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Hiker missing for nearly a month found in New Mexico forest

Woman survives 3 weeks in forest

Temperatures dropped below freezing almost every night, but somehow Margaret Page and her cat survived 31/2 weeks in an isolated and rugged region of a southwestern New Mexico national forest. Tucked away in a blue sleeping bag for warmth and set up near a creek for drinking water, Page and her cat, named Miya, lived on just a handful of supplies, rescue workers said Friday. Family members reported her missing Feb. 14, but for various reasons authorities didn't start searching for her until this week. The 41-year-old Page, who has a history of mental illness, was found Wednesday emaciated and malnourished but well-hydrated.

Doomsday leader admits he erred

A California preacher has for the first time acknowledged his apocalyptic prophecy was wrong. In a letter posted on his ministry's website on Thursday, Harold Camping, 90, of Oakland told his followers he has no evidence the world will end any time soon, and he isn't interested in considering future dates. Many of his radio listeners were crestfallen May 21 when the Rapture did not occur as he had predicted.

No more topless covers at paper

The men at Germany's biggest-selling newspaper, Bild, apparently had an attack of remorse on International Women's Day: They scrapped its signature front-page topless female models. Bild said Friday's bare-breasted front-page blonde would be the last of more than 5,000 women who have appeared since 1984. But it hinted that the Bild girl may not be totally gone, saying it "wants to be sexy in future too — but in a more modern way, and better-wrapped, inside the paper."

Associated Press

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