- Mall aboard: Future requires evolution at West Park Mall (3/24/17)16
- Legal discrimination complaint, ethics complaint filed in Scott City government (3/22/17)13
- Business notebook: Cape native goes from farm to mobile-food operation (3/20/17)1
- Former Scott City administrator: 'I was forced to resign' (3/21/17)6
- Former Southeast softball coach sues Board of Regents; seeks damages and her job back (3/23/17)14
- Triplett manslaughter case set for July 2018 (3/21/17)2
- Two people found dead in Advance house fire (3/21/17)
- Two local lawmakers back charter school bill; Perryville lawmaker objects to measure (3/19/17)24
- Two Cape men charged with second-degree murder of Grandi (3/21/17)2
- Lawmakers put prevailing wage in crosshairs; laborers object (2/12/17)10
World briefs 11/22/04
Plane crashes into lake in China, killing 54 people
BEIJING -- A passenger plane crashed in an ice-covered lake in northern China seconds after takeoff Sunday, killing all 53 people aboard and one person on the ground after an apparent midair explosion, the government said. There was no immediate word on the cause of the crash, which was the country's deadliest in more than two years.
Bahrain pardons activist charged with criticism
MANAMA, Bahrain -- Bahrain's king ordered the immediate release of a human rights activist Sunday who was convicted of inciting hatred of the government and sentenced to one year in prison in a case linked to criticism of the prime minister. The intervention by the king, Sheik Hamad, came hours after Abdul-Hadi al-Khawaja was sentenced in a courtroom where scores of his supporters chanted slogans against the prime minister.
Paris Club writing off 80 percent of Iraq debt
PARIS -- Major economic powers agreed on Sunday to write off billions of dollars of debt for Iraq in a deal that marked a significant step in U.S. efforts to help put the Iraqi economy back on its feet. Under the agreement, the Paris Club of 19 creditor nations will write off 80 percent of the $42 billion that Iraq owes them, the group's chairman, Jean-Pierre Jouyet, said. The Paris Club includes, the United States, Japan, Russia and European nations. Iraq owes another $80 billion to various Arab governments.
Blaze in mine kills 33, traps 28 in north China
BEIJING -- A fire at a complex of iron mines in northern China killed at least 33 miners and trapped another 28, state media reported today. Rescuers had pulled 45 miners to safety by late Sunday, the state-run newspaper China Daily cited local officials as saying. The blaze erupted Saturday morning after an electric cable caught fire at the mines in Shahe in Hebei province. The fire spread quickly to five connected mines, it said.
-- From wire reports
Ukraine leader ahead in vote count
KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukraine's prime minister was leading the nation's run-off presidential election, according to partial vote tallies released today, but his Western-leaning challenger held the advantage in an exit poll funded partly by the United States. Both camps complained of voting problems. Also, a policeman guarding a polling station overnight was found dead of a head injury apparently inflicted by intruders, news reports said.
-- From wire reports