Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

May 16, 2006

NATIONAL

Guard troops going to border

In a nationally televised address aimed at rescuing his party from an election-year stalemate on immigration, President Bush announced that he would send National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, as part of a broader plan that would allow some illegal immigrants to earn citizenship. pg 1a

Rain continues in New England

Rain continued to fall steadily as the forecast facing New Englanders was for still more precipitation after heavy rain fell over the weekend. pg 3a

MARYLAND

No mental health units used

Anne Arundel County police acknowledged yesterday that none of its three mental health units was on the scene Sunday when officers surrounded and fatally shot a mentally ill man wielding scissors after 30 minutes of negotiations. pg 1a

Local gangs take on national ID

Baltimore law-enforcement authorities said yesterday that gang activity has been evolving this year in the city, with more cases involving criminals who identify themselves as belonging to gangs with a national reputation. pg 1b

SPORTS

Third Duke player is indicted

A Duke University lacrosse team captain became the third player indicted on charges stemming from a woman's allegations that she was raped and beaten at a team party this year. David Evans, 23, of Bethesda graduated over the weekend. pg 1a

Red Sox rout Orioles, 11-1

The Orioles fell to 0-7 against the Red Sox this season as Boston rolled to an 11-1 victory at Camden Yards. Orioles starter Rodrigo Lopez remained winless since Opening Day in falling to 1-6. pg 1e

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+ 47.78

11,428.77

NASDAQ -- DOWN

- 5.26

2,238.52

S&P -- UP

+ 3.26

1,294.50

SUN INDEX -- DOWN

- 0.80

341.33

Big push on Medicare Part D

While 9 million seniors and people with disabilities had signed up for the Medicare prescription coverage by last week, another 6 million were not enrolled, the federal agency said. That meant a big push to get people signed up by the deadline. pg 1a

High court rules for eBay

The Supreme Court sided with eBay in a patent fight over a selling feature, in a ruling that will make it easier for technology companies to avoid court injunctions in such disputes. pg 1d

WORLD

U.S. relations with Libya

The United States announced it is re-establishing full diplomatic relations with Libya and removing it from the State Department's list of terrorism sponsors, completing a remarkable turnabout with a country whose leader was once at the top of the U.S. enemies list. pg 10a

TODAY

Women of `The Unit' are TV hits

As the TV season ends, one thing is clear: The most popular new female characters in prime time are three military wives who appear on CBS' hit drama, The Unit. pg 1c

Poet Stanley Kunitz dies at 100

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Stanley Kunitz has died at age 100. pg 1c

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"We have seen an increase of harp seals in this area over the last three or four years."

Jennifer Dittmar, a marine biologist with the National Aquarium Article, PG 1b

Up next

Tomorrow

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In Working

Thursday

Preakness preview

When the gates open at 8 a.m. Saturday for the running of the Preakness, "it's like the running of the bulls," says a Pimlico Race Course spokesman.

IN LIVE!

ONLINE

TODAY

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