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SEOUL, SOUTH KOREAN KOREA BLASTS THE SEA IN REPRISAL

North Korea fired about 110 rounds of artillery Monday near its disputed sea border with South Korea, the South's military said, amid high tension over the deadly sinking of a South Korean warship blamed on North Korea. The firing came shortly after South Korea ended five-day naval drills off the west coast that prompted a vow to retaliate the North. All the shells harmlessly landed into the North's water.

CAPE CANAVERAL

New space station repair plan in works

NASA scrambled Monday to put together a new plan of attack to get the International Space Station back to full cooling, following this past weekend's unsuccessful repair effort. A jammed connector and ammonia leak prevented two spacewalking astronauts from removing a broken pump Saturday. Until the pump is replaced, the space station has to limp along on only half its cooling capability. The system keeps electronic equipment from overheating. NASA is still targeting Wednesday for the next spacewalk to remove the bathtub-size pump. If successful, a spare would be installed during a third spacewalk Sunday. The cooling-loop shutdown occurred more than a week ago.

LONDON

Details of bomber's release demanded

Scottish lawmakers have demanded the government releases full details of the medical advice that led to the release from jail of the Lockerbie bomber almost a year ago. Abdel Baset al-Megrahi's dire health was cited to justify his release on compassionate grounds. Opposition Labour Party legislators called for the prognosis and the names of the doctors who made the assessment to be made public.

WASHINGTON

First woman takes reins of intel agency

Letitia A. Long became the first woman director of a major U.S. intelligence agency Monday, taking her post as chief of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency at a ceremony at the agency's half-built, high-tech campus in Springfield, Va. Long saluted what the relatively new agency has accomplished, from aiding troops on the battlefield, to helping draw together intelligence from across the national security spectrum. Long's 32-year career has included being deputy director of naval intelligence, deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence and, most recently, second in command at the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Elsewhere

OVER THE PACIFIC: In a first for Cold War adversaries, U.S., Canadian and Russian military officers directed fighter jets and ground controllers to test how well they could track an international terrorist hijacking over the Pacific Ocean. LITTLE ROCK, Ark.: A federal jury on Monday convicted Dr. Randeep Mann of masterminding a bombing attack last year against the Dr. Trent Pierce, head of the state medical board that had disciplined Mann for overprescribing painkillers.

NEW YORK: Former madam Kristin Davis is running for governor of New York on an Anti-Prohibition Party ticket advocating legalizing prostitution, legalizing and taxing marijuana, and expanding casino gambling.

BUFFALO, N.Y.: John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman, 55, will seek his freedom this week for a sixth time. Yoko Ono plans to object.

Times wires

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