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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 Toyota says the company is priorities became confuse in 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 where over eight million vehicles for break in sudden acceleration problems as well as / troubles with gas pedals.

Federal prosecutors have charged to former New Orleans police Lieutenant was covering a possible police misconduct. The case involved the shootings of civilians on a bridge in the chaotic days after Hurricane Katrina. NPR's John Burnett reports.  

Federal charges unveiled on Wednesday accused former Lieutenant Michael Lohman of abstracting justice when he and other unnamed individuals felled four statements on the police report. The incident involved the shoot on the Danziger Bridge in East New Orleans on September 4th, 2005. Two people were killed including a 40-year-old mainly disabled shut in back and four others were injured. The police in the civilians each claimed the others opened fire unprovoked. The Federal charges state that Lohman went to seem of  shooting after the gunfire, saw the civilians had no weapons and then provided false / and misleading information to insure the police shootings be justified, and the officers would not be prosecuted. Seven police officers have been charged with murder and attempted murder in the shootings. John Burnett, NPR News.

For the first time, a top Russian officials suggesting that Russia may delay, selling a weapon system to Iran fulfill of destabilizing in the Middle East. There have more from David Greene in Moscow

Russia signed a contract more than two years ago to supply Iran was so-called as 300 defense missiles. The US and Israel have been angry about the sell as the missiles in fearing could help Iran award off preemptive attack on its nuclear sites. Russia has insisted it will honor the contract and deliver the weapons, there was just delayed due to last / technical problems. But now Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is sending a different message. He was asked specifically about the weapons sell at press conference and Lavrov responded saying Russia want take any action leading to the destabilization of region. Meanwhile the US has also been hoping to get Russian support for tough new sanctions again Iran. For now, the Foreign Ministry says Iran won't support any move that would isolate Iran politically or economically. David Greene, NPR News, Moscow.  

A Colorado man suspected of shoot two middle school students yesterday will to pay 1 million dollars in bail if he wants to lead jail. Bruco strong Eagle Eastwood was accused to shooting the children in the school packing /

On Wall Street the Dow was up 67 points.

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Nigeria's Vice President is continuing to run the affairs of state despite the overnight return of the ailing President after along absent. NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton reports.

A statement from the Presidency, he gave the first official confirmation that Nigerian's President Umaru Yar'Adua was back. The announcement said his health was greatly improved, but he was continued to recuperate after three months in hospital in Saudi Arabia. Meanwhile, the Vice President Goodluck Jonathan is to press on has asking President. The decision has averted the kind of feverish political attention and speculation during prolonged absence of President which plunged Nigeria into a constitutional crisis. However, questions remained about the along term health of Yar'Adua and / able have to strength to resume the earner / duties of President. The issue has divided Nigeria's political / and people of African's most populous nation. Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, NPR News, Abuja.

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

The Chair of Federal Reserve says it will aware before interest rates go up again. That Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling House Panel low rates in 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 take some time to return normal. The Fed says certain interest rates in these fact and other rates such as for mortgages and for car /.

I'm Korva Coleman, NPR News in Washington.
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