School project is over budget
Working with a $60.4 million budget for the Brainerd School District's building project, officials report the project is $739,153 over budget.
Officials learn value of Franklin Junior High property
Franklin Junior High School in Brainerd and the property it sits on are worth $5,223,000, it was learned Monday.
Brainerd closes open enrollment for two grades
No more students will be allowed to open enroll in seventh and ninth grades in the Brainerd School District.
The following students at Lowell Elementary School recently selected the student of the month for being a self-directed learner: Kerria Robinson, Courtney Kolas, Sarah Yeh, Karlie Mogensen, Derik Carner, Jacqueline Caughey, Alex Hartwig, Elena Hirst, Jared Nusbaum, Tara Saley, Lilly Anderson, Rebecca Yeh, Zoe Houle, Alex Ford and Travis DeRosier.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle estimate: 500. Last Monday: 466. Year ago Monday: 546. Friday actual: 404.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 238, a year ago 174.
The Brainerd Fire Department recently responded to two trash bin fires.
DEERWOOD -- The State Patrol responded to a one-vehicle accident at 12:40 a.m. Sunday on Highway 6, south of Deerwood.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
Cass County court
WALKER -- The mail route driver who pleaded guilty in Cass County District Court to felony theft for taking greeting cards and money from the Laporte to Brainerd delivery route will do 100 hours community service work.
Four golfers compete for million dollars
EAST GULL LAKE -- Doug Sanders, David Flavin and Mike Richards of Plymouth and Tim Engel of East Gull Lake earned a shot at $1 million last weekend.
Disney World magical for area golf teams
Walt Disney World, known as the Magic Kingdom, was truly magical for two Brainerd area golf teams.
Studies: Modifying Alzheimer vaccine may make it safe
WASHINGTON -- A new study suggests it may be possible to modify an experimental vaccine for Alzheimer's disease, making it safe for humans. The vaccine was withdrawn earlier this year because of side effects in test subjects.
Study says duct tape effective for removing warts
CHICAGO (AP) -- Duct tape, the all-purpose household fix-it with hundreds of uses, can also remove warts.
Study: Common food supplement can slow Parkinson's disease
A common food supplement called coenzyme Q-10 can significantly delay the progression of Parkinson's disease, slowing the degeneration of brain cells, researchers are reporting.
Maud Hart Lovelace
After several Lowell Elementary School students in Brainerd read all 16 of Maud Hart Lovelace's books, the students were treated to a "visit" from the deceased author Monday.
The Little Falls-based Initiative Foundation awarded seven community grants totaling $72,400 in September, including a plan to help area families out of poverty in the Pequot Lakes area.
Change of venue denied for DeRosier
A change of venue request filed by the defense attorney for murder suspect Josh DeRosier was denied Thursday in Crow Wing County District Court.
This was Brainerd
OCTOBER 15 - 30 years ago (1972) - Lassig's Log Cabin deer and bear contest, a fixture in Brainerd for hunters a number of years, has been given state designation as a check-in station, proprietor Everett Lassig announces.
Wild game can be handled safely
AITKIN -- Common-sense steps for processing and preserving venison will almost guarantee that humans will not contract chronic wasting disease, the University of Minnesota Extension Service says.
Grant project subject of Brainerd hearing
Public comments regarding an application for a state grant for commercial and housing improvements in Brainerd are being sought later this month.
One junker at a time
BARROWS -- Mandy Copa was only 9 years old when she became involved in local government.
On Page 3A Monday, The Brainerd Dispatch incorrectly spelled the name Jett Johnson, one of the students who was named Student of the Month for September at Garfield Elementary School in Brainerd.
Teen boy, 15, slain
A 15-year-old Brainerd High School student is dead following an apparent homicide in downtown Brainerd Sunday night.
Peterson remembered as someone who would stand up for his friends
Zack Peterson's friends say he was a loyal friend who would stand up for anybody if he felt they were wronged.
The Brainerd School Board will discuss closing open enrollment to seventh- and ninth-graders for the remainder of the school year. Read about the story in Tuesday's Brainerd Daily Dispatch.
Victim, suspect identified
Zack Peterson has been identified as the 15-year-old Brainerd boy who was shot to death in a downtown Brainerd apartment Sunday.
This was Brainerd
40 years ago (1962) - A 16-year-old St. Paul youth was guided from the woods about 3:45 p.m. by a Civil Air Patrol plane and the siren of a Sheriff's office car after he became lost yesterday.
The Dispatch incorrectly spelled the name of Isaac High in a cutline on Page 1C of Sunday's People Plus section.
The Nisswa Citizen of the Year was chosen for his dedication to preserving the city's rich history. Look for the story Wednesday in Neighbors.
Media grapples with high interest, little information
The talk of Iraq, the midterm elections, the sputtering economy and corporate corruption has quieted down, as if some media maestro hit the mute button.
Sermons bring solace to communities scarred by sniper
In a church just yards from the Bowie, Md., middle school where a 13-year-old boy was wounded, the lyrics rolled down a screen at the front of the sanctuary and the voices of worshippers rose: "God is my refuge and my strength, a present help in the time of need. He is my fortress and my deliverer, my father, my friend indeed."
In reversal, court throws out Ford case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday retreated from a fight over the appropriate battleground for class action lawsuits.
Capital punishment on trial in Illinois
CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois' capital punishment system went on trial Tuesday in the first of nine days of clemency hearings for nearly every inmate on death row.
Public concerns spur FERC to schedule meetings on grid redesign
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will begin Nov. 4 a three-month series of public meetings to address concerns about its sweeping attempt to redesign the nation's electricity market and aging transmission system.
Eleven decomposing bodies found in a railroad car in Iowa
DENISON, Iowa (AP) -- Workers at a grain elevator were cracking open rail cars left in storage when they came across a grisly discovery: Eleven decomposing bodies.
Pilgrim's Pride issues largest meat recall in U.S. history
PHILADELPHIA -- Poultry processor Pilgrim's Pride is recalling 27.4 million pounds of cooked sandwich meat after warnings of possible contamination from the listeria bacteria -- the largest meat recall in U.S. history.
Florida Governor Bush says daughter Noelle must confront her drug addictions
MIAMI (AP) -- Gov. Jeb Bush said Tuesday that his daughter's battle with drugs has strained his whole family but she must ultimately confront her addiction personally.
Falwell apologizes for anti-Islam remarks
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) -- The Rev. Jerry Falwell has apologized for calling Islam's founder a terrorist, saying he "intended no disrespect to any sincere, law-abiding Muslim."
Sniper strikes again
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- An FBI analyst is the latest victim of the Washington-area sniper, and investigators said Tuesday they were confident that detailed witness accounts from the scene will lead them to the person who has now killed nine people.
BALTIMORE -- The Washington-area sniper again took the weekend off, adding a tiny trait to the personality profile of an assassin who has killed eight people in 12 days.
Businesses, uneasy about recovery, trim inventories
WASHINGTON (AP)-- U.S. companies, trying to cope with the uneven economic recovery, trimmed their stockpiles of unsold goods in August, the first reduction in four months.
No more easy time
CORDELE, Ga. -- For years, peace protesters arrested for trespassing at Fort Benning were allowed to serve their sentences at minimum-security federal institutions closer to their homes, where they could kiss relatives and hold babies in visiting rooms.
Poll suggests little enthusiasm for investing
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The public's faith in stock market investing has plunged sharply in the last few years, with two-thirds now saying it's a bad idea to make a substantial investment in the market, says an Associated Press poll taken at a time the market has dropped to its lowest levels in years.
Bandleader Ray Conniff dies
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ray Conniff, the Grammy Award-winning composer and bandleader whose arrangements epitomized the Big Band sound while spawning such albums as "S'Wonderful" and "Somewhere My Love," has died. He was 85.
Supreme Court refuses free speech case on Confederate flag
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court refused Tuesday to settle a free-speech skirmish over the Confederate battle flag, which the federal government all but bans from national cemeteries out of worry that it is racially divisive.
Ex-hippie guru on trial for murder testifies
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Ira Einhorn, the former hippie guru on trial for allegedly killing his girlfriend in 1977, testified Monday that other people had access to the couple's apartment and that he was surprised when police found her body in his closet.
WWII historian Ambrose dies
NEW ORLEANS -- Though too young to see combat in World War II, historian Stephen E. Ambrose made a career of offering a soldier's view of the conflict, from the sounds at Normandy to the chill at the Battle of the Bulge.
LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
'Creative' Owens sparks 49ers
SEATTLE (AP) -- Terrell Owens did it again, this time leaving his mark on the Seattle Seahawks.
CALIFORNIA HERE WE COME
SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants have just won the National League championship series. How are they going to celebrate?
College football weekend breathless
Let's all take a deep breath. Nice and easy now. Exhale.
Bonds magnifies sum of Giants' parts
SAN FRANCISCO -- Members of the chorus sang again Monday night. It was Barry's Choir: David Bell, Shawon Dunston and Kenny Lofton. They sang loud and clear, just the way other chorus members like Benito Santiago, J.T. Snow and Rich Aurilia had sung before.
Santiago makes Cardinals pay again
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- As a young player, Benito Santiago had his share of long hitting streaks and memorable home runs.
Rams rout previously unbeaten Raiders
Unbeaten vs. winless was no contest.
O'Reilly Fall Nationals
NEW YORK (AP) -- In another damaging blow to the New York Knicks, Antonio McDyess has a fractured kneecap that will sideline him indefinitely.
Mary M. Giguere
LACROSSE, Wis. -- Mary M. Giguere, 96, LaCrosse, Wis., formerly of Brainerd, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, at Hillview Health Care Center in LaCrosse, Wis.
MOTLEY -- Herman Unger, 83, Motley, died today, Oct. 15, 2002, at home.
AITKIN -- Stella Halbert, 93, Aitkin, died today, Oct. 15, 2002, at Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin.
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Nancy MacKnight, 69, San Jose, Calif., died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002.
PINE RIVER -- Henry Stine, 89, Pine River, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, at home.
LITTLE FALLS -- Andrew Revering, 84, Little Falls, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, at home.
Ellery 'Bob' R. LaVoi
Ellery "Bob" R. LaVoi, 92, Brainerd, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village.
Zack Peterson, 15, Brainerd, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002.
CROSSLAKE -- Mark Pearson, Crosslake, died today, Oct. 15, 2002, at home.
Dorothy Mae Kopveiler
WADENA -- Dorothy Mae Kopveiler, 78, a former resident of the Verndale, Wadena and Frazee area, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, at the Karlstad Nursing Home.
Leonard C. Nelson
LITTLE FALLS -- Leonard C. Nelson, 92, Little Falls, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Henry H. Stoltz
SOBIESKI -- Henry H. Stoltz, 87, Sobieski, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, at St. Benedict's Center in St. Cloud.
Leo F. Schmitz
WADENA -- Leo F. Schmitz, 68, Wadena, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, at home.
Bruce M. Anderson
BIGFORK -- Bruce M. Anderson, 49, Bigfork, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, at home.
Charlie W. Zaleckis
Charlie W. Zaleckis, 84, Brainerd, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Roger C. Stiner
EMILY -- Roger C. Stiner, 64, Emily, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Henry A. Mengelkoch
LITTLE FALLS -- Henry Arthur Mengelkoch, 83, Little Falls, formerly of Cushing and Minneapolis, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- Irene Aggen, 84, Council Bluffs, Iowa, formerly of Little Falls, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, at Indian Hills Nursing Home in Council Bluffs.
WAHKON -- Mary Strecker, 92, Wahkon, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002.
Alice Helena Bartling
HACKENSACK -- Alice Helena Bartling, 91, Hackensack, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002, at her home.
McGREGOR -- Dinah Kemnitz, 51, McGregor, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth.
BACKUS -- Thomas Lukanen, 64, Backus, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Dakota Aaron Zak
Dakota Aaron Zak, 2, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002.
Joseph H. Wise
Joseph H. Wise, 96, Brainerd, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
BACKUS -- Cheryl Lund, 52, Backus, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, at home.
Ruth M. (Hawk) Onsted
PINE RIVER -- Ruth M. (Hawk) Onsted, 82, Pine River, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, at home.
The north side
Brainerd city officials are currently wrestling with a tricky zoning issue that will affect the future of one of the city's oldest neighborhoods -- Brainerd's north side.
For 34 years Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life and its lobbyists have had the great opportunity to work closely with pro-life Sen. Don Samuelson. Sen. Samuelson has a long history of dedicated service to the protection of human life in the Minnesota legislature.
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Count the cost on vets
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:
Rep. Walz takes issue with a writer suggesting that he would rather make his "colleagues in St. Paul happy then represent us," his constituents.
The Bali bombing
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:
New quarterly state revenue projections released Thursday show the state of Minnesota in even a deeper hole than anyone thought.
Open Forum guidelines
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Theresa Marie (Mose) Lewis and Mark Allen Cullett announce their engagement along with John and Elaine Cullett's 40th wedding anniversary. A wedding is planned for 4 p.m. Saturday at the Eagle's Club in Brainerd with John and Elaine's renewal of vows at 4:30 p.m.
Kalitta races to Top Fuel victory
ENNIS, Texas -- Doug Kalitta continued his hot streak Sunday by racing to a Top Fuel victory in the 17th annual O'Reilly Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec at the Texas Motorplex.
Ganassi team bounces back with stunning win
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- Grown men cried the day they learned Sterling Marlin was lost for the year because of an injury, certain the spectacular season was ruined for the Chip Ganassi Racing team.
Twins stadium stands better chance next year
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins stand a good chance of winning better ballpark legislation next year because all three leading candidates for governor are willing to go to bat for a new baseball stadium.
International Falls teachers and students return to class
INTERNATIONAL FALLS (AP) -- Students returned to class Monday after the International Falls school district reached a tentative agreement with its teachers this weekend to end a strike that began over three weeks ago.
MPCA begins cleanup of Elk River site
ELK RIVER (AP) -- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will oversee the cleanup of asbestos and ash at a former waste disposal site in this central Minnesota town.
New poll shows Penny, Moe tied in governor's race
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Democrat Roger Moe and the Independent Party's Tim Penny are in a virtual tie in the race for governor, while Republican Tim Pawlenty trails close behind, according to a new statewide poll.
Moe admits campaign fund-raising shortfall
ST. PAUL (AP) -- DFL gubernatorial candidate Roger Moe has confirmed that a shortfall in fund-raising was behind the decision to drop high-profile consultant Pat Forciea, finance director John Blackshaw and a few others from his campaign.
Megachurch pastor steps down due to infidelity
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- The senior pastor at Grace Church, a "megachurch" with a sprawling new $48 million structure, has left the congregation because of marital infidelity, church officials said.
Indian gangs active in northern Minnesota
American Indian reservations located in sparsely populated areas in northern Minnesota have become the latest hotbed of gang activity, attracting the attention of federal authorities investigating shootings, homicides and drugs.
I Falls teachers strike tentatively settled
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, (AP) -- Students returned to class Monday after the International Falls school district reached a tentative agreement with its teachers this weekend to end a strike that began over three weeks ago.
Boy struck and killed by train in Winona
WINONA (AP) -- A 15-year-old Winona boy was struck and killed by a freight train in Winona.
LAYSA registration, meeting Oct. 29
Lakes Area Youth Soccer Association registration and annual meeting is scheduled 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at Mississippi Horizons School cafeteria in Brainerd.
Pequot tennis season ends
HIBBING -- Ashley and Valorie Meschke picked up the only wins as the Pequot Lakes Patriots' tennis season came to an abrupt end, falling to the Virginia Blue Devils 5-2 in the Section 7, Class 1A semifinal Monday.
Pillager beats Sebeka to complete suspended game
SEBEKA -- Tony Mason rushed for 168 yards as the Pillager Huskies squeaked past Sebeka 12-6 Saturday afternoon in a high school football game that was suspended Friday by lightning.
CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING
Bemidji lumberjacks (1-6)
Elks shut out Warrior boys, 13-0
ELK RIVER -- The eighth-seeded Brainerd Warrior boys' soccer team entered Saturday night's Section 8, Class 2A match against top-seeded Elk River hoping for all breaks to fall in its favor and possibly spring an upset.
Elk River girls edge Warriors in OT
ELK RIVER -- Holly Sutton's goal four minutes into overtime gave the third-seeded Elk River Elks a 1-0 victory over the No. 6 Brainerd Warriors in the quarterfinals of the Section 8, Class 2A soccer tournament Saturday night.
Palo powers Raiders to win
GRAND RAPIDS -- After a slow start, the Central Lakes College Raiders volleyball team cranked up its offensive machine as it churned out a 25-30, 30-17, 30-24, 30-20 win over the Itasca Community College Vikings Monday night.
Open skating at civic center this week
Three open skating sessions have been scheduled this week at Brainerd Area Civic Center.
Bristow third in Park Rapids Invitational
PARK RAPIDS -- Pine River-Backus' Travis Bristow continued his torrid running pace as he finished third at the Park Rapids Invitational Monday with a time of 16:03.
Rangers will be trying to avoid winless season
The Crosby-Ironton Rangers football team practiced Saturday not knowing if it needed to.
Ridgewater outscores Raiders
One look at the score of Saturday's football game between the Central Lakes College Raiders and the Ridgewater Warriors and one might think it was a blowout.
PAUL BUNYAN BOWL
Mum's the word
The Brainerd High School football team has an opportunity to enter the Warriors' history book when it travels to Bemidji 7 p.m. Wednesday to end the regular season.
Gobblers spoil Patriots' night
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Aitkin Gobblers played spoiler for both senior and parent's night as they defeated the Pequot Lakes Patriots 15-1, 15-8, 15-13 in non-conference volleyball action Monday.
Angels explode to victory, forcing Twins to take back seat
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Just hours after an emotional Minnesota Twins season came to an end, all Torii Hunter could say was "This is sweet. This is sweet."
Brunette's late goal gives Wild tie with Blues
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Andrew Brunette saw a terrific pass coming, and made the most of it.
Defending champion Gophers triumph, 7-2
In their first game since winning the NCAA championship, the top-ranked Minnesota Gophers showed the balance, depth and speed coach Don Lucia was looking for.
Vikings' defense shows biggest improvement
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings' defense played a complete game for the first time this season.
Volleyball coach's passion for game rolls on despite being confined to wheelchair
ROCHESTER (AP) -- Deb Vosler has known since she was a little girl that volleyball was going to play a big part in her life.
How the Twins' roster might shape up for '03
Here's a position-by-position look at how the Minnesota Twins' roster might shape up for 2003:
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- An improbable season came to a humiliating end for the Minnesota Twins, but they still found a way to be proud of what they accomplished.
Twins face another critical offseason
MINNEAPOLIS -- Though the threat of contraction has passed for the time being, the Minnesota Twins are entering another critical offseason.
Culpepper leads Vikings to first victory
MINNEAPOLIS -- After a shaky start, Daunte Culpepper and the Minnesota Vikings picked up the offensive tempo and their first win.
Lack of offense led to Twins' loss in Game 4
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Baseball owners and their contraction plan nearly prevented Minnesota from starting its season, and now the Twins' lack of offense is threatening to end it.
A cell yell heard everywhere
Wireless technology has made it easier than ever to learn more about a perfect stranger's life. The task isn't accomplished through computer wizardry or high-tech listening devices. It's nothing illegal, nothing inappropriate -- at least on your part. Nope.
Just for motorbike fans
One of the best moments when playing a racing game comes at the starting line, revving the engine while waiting for the signal to go.
Lego's new action figure disappointing to parents but fun for the kids
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Its arms fall off, it has a banal computer game in the back and you have to watch television for it to fully interact. Could this possibly be Lego?
Musicians, labels launch campaign against piracy
With compact disc sales drooping and online piracy booming, a high-profile group of musicians, labels and their organizations is launching a campaign Thursday to convince the public that it's wrong to swap music through the Internet.
I love fall
Weather drawing by Miranda Hanson of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
State forecast for South Dakota
Wind advisory portions of the west today...
Wisconsin state forecast
Freeze warning east central tonight...
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s north to mid 50s southeast.
State forecast for South Dakota
Rest of today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Highs in the 40s northeast to 50s southwest.
Among the leaves
Weather drawing by Tyler Mick of Mrs. Ahlers' third grade class at Lincoln school.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance of afternoon rain showers northwest. Highs from the upper 30s northeast to near 50 west.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Windy. A chance of rain or snow showers north central and northeast. Highs from the mid 40s to mid 50s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly sunny and breezy. Isolated showers northwest during the afternoon. Highs in the upper 40s to low 50s far north... To near 60 southwest.
Minnesota state forecast
wind advisory for small portion of west minnesota this afternoon...
Iowa state forecast
Today...Sunny and breezy. Highs in the 60s.
Minnesota state forecast
today...Partly cloudy. Scattered flurries northeast. Highs from the middle 30s northeast to the upper 40s south.
Names and faces
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas are getting ready for baby No. 2.
LITTLE FALLS -- A candidate forum that will feature candidates for the Minnesota House of Representatives and Senate is set for 7 p.m., Tuesday, at the Initiative Foundation Building, 405 SE 1st Street.
Victims of clergy abuse
Brainerd home renovation meeting set
A public meeting to discuss a proposed home rehabilitation program for homeowners within a targeted area of southeast Brainerd is set 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Brainerd City Hall Council Chambers.
Chemical dependency and AA groups
4-H plans Halloween haunted house
The Crow Wing County 4-H Ambassadors are sponsoring their fourth annual Haunted House from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 25-26 at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds.
Indonesia shows signs of crackdown; attack toll nears 200
BALI, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia's most violent Muslim extremist group announced Tuesday that it was disbanding in what appeared to be the first sign that the government is getting serious about cracking down on Islamic extremism in the wake of the deadly bombing of a Bali nightclub.
Finnish police arrest youth suspected of helping bomber
HELSINKI, Finland (AP) -- Police arrested a 17-year-old boy Tuesday on allegations he helped the college student suspected of setting off a bomb at a shopping mall that killed himself and six others.
Man goes on shooting spree in Italy
CHIERI, Italy (AP) -- A heavily armed man fatally shot his ex-wife and six other relatives and neighbors Tuesday and then killed himself in a rampage that horrified a northern Italian town, police and news reports said.
Three U.S. bases attacked in Afghanistan; no injuries
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- Three U.S. bases were attacked with gunfire and rockets in eastern Afghanistan over the weekend, the U.S. military said Monday. There were no reports of casualties.
U.N.'s Annan: International cooperation needed to 'defeat scourge of terrorism'
BEIJING -- U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan appealed for international cooperation Monday to "defeat the scourge of terrorism" and said all countries must pledge to deny extremists financing and safe haven.
Britain strips power from Catholic-Protestant hands, resumes sole control of Northern Ireland
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) -- Britain will strip power from local Catholic and Protestant politicians on Monday night and resume sole responsibility for running Northern Ireland, the British governor announced.
Indonesian defense minister blames al-Qaida for attack that killed more than 180
BALI, Indonesia -- Indonesia's defense minister blamed al-Qaida and its extremist allies on Monday for the massive bomb attack that killed more than 180 people at a nightclub on the resort island of Bali.
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