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The New York Times

HEATWAVE OVER - New York's power returns as heat eases. After a blackout that lasted nearly 19 hours, power was restored to most of northern Manhattan Wednesday, but angry city officials nonetheless threatened legal action against Con Edison. In another report on the heatwave the paper says when the lights finally came back on residents erupted in spontaneous celebrations, literally dancing in the streets.

ISRAEL - Moving swiftly on his pledges to restart the stalled Middle East peace effort, Ehud Barak announced that he would hold a series of meetings with Arab leaders and President Clinton in the coming days.

HILLARY CLINTON - The First Lady of the United States flew into New York on an Air Force jet on Wednesday and presented herself as a potential candidate to replace Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan upon his retirement.

MILOSEVIC - More quickly than the political opponents of Slobodan Milosevic had dared hope, grass-roots dissatisfaction with the Yugoslav president is surfacing across much of Serbia.

POVERTY TOUR - Offering tax credits, loan guarantees and other incentives to encourage private businesses to create jobs and housing, President Clinton on Wednesday swept into the destitute Oglala Lakota Sioux Indian reservation.

DISNEY - Walt Disney Co. and Jeffrey Katzenberg, its former studio chief, announced the settlement Wednesday of a rancorous lawsuit filed by Katzenberg that had opened a curtain on the lives of Hollywood moguls.

TOBACCO ACTION - A Florida jury Wednesday found against the nation's biggest tobacco companies in the first class-action case to reach a verdict, holding that they conspired to hide the danger and addictiveness of cigarettes.

HOUSE - House Republicans said Wednesday that they would seek to cut the top tax rate on long-term capital gains to 15 percent from 20 percent as part of the big tax-cutting bill they will take up next week in the face of opposition from President Clinton.

MEDICINE - Scientists working with mice have developed a vaccine that has proved highly effective in both preventing and reversing one of the primary brain abnormalities associated with Alzheimer's disease.

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