Sun News Digest


November 14, 2005


Unclear message on torture

Lack of clear guidance on the use of torture has put American spies - particularly CIA officers not used to handling detainees - in a difficult position in which they must guess what activities are permissible, former spies say. pg 1a

States target health coverage

Health care reform may be dead in Washington, but a growing number of states - under both Republicans and Democrats - are taking steps to expand medical insurance coverage. pg 2a

U.S. wasn't misled, adviser says

While admitting that "we were wrong" about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, President Bush's national security adviser rejected yesterday assertions that the president manipulated intelligence and misled the American people. pg 3a


Woman confesses in bombings

An Iraqi woman appeared on Jordanian state television yesterday and confessed to being the fourth member of an al-Qaida suicide bomber team that attacked three hotels here last week, killing 57 people. pg 1a

Bush to visit Asia

Even with Asian hostility toward some U.S. policies, President Bush's trip to the region this week is not expected to turn as acrimonious as his recent visit to Latin America. pg 9a

Troops raid detention facility

About 100 U.S. and Iraqi troops raided an Interior Ministry administrative and detention facility last night, in part to check on the welfare of prisoners being held there. pg 9a


Bay's health in decline

The health of the Chesapeake Bay has declined over the last five years and could get even worse as hundreds of acres of wetlands are consumed by development, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation concludes in a report to be issued today. pg 1b

Steele attacks denounced

Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman used a national television program yesterday to call on his Democratic counterpart and top elected Democrats across the country to repudiate what he called vicious and racist attacks on Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele, a candidate for U.S. Senate. pg 1b

Preservation still hot topic

The outcry over the razing of a building that preservationists considered a landmark shows that historic preservation remains a high-stakes issue in Baltimore County, elected leaders and political observers say. pg 1b

City woman killed in collision

A 25-year-old woman was fatally injured early yesterday in Northeast Baltimore when a police officer on an emergency call ran a red light and collided with her vehicle, city police said. pg 3b


Gifts that get personal

Once, the worst holiday gift you could expect was a loud sweater with blinking lights and appliqued snowflakes and bells. Now, you might receive gift certificates for plastic surgery, marriage counseling or anger management classes. pg 1c


Kyle Busch wins in Arizona

Rookie Kyle Busch outdrove NASCAR's top contenders to win the Nextel Cup's Chase for the championship race at Phoenix International Raceway. pg 1d


Jaguars pound Ravens, 30-3

Quarterback Kyle Boller threw three interceptions as the Ravens lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars, 30-3. The Ravens haven't scored a touchdown since the first quarter of an Oct. 31 loss in Pittsburgh. pg 1e


"Good intentions are nice, but not good enough. There must be other thinking involved when giving such a gift."

Psychiatrist Gregory Fernandopulle, on holiday gifts that may be too personal Article, PG 1C

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