SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 500.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 288, a year ago holiday.
A 26-year-old Pillager man was arrested for first-degree burglary and disorderly conduct after breaking into a house in Barrows, the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department reported
The Brainerd Dispatch incorrectly listed the location of a senior dance in Sunday's What's Doing. The Friday dance is at 1:30 p.m. at the Deerwood American Legion. Music is by Gary Martin.
1. Chairperson calls meeting to order and takes roll
PEASE -- A 20-year-old Brainerd woman was injured Sunday in a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 169, just north of Pease in Mille Lacs County.
Kelly winner in his 200th PGA start
HONOLULU (AP) -- Jerry Kelly sat in a high-back chair with a purple-and-white lei draped around his neck and a victory smile that was a long time coming.
Ventura offers $746 million bonding bill
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Jesse Ventura said Monday he will ask the Legislature for authority to borrow $746 million for building and repair projects over the next few years, considerably less the $2 billion state agencies had requested.
U.S. expands military ties, joint exercises worldwide
WASHINGTON -- The United States is rapidly increasing its military ties with nations large and small, thanks to the war on terrorism.
Document ordering data destruction raises legal questions, senator says
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The timing of an accounting firm's memo directing the destruction of documents raises the serious possibility of obstruction of justice, says the chairman of a Senate committee investigating Enron Corp.'s collapse.
Wellstone calls on Qwest to change data privacy practice
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Sen. Paul Wellstone is asking Qwest Communications to withhold private consumer information from its subsidiaries unless it first gets permission from its customers to release it.
Agency that helps volunteers a casualty of Ventura's budget plan
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura wants to eliminate the Minnesota Conservation Corps as a part of his budget-cutting plan to resolve the state's projected $1.95 billion shortfall.
Bush faints at White House, recovers quickly
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush was doing well and back at work Monday after fainting briefly in the White House residence while choking down a pretzel a day earlier.
Projects in the governor's bonding bill
Projects in the bill:
Is it all junk or items for a time capsule?
Have you been holding yourself to your New Year's resolutions?
Matter of perspective
Brainerd High School art student Adam Lindgren worked on linear perspective for a drawing class Monday.
Jill Hammes, the daughter of Jerry Peterson of Baxter and Janet Peterson of Minneapolis, graduated
Mild day along Stony Brook
Water rushed over rocks in Stony Brook in Lake Shore on Sunday.
The Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor a fitness program beginning Feb. 11.
Bond OK'd for turning grocery store into family education center
Things are moving along for the Brainerd School District's Early Childhood Family Education program.
Winter walleye fishing
Brad Baysinger reeled in his line while fishing the open water below the dam on the Gull River on Sunday. The fast moving current is a favorite spot for anglers in the middle of winter.
Board accepts school calendar
The Brainerd School Board accepted a proposed 2002-03 school calendar Monday.
C-I superintendent says job isn't what he expected
CROSBY -- Working as a superintendent was not what John Yeamen expected.
Design of proposed school in Baxter begins
Design work has begun on a proposed middle school in Baxter.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1982)-A political hot potato was tossed back into the lap of the Brainerd City Council last night as the City Planning Commission recommended that an ordinance change, requested to allow a drug store in a South Brainerd medical office building, be denied.
Three meth ring arrests made Saturday
Three arrests were made Saturday in a methamphetamine drug trafficking ring that operated near Washington Middle School.
Ice fishing is still a go
It appears nothing short of a major heat wave will prevent the Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza from taking place.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1982)-Fire Chief Ray Shortridge Thursday informed a Brainerd City Council Committee that he intends to retire in the near future, opening the way for the city to cut back on 1982 expenses.
School bond tax impact likened to movie trip
Skipping a monthly matinee trip to the movie theater could pay the increase in school taxes next year for a person with a $100,000 home in the Brainerd School District if the proposed school bond referendum is approved.
Jailed activist is home
Mary Benson, a Brainerd mother of four who spent the past six months in federal prison for protesting an Army school that trains Latin American soldiers, was grateful to be back home with her family today.
Ideas discussed at Downtown Restoration Committee meeting
Defined ideas and concepts for rejuvenating downtown Brainerd were presented at Lincoln Elementary School Monday.
Research regarding Brainerd lakes area tourism will be discussed at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in Room E203 at Central Lakes College.
Supreme Court rules federal anti-discrimination suits can trump arbitration agreements
WASHINGTON -- A federal anti-discrimination agency may step in to win back pay or other help for workers who have signed away the right to sue their employers, a divided Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
Lower gas prices spur smaller-than-expected decline in retail sales
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Retail sales edged down by a smaller-than-expected 0.1 percent in December as consumers showed resilience in the face of the recession and rising unemployment.
Enron executive warned chairman in August that 'hiding losses' threatened company
WASHINGTON -- Even as Enron Corp. Chairman Kenneth Lay boasted to employees of the company's growth, one of them privately warned him in August of the reckless practices that eventually brought down the energy-trading giant.
Military wants to stop fighter jet patrols over American cities
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The military is exploring ways to stop the around-the-clock anti-terrorism patrols that fighter jets have been flying over American cities since Sept. 11, defense officials said.
FBI announces arrest of Longo, charged with murdering wife, three children in Oregon
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A man accused of killing his wife and three children last month and dumping their bodies into the Pacific has been captured in Mexico, the FBI said Monday.
Kwan, Cohen, Hughes advance to Olympics
LOS ANGELES -- This one was for herself. Not for her parents, not for her family and certainly not for the doubters who have second-guessed her throughout every stage of her tumultuous season.
Film, TV director Demme dies; credits include film 'Blow'
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- Ted Demme, a film and television director whose credits include the film "Blow," died after playing basketball. He was 38.
Engineering team is studying collapse of towers, frame by frame
NEW YORK (AP) -- Searching for clues frame by frame, engineers studying the collapse of the World Trade Center have seen the twin towers fall hundreds of times on videotape.
New wetlands rules worry conservationists
WASHINGTON (AP) -- To conservationists, new government regulations on wetlands will allow homebuilders to put up single-family dwellings in flood plains and reroute miles of narrow streams.
Pilot charged with making 'inappropriate' comments at airport
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A US Airways pilot was released from jail early Monday, a day after he was arrested for making what authorities said were "inappropriate" comments at an airport security checkpoint.
'ER,' 'Friends,' Hanks win People's Choice Awards
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- Two perennial TV show favorites, "ER" and "Friends," won People's Choice Awards, along with actor Tom Hanks and actresses Julia Roberts and Jennifer Aniston.
Denver seizes WCHA lead
Denver moved atop the WCHA standings this weekend and will likely be the new number one team in the country this week after St. Cloud State dropped the first game of its weekend series with Minnesota-Duluth.
At Green Bay, Wis.
Raiders overcome problems, slip past Jets
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Jerry Rice was too old.
Eagles defense again knocks Bucs out of playoffs
PHILADELPHIA -- Proving the first time was no fluke, the Philadelphia Eagles pounded out a methodical 31-9 NFC wild-card victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Saturday.
Bonds agrees to $90 million deal
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- During last year's All-Star game, Barry Bonds put on a New York Yankees uniform for a picture with his son Nikolai, who wanted to wear his father's San Francisco uniform.
Redskins fire Schottenheimer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Twelve months ago, owner Dan Snyder declared that the Washington Redskins were "Marty Schottenheimer's organization from the standpoint of the final word."
Spurrier gets $25 million
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- This time, it's Steve Spurrier.
Favre again on target in cold
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- At some point, the numbers cease to be mere streaks and trends, and demand acceptance as law.
Watkins says deal could be done in 8 months
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama businessman Donald V. Watkins made his initial contact with the Minnesota Twins on Monday, starting a process that could make him the first black controlling owner of a major league team within months.
Top-ranked Hewitt bows
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Lleyton Hewitt joined the exodus of marquee names at the Australian Open, becoming the first top-seeded player to lose in the first round of a Grand Slam tournament since 1990.
O'Neal suspended for three games
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- For the second time in three weeks, Los Angeles Lakers star Shaquille O'Neal is resting his aching feet. This time, it isn't by choice.
Dungy out; Parcells may be in
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Tony Dungy transformed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from the laughingstock of the NFL into championship contenders, creating lofty expectations that Bill Parcells might get a chance to fulfill.
Steelers next for Ravens
MIAMI -- Stay tuned for more ranting and Ravens.
Jennie Jo (McKay) Kinkaid
EMILY -- Jennie Jo (McKay) Kinkaid, 23, Emily, formerly of Mahtowa, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, in Tucson, Ariz.
UPSALA -- Bernhard Yonke, 85, Upsala, died today, Jan. 14, 2002, at Albany Hospital.
Richard D. Howard
MERRIFIELD -- Richard Donald Howard, 77, Merrifield, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
CRANDON, Wis. -- Lonah Donek, 91, Crandon, Wis., formerly of the Harding area, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, in Crandon, Wis.
Gladys P. Gilson
Gladys P. Gilson, 89, Brainerd, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
ALBANY -- Bernhard Yonke, 85, Albany, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, at Albany Hospital.
MOTLEY -- Jodi Gorton, 45, Motley, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, at home.
CRANDON, Wis. -- Lonah Donek, 91, Crandon, Wis., formerly of Harding, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, at NuRoc Community Health Care Center.
Phyllis Milender, 69, Brainerd, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
MERRIFIELD -- Richard Howard, 77, Merrifield, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Julian Stefanski Marinan
McGREGOR -- Julian Stefanski Marinan, stillborn son of Raymond Marinan and Mary Stefanski, McGregor, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Florence L. Buck
OSAGE -- Florence Leona Buck, 76, Osage, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, at St. Joseph's Area Hospital in Park Rapids.
Kenneth Carl McLeod
WADENA -- Kenneth Carl McLeod, 78, Wadena, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, at Elders Home in New York Mills.
Maurice Kirkegaard, 86, Brainerd, died today, Jan. 15, 2002, at Greater Staples Care Center in Staples.
The affair is full of such pure pathos and sadness that almost everyone will be struck by some detail. We're talking about the so-called "hockey dad" homicide trial, which ended Friday with an involuntary manslaughter verdict.
Airports fall down on security measures
The following editorial appeared in Sunday's Washington Post:
WASHINGTON -- Meaning it as a compliment, George Mitchell remarked the other day that President Bush had reversed himself on "nation-building" with his tough policy on Afghanistan.
On Oct. 5, President Bush called upon Congress to pass an economic stimulus package. On Oct. 13, Senate Majority Le
As one who visited Nicaragua and the other Central American countries during the 1980s, I was pleased to see the country and region discussed in last Wednesday's Neighbors section. However, the history presented in the article is not accurate. Nicaragua was ruled by a series of U.S. backed dictatorships tied to the Somoza family. The first Somoza was installed by U.S. Marines sent to Nicaragua in the 1930s to help establish a puppet regime. The Somoza dynasty was overruled by a revolution, not elections in 1979. Revolution was the only option as free elections were not allowed by the regime. People who had money or owned property under Somoza were generally connected to the dictatorship. The poor were left to starve, critics of the regime were killed or exiled.
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Dan and Shirley Niederer will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethany Good Samaritan Chapel.
FARIBAULT (AP) -- The Minnesota Correctional Facility-Faribault went to its highest level of alert Monday night as fire burned the prison laundry, which is about 200 yards outside the prison's outermost security fence.
Storm dumps up to seven inches of snow in west-central Minnesota
A long overdue winter storm dumped up to seven inches of snow in some parts of central Minnesota on Sunday, creating icy and dangerous conditions for motorists.
Minnesota patients inadvertently receive names of organ donors
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- University of Minnesota researchers committed a serious violation of patient confidentiality and medical ethics when they mistakenly revealed the names of deceased organ donors to the 410 patients who received their kidneys.
First human to receive implantable cardiac pacemaker dies at 86
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Arne Larsson, the first human to receive an implantable cardiac pacemaker, has died in Sweden at age 86.
Rosemary Clooney has surgery at Mayo
ROCHESTER (AP) -- Rosemary Clooney has undergone successful lung cancer surgery at the Mayo Clinic, her agent said.
Teachers, boards at impasse
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Tuesday would normally be the deadline for school districts and teachers to reach new contracts, under threat of a $25 per-student state penalty.
Clay County officials can't legally punish sheriff
MOORHEAD (AP) -- Officials in Clay County can't discipline their sheriff, who has admitted to having an affair with a female employee, according to the county's labor lawyer.
Man charged with rape in kidnapping of 12-year-old girl
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Minneapolis man was charged Monday with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl he's accused of kidnapping and taking to Tennessee.
Man pleads guilty to strangling wife campground
SHAKOPEE (AP) -- A man who admitted strangling his wife at a Minnesota campground nearly two years ago said he was only trying to quiet her during an argument.
Allina pays $16 million to settle fraud claims
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Allina Health System paid the federal government $16 million to settle allegations that it fraudulently overbilled Medicare and two other government health programs, the U.S. Attorney's office said Monday.
Pawlenty taps Molnau as running mate
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Pawlenty picked fellow state Rep. Carol Molnau on Monday to be his running mate.
One-pound miracle baby dies at 54
EDINA (AP) -- Warren Reim, who was dubbed the "miracle baby" in 1947 when he was born weighing 1 pound, died Sunday of a brain tumor. He was 54.
Crews battle Taylors Falls fire late into night
TAYLORS FALLS (AP) -- A large fire engulfed a historical downtown building here and had fire crews battling the blaze late into Saturday night.
Hope is to deny access to illegal immigrants
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Workers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport are about to come under tighter scrutiny as the government moves to deny unfettered access in airports to people who are in the country illegally or have criminal backgrounds.
Program for inner-city homeless gets a trial in rural Minnesota
WILLMAR (AP) -- The homeless youths that come to The Back Door program here don't find a case worker or a prepackaged plan to get their lives back on track.
Rochester business owners call for review of anti-smoking group
ROCHESTER (AP) -- Hospitality business owners have asked the Olmsted County attorney to review lobbying by anti-smoking advocates who helped persuade the county board to ban smoking in restaurants.
St. Cloud Tech rallied from a 4-0 deficit to nip the Brainerd Warriors 5-4 in junior varsity boys' hockey Saturday.
Warrior wrestlers lose three dual meets at Tech
ST. CLOUD -- The Brainerd Warriors wrestling team struggled through the St. Cloud Tech Invitational Saturday, losing all three dual meets.
Brainerd gymnasts eighth at Lakeville
LAKEVILLE -- Competing against some of the best teams in the state, the Brainerd Warriors gymnastics team finished eighth in the Lakeville Invitational Saturday with 143.390 points.
Rainy River women defeat Raiders 57-50
INTERNATIONAL FALLS -- The Central Lakes College Raiders women's basketball team trailed by two points with a minute left, but couldn't come back all the way as it dropped a North Division game to Rainy River 57-50 Saturday.
Crookston beats S-M boys 55-45
STAPLES -- It was not a successful weekend for the Staples-Motley Cardinals boys' basketball team.
Former Tiger spurs Warriors
Chris Mattson played junior varsity boys' hockey for St. Cloud Tech last year before moving with his family to Brainerd for the start of this school year.
Alexandria boys skate past Flyers
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls Flyers were defeated by the Alexandria Cardinals 3-1 in Central Lakes Conference boys' hockey Saturday 3-1.
Flyers win Grand Rapids gymnastics invitational
GRAND RAPIDS -- The Little Falls Flyers gymnastics team won the Grand Rapids Invitational Saturday with 130 points.
Ranger boys roll to win at I-Falls
INTERNATIONAL FALLS -- The Crosby-Ironton Rangers boys' basketball team snapped a six-game losing streak with a 56-39 win over International Falls Monday.
Judge rules DNR must study ATV trails
WALKER (AP) -- A judge gave an environmental group a victory by ruling the state Department of Natural Resources must study the environmental effects of designating trails for off-road vehicles in several central Minnesota state forests.
Local sports shorts
The Northern State University women's basketball team defeated Bemidji State 62-41 Saturday to remain in first place in the Northern Sun Intercolleigate Conference.
Divers compete at Cambridge
CAMBRIDGE -- The Brainerd Warriors diving team sent four divers to Saturday's Cambridge Invitational.
Aulie defeats Steward in main event
WADENA -- Ricky Aulie of Brainerd decisioned T.J. Steward of Wadena at 139 pounds in the main event of a Golden Gloves Boxing card Saturday at the Wadena Armory.
Raider men sweep Rainy, Hibbing
INTERNATIONAL FALLS -- The Central Lakes College Raiders men's basketball team finished a weekend road trip with a 93-74 blowout of Rainy River Saturday.
Pillager girls defeated
LAPORTE -- The Pillager Huskies lost to the Laporte Wildcats 53-24 in non-conference girls' basketball Monday.
Warn lifts S-M girls
STAPLES -- Sparked by Laura Warn's six overtime free throws, the Staples-Motley Cardinals girls' basketball team defeated Crookston 60-57 in overtime Saturday.
Pierz wrestlers win at Hinckley-Finlayson
HINCKLEY -- After placing eight wrestlers in the championship round, and winning six of those matches, the Pierz Pioneers wrestling team cruised to victory at the Jaguar Invitational Saturday.
W-DC girls worry about the task at hand
The Wadena-Deer Creek girls' basketball team was ranked as high as fourth in Class 2A Jan. 3, but in the last poll the Wolverines were nowhere to be found.
Floor hockey team beats Tigers 7-5
The Brainerd Warriors adapted floor hockey team followed the lead of Chris Nelson and defeated the Minneapolis South Tigers 7-5 Monday in Brainerd.
Brainerd hosts Grand Rapids Tuesday night
One of the most formidable schedules in school history resumes for the Brainerd Warriors boys' hockey team when it hosts the Grand Rapids Thunderhawks Tuesday night at Brainerd Area Civic Center.
Pro boxing to make its return to St. Paul
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Down for the count for nearly the past decade, pro boxing is coming back to St. Paul.
Twins sign Kurt Abbott
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins said Monday they signed infielder Kurt Abbott to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Stringer's mother says family suing to get answers
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The family of the late Korey Stringer is suing the Minnesota Vikings to get answers about his death, his mother said Tuesday.
Gophers notch rare road victory
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Minnesota's Kevin Burleson thought the biggest victory of his career was beating Indiana a year ago at home. But after ending a road losing streak and staying near the top of the Big Ten, he changed his mind.
St. Paul boy dies after wrestling match
CHASKA (AP) -- A ninth-grade high school wrestler died Saturday morning after apparently suffering a seizure during a match.
Modano leads Stars past Wild
ST. PAUL -- Mike Modano didn't have to think too long to remember the last time he was scoring goals in bunches.
Billups red-hot, Wolves trip Wizards
WASHINGTON -- The Minnesota Timberwolves and Washington Wizards played tag-team basketball Saturday night, with members of each team taking turns handing off hot-hand status to each other.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Windy with flurries through early afternoon west. Occasional snow east...Diminishing to flurries by afternoon. Highs in the 30s.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy with flurries. Highs 25 to 30.
Wisconsin state forecast
Winter storm warning southern marinette...Southern oconto and door counties today...
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Light snow developing in the southwest this afternoon. Highs 15 to 25.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Variable cloudiness with flurries. Highs 15 to 20.
No luck, no fish
Weather drawing by Caylea Franzen of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Periods of snow southeast this morning. A few flurries west. Highs in the lower 20s northwest to lower 30s southeast.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 20s northwest to mid 30s south.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy with a few flurries morning flurries west... Then becoming par
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Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Some morning flurries east. Highs from around 20 north to the upper 20s southeast.
Hi, Mr. Snowman
Weather drawing by Charles Kassulker in the Lincoln School third-grade class of Mrs. Ahlers.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Occasional light snow or flurries this morning...Otherwise mostly cloudy. Highs in the 20s northwest...To the lower 30s southeast.
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Dear Readers: We recently printed a comment from a reader asking why there couldn't be point-of-sale rebates instead of having to send them in.
Names and faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Life these days is making rocker Steven Tyler pinch himself.
Special smoke detectors send alarm to hard-of-hearing
DEAR ABBY: Your Dec. 21 column featured a letter from a reader who is concerned because an elderly friend is unable to hear the audible signal from his smoke alarm. Your reader is right to be concerned. Smoke alarms provide the early warning of fire that makes it possible to escape. Every household needs working smoke alarms on each level of the home, and all members of the household must be able to react quickly to the alarm.
Names and faces
MIAMI (AP) -- Ben Vereen will receive a heroism award from the City of Miami for chasing a suspect after he witnessed a robbery.
Dear Heloise: I recently bought a book at a used bookstore and found a credit-card receipt in it that was used to buy the book in 1993.
Early response to troubled child saves later heartache
DEAR ABBY: This is for "Angry Mother in Texas," who was offended when "Uncle Pete" (who is schizophrenic) voiced his concerns that her 8-year-old son might also have a mental illness. You were right to advise her to have her son evaluated.
Getting off the ground
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- When you've spent millions of dollars and nearly six years trying to make a personal flying machine, progress is measured in small increments.
Study finds m1ild developmental delays in pre-term births
Babies who are born as little as one to four weeks premature are at risk of suffering mild developmental delays, government researchers announced Monday.
Palestinian militia leader killed in explosion
TULKAREM, West Bank (AP) -- A Palestinian militia leader who admitted killing Israelis and survived an Israeli missile attack on his car last year was killed in a bomb explosion outside his West Bank hide-out on Monday.
Colombia deal pulls country back from brink of a wider war
LOS POZOS, Colombia -- With handshakes, hugs and even a kiss, foreign envoys and rebels celebrated an accord that saved Colombia's peace process and averted an escalation of the 38-year civil war.
Last-ditch diplomatic effort launched to save Colombia peace process
SAN VICENTE DEL CAGUAN, Colombia (AP) -- Ambassadors from 10 countries flew to guerrilla territory on Monday in a last-ditch effort to salvage Colombia's peace process hours before troops were to retake a rebel safe haven.
Civilians flee U.S. bombing raids on Afghan hide-out; more prisoners flown to Cuba
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S. warplanes kept up heavy bombing raids Monday on terrorist hide-outs in eastern Afghanistan, hoping to smash Osama bin Laden's die-hard supporters, while a second batch of prisoners was flown under cover of darkness to Cuba.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An Alabama man was kidnapped for ransom in Afghanistan while delivering medical supplies last week, his wife told government officials.
Police won't rule out action against Prince Harry over drinking, marijuana smoking
LONDON (AP) -- Police in the western English county where Prince Harry has admitted illegally drinking and smoking marijuana refused Monday to rule out legal action against the 17-year-old.
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