Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

August 04, 2006

NATIONAL

No change in U.S. strategy

Top U.S. military commanders warned that the recent explosion of sectarian killing in Baghdad could drive Iraq into civil war with increased American casualties, but they said there will be no change in U.S. strategy and no troop withdrawals in the near future. pg 1A

Lieberman fights for seat

Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman of Connecticut, the 2000 Democratic vice presidential nominee, is fighting for survival in what could be this year's most important Senate contest. pg 3A

MARYLAND

Mothers' convictions tossed out

Maryland's highest court yesterday threw out the convictions of two Eastern Shore women who were sent to prison after their babies were born with cocaine in their systems, likening the prosecutions to going after mothers who smoked, failed to exercise or went horseback riding while pregnant. pg 1A

Colleagues honor slain officer

A motorcade three miles long pulled up to the convention center in Atlantic City, N.J., yesterday, bringing more than 1,000 Maryland correctional officers to the funeral of colleague David McGuinn, a New Jersey native killed last week during an attack by inmates at the House of Correction in Jessup. pg 1B

SPORTS

Javy Lopez going to Red Sox

The Orioles agreed to send catcher Javy Lopez and cash considerations to the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later. Because the trade involves cash considerations, the deal is pending commissioner's approval. pg 1F

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+42.66

11,242.59

NASDAQ -- UP

+13.53

2,092.34

S&P -- UP

+1.72

1,280.27

SUN INDEX -- UP

+1.42

322.49

WORLD

Israeli civilians die in attacks

Amid a burst of belligerent threats by Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, rockets fired by his fighters killed at least eight Israeli civilians yesterday, one of Israel's worst daily civilian death tolls since the start of fighting last month. pg 1A

Suicide bomber kills 21 Afghans

A suicide car bomber killed at least 21 Afghans yesterday, many of them children, near a mosque in southern Kandahar province, according to Afghan and NATO authorities. pg 11A

TODAY

High-speed antics in `Talladega'

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby may take too many similar laps, but at its best, this film's all an automotive frolic should be - a gas. pg 1C

An up-close look at war

The documentary War Tapes brings you so close into the mind-sets of three radically different New Hampshire National Guardsmen in Iraq - and the women waiting for them back home - that it makes you profoundly conscious that you're not there and they are. pg 1C

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"You would think this would be a great story about a daughter trying to protect her mother."

Officer Sara Schriver on the case of a Glen Burnie woman charged in the stabbing of her 15-year-old daughter Article, PG 3B

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