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CAR CRASH KILLS LONGTIME STATE SENATOR, 66

HARRISBURG, PA.

A longtime Pennsylvania state senator has died after his Cadillac collided head-on with a truck. Legislative leaders said Sen. James Rhoades died Saturday. He and his wife, Mary, were taken to a hospital after the crash Friday. Senate aides said Mary Rhoades' injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. The 66-year-old Republican had served for seven terms and was chairman of the Education Committee. He was campaigning for an eighth term. A Senate Republican spokesman said the party would have to get a court's permission to remove Rhoades' name from the ballot and replace him.

NEW YORK

After 17 years, ACLU names new president

The American Civil Liberties Union has elected its first new president in 17 years. General counsel Susan Herman replaced Nadine Strossen in Saturday's vote. Strossen had led the group since 1991. Herman is a constitutional law professor at Brooklyn Law School in New York.

Elsewhere

Canada: Canada declared a chemical widely used in food packaging a toxic substance on Saturday and will move to ban plastic baby bottles containing bisphenol A. The toxic classification makes Canada the first country to classify the chemical, commonly used in the lining of food cans, eyeglass lenses and hundreds of household items, as risky.

Sudan: About 40,000 civilians have been displaced in Darfur in the last two months by fighting between Sudanese government forces and rebels, the United Nations said Saturday.

Zimbabwe: Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai said Saturday that he was still determined to reach a power-sharing deal with President Robert Mugabe.

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