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From NPR News in Washington, I’m Korva Coleman.

The president and CEO of automaker Toyota has apologized for safety problems on his company’s vehicles.

“I’m deeply sorry for any accident that Toyota drivers have experienced.”

Akio Toyoda says the company’s priorities became confused that safety was not Toyota’s leading goal.

“For the past few years, been expanding its business rapidly, quite frankly, I fear the pace at which we have grown may have been too quick.”

Toyota is recalling will over 8 million vehicles for brake and sudden acceleration problems as well as troubles with gas pedals.

Federal prosecutors have charged former New Orleans police lieutenant with covering a possible police misconduct. The case involves the shootings of civilians on the bridge in chaotic days after Hurricane Katrina. NPR’s John Burnett reports.

“Federal charges unsealed on Wednesday accused former lieutenant Michael Lohman of obstructing justice when he and other unnamed individuals filed false statement on the police report. The incident involved shooting on the Danziger Bridge in East New Orleans on Sept.4th, 2005. Two people were killed including a forty- year-old mentally disable man shot in the back and four others were injured. The police and the civilians each claim the others open fire on provoked. The federal charges state that Lohman went to the scene of shooting after the gunfire, saw the civilians have no weapons and provided false and misleading information to insure the police shootings will be justified and the officers will not be prosecuted. 7 police officers have been charged with murder and attempted murder in the shootings. John Burnett, NPR News.”

For the first time a top Russian official is suggesting that Russia may relay selling a weapon system to Iran for fear of destabilizing the Mid-East. We’ve more from NPR’s David Green in Moscow.

“Russia signed a contact more than 2 years ago to supply Iran with so-called S300 defense missiles. The US and Israel have been angry about the sale as the missile’s inthery could help Iran warred out a preemptive attack on its nuclear sites. Russia has insisted it will honor the contact and delivered the weapons and there was just a delay due to the last minute technical problems. But now Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is sending a different message, he was act specifically about the weapon sale at press conference and Lavrov responded saying Russia won’t take any action leading to the destabilization of a region. Meanwhile, the US has also been hoping to get Russian support for tougher new sanctions against Iran. For now, the Foreign Ministry says Russia won’t support any move that will isolate Iran politically or economically. David Green, NPR News, Moscow.

A Colorado man suspected of shooting to middle-school students yesterday will have to pay 1 million dollars in bail if he wants to leave jail. Bruco Strong Eagle Eastwood was accused of shooting the children in the school parking lawn.

On Wall Street, the Dow was up 67 points.

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Nigeria’s Vice President is continuing the run the affairs of state, despite the overnight return of the airing president after a long absence. NPR’s Ofeibea Quist-Arcton reports.

“A statement from the President, he gave the first official conformation that Nigeria’s President Umaru Yar'Adua was back. The announcement said his health was greatly improved but he will continual to recuperate after 3 moths in hospital in Saudi Arabia. Meanwhile, the Vice President Goodluck Jonathan is depressed on as Acting President. The decision has adverted the kind of feverish political tension speculation during the prolonged absence of the president which plunged Nigeria into a constitutional crisis. However, questions remain about the long-term health of Yar'Adua and whether he will have the strength to resume the / duties of the president. The issue has divided Nigeria’s political lelid and the people of Africa’s most popular nation. Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, NPR News, Accra.”

Vice President Dick Cheney is back home a days after suffering a heart attack. He was hospitalized Monday after completing a chest pain. Doctors later determined the heart attack was mild. Cheney has experienced heart trouble for much of his life including several prior heart attacks and procedures to help keeping healthy.

The General Federal Reserve says it will be a while before interests rates go up again. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling House Panel low-grade to necessary to help the US economy recover from the devastating recession. In testimony today, Bernanke said the number of people who don’t have jobs or are losing their homes will takes some time to return to normal. The Fed says certain interests rates affect other rates, such as for mortgages and for car loans.

I’m Korva Coleman. NPR News in Washington.
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