Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

October 10, 2006

BUSINESS

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House steps up scandal inquiry

The House Ethics Committee is ramping up its investigation into a sex scandal that has roiled the Republican-controlled Congress, with the first witnesses coming to an otherwise quiet Capitol to testify this week behind closed doors on what they knew, and when, about ex-Rep. Mark Foley's contacts with male pages. pg 3A

Bush steers through test fallout

North Korea's claim to have tested a nuclear weapon offered a new opportunity for President Bush to turn public attention from domestic scandals to foreign threats, analysts said, but it also prompted fresh criticism of Bush's policy toward the Pyongyang regime. pg 12A

MARYLAND

Cardinal hurt in auto accident

Cardinal William H. Keeler broke an ankle in a weekend car accident in Italy that left one of his long-time friends dead and another injured. Keeler and his two friends, fellow priests from his former diocese in Harrisburg, Pa., had been traveling on vacation. pg 1A

WORLD

U.N. moves to sanction N. Korea

The U.N. Security Council moved quickly toward imposing new economic sanctions against North Korea amid a firestorm of international protest ignited by Pyongyang's claim that it had detonated a nuclear bomb in an underground test. pg 1A

Food illness triggers violence

Several hundred Iraqi police recruits were being treated in an outbreak of severe food poisoning that triggered a mutinous episode in southern Iraq, and the capital was shaken by the assassination of the vice president's brother. pg 9A

Mercantile to be sold to PNC

Mercantile Bankshares Corp., which owns the venerable Mercantile Bank & Trust and smaller banks in the region, has agreed to sell itself to Pittsburgh-based PNC Financial Services Group Inc. in a deal valued at $6 billion. The deal would end the independent existence of a bank that has been a pillar of the Baltimore establishment since the Civil War. pg 1A

SPORTS

Ravens fall for first time

The Ravens suffered their first setback of the season, losing to the Denver Broncos, 13-3, at Invesco Field. The Ravens' Steve McNair was intercepted in the end zone late in the first half and was intercepted late in the fourth quarter to end any hopes of a third straight game-winning comeback. Section E

TODAY

Sisters' sudsy business plan

Baltimore sisters Kelly and Kasey Evick want to clean up in the soap business. pg 1c

Unraveling journalist's death

HBO's new documentary The Journalist and the Jihadi: The Murder of Daniel Pearl, tells half the story. pg 1c

Quote Of the day

"One year later, I am here as a witness, a survivor and a soldier on the battlefield for Christ."

Yvette Cade, speaking during a church program against domestic violence a year after she was set on fire by her estranged husband Article, PG 1B

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NORTH KOREA

For developments and archived coverage of the nuclear standoff with North Korea, go to: www.baltimoresun.com/nkorea

ASK CAL

Cal Ripken Jr. answers your questions about parenting young athletes at: www.baltimoresun.com/askcal

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