gels
at a news conference at Washington's Reagen
National Airport yesterday. Revised regulalons
now allow some liquids to be carried on planes.
U.S. to relax
ban on liqulids
on airliners
Most gels and liquids purchased
in safe areas of airports will now
be permitted onboard
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is par-
tially lifting its ban against carrying liquids and gels
onto airliners, instituted after a plot to bomb jets fly-
ing into the United States was foiled, officials said
yesterday.
"We now know enough to say that a total ban is
no longer needed from a security point of view,i
said Kip Hawley, head of the Transportation Secu-
rity Administration, at a news conference at Reagan
National Airport.
He said that most liquids and gels that air trav-
elers purchase in secure areas of airports will now
be allowed on planes. He called the new procedures
a "common sense" approach that would maintain a
high level of security at airports but ease conditions
for passengers.
That means that after passengers go through air-
port security checkpoints, they can purchase liquids
at airport stores and take them onto their planes.
The new procedures go into effect on Tuesday,
Hawley said.
Tougher airport screening procedures were put in
place in August after British police broke up a terror-
ist plot to assemble and detonate bombs using liquid
explosives on airliners crossing the Atlantic Ocean
from Britain to the U.S.
At the time, the Homeland Security Department
briefly raised the threat level to "red," the highest
level, for flights bound to the United States from
Britain. All other flights were at "orange" and will
remain at orange, the second-highest level, for now.
New procedures also were announced for toiletries
and products like lip gloss and hand lotion that pas-
sengers bring so the airport. Previously, those liquids
have been confiscated at security checkpoints. Now,
these products will be limited to 3-ounce sizes and
must fit in a clear, 1-quart size plastic bag. The bags
will be screened and returned if they are cleared.

NEWS IN BRIEF
CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy
Pope: Faiths must reject violence
Seeking to end anger in the Islamic world over his remarks on holy war, Pope
Benedict XVI told Muslim envoys yesterday their two faiths must overcome his-
toric enmities and together reject violence, saying the future of humanity is at
stake.
The pope also urged "reciprocity" in religious freedom, calling for preserving
the rights of Christians throughout the Islamic world.
"The circumstances which have given rise to our gathering are well known,"
Benedict said, referring to his remarks on Islam in a Sept. 12 speech at Regens-
burg University in Germany, which set off protests around the Muslim world.
He did not dwell on the contested remarks, in which he quoted a 14th-century
Byzantine emperor as saying: "Show me just what Muhammad brought that was
new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command
to spread by the sword the faith he preached."
Benedict has already expressed regret for offending Muslims and said his
remarks did not reflect his personal views, but he has not offered a complete apol-
ogy as some have sought.
WASHINGTON
Retired officers criticize Rumsfeld at hearing
Retired military officers yesterday bluntly accused Defense Secretary
Donald H. Rumsfeld of bungling the war in Iraq, saying U.S. troops were sent
to fight without the best equipment and that critical facts were hidden from
the public.
"I believe that Secretary Rumsfeld and others in the administration did not
tell the American people the truth for fear of losing support for the war in
Iraq," retired Maj. Gen. John R. S. Batiste told a forum conducted by Senate
Democrats.
A second military leader, retired Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton, assessed Rumsfeld
as "incompetent strategically, operationally and tactically."
UNITED NATIONS
han's foreign minister: Nuclear talks 'on track'
Iran's foreign minister said yesterday that talks between top Iranian and Europe-
an negotiators on his country's disputed nuclear program are "on track" and could
pave the way for a negotiated solution to the standoff.
But Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki told The Associated Press in an inter-
view that Iran still believes there should be no conditions on the resumption ofnegotia-
tions, implicitly rejecting demands that Tehran first suspend uranium enrichment.
European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana and Iran's top nuclear nego-
tiator Ali Larijani have held two rounds of preliminary talks to discuss Iranian
questions about a package of incentives put forward by six key nations if Tehran
agrees to suspend its enrichment program and return to full-scale negotiations.
NEW YORK
Judge grants class-action status to tobacco case
A federal judge ruled yesterday that a jury should decide whether tobacco
companies must pay tens of millions of smokers up to $200 billion for alleg-
edly duping them into buying light cigarettes over the past three decades.
The nation's biggest cigarette makers said they would appeal but their shares
sagged on Wall Street as the ruling took the edge off what had appeared to be
an improving legal environment for the industry.
"The plaintiffs are entitled to the chance to prove their allegations," U.S.
District Judge Jack Weinstein said in granting class-action status to a lawsuit
against industry leader and Marlboro maker Philip Morris USA Inc.
- Compiledfrom Daily wire reports
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Sen. article published Sunday in the
George Allen yesterday denounced online magazine Salon.com and
as "ludicrously false" claims from an AP interview Sunday night. His
a former college football teammate campaign released statements from
that he frequently used a racial slur four other ex-teammates defend-
to refer to black people. ing Allen and rejecting Shelton's
Dr. Ken Shelton, now a radiologist claims.
in Hendersonville, N.C., also alleges "The story and his comments
that Allen, a former University of and assertions in there are com-
Virginia quarterback, once stuffed pletely false" Allen said during an
the severed head of a deer into a black interview with AP reporters and
household's oversized mail box. editors. "I don't remember ever
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yesterday, Allen vehemently denied false that that was ever part of my

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