AP NewsMinute - 6:43 A.M. CST - Wife: CIA bomber hated US...Experts: few options in airliner attack


ISTANBUL (AP) - The Turkish wife of the man who killed seven CIA
employees in Afghanistan says her suicide bomber husband hated the
United States. She says she thinks the war against America must
continue. She tells The Associated Press her husband was especially
outraged at the treatment of Iraqis at Abu Ghraib prison and the
U.S.-led invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan.

DETROIT (AP) - Experts say that given the evidence, lawyers
won't have many options defending the young Nigerian accused in the
failed Christmas airliner attack. He's scheduled for arraignment
today in federal court in Detroit. One attorney outside the case
says the best defense bet is damage control.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - One resident in northwestern North Dakota
says the minus 50 wind chill makes breathing painful and "freezes
your nostrils." The storm that's been causing all the havoc is
pushing east after dumping several inches of snow in parts of the
nation's midsection. Four deaths in Ohio, one in Kentucky and
another in Georgia are blamed on the system.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Most economists don't think the losing streak
in the jobs sector is over just yet. A majority of economists
surveyed by Thomson Reuters think unemployment will be 10.1
percent, up from 10, when the Labor Department makes its
announcement this morning.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Is Jay Leno about to be recrowned king of
late night? A source says NBC, contemplating disappointing ratings
for Leno's new prime-time show, is weighing a plan to return him to
the 11:35 p.m. EST slot he held for 17 years as "Tonight Show"
host. NBC executives are discussing a scenario that would include a
half-hour Leno show at 11:35 p.m. EST, sending "Tonight" with
Conan O'Brien to 12:05 a.m.