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Roger Clinton, the younger half brother of former President Bill Clinton, has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, police said Sunday.

Clinton, 44, was arrested early Saturday after an officer noticed him driving erratically through this oceanside town, according to a news release.

The officer stopped Clinton's Ford Expedition sport utility vehicle and smelled alcohol on the driver's breath, according to police.

Clinton failed a balance and coordination test and was taken to Hermosa Beach City Jail for a breath test, which he failed, the news release said. Police did not immediately release the estimated blood-alcohol level.

Clinton was pardoned Jan. 20 by his brother for a 1985 drug conviction. He had pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to distribute a gram of cocaine and served more than a year in prison.

The ex-president's brother, who lives in nearby Torrance, was released Saturday morning. He was not required to post bail and is to be arraigned in Los Angeles County Superior Court on April 2.

Stiff wind prevents landing
of space shuttle Atlantis

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Stiff wind prevented the space shuttle Atlantis from returning to Earth Sunday, keeping the ship and its crew in orbit for a 12th day.

Mission Control ordered the astronauts, on their way back from the international space station, to remain in orbit until this afternoon.

"Just does not look like an optimum day to come home," Mission Control told commander Kenneth Cockrell. "We appreciate your patience."

The wind was blowing too hard across the landing strip for a safe touchdown. NASA's crosswind limit for a landing is 17 mph; gusts were reaching 24 mph.

Although the crosswind was expected to ease today, forecasters said clouds could build up. Poor weather was expected at the backup landing site in Southern California. Atlantis has enough fuel and supplies to remain in orbit until Wednesday, said flight director Leroy Cain.

During their voyage, which began Feb. 7, the five astronauts delivered and installed the most expensive piece of the international space station, the $1.4 billion Destiny laboratory.

Raging wildfire closes road
in Florida, threatens homes

LAKE CITY, Fla. (AP) -- A 7,300-acre wildfire burning out of control closed a 10-mile section of Interstate 4 Sunday and threatened hundreds of homes.

The wind-driven fire near Polk City in central Florida had grown overnight from 2,000 acres and jumped to the south side of I-4, a heavily traveled route between Orlando and Tampa.

"This is very intense and erratic fire behavior," said Paul Palmiotto, assistant chief of forest protection at the Florida Division of Forestry. No injuries or damage to structures was reported.

Residents of at least 30 homes, who were told to evacuate Saturday night, returned Sunday morning. But the fire threatened more homes and Polk County Correctional Institution on Sunday, fire officials said.

South of Orlando, firefighters mopped up after a fire that burned 3,000 acres in Okeechobee and Indian River counties Saturday.

As many as 20 fires believed set by an arsonist burned in Osceola National Forest near Lulu.

Boy, 10, admits sex assault
on girl, 4, police allege

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Police have arrested a 10-year-old boy accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl.

The boy was taken into custody Friday. Police said he admitted having had sex with the girl Feb. 11 in his house.

"They're getting younger, but at 10, this one is unique," police Sgt. Donald Derge said.

Erin Thornley, executive director of the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault, said that many sexual assaults occur between preteen children but that the cases usually are shrouded in the anonymity of juvenile courts.

The boy is due in Juvenile Court on March 5.

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