Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

December 03, 2005

WORLD

10 Marines killed in Iraq attack

Ten U.S. Marines on a foot patrol were killed in a bombing near Fallujah in central Iraq in the deadliest single incident involving American troops since August, military officials said yesterday. pg 1a

Tents won't help in Pakistan

Aid officials warned yesterday that almost all of the hundreds of thousands of tents distributed to quake survivors in Pakistan will not protect against the harsh Himalayan winter. pg 10a

NATIONAL

Rap music mogul is acquitted

A rap music mogul known for his gangster persona and for producing chart-topping acts under the Murder Inc. label was acquitted of federal charges alleging that he laundered drug money - much of it from Baltimore - for a crack kingpin. pg 3a

In past, Alito backed police

Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito Jr.'s views on abortion caused a stir this week, but a 1984 memo that surfaced from his years as a Reagan administration lawyer was notable for its strong support of police powers. pg 3a

MARYLAND

Possible O'Malley running mate

Mayor Martin O'Malley is in negotiations with Del. Anthony G. Brown, an African-American lawyer who served in Iraq, about becoming his running mate in the governor's race, a source close to the Prince George's County Democrat said. pg 1a

Transfer of juveniles protested

The advisory board for an Eastern Shore center for juvenile offenders is protesting the state's decision to transfer youths from the Charles H. Hickey Jr. School, saying the center is already crowded. pg 1b

New security rules for flights

Small scissors and tools will be allowed again on airplanes as part of changes that were announced yesterday by the federal agency that oversees security in airports. pg 1a

BUSINESS

DOW -- DOWN

- 35.06

10,877.51

NASDAQ -- UP

+ 6.20

2,273.37

S&P -- UP

+ 0.41

1,265.08

SUN INDEX -- UP

+0.16

330.03

CareFirst won't absorb HMO tax

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, which last year absorbed the cost when the state extended a premium tax to HMOs, isn't repeating the favor. pg 10c

SPORTS

Ravens, WBAL Radio near deal

After 10 seasons on Infinity-owned WJFK (1300 AM), the Ravens are in final negotiations to have WBAL (1090 AM) and 98 Rock (WIYY-FM) broadcast games and related content next season. pg 1c

TODAY

Some holiday lights for all

From the Inner Harbor to Annapolis, from 34th Street to Symphony Woods, holiday light displays of all types are up and beckoning visitors. pg 1d

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"I don't think she's decided what to do. We're still sitting here with many months to go before this is going to be in front of us."

NBC News President Steve Capus on the possibility of "Today" show host Katie Couric moving to CBS Article, PG 6d

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