NY spy suspect wants to stay, lawyer says
NEW YORK -- The Russian diplomat's daughter accused of being a spy is ''embarrassed'' by photos of her that have turned up in media reports and fears she will be deported, her lawyer said.
Attorney Robert Baum told The Associated Press that he showed Anna Chapman, 28, some of the tabloid newspaper stories that have branded the redhead as a femme fatale and feature photographs from her Facebook page, showing the smiling Russian enjoying Manhattan's nightlife scene, posing in front of the Statue of Liberty and mixing with businessmen at a conference.
''She was embarrassed by some of the photos that were obviously taken from her Facebook pages,'' the lawyer said. ''The truth is she probably no different than your typical single 28-year-old woman in New York City. She runs a successful business, goes out at night. She dates men, enjoys a social life.''
VP Biden visits Iraq during election vows
BAGHDAD -- Vice President Joe Biden returned Saturday to Iraq to coax its government into picking a new prime minister, months after elections left the nascent democracy in a state of gridlock as the U.S. prepares to pull out its troops.
Biden's trip -- his fifth since he was elected vice president, and his second this year -- signals Washington's growing impatience with Iraq's stalled political process since the March 7 vote. The Iraqi election failed to produce a clear winner, and competing political alliances have been angling to secure an edge in parliament -- mostly through backroom deals that leave voters out of the process.
The vice president was upbeat upon arrival, downplaying concerns that the impasse would lead to a crisis.
Farmer calls two-headed calf 'a miracle'
CAIRO -- A farmer in northern Egypt said his cow has given birth to a two-headed calf that he calls a ''divine miracle.''
Sobhy el-Ganzoury said Saturday it took two hours and much pulling to deliver the rare calf. He said the difficult birth has weakened the calf's legs.
El-Ganzoury said the veterinarian informed him that the calf, which was born this week, is now in stable condition and is expected to survive. He said he intends to keep the animal.