Jury deliberations at Oliver North's Iran-Contra trial resumed for the 10th day this morning, a day after the presiding judge said a court challenge by the news media threatens the proceedings.

The panel, which had met for nearly 46 hours in the nine previous sessions, has given U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell no notes in a week.While the nine women and three men went about their work Monday, attention in the courtroom focused on a dispute in which 10 news organizations want access to a trial document that summarizes highly secret intelligence intercepts of a CIA-assisted shipment of Hawk missiles to Iran.

The government says national security would be jeopardized by disclosing the stipulation, which is part of the evidence before the jury, and Gesell says the matter could force a mistrial.