WORLD: Strauss-Kahn accuser, DA hold meeting

Strauss-Kahn accuser, DA hold meeting

NEW YORK -- The hotel maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sex assault spent nearly eight hours with prosecutors Wednesday in the first meeting since the district attorney's office publicly announced it had doubts about her credibility.

Nafissatou Diallo's attorney, Kenneth Thompson, said the meeting went very well and focused on tapes of two conversations she had with an incarcerated friend shortly after Strauss-Kahn's arrest. Diallo didn't speak to reporters outside the district attorney's office.

Norway PM: After attacks, make country more open

OSLO, Norway -- Norway will never be the same after last week's bombing and mass shooting, but it shouldn't change the way the suspect wants it to, the prime minister said Wednesday. He called on his country to react by more tightly embracing, rather than abandoning, the culture of tolerance that Anders Behring Breivik said he was trying to destroy.

''The Norwegian response to violence is more democracy, more openness and greater political participation,'' Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg insisted at a news conference.

Friday's bombing outside Stoltenberg's offices in Oslo and the shooting that followed at a camp organized by the youth wing of his Labor Party killed 76 people and battered the psyche of a nation that prides itself on openness.

Mexican police find 18 bodies in secret grave

MONTERREY, Mexico -- Police found 18 bodies in a clandestine grave in a northern Mexican town where several hidden burial pits have been discovered in the past year, authorities said Wednesday.

Shepherds came across two decomposing bodies near a dirt road late Tuesday in the town of Juarez and alerted police, said a Nuevo Leon state police investigator who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to talk about the case.

Another 16 bodies were buried underneath, the officer said. He said the bodies were badly decomposed and had been buried for at least a month.

Last month, police found two separate pits containing human remains in Juarez, a town near the industrial city of Monterrey.