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RAIDS: Three pro-Israeli militiamen were killed by guerrillas Tuesday in attacks on two outposts in Israel's self-proclaimed "security zone" in south Lebanon, security sources reported. The radical Shiite Muslim group Hezbollah claimed responsibility for the raids. The sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said two other militiamen of the South Lebanon Army were wounded in the raids in the flashpoint region, the last active war front in the Arab-Israeli conflict.RECALLED: Iran has recalled its ambassador from Argentina to protest allegations of his mission's involvement in the bombing last month of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires that killed nearly 100 people, an Iranian diplomatic source said Tuesday.
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PACKING GUNS: Some pizza drivers in Fort Wayne, Ind., have begun carrying guns rather than surrender their wallets after a rash of robberies. That has police worried. Packing a gun just increases escalates the violence, Sgt. Jim Zamora said Monday. "Your money or your pizza, you can replace that, but your health or your life, you can't." Nine drivers have been robbed in the past month, and pizza parlors have have been hit seven times since July 12. No arrests have been made.
LANDING: A pilot with engine trouble snapped a power line and touched off a small brush fire when he landed his single-engine Cessna on I-5 near Bakersfield, Calif. "Traffic was not that heavy, and he was doing OK until he clipped the power lines," said Kern County Fire Engineer Christopher Hoover. Britton Dodge, 28, of San Diego was not injured during Monday night's emergency landing in a rural area outside Bakersfield.
HANGING ON: Roger Altman is clinging to his job as the No. 2 man at the Treasury department despite broad hints from other administration officials that it's time for him to go. Publicly, the administration says it is up to Altman to decide what to do. Privately, officials say the calls for his resignation are too loud and numerous to ignore. In a typical Washington maneuver, administration officials have taken in recent days to discussing his likely resignation - mostly on condition of anonymity.