Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

December 15, 2006

NATIONAL

Breast cancer rates fall

In a startling turnaround, breast cancer rates in the United States dropped dramatically in 2003, and experts said they believe its is because so many women stopped taking hormone pills. pg 1A

Senate politics after surgery

Never has the Senate forced one of their own out of office for being physically or mentally unable to serve. That hands-off protocol could be a big boon to Democrats as they ponder the possibility that Sen. Tim Johnson, a South Dakota Democrat, could be incapacitated for months or longer after emergency surgery to treat bleeding in his brain. pg 1A

WORLD

Diana's death ruled an accident

The 1997 Paris car crash that killed Princess Diana and her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, was an accident, not a murder plot hatched by the royal family, according to a British police investigation made public yesterday. pg 24A

Army `will break,' general says

The Army's top general said yesterday that the mission in Iraq "will break" the Army without an expansion of the size of the active-duty force or the remobilization of the National Guard and Reserves. Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker, the Army Chief of Staff, said the all-volunteer Army is being tested by a schedule with less than a year at home for active-duty units between deployments to Iraq. pg 24A

MARYLAND

Officer shot tracking suspect

For the third time in 10 days, police officers flooded a waiting room of the Maryland Shock Trauma Center to anxiously await news of a colleague who had been shot - this time decorated Baltimore County Officer David T. Garner, badly wounded while tracking a robbery suspect. Soon after, the suspect was found dead from a gunshot wound. pg 1A

SPORTS

NFL mourns Hunt

Kansas City Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt, who died late Wednesday at the age of 74, is remembered as a visionary leader who founded the American Football League, helped pioneer modern professional football and gave the Super Bowl its name. PG 5E

TODAY

Smith, son in `Happyness'

Will Smith and his son give stellar performances in The Pursuit of Happyness, a story of one man's heroic struggle to overcome homelessness and find a better life. pg 1C

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