FAMU receives grant

LOCALTALLAHASSEE – FAMU, in partnership with the Harvard School of Public Health, has received a $6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to help balance health inequalities in rural and urban communities.

The four-year grant will help the Center for Healthy Options and Innovative Community Empowerment address the major causes of increased death in minority communities.

STATENeo-Nazi sign taken downORLANDO – A billboard owner agreed to remove an advertisement rented in response to a Jewish organization that threatened to have a national boycott and telephone campaign.

The Jewish Defense Organization started the campaign after a white supremacist group rented the billboard and posted “WHO RULE$ AMERIKA?” in big yellow block letters against a black backdrop. The e-mail address of the National Alliance, a neo-Nazi group in West Virginia, is posted below the message.

The billboard is located on Florida’s Turnpike, about 35 miles from Orlando.

INTERNATIONALFugitive captured in Ramadi

BAGHDAD, Iraq – No. 54 of the United States’ list of most-wanted Iraqi fugitives was captured, officials announced Wednesday.

Army spokesman Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt identified the man as Khamis Sirhan al-Muhammad, the former Baath Party regional chairman for the Karbala governorate, a Shiite Muslim region.

Sirhan was captured by Special Operations forces and the 82nd Airborne Division soldiers Jan. 11 in Ramadi, officials said.

Suicide bomber kills four

JERUSALEM – At least four Israelis were killed Wednesday morning by a female suicide bomber at the Erez border between Israel and northern Gaza, according to Israeli military sources.

Three soldiers and one Israeli civilian were killed in the attack, as was the bomber, according to the sources. Ten people, including four Palestinians, were wounded.

Compiled by DeAnna L. CarpenterSource: www.cnn.com, :Florida AP