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Suspect in custody in sex-tape case

LAS VEGAS — A man accused of holding and showing off a tape depicting the sexual assault of a 3-year-old girl was taken into custody Sunday on a probation violation, authorities said.

Darrin Tuck, 26, arranged to surrender after evading arrest since Friday, said Nye County Sheriff Tony DeMeo. Prosecutors are set to formally charge Tuck with possession of child pornography and possibly promoting child pornography Monday, DeMeo said.

Tuck has told authorities he found the tape in the desert, but authorities said he possessed it for as long as five months before turning it in.

U.N. envoy meets Myanmar opposition

YANGON, Myanmar — A U.N. envoy was unable to meet with Myanmarís top two junta leaders in his effort to persuade them to ease a violent crackdown on anti-government protesters, but was allowed a highly orchestrated session Sunday with detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

The military government, meanwhile, flooded the main city of Yangon with troops, swelling their numbers to about 20,000 by Sunday and ensuring that almost all demonstrators would remain off the streets, a diplomat said.

Scores of people also were arrested overnight, further weakening the flagging uprising against 45 years of military dictatorship.

Search continues for aviator Fossett

LAS VEGAS — Teams on the ground and in two aircraft kept up the hunt for millionaire aviator Steve Fossett on Sunday after a new analysis of radar data provided fresh optimism.

Analysis of radar data and satellite images from Sept. 3, the day Fossett disappeared in a small plane, led Air Force technicians to believe they had spotted clues to his route.

The area being searched was southeast of hotel magnate Barron Hiltonís million-acre ranch in western Nevada, where Fossett had been staying.

Trapped driverís condition improves

SEATTLE — A woman who spent more than a week trapped in the wreckage of her vehicle has been upgraded to serious condition, a hospital spokeswoman said Sunday.

Tanya Rider, 33, was admitted in critical condition Thursday with kidney failure and other injuries after her mangled sport utility vehicle was found in a ravine off a highway suburban Seattle.

She remained in the intensive care unit Sunday, said Susan Gregg-Hanson, spokeswoman for Harborview Medical Center.

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