- Jackson man to cast electoral vote for Trump; others trying to dissuade him (11/29/16)51
- Man killed by vehicle had been charged with domestic assault (11/30/16)
- Hotel chain president: City should regulate short-term lodging (11/27/16)16
- Former Cape council member dies, remembered as 'wonderful public servant' (11/29/16)1
- Woman accused in three robberies disguised herself as man (11/29/16)5
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)24
- Officers: Delta man dies during domestic dispute (11/28/16)1
- Business notebook: New store shows faith in Scott City district (11/28/16)
- Missouri chamber to honor Cape's John Mehner (11/30/16)6
- Men who pulled father, son from burning car near Naylor honored by highway patrol (12/1/16)
World briefs 5/10/04
U.S. detains 35 Taliban suspects in Afghanistan
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- U.S. forces swept through an insurgency-hit province in southeastern Afghanistan, detaining 35 Taliban suspects, a senior Afghan official said Sunday. Hundreds of American soldiers began combing three districts of Zabul province, about 240 miles southeast of the capital, Kabul, on Friday, Gov. Khial Mohammed told The Associated Press. American troops also found weapons during the raids, which continued Sunday, Mohammed said.
Sharon plans withdrawal; cancels Washington trip
JERUSALEM -- Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Sunday canceled a planned trip to the United States next week, saying he intended to focus his energies on patching together a new blueprint for withdrawing from the Gaza Strip after his party rejected his original plan. Sharon told his Cabinet ministers during a stormy meeting that he will present them with a revised version of his "disengagement plan" in the next three weeks. He did not reveal what changes he is contemplating or how he would satisfy his deeply divided coalition.
U.N. vehicle destroyed by explosion in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A blast hit a U.N. vehicle carrying election workers in eastern Afghan-istan and two foreign men were beaten to death in the capital, officials said Sunday, adding to security fears ahead of the landmark vote in September. Four election staff escaped unhurt from Saturday's jeep explosion near Grabawa, a village in Nangarhar province about 60 miles south of Kabul. Their driver was treated for minor injuries. All were Afghans.
Hard-line governing body bans torture in Iran
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's hard-line ruling Guardian Council has passed a law banning the use of torture, effective immediately, a judiciary official said Sunday. The council, which rejected at least three similar proposals in the past, approved the laws Thursday -- one day after Iran's judiciary chief ordered it, said Nasser Hosseini, a judiciary official. Human rights groups have long complained about the use of torture against detainees, including intellectuals and political activists.