Kelli Knudsen, the daughter of Jim and Sue Knudsen of Brainerd, was awarded the Chapter CJ 50th Anniversary Scholarship for 2002. Knudsen is a student at Central Lakes College and plans to continue her studies for a degree in mass communications.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle estimate: 500. Last Monday: 475. Year ago Monday: 309. Friday actual: 1496.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 118, a year ago 218.
WALKER -- Former Cass County part-time corrections officer Robert James Stoneking, 58, Longville, was sentenced to six months jail for felony third-degree criminal sexual conduct.
LASTRUP -- Two people suffered minor injuries early Sunday morning after the car they were in struck a horse on Highway 27, seven miles east of Lastrup in Morrison County, the State Patrol reported.
The following recently were sentenced in Crow Wing District Court for misdemeanor underage consumption:
BAXTER -- Brainerd and Baxter police set up roadblocks and surrounded a house on Cedar Scenic Drive in Baxter Monday morning in an attempt to arrest a suspect who violated an order for protection and wouldn't come out of the house.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Pequot Lakes Fire Department responded to a house fire at 8 p.m. Saturday about three miles west of Pequot Lakes off Cass County Road 17 in Maple Township.
American Indians emerging as a new force in politics
ONAMIA -- Standing under portraits of chiefs one night a few weeks ago, state Rep. Sondra Erickson told the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe that she believes their reservation no longer exists.
Voters turning out for election that should settle control of Congress, but no sure bets
WASHINGTON -- Halfway through a presidential term buffeted by terrorism and an improbable tangle in Congress, Americans voted Tuesday in elections that offered both parties tantalizing possibilities for the legislative balance of power but no sure bets.
Hart says he's considering running for president
DENVER (AP) -- Former Democratic Sen. Gary Hart, whose 1988 presidential campaign collapsed amid questions about his relationship with a young model, said he is considering a bid for the White House in 2004.
Parties fight to last voter for control of Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With control of the Senate to be determined by several close races, Republicans are counting on voters who worry about the nation's security while Democrats seek to attract those angered by a bad economy.
Election quirks could put Senate GOP in control of lame duck session
WASHINGTON -- Republicans are talking about the possibility of regaining immediate control of the Senate after the election, pending the outcome of a tight race in Missouri and the political leanings of a newly appointed Minnesota independent.
Those who have voted in every election for 50 years honored
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Christine McConnell cast her first ballot just 10 years after women received the right to vote and more than four decades before the nation's voting age was lowered to 18.
Candidates trying to woo Indian votes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ignored in elections for generations, American Indians are being courted this year in close races in South Dakota and Southwestern states.
Study: Paying too much attention to spouse's back pain can make it worse
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Paying too much attention to a spouse's back pain can make it worse, and leaving the spouse alone can make it better, according to a study presented by German psychologists.
FDA approves first non-surgical sterilization for women
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government has approved the first nonsurgical method of sterilizing women, a tiny device called Essure that could transform the way many women end their childbearing years.
Study suggests diet rich in garlic, shallots and onions may fight prostate cancer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A diet rich in garlic, shallots and onions may cut the risk of prostate cancer in half, according to a study.
The Brainerd School District's Finance/Insurance Committee will meet 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the district office to hear an audit presentation from Larson Allen Weishair and Co. The committee will discuss budget revisions for 2003.
A Page 6A cutline in Sunday's Dispatch should have said Bob Hurst of Nisswa served in the Korean War.
This was Brainerd
NOVEMBER 5 - 20 years ago (1982) - The Paul Bunyan Cup is offered to Ron Stolski by Don McFarland of the Brainerd Paul Bunyan Center to spur competition between the two schools with Bunyan heritage (Brainerd and Bemidji).
Brainerd OKs new ordinances
How do you deal with temporary signs, noise and dandelions in Brainerd?
The Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace sponsored a peace vigil Saturday at Highways 371 and 210 in Baxter.
Council presents awards to officer
Brainerd Police Sgt. Becky Putzke finally got her awards.
Check Web sites for polling places, election results
Thanks to political redistricting that followed the 2000 census many area voters may find themselves in new political districts and may have to cast their ballots at new polling sites in Tuesday's election.
ELECTION DAY 2002
Heavy, wet snowflakes fell for a short time this morning in the Brainerd area creating a mess on roadways and contributing to several crashes.
Because of inaccurate information provided to The Dispatch, the ages of two of three children involved in an accident Wednesday on Crow Wing County Road 3 were incorrectly reported on Page 1A of Thursday's Dispatch.
The Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport Commission will meet 10 a.m. Wednesday in the airport conference room.
The Brainerd City Council meets Monday. Read about action taken by the council in Tuesday's Dispatch.
Man on trial in fatal accident attacked in court
A Crow Wing County District courtroom erupted into chaos Monday afternoon after a man attacked the suspect in his father's death.
El Ray Cafe in Motley closes for failure to pay sales tax
MOTLEY -- The state revoked the sales tax permit for the El Ray Cafe in Motley, stating the business failed to file and pay state sales tax.
Did you vote?
Guess what will be featured in Wednesday's Dispatch. Yep, the results of Tuesday's election.
This was Brainerd
NOVEMBER 4 - 30 years ago (1972) - The new city charter, Sunday liquor and a host of races will be decided in Brainerd and Crow Wing County when voters go to the polls. Brainerd voters, once more, will be making use of voting machines.
Coleman holds pre-dawn rally in city
The pre-dawn breakfast crowd at the Brainerd Perkins was a little livelier than usual this morning, thanks to a last minute campaign tour by U.S. Senate candidate Norm Coleman.
Council clears hurdles for north Brainerd salon
A zoning change clearing the way for a hair salon to locate in the historic Hyland home in north Brainerd has been approved.
Ted Mondale stumps for candidate dad at CLC
Ted Mondale, the 45-year-old son of U.S. Senate candidate Walter Mondale, stumped for votes at Central Lakes College Monday afternoon, telling students their decisions at the polls today would be incredibly important.
Slick going on election day
Turner Towing employee Shayne Pound pulled a van from a drainage pond at Highway 371 and Woida Road this morning. Slippery roads meant for slow travel on area roadways this morning.
Evening of jazz
event sponsored by The Brainerd Daily Dispatch and Echo Publishing drew more than 1,800 jazz lovers to the concert. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Thielens overwhelmed with bacon orders after NY food critic praises it
PIERZ -- Generations from now, when Pierz schoolchildren explain to their own children why the tiny farming community in Morrison County is well-known throughout the country, they simply need to whisper one word:
Tennessee voters to decide lottery's fate
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- It's a moral issue. It's not a moral issue.
Law acknowledges wrong decisions in abuse cases
BOSTON (AP) -- Alleged victims of sexually abusive priests welcomed an acknowledgment from Cardinal Bernard Law that he made wrong decisions in dealing with abuse, but said there is still work to be done in restoring their trust in the church.
Dozens injured in 194-car pileup
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities said drivers were going too fast for foggy conditions before a massive freeway pileup of nearly 200 cars and big-rig trucks that injured 41 people, nine critically.
U.S. enters murky legal ground with strike in Yemen
WASHINGTON -- In striking a close associate of Osama bin Laden dead in Yemen, the Bush administration has entered a murky area of international law and demonstrated it will use more aggressive and controversial tactics to defend American interests abroad than the U.S. has historically employed.
Police investigating another shooting for link to sniper
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Authorities are investigating whether the sniper suspects may have shot a man a month before the Washington-area attacks in the town where the ex-wife of one of the suspects lives.
Link between listeria, second poultry plant puzzling
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Investigators who had traced a nationwide outbreak of food poisoning to a Pennsylvania factory have discovered the same strain of potentially deadly bacteria at a poultry plant 30 miles away in New Jersey.
Earthquake rattles Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A violent earthquake slammed a remote area of Alaska's interior, shutting down the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, opening 6-foot-wide cracks in highways and making lakes slosh as far away as Louisiana. The magnitude 7.9 quake was one of the strongest ever recorded in the United States.
Priests, victims groups split on abuse revisions designed to protect rights of accused
American Roman Catholic bishops' new draft of their sex-abuse policy was quickly branded by victims' advocates as a cumbersome, secretive rollback from the sweeping changes approved at a historic summit this year.
Federal Reserve expected to cut rates
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve is likely to move four-decades-low interest rates even lower this week in the face of rising worry that the struggling economy is headed for rougher times.
Mild earthquake centered in Nebraska
O'NEILL, Neb. (AP) -- A mild earthquake centered near the Nebraska-South Dakota state line was felt in parts of three states Sunday.
First chronic wasting case found in Illinois
ROSCOE, Ill. (AP) -- State wildlife officials have confirmed Illinois' first known case of chronic wasting disease in deer.
Harris of 'Lost in Space' dies
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jonathan Harris, the flamboyantly fussy actor who portrayed the dastardly, cowardly antagonist Dr. Zachary Smith on the 1960's sci-fi show "Lost in Space," died Sunday. He was 87.
Amid controversy, Webster may resign from accounting oversight board
WASHINGTON -- Former FBI and CIA chief William Webster, whose appointment as the head of a new accounting oversight board has ignited sharp debate, is considering whether to step down amid the controversy, according to published reports Tuesday.
First lady turns 56 on campaign trail
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- There may be no worse timing for a political spouse than to have an early November birthday -- that annual day in the sun is guaranteed to be overshadowed by the need to hustle for votes on Election Day. This year, Laura Bush may have it worst of all.
Winona Ryder's shoplifting case goes to jury
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Winona Ryder's shoplifting case was turned over to the jury after prosecutors portrayed the actress as a thrill-seeking thief and defense lawyers made her out to be the victim of overzealous security guards.
WorldCom fraud likely to exceed $7 billion previously reported
JACKSON, Miss. -- WorldCom Inc. took "extraordinary and illegal steps" to paint a rosy picture of its crumbling finances and committed accounting fraud that likely exceeded the more than $7 billion already disclosed to investors, according to a bankruptcy report.
No rate hike before 2006
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Postal Service does not anticipate another postage rate hike until 2006, two years later than previously predicted, because of extra money from a retirement fund.
Family says Michigan State QB struggling with substance abuse
DETROIT (AP) -- Michigan State quarterback Jeff Smoker is battling substance abuse and has sought help, the university said in a statement.
Wisconsin football player injured in domestic fight
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin running back Anthony Davis has been stabbed in the left thigh in a domestic dispute.
Jennings, Hinske picked
DENVER (AP) -- Jason Jennings broke into the majors in dramatic fashion late in the 2001 season, becoming the first player to throw a shutout and hit a home run in his big league debut.
Rice, Bledsoe fall to old teams
Neither Jerry Rice nor Drew Bledsoe were treated very nicely by their former teams.
Spartans fire coach
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- As the losses piled up for Bobby Williams, his future with the Michigan State football team grew increasingly uncertain.
Denver opens with sweep
Defending WCHA champion Denver opened their conference schedule with a two-game sweep of Wisconsin this weekend.
Karl Malone, fighting a head cold, got into early foul trouble and went scoreless on 0-for-7 shooting in Seattle's 91-77 victory over the Utah Jazz. It was the first time Malone, who ranks second on the NBA's career scoring list, has been shut out in 18 NBA seasons.
Packers stay hot in the cold
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- That HBO gig doesn't sound so bad after all.
College football title race has new view
At noon on Saturday, there were eight undefeated teams and myriad possibilities of who would play in a national championship game still two months away.
Singh finally finds redemption at East Lake
ATLANTA (AP) -- Vijay Singh finally earned redemption in the Tour Championship, but not before a brief reflection on his troubled past at East Lake.
At Tampa, Fla.
Will Grimsley, dean of AP sports writers, dead at 88
NEW YORK (AP) -- Will Grimsley, who covered the spectrum of sports for four decades as a reporter, columnist and special correspondent for The Associated Press, is dead at age 88.
Ruth Wilt, 89, Brainerd, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
James 'Jim' O. Swanson
UPSALA -- James Oliver "Jim" Swanson, 74, Upsala, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Reynold E. Leikvoll
LITTLE FALLS -- Reynold E. Leikvoll, 82, Little Falls, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002, at home.
Lori A. Hoppe
RANDALL -- Lori A. Hoppe, 41, Randall, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002, at her home.
Lavern M. Roloff-Conley
Lavern M. Roloff-Conley, 76, Brainerd, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Lola Larsen, 74, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
PINE RIVER -- Doris Sundermeyer, 73, Pine River, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River.
Georgia I. (Thompson) Smith
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Georgia Isabel (Thompson) Smith, 90, Spokane, Wash., died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002, in Spokane.
Lavern M. Conley
Lavern M. Conley, 76, Brainerd, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village.
Florence 'Tina' Kappes
NEW BRIGHTON -- Florence "Tina" Kappes, 82, New Brighton, formerly of Little Falls, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.
Lola M. Larsen
Lola May Larsen, 74, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Alfreda Gunborg Anderson
CROSBY -- Alfreda Gunborg Anderson, 97, Crosby, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
PIERZ -- Mary Krych Rocheleau, 90, Pierz, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002, at Mille Lacs Health Care System in Onamia.
Melvin W. Harry
STAPLES -- Melvin W. Harry, 73, Staples, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002, at Greater Staples Care Center.
Ivan I. Hendrickson
Ivan I. Hendrickson, 82, Brainerd, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Eva J. Thiel
STAPLES -- Eva Joy Thiel, 75, Staples, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, at Greater Staples Hospital.
The shooting goes on
The following editorial appeared in Sunday's Washington Post:
The Bush administration is preparing to use military force to prevent one rogue regime, Iraq, from wielding weapons of mass destruction while mobilizing diplomatic and economic pressure to disarm another, North Korea.
Share your opinion in the Open Forum
The Dispatch encourages readers to contribute to the Open Forum.
Weaseling on reform
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:
I would like to congratulate the new theater organization, On Stage Community Theater, and the new greater Minnesota choir, Legacy Chorale, for their wonderful inaugural events this past month. In both, I saw many familiar faces and many new faces, all enjoying the opportunity to provide our community with excellent exhibitions of talent. I look forward to each organization's next performance.
Vox Pop, voice of the people, publishes Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Submissions are limited to 100 words.
One less myth to fret over
This editorial appeared in Monday's Los Angeles Times:
The Senate split
The following editorial appeared in Sunday's Washington Post:
Benson breaks into win column at Rockingham
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- Johnny Benson had to be pushed into Victory Lane the first time he ever earned the right to go there.
Mondale, Coleman rehash debate
Walter Mondale and Norm Coleman walked out of their one debate Monday with the same mission: to turn out their voters.
Ventura's choice Barkley appointment appears to be a case of Ventura overreaction
Pique -- n. A feeling of hurt pride.
Red Wing strike enters third week
RED WING (AP) -- Red Wing schools canceled classes for a third week with no immediate talks planned to help end a strike by teachers.
Independent Barkley is interim senator
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Jesse Ventura named fellow Independence Party member Dean Barkley as interim senator Monday, leaving the Senate split 49-49 with two independents.
Hutchinson Technology posts 4th quarter profit
HUTCHINSON (Dow Jones/AP) -- Hutchinson Technology Inc. said late Monday it swung to a fiscal fourth-quarter profit amid a hefty jump in sales. The maker of suspension assemblies for computer disk drives also said it would easily beat fiscal first-quarter estimates.
Polls have different leaders in Senate race
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A week after Sen. Paul Wellstone's death in a plane crash, the man who replaced him on the Democratic ticket and his Republican challenger are running neck-and-neck in the polls.
Coleman, Mondale debate
ST. PAUL -- Walter Mondale attacked Norm Coleman for his vision of the future and the votes he would make in the U.S. Senate, while Coleman derided Mondale's criticism as part of the divisive tone that needs to change in politics.
Red Wing residents call for teachers strike settlement
RED WING (AP) -- More than two dozen residents and students told the Red Wing School Board they want students back in school instead of stuck at home due to a teachers' strike that's in its third week.
Cosmos residents cheer closing of strip bar
COSMOS (AP) -- The closing of a local sexually oriented business here over the weekend has been the talk of this tiny central Minnesota town.
Thousands sign up for 'Do Not Call' list
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Thousands of Minnesotans rushed Monday to put their home telephone numbers on a new "Do Not Call" list.
Walker woman charged with fraud
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The former owner and operator of a northern Minnesota title company was charged Monday in schemes that defrauded clients and a bank of an estimated $652,000.
Poll: Pawlenty, Moe atop race for governor
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The race for governor is boiling down to Republican Tim Pawlenty and Democrat Roger Moe while Tim Penny of the Independence Party is losing support, according to two new polls published Sunday.
Barkley paved the way for Ventura
WASHINGTON -- If Jesse Ventura was the body, Dean Barkley was the brains.
Man who died while being restrained by Minneapolis police identified
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The man who died while Minneapolis police officers tried to restrain him was identified Sunday as Christopher Steven Burns, the Hennepin County medical examiner's office said.
Regents to ignore open meeting law
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The University of Minnesota Board of Regents has decided to set aside the state's open meetings law and interview candidates for university president in secret.
Five musicians inducted in Minnesota Music Hall of Fame
NEW ULM (AP) -- Five musicians were inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame over the weekend.
Former office manager accused of stealing funds
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The former officer manager of an Albert Lea, Minn., steel fabrication company was charged Monday with bilking the company out of more than $525,000 and using the money to pay her credit card bills.
Bush salutes Wellstone while in St. Paul
ST. PAUL (AP) -- President Bush paid solemn tribute Sunday to Sen. Paul Wellstone, the Democrat killed last month in a plane crash, but fought to derail Walter Mondale's bid to succeed Wellstone, telling Minnesotans that Republican Norm Coleman is the state's future.
Friends and relatives were searching for a prominent gay activist who has been missing since Oct. 28. Minneapolis police said they have no indication that foul play is involved in the disappearance of Tim Lee, 34, who has been missing since checking out of a hospital.
State deer herd reaches record levels
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota's deer herd is at record numbers and officials are counting on a large harvest from hunters this fall to keep the herd manageable, the Department of Natural Resources said.
Some farmers need a freeze, others don't
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Wet fields are delaying the corn and soybean harvest in parts of Minnesota, leaving some farmers waiting for the ground to freeze so their harvesting equipment won't get mired in mud.
Cosmos bar shuttered after sting
COSMOS (AP) -- A strip bar allegedly engaged in prostitution was closed after an undercover raid, authorities said.
SWIMMING and DIVING
Grunewald finishes 27th
NORTHFIELD -- It's sometimes the littlest things that can make the biggest differences between a top 25 finish at the Class 2A state cross country meet and the rest of the field.
Cardinal girls second
NORTHFIELD -- It will be a long year for the Staples-Motley Cardinals girls' cross country running team.
Deer registration points
Crow Wing, Cass, Aitkin, Morrison and Todd counties
NORTHFIELD -- Surprise, surprise.
SWIMMING and DIVING
A time of transition on local scene
Winter is in the air.
Warrior girls run to 12th place
NORTHFIELD -- The Brainerd Warriors girls' cross country team has history on its side.
Buckeyes demolish Gophers
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State's defense appreciates being tested.
TAMPA, Fla. -- Finally, a breakout game for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offense.
McKinnie participates in first workout
EDEN PRAIRIE -- When the Minnesota Vikings returned home from another lopsided loss to Tampa Bay, a 6-foot-8, 353-pound care package was there waiting for them at Winter Park.
U $ports need more money
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Revenues for the University of Minnesota's major sports programs increased in 2001-2002, but the school's athletics department still needs more money to catch up to other Big Ten schools.
Miller leads Pacers past Wolves
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Brad Miller approaches the glass with only one mission: Grab every rebound. What he didn't get against Minnesota, his teammates did.
Wild shows why it's No. 1
LOS ANGELES -- The NHL season may only be a month old but the Kings played a key home game Monday night against one of the Western Conference's elite teams.
State football playoffs
Canucks put Wild away early
ST. PAUL (AP) -- It only took a little more than a minute for the Vancouver Canucks to put away the Minnesota Wild.
Jefferson highlights Nets' win
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Richard Jefferson is making it easy for the New Jersey Nets to forget Keith Van Horn.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 30s to lower 40s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy to cloudy this morning...Becoming partly sunny this afternoon. Highs mainly in the 40s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy to mostly sunny. Highs in the 40s.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy this morning. Becoming partly cloudy this afternoon. Highs from the mid 30s far north to mid 40s far south.
Weather drawing by Jacobi La Prairie in the Lowell School first-grade class of Gayle Kub.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly sunny west. Mostly cloudy east. Highs in the mid 30s to lower 40s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Clouds this morning...Decreasing from west to east this afternoon. Highs from the mid 30s far north to the mid 40s south.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy north. A chance of rain or snow northeast. Cloudy south...With light snow likely southeast. A chance of snow remainder of the south this morning. Highs mainly in the 30s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Cloudy becoming partly cloudy east...Mostly sunny and windy west. Areas of fog east...And areas of light snow or light freezing drizzle southeast through mid morning. Highs in the upper 30s northeast to the lower 50s southwest plains.
Let it snow
Weather drawing by Bren Fletcher of Mrs. Shaffer's third grade class at Harrison school.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Cloudy. Areas of light snow...Mixed at times with rain west and north. Some light accumulations possible. A chance of light rain or snow elsewhere. Highs from the lower 30s to lower 40s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Occasional snow...Mixed at times with rain. Snow ending from west to east today. Highs in the mid 30s to mid 40s.
Names and faces
RADNOR, Pa. (AP) -- Rosie O'Donnell says that if she still had her talk show, she would use it as a forum to defend Martha Stewart.
Names and faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jimmy Kimmel won't be going it alone with his new ABC late-night entertainment show.
Iraq, North Korea among four nations suspected of covertly possessing smallpox
WASHINGTON -- U.S. intelligence believes four nations other than the United States -- Iraq, North Korea, Russia and France -- probably possess samples of the smallpox virus, a U.S. official said.
North Korea, frustrated by lack of progress at talks, threatens end to missile moratorium
TOKYO -- North Korea threatened Tuesday to resume missile test-launches unless Tokyo stops making the North's nuclear weapons program and the fate of five Japanese abductees central to normalizing relations.
U.S. missile strike kills al-Qaida boss
WASHINGTON -- Opening up a visible new front in the war on terror, U.S. forces launched a pinpoint missile strike in Yemen, killing a top al-Qaida operative in his car in the first such overt attack outside of Afghanistan, a U.S. official said.
Party with Islamic roots wins Turkish elections
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- After an overwhelming victory in Turkey's elections, a party with Islamic roots pledged to maintain the nation's pro-Western stance, quickly moving to soothe worries that this crucial U.S. ally would undergo a radical shift toward Islam.
Saddam hints Iraq might comply with new U.N. resolution
CAIRO, Egypt -- President Saddam Hussein hinted Monday that Iraq might be willing to comply with a new U.N. Security Council resolution proposed by the United States that calls for more stringent weapons inspections, apparently reversing earlier opposition to any changes in the inspection process.
United Nations hopes for U.S. backing to expand international force in Kabul
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations' top envoy to Afghanistan believes the United States may be warming to an expansion of the international forces now trying to keep security in Kabul to other parts of the country plagued by fighting and lawlessness.
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