- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)9
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)3
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)28
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)4
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)33
- 3 students in custody for violent threat; no details released (12/9/16)11
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Lt. Gov. Kinder weighs in on Trump's win, his future plans (12/4/16)13
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.