- Plans in the works to save Esquire Theater on Broadway in Cape (2/21/18)2
- Man transitioning to woman killed herself in Cape City Jail in June; news comes from architect's pitch in Kansas (2/15/18)2
- Bell City arrest, Scott City incident highlight high-alert status following Fla. school shooting (2/20/18)4
- Cape Girardeau businessman proposes redevelopment project; seeks taxing district to fund improvements (2/17/18)16
- TJ's Burgers, Wings & Pizza expands with dining area in Fruitland (2/16/18)
- Pence gets it right in response to attack on Christian faith (2/17/18)11
- As February winds down, Chaffee looking forward to reopening of ice cream shop (2/21/18)1
- Scott City puts school on lockdown; officials say alleged threat 'not credible' (2/21/18)2
- The heart of the matter: Clinic helps patients rise above congestive heart failure (2/17/18)
- Local foodies share most romantic places (2/22/18)
World digest 08/17/06
Russian patrol boat fires on Japanese vessel
TOKYO -- Japan protested to Russia Wednesday after a Russian patrol boat opened fire on a Japanese vessel. A crab fisherman was shot and killed near Kaigara island, one of several islands off the northeast tip of Hokkaido that are administered by Russia but claimed by Japan. Japan insisted the boat was in Japanese waters; Russia said the Japanese ship had violated Russian waters.
Britain to pardon WWI deserters who were shot
LONDON -- "I cannot stand it." With those words, Pvt. Harry Farr refused to return to the trenches in 1916, and sealed his fate -- to be executed as a deserter. Ninety years later, the British government is preparing to pardon Farr and 305 other men who were hauled before firing squads in World War I for desertion or cowardice after summary trials. Britain is now formally acknowledging that many of the men suffered shell-shock from trench warfare.
Afghanistan headed for record opium year
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Opium cultivation in Afghanistan has hit record levels -- up by more than 40 percent from 2005, Western officials said. The United Nations reported last year Afghanistan produced enough opium to make 90 percent of the world's supply of heroin.
-- From wire reports