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Barbara Bush stays in hospital for tests

HOUSTON (AP) -- Former first lady Barbara Bush remains hospitalized here as she undergoes what a family spokeswoman describes as routine tests.

Spokeswoman Jean Becker said Sunday that Bush has not been diagnosed with any problem and that doctors aren't looking for anything specific.

Former President George H.W. Bush drove his wife to Methodist Hospital on Saturday morning. The former first lady had not been feeling well for about a week, Becker said, and doctors suggested she "undergo a battery of tests."

Barbara Bush underwent heart surgery in March 2009 for a severe narrowing of the main heart valve. She also was hospitalized in November 2008, when she underwent surgery for a perforated ulcer.


Eminent domain OK'd to take federal land

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Fed up with federal ownership of more than half the land in Utah, Republican Gov. Gary R. Herbert on Saturday authorized the use of eminent domain to take some of the U.S. government's most valuable parcels.

Herbert signed a pair of bills into law that supporters hope will trigger a flood of similar legislation throughout the West, where lawmakers contend that federal ownership restricts economic development in an energy-rich part of the country.

Governments use eminent domain to take private property for public use.

The goal is to spark a U.S. Supreme Court battle that legislators' own lawyers acknowledge has little chance of success. But Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff and other Republicans say the case is still worth fighting, since the state could reap millions of dollars for schools each year if it wins.

More than 60 percent of Utah is owned by the U.S. government, and policymakers here have long complained that federal ownership hinders their ability to generate tax revenue and fund public schools.


2 held as woman gets dragged, fatally shot

WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say two suspects have been arrested after a 38-year-old woman was dragged alongside a car for several blocks and then fatally shot during an apparent robbery attempt at a Southern California park.

Westminster police spokesman Van Woodson says Tuyet Thi Huynh of Garden Grove was at an Orange County park Sunday when she was seen talking with a man and a woman who were sitting in a car.

Woodson says the passenger of the car grabbed Huynh's purse as the driver sped away, dragging Huynh for several blocks. He says one of the suspects then shot Huynh, who fell to the ground. She died later at a hospital.

Christopher Yu, 18, of Fountain Valley, and Lynn Quach, 19, of Garden Grove, were arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder, Woodson said.

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