Bush extends health insurance for children

CRAWFORD, Texas - President Bush on Saturday signed legislation that extends a popular children's health insurance program after twice beating back attempts to expand it.

Politically, the move was a victory for Bush, although Democrats say it will come back to hurt Republicans at the polls. Two times, Bush vetoed bills that would have broadened coverage.

The extension of the State Children's Health Insurance Program is expected to provide states with enough money to cover those enrolled through March 2009.

Controller blamed in L.A. close call

LOS ANGELES - Two airliners came within 8,000 feet of each other on a Los Angeles International Airport runway after an air traffic controller miscommunicated with the pilots, authorities said.

The incident Wednesday night involved an American Airlines plane arriving from Mexico and a Mexicana Airlines plane preparing for takeoff. The arriving plane, an MD-80 from San Jose del Cabo, had just landed on the outer runway and was about to cross the inner runway, where an Airbus A319 was about to take off for Morelia, Mexico, according to Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor.

Burglary suspect caught after being robbed

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. - A burglary suspect who gave a false home address to police after his arrest didn't count on one thing - getting robbed himself.

Police say 22-year-old Daniel Cabral was arrested Wednesday and charged with burglarizing a University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth building. He was arraigned and released until his next court date.

Hours later, he was robbed at gunpoint while walking home from a bar. He reported the robbery to police, this time giving them his real address instead of the phony address he reported earlier in the day.

Police obtained a search warrant for Cabral's real address and found computer equipment that had been taken from the UMass building.

Police: Woman back in Chicago

CHICAGO - Family members arranged a meeting at an undisclosed location between investigators and a married woman from Illinois whose disappearance on Christmas Eve prompted a costly search.

Anu Solanki, 24, met with law enforcement officials at an undisclosed location Friday, said Cook County sheriff's police spokesman Steve Mayberry.

'I don't care why she left,' her brother, Dhiren Patel, told reporters. 'Hey, she's alive.'