- Marble Hill fires entire sewer department (8/23/16)4
- Witness says he saw man shoot Domorlo McCaster (8/19/16)2
- Students move into new fraternity housing at Southeast Missouri State University (8/18/16)2
- Southeast imposes 'interim suspension' of Sigma Nu fraternity over vandalism incident (8/19/16)21
- Ex-Southeast student gets probation for placing homemade sex video on porn site without woman's knowledge (8/24/16)11
- The Chrome Queens (8/21/16)2
- Pitmasters to descend on Arena Park for Cape BBQ Fest (8/19/16)2
- Logan's Roadhouse in Cape not closing; Ruby Tuesday fate still unknown (8/17/16)
- Local private school dreams bigger, plans for new building at Sprigg and Lexington (8/22/16)
- Gender-neutral restrooms now available at Southeast (8/18/16)38
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