MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 260, a year ago 184.
MINNEAPOLIS(AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 331, a year ago 299.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle: 800. Last Tuesday: 1063. Year ago Tuesday: 720. Monday actual: 363.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle estimate: 400. Last Monday: 385. Year ago Monday: 353. Friday actual: 348.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to what turned out to be a false alarm Monday at Brainerd Medical Center, 2024 S. Sixth St.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
Crow Wing sheriff
Federal lawmakers' addresses
Sen. Paul Wellstone
BAY LAKE -- One person was injured in a single-vehicle accident Tuesday on Highway 18, two miles west of Highway 6.
One person was injured in a two-vehicle accident Monday at College Drive and Southwest Fourth Street.
Caution: Rookie caddy at work
Rikki Roberts won $110,614 thanks to Ernie Els winning the British Open.
Swing can also affect your health
A poor golf swing usually leads to a high handicap.
Master the sand
The sand wedge has the most distinctive design of any club in the bag.
Dondelinger remains in first place in the men's twilight golf league at Pine Meadows with 27 points.
Nefstead awarded Rural Health Hero Award
STAPLES -- Mel Nefstead, Staples, received the Minnesota Rural Health Hero Award at the Minnesota Rural Summit Conference sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health Office of Rural Health Primary Care.
Beardsley lukewarm on its status as Minnesota's hottest town
BEARDSLEY (AP) -- Residents of this town of 262 people are lukewarm, at best, about their status as Minnesota's hottest community.
Afternoon Field Day slated Aug. 15 in Staples
STAPLES -- The Central Lakes Ag Center, Staples, will provide a free evening meal at its Field Day on Aug. 15, an event scheduled to run from 2:30 to 8 p.m.
Landmark Volunteers help build patio at Camp Confidence
EAST GULL LAKE -- Camp Confidence is among 65 locations in 19 states to host a two-week program for the 14- to 18-year-old Landmark Volunteers.
Crops feel relief
Widespread rains and slightly cooler temperatures gave temporary relief to crops that had been stressed by recent heat and a lack of moisture, according to the Minnesota Agricultural Statistics Service.
Snowbirds stick together up north and down south
As a Brainerd lakes area "snowbird," Liz Curren felt her life had become too fragmented.
War memorial to be unveiled in Long Prairie
Charles W. Lindberg, the last surviving flag raiser of Iwo Jima, and family members of other deceased flag raisers will help dedicate a war memorial at Memorial Park on Main Street in Long Prairie at 10 a.m. Aug. 10.
Sharon Rohl (left), Jan Loftis and Kalie VanVickle rode in the Security State Bank parade entry in Pillager.
Ready, aim, fire
Members of the South Dakota Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 147th Field Artillery, fired a surface-to-surface rocket training round from one of their Multiple Launch Rocket Systems during the 147th Field Artillery Brigade's annual training Friday at Camp Ripley.
Gardening with Friends kids' day at Staples
STAPLES -- Children are invited to participate in the Gardening with Friends kids' day Aug. 16 at the Living Legacy Gardens in Staples.
Old Wadena Rendezvous slated Aug. 11
STAPLES -- The Old Wadena Rendezvous will be staged Aug. 10 and 11 at the Old Wadena County Park, six miles north and west of Staples.
Thompson crowned Miss Aitkin, wins talent
AITKIN -- Kari Thompson was crowned Miss Aitkin recently at the Miss Aitkin Scholarship Pageant in the Aitkin High School auditorium.
Brainerd man helps prevent possible spread of exotic species into state waters
Mike Hall didn't like what he saw on the hull and lower unit of the 22-foot Bayliner he pulled into his shop July 9.
Lakewood, Freshwater earn health team award
STAPLES -- Lakewood Health System and Freshwater Education District of Staples were awarded the outstanding Rural Health Team Award at the Minnesota Rural Summit 2002 sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health Office of Rural Health Primary Care.
Before moving dirt or harming aquatic plants -- do you have a permit?
What we do on land ultimately impacts the quality of our waters.
The benefits of our declining urban forests
Living in a generally rural area, most of us probably don't give a lot of thought to urban forests. But as development expands the value of these resources to the environment will increase.
Celebrate Crosslake Days events set Aug. 3-11
CROSSLAKE -- Celebrate Crosslake Days are slated Saturday-Aug. 11, with the annual Chili Cook-off Aug. 10.
Colleges promote fitness centers as ways to draw new students
WASHINGTON -- Climbing walls, racquetball courts or a cool swimming pool with a water slide may be among the student perks that colleges keep behind their ivy-covered walls.
Benton County officials hope for disaster assistance
FOLEY (AP) -- Benton County officials expect to learn this week whether the Federal Emergency Management Agency will declare the county eligible for disaster assistance.
Residents who live in the Brainerd area in the summer and in Arkansas in the winter have formed a bond. Look for the story Wednesday in Neighbors.
Residents stump for trees
Upset over the possibility of losing trees to a sidewalk project and not being notified of options until Saturday, several North Fourth Street residents were invited to Monday's noon special Brainerd City Council meeting to voice their concerns.
Nebraska all the way
Leroy Beck of Scribner, Neb., cheered for both teams during the clash between the Northeast Nebraska All Stars and the Omaha Patriots during the National Baseball Congress "Hap" Dumont 14-Under World Series game at Don Adamson Field Monday.
GARRISON -- Audrey Boelter from the Mille Lacs Lake Lions was awarded the Certificate of Sponsorship bearing the name of the international president.
A soggy July was punctuated with today's .45-inch rainfall in Brainerd as the DNR reported 11.77 inches of rain this month compared to the 10-year-average of 4.02 inches.
Planned Parenthood offers reward in clinic shootings
Planned Parenthood of Minnesota/South Dakota is offering a $10,000 reward for information directly leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the shootings at two Planned Parenthood clinics in Brainerd and Grand Rapids this month.
The Wal-Mart in Baxter has selected Lori Larson, a Harrison Elementary fifth-grade teacher, as the area winner in the company's seventh annual Teacher of the Year recognition program.
This was Brainerd
JULY 31 - 60 years ago (1942) - A bus service between Brainerd and Camp Ripley for the accommodation of soldiers at the camp, will be inaugurated today by the Brainerd bus lines, Ray and George Evenson, operators of the line, announced today.
Shooting victim treated, released
BACKUS -- Bonnie Lallier, the 43-year-old Backus woman who suffered a gunshot wound in her arm Saturday, was treated at St. Joseph's Medical Center and released, a hospital spokeswoman reported today.
BRAINERD SUMMER: BEFORE ...
A strong thunderstorm moved through the Brainerd area this morning, but did little damage.
Foothold in history
Nobody cared much about the condition of Walt Straka's or Henry Peck's feet 60 years ago -- at the start of the Bataan Death March. Certainly not their Japanese captors who forced the two Brainerd area men and hu
This was Brainerd
JULY 30 - 20 years ago (1982) - An annual exposition that will deservedly get much attention opens Aug. 2 at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds. County residents may take justified pride in their county fair because it is rated one of the best in the state.
Little Falls is preparing to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic flight. Look for what's planned Thursday in Tempo.
In a Page 1A cutline regarding the Crow Wing County Fair, it was incorrectly noted that Ray Frisch is chairman of the Crow Wing County Fair Board.
She's been there Megan's wish of going to Disneyland fulfilled
Brainerd High School homecoming queen Megan Whalen finally got to go to Disneyland.
Army officer slain in another Fort Bragg homicide
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- The wife of an Army Special Operations officer has been charged in his shooting death, the latest in a string of domestic violence incidents that have shaken Fort Bragg.
Baton Rouge on edge after police connect three slayings to a serial killer
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Women in Louisiana's capital were on edge Tuesday, a day after police confirmed three unsolved slayings were the work of a serial killer.
Bishops' panel accused of lax enforcement of new policies on priests' sexual abuse
WASHINGTON -- A panel set up by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to address allegations of sexual abuse of minors by priests held its first meeting Tuesday and was immediately accused of failing to make its policies as tough in practice as they are on paper.
Wisconsin serial killer dies in prison
WAUPUN, Wis. (AP) -- Serial killer David Spanbauer, who murdered two girls and a woman, died in prison Monday, apparently of natural causes. He was 61.
3 sentenced in deer-for-fish scheme
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Three men involved in a poaching scheme were sentenced by a federal judge for trading Montana deer tags for walleye from Minnesota.
Amtrak train derailment injures 101, probe begins
KENSINGTON, Md. (AP) -- Amtrak workers put six of 11 derailed railroad cars back on track early Tuesday, and a federal official said investigators have so far found nothing abnormal in the operation of the train.
Ex-Rep. Traficant gets eight-year sentence
CLEVELAND -- James A. Traficant Jr. already made history by being expelled from Congress. Now he will try to become the first person since the 18th century to win his seat back from behind bars.
Stepfather accused of putting vodka through ailing boy's feeding tube
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A 7-year-old boy with a rare medical condition was admitted to the hospital with a potentially deadly blood-alcohol level after his stepfather allegedly fed him vodka through a medical feeding tube.
Helicopter crash brings number of West firefighters killed to 15
LYONS, Colo. (AP) -- A helicopter crashed while doing mop-up work on a wildfire northwest of Denver, killing the pilot, while firefighters on the other side of the state scrambled to protect archaeological treasures from a fast-moving blaze.
Mine accident scrutiny focuses on maps
SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) -- Maps of the state's long-abandoned coal mines have come under scrutiny by authorities trying to prevent future accidents like the one that left nine miners trapped in a flooded shaft for three days.
Democrats gaining traction in election-year effort to halt corporate relocations to Bermuda
WASHINGTON -- Republicans are scrambling for a response to U.S. companies moving their headquarters to foreign tax havens after Democrats scored political points with voters by painting the exodus as yet another example of corporate irresponsibility.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Robert Torricelli, already locked in a competitive re-election campaign in New Jersey, now must ask voters to look beyond the fact that he has been "severely admonished" by the Senate Ethics Committee.
Engineer saw misaligned track before derailing
KENSINGTON, Md. (AP) -- Less than a minute before an Amtrak train derailed outside Washington this week, the engineer spotted an area of track that was misaligned, a transportation official said.
Ashcroft says one-third of terror groups also traffic drugs
WASHINGTON -- The United States has determined that about one-third of foreign terrorist organizations are trafficking in narcotics on a large scale, providing authorities with "shocking" insight into how two of the nation's most serious threats are connected, U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft said Tuesday.
Stocks enjoy stellar rallies but long-term rebound still in doubt
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow Jones industrials surge more than 400 points twice in the span of four trading days, it's safe to say investors are feeling more confident about buying stocks.
Biden presses administration to think about aftermath of potential Iraq invasion
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee urged the Bush administration Wednesday to better explain how it plans to deal with the aftermath of a military campaign in Iraq to remove Saddam Hussein.
Senate in quandary over prescription drug compromise
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senators continued making last-minute changes to a compromise Medicare prescription drug plan, hoping to pick up enough votes to pass a measure they can tout before the November election.
Execs of troubled telecom companies feel Senate heat
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Leaders of three big, troubled telecom companies and a top government regulator told Congress Tuesday they didn't expect major phone or Internet disruptions as a result of the companies' financial conditions.
Corporate fraud bill signed by Bush
WASHINGTON -- Hoping to restore investor confidence, President Bush signed into law the most far-reaching government crackdown on business fraud since the post-Depression era.
It's about time for progress in labor talks
News: Baseball owners and players are meeting every day now and there's even a little optimism leaking out.
The big boys
It's their way or the hard way
A casual perusal of the sports pages in the last month suggests that a syndrome afflicts professional athletes. Some of the symptoms appear to be selective blindness, a propensity to lead a double life, and an exalted reputation conflicting with actual character. The apparent cause: domestic chores.
Grand slam Leslie is first woman to dunk in pro game
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Five years had passed since Lisa Leslie last tried to dunk in a WNBA game. She had waited long enough.
National sports briefs
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Allen Iverson arrived at the courthouse in a three-car convoy, led by an unmarked car with a siren.
Another change of address finds Floyd in Boston
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Cliff Floyd is weary of all these trades and wants to settle down.
NBA OKs instant replay for last-second shots
NEW YORK (AP) -- Referees in the NBA will get to do next season what fans have been doing for decades -- watch replay after replay of last-second shots.
Dorothy A. Lachowitzer
Dorothy A. Lachowitzer, 80, Brainerd, died Monday, July 29, 2002, at the Cloquet hospital.
Alice A. Maddux
EMILY -- Alice A. Maddux, 102, Emily, died Monday, July 29, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Garner Gallant Sr.
TACOMA, Wash. -- Garner Gallant Sr., 82, died Sunday, July 7, 2002, at his home.
Delphie A. Schultz
ST. PAUL -- Delphie A. Schultz, 90, St. Paul, formerly of Pillager, died Saturday, July 27, 2002, in St. Paul.
Walter G. Quaas
MERRIFIELD -- Walter G. Quaas, 61, Merrifield, died Saturday, July 27, 2002, at home.
Rev. Norman C. Sincebaugh
BACKUS -- The Rev. Norman C. Sincebaugh, 64, Backus, died Friday, July 26, 2002, at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo, N.D.
Dan Tobiason and Susan Tobiason
PRIOR LAKE -- Dan Tobiason, 41, and Susan Tobiason, 40, both of Prior Lake, died Monday, July 29, 2002.
BENNETTVILLE -- Margaret Reem, 93, Bennettville, died Monday, July 29, 2002, at home.
ST. PAUL -- Delphie Schultz, 90, St. Paul, formerly of Pillager, died Saturday, July 27, 2002, at Linnhurst Nursing Home in St. Paul.
Luella B. Owens
Luella B. Owens, 95, Brainerd, died Monday, July 29, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Raymond M. Ellestad
STAPLES -- Raymond Milo Ellestad, 95, Staples, died Monday, July 29, 2002, at Greater Staples Care Center in Staples.
Dorothy Lachowitzer, 80, Brainerd, died Monday, July 29, 2002, at the Cloquet hospital.
Dorothy A. Anderson
PINE RIVER -- Dorothy Ann Anderson, 87, Pine River, formerly of Fifty Lakes, died Sunday, July 28, 2002, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River.
AITKIN -- Gladys Glover, 91, Aitkin, died Saturday, July 27, 2002, at Riverwood Extended Care Center in Aitkin.
Geraldine 'Geri' M. Berry
Geraldine "Geri" M. Berry, 74, Brainerd, died Sunday, July 28, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Edna Swensen, 97, Walker, died Friday, July 19, 2002, at Woodcrest Nursing Home in Walker.
EMILY -- Alice Maddux, 102, Emily, died Monday, July 29, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Bruce A. Freeburg
Bruce Allen Freeburg, 63, Brainerd, died Sunday, July 28, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Regarding a recent letter to the editor: The writer expresses a concern that centers around local consumers being able to buy stuff cheaper. I believe I interpret him saying that if we had a superstore here we would be able to buy our goods for less money than we can now. It's an understandable concern to those who value cheap prices over all else.
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Betcha can't sue just one
Leave it to lawyers to combine the two favorite American pastimes: eating and suing. In various states, lawsuits have been filed or are being planned against the fast-food industry. Lawyers who recently received windfalls in fees from tobacco lawsuits are now eyeing fast food as the next opportunity for super-size awards.
As I sit today, a little over one week since our dear friend, C.J. Wicktor, Jr. passed away, I am filled with many mixed feelings.
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Like any other good quality, leadership sometimes needs a little prompting and assistance in order to flourish.
I could not believe what I was reading in the paper. "A ton of fun" to shoot pigeons thrown into the air from a tower near Nisswa. If our children did this with a sling shot we'd not only punish them but would wonder where their lives were headed. "Bring several boxes of shells," the hunt manager advised.
While it may hamper the state Department of Natural Resources' ability to enforce game and fish laws, Tuesday's Minnesota Court of Appeals ruling pertaining to searches by conservation officers makes a strong statement in favor of the Constitution and its unfettered right to privacy that is inherent as a citizen of this nation.
Russell nabs Top Fuel win
KENT, Wash. -- Darrell Russell scored his second straight Top Fuel victory Monday at the 15th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Pacific Raceways.
Woman accused of threatening justice found incompetent
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A woman charged with making death threats against Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz was found incompetent to stand trial and must undergo further psychiatric examination.
Home school records in Minnesota are an open book
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Report cards for public school students in Minnesota are generally private -- something between students and their teachers and parents.
Candidates' pitch starts with dress
ST. PAUL -- As the four candidates for governor head this week into a series of debates and forums, they may be saying as much with their garb as with their gab.
Shortage forces Minnesota and other states to relax immunization rules for students
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- At least four states including Minnesota are relaxing student immunization standards at the start of the school year because of lingering shortages in vaccines for many common childhood diseases.
ST. PAUL (AP) -- John Oliver remembers Locomotive No. 2156 from his childhood.
Mesaba earnings take hit from WorldCom
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Mesaba Airlines earnings fell 66 percent in the first quarter due partly to a $2.7 million loss on bonds invested in bankrupt telecommunications company WorldCom Inc.
4th DWI becomes a felony now
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Beginning Thursday, Minnesota's drivers could face hard time in prison if they get a fourth or subsequent drunken-driving offense in 10 years.
Two conservation organizations purchased 1,080 acres in northwestern Minnesota in the first phase of a 2,800-acre project to establish wildlife corridors in threatened areas of outstate Minnesota.
New laws that take effect Thursday
Among the new laws that take effect in Minnesota Thursday:
Coleman woos outdoors crowd
Republican Senate candidate Norm Coleman began a two-day tour of the state Tuesday to gather support from hunters, anglers, snowmobilers and other outdoors recreational groups.
Northwoods League Baseball
Local sports shorts
The Brainerd Warriors varsity football program has scheduled an equipment distribution day Aug. 9.
Brainerd Legion on a roll heading into district play
District 6 Tournament
Anyone who looks up in the stands at a youth baseball game in Brainerd likely will see Sharon Lepel cheering on the players.
Northwoods League Baseball
To play in one national tournament is special. To play in two, in the same year, and in different sports, is downright amazing.
Baxter team going to Georgia
After sweeping their way through the state tournament, the Baxter Viking Coca Cola Stingers 12-under slow-pitch softball team headed to LaGrange, Ga., today for the national tournament, which begins Thursday.
NBC "Hap" Dumont
14-under World Series
Area tournament schedule
Aug. 2 -- Camp Sertoma Fundraiser -- Vintage at Staples
Local sports shorts
The Brainerd Warriors 15-under traveling baseball team tied for third in the MSF state tournament July 26-27-28 at Lakeville.
NBC 'Hap' Dumont 14-under World Series
Adamson and mills fields, Brainerd
Iowa North Stars remain unbeaten
The Iowa North Stars nipped the Topeka, Kan., Aces 1-0 Monday to remain the only unbeaten team in the National Baseball Congress "Hap" Dumont World Series in Brainerd.
Gulls dispute call that sealed their fate
Nothing is more exciting than a baseball game coming down to one big play late in the game.
Iowa team stops Bushwhackers
All the Brainerd Bushwhackers needed was a hit or two and things may have been different as they took on the Carroll, Iowa, North Stars Tuesday afternoon at Adamson Field.
Bushwackers clear Dumont hurdles
Staring at their first loss in double-elimination play in the National Baseball Congress "Hap" Dumont World Series, the Brainerd Bushwhackers dug down and rallied to edge the Wichita, Kan., Cardinals 3-2 Monday afternoon at Adamson Field.
Omaha rallies in the fifth to beat Memphis
In front of a small, but raucous Nebraska crowd, the Omaha Patriots rallied for all three of their runs in the bottom of the fifth, upending the Memphis Travelers 3-1 in the National Baseball Congress "Hap" Dumont 14-under World Series at Mills Field in Brainerd.
Chisox blank Twins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox wish their play against the Minnesota Twins meant more in the standings.
WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES
MINNEAPOLIS -- It's the end July 2001 and the low-budget Minnesota Twins are in a most improbable playoff chase. But they've struggled out of the All Star break gates and are a half-game behind the Cleveland Indians in the AL Central.
Tice to Daunte: Use your head
MANKATO (AP) -- One of Mike Tice's first directives as head coach of the Minnesota Vikings was a challenge he issued to quarterback Daunte Culpepper.
Antique, classic wood boat show winners listed
CROSSLAKE -- Following are the winners of the 2002 Whitefish Chain Antique and Wood Boat Classic Rendezvous held last weekend at Moonlite Bay on Cross Lake.
Cass County seniors can take bus to State Fair
The Cass County Council on Aging will sponsor a bus trip for senior citizens who want to attend the State Fair on Aug. 29.
PEQUOT LAKES -- The 29th annual Pequot Lakes all-class reunion will be Aug. 11 at the high school.
State forecast for North Dakota
Severe thunderstorm watch far southeast until 900 am cdt...
Iowa state forecast
Today...Sunny and hot. A chance of thunderstorms late northwest. Highs 90 to 100.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Sunny to partly cloudy. A chance of late afternoon thunderstorms northeast. Highs from the upper 80s to lower 90s north...To the mid 90s to around 100 south.
Weather drawing by Jordan Rohde of Mrs. Meyer's third grade class at Riverside school.
State forecast for North Dakota
This afternoon...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs 80 to 90.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Scattered showers and thunderstorms north this morning. A chance for thunderstorms this afternoon north and central. Partly cloudy. Highs in the 80s north...Lower to middle 90s south.
Iowa state forecast
This afternoon...Partly to mostly sunny. Hot and humid. Highs 90 to 100.
Minnesota state forecast
Severe thunderstorm watch for west central and central minnesota until 9 am...
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. A chance of showers or thunderstorms north and west. Highs in the 80s yo low 90s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Thunderstorms likely northwest. Some storms may contain damaging winds and heavy rains. Partly sunny...Hot and humid elsehwere with a chance of showers or storms. Highs in the 80s to lower 90s.
Weather drawing by Kayla Blair of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
State forecast for South Dakota
Severe thunderstorm watch far northeast until 9 am cdt...
Jaycees host Great Northern BBQ Saturday
Some of the finest BBQ cookers from as far away as Florida will be in Brainerd along with backyard chefs from the Brainerd lakes area to compete for $15,000 in total prize money Saturday in downtown Brainerd.
Retiree day set for Aug. 10
CAMP RIPLEY -- The first Armed Forces Retiree Activity Day will be 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Training and Community Center at Camp Ripley.
Hands of Hope Resource Center of Morrison and Todd counties is in need of volunteers to provide on-call advocacy services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and general crime.
Afghan official: Would-be al-Qaida suicide bomber intercepted
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A would-be suicide bomber with more than a half-ton of explosives packed into his car was just 300 yards from the U.S. Embassy when he was stopped by a chance traffic accident, a top Afghan intelligence official reported Tuesday.
Bomb blast kills seven at Hebrew University
JERUSALEM -- A bomb exploded Wednesday in a crowded Hebrew University cafeteria frequented by Jewish, Arab and foreign students, killing at least seven people and wounding more than 70.
Suicide bomber attacks downtown Jerusalem; two Israelis killed in Palestinian village
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up Tuesday at a central Jerusalem fast-food stand popular with police, wounding seven Israelis. In the West Bank, gunmen killed two Israeli settlers who had entered a Palestinian village.
Thousands greet pope in Guatemala
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Waving flags and singing hymns, thousands of jubilant Roman Catholics packed a racetrack in Guatemala City on Tuesday for a Mass led by Pope John Paul II.
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Hundreds of thousands of believers sang, cheered and sobbed along Mexico City streets Wednesday, exploding in a flurry of yellow-and-white flags and balloons as Pope John Paul II passed by on his way to canonize the Roman Catholic Church's first Indian saint.
Some bin Laden bodyguards in custody
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden's bodyguards have been in U.S. custody since February at the U.S. Navy base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, officials say.
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