- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)46
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)3
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Man accused of pointing BB gun at Chaffee resident (04/26/16)2
World briefs 5/7/05
Explosion rocks Christian port city near Beirut
JOUNIEH, Lebanon -- An explosion ravaged a shopping area and set off a fire near a Christian religious radio station and a church in the port city of Jounieh north of Beirut late Friday, reportedly killing at least one person. Witnesses in Jounieh said the explosion occurred near the main square, near the office of Sawt al-Mahabba, a Christian religious radio station, and a Maronite Catholic church at the entrance.
Hard-liners triumph in Northern Ireland election
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Hard-liners triumphed in elections for Northern Ireland's seats in the British parliament, as David Trimble, the Nobel Peace laureate who tried to steer Protestants toward compromise, suffered a crushing defeat. The opposite poles of Northern Ireland politics -- the British Protestants of the Democratic Unionists, and the Irish Catholics of Sinn Fein -- won the lion's share of 18 seats in this divided corner of the United Kingdom.
Blair's new Cabinet keeps many longtime allies
LONDON -- Prime Minister Tony Blair unveiled his Cabinet on Friday, changing leadership in defense and health but keeping mostly familiar faces as he put his Labour government back in business after a third-term victory dampened by a reduced majority in Parliament caused by the anti-war vote. As expected, Blair kept his powerful Treasury chief Gordon Brown as chancellor of the Exchequer, along with Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and Work and Pensions Secretary David Blunkett. John Reid, Blair's gritty, tough-talking health minister, was moved to defense, replacing Geoff Hoon, who becomes the government's leader in the House of Commons. No policy changes were expected at defense. Political observers keenly watched the appointments for signs of Blair's authority waning or Brown's influence increasing. But the new Cabinet gave no clear indication of whose power is in the ascendance.