Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

December 16, 2006

NATIONAL

Execution raises questions

Executions were halted in two of the nations biggest states - California and Florida - over serious concerns about lethal injection. pg 1a

WORLD

Palestinian tensions rise

Hamas officials' accusation against rival Fatah party of an assasination attempt against Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh raises worries on both sides of a slide toward wider violence. pg 9a

MARYLAND

Suits to target city police

Nine people have sent official notice to the city that they intend to file four lawsuits alleging officers in a Baltimore police unit conducted baseless traffic stops and warrantless searches of homes. pg 1b

Retailers return to cities

After years of building in the suburbs with open land and large numbers of shoppers, big box retailers and others are seeking new business in shopping-deprived cities such as Baltimore by pumping new life into urban neighborhoods and rethinking their cookie-cutter image. pg 1a

Slowdown hits tool maker

Black & Decker Corp. executives acknowledged yesterday that the housing slowdown is having more impact on sales than they previously thought and that earnings will be affected into 2007. pg 8c

SPORTS

Duke case paternity test ordered

A judge in Durham, N.C., ordered a paternity test on a baby expected by the woman who has accused three Duke lacrosse players of rape. But both the district attorney and the defense rejected any possibility that one of the men is the father. pg 4c

TODAY

Quirky side of holiday

If you can't stand to hear "Jingle Bells" one more time, check out the quirky, even baudy holiday music that's available online and in the stores. pg 1d

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