- Sikeston singer moves on with 'The Voice' (10/16/17)
- Police chief, council: Cape Girardeau faces growing gun violence (10/17/17)4
- Politics to profits: Brothers launch new investing concept on Wall Street (10/19/17)1
- Load shift kills Jackson trucker (10/17/17)
- Developer asks court to OK tax district board for improvements near Hobby Lobby (10/17/17)4
- The last person to be laid to rest at Old Lorimier Cemetery: Mary Russell Fox (10/17/17)2
- Cape Christian School burglarized (10/18/17)
- Food Giant in Chaffee is robbed (10/17/17)
- Owner of dinosaur relics demands new board of directors, business plan at Bollinger County Museum (10/17/17)
- Cape's casino flourishing as it celebrates fifth year (10/22/17)4
World briefs 3/23/05
Gitmo terror suspects get rare open hearings
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- A Sudanese detainee denied being a threat to the United States during a rare open hearing Tuesday in military proceedings that are determining whether terrorism suspects jailed here should remain in custody. Three other prisoners refused to participate and their hearings were held without their presence. The hearings, many of which have been closed to journalists, come amid a Defense Department effort to persuade home countries to take custody of some 545 detainees at this Navy base.
Fugitives celebrate after Tulkarem changes hands
TULKAREM, West Bank -- Dozens of Palestinian fugitives reunited with their families Tuesday, ending years on the run, after Israeli troops returned this West Bank town to Palestinian control and promised to stop chasing the men. Tulkarem was the second of five Palestinian towns to be handed over to Palestinian control, a sign that Mideast peacemaking is inching forward. However, the handover, sealed by a ceremonial handshake between Palestinian and Israeli field commanders, was seen by residents as only a small step on the road to peace.
More work, pay ahead for French employees
PARIS -- French lawmakers effectively abolished the country's 35-hour workweek Tuesday by allowing employers to increase working hours -- and pay -- as the country struggles with high unemployment and stagnating living standards. In a final vote, the National Assembly approved a government-backed bill permitting employers to negotiate deals with staff to increase working time by 220 hours a year in return for better pay.