Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

April 15, 2007

MARYLAND

Two Md. soldiers killed

Two Maryland soldiers died a day apart last week while on active duty, the Department of Defense has confirmed. Army 1st Lt. Gwilym J. Newman, 24, a former Waldorf resident, was killed Thursday in Tarmiyah, Iraq, and Army Sgt. Edelman L. Hernandez, 23, of Hyattsville died Wednesday in Korengal Valley, Afghanistan. pg 1b

Arrest made in shootings

Police have arrested a man with a lengthy criminal record as a suspect in the shooting last week of three children and a man in a blighted East Baltimore neighborhood. The suspect was on probation when the shooting occurred, police said, and they are searching for another possible suspect. pg 1b

WORLD

Bombs kill 46 in Iraq

Bombers killed at least 46 people in two attacks yesterday that made increasingly clear the weaknesses of a U.S.-Iraqi security plan. The total includes 34 who died in the holy city of Karbala when an explosion tore through a bus station near a Shiite shrine. pg 20a

NATIONAL

Severe storm heads east

The Northeast braced for a hard-blowing nor'easter yesterday that could bring severe coastal flooding, power outages and more than a foot of snow in some places. As the system blew across the Plains, the unusually violent spring storm rattled Gulf states with violent thunderstorms, raked Texas with high winds and was blamed for five deaths. pg 3a

Wolfowitz turns to Africa

Paul D. Wolfowitz, seeking support for his beleaguered leadership as president of the World Bank, is turning for help to the one group at the bank that aides say he has focused on the most, the leaders of sub-Saharan Africa, bank officials say. pg 3a

BUSINESS

Atlantic flights for the frugal

If the head of Europe's largest discount airline has his way, Baltimore area travelers could soon see advertising for cheap flights across the Atlantic. Ryanair Holdings PLC Chief Executive Officer Michael O'Leary says he wants to bring his no-frills, bargain-basement service to the United States in the next few years. And industry analysts say he might be the one to pull it off. pg 1c

SPORTS

Mount Hebron streak broken

The winning streak of the Mount Hebron girls lacrosse team was stopped at 103 as West Genesee from central New York defeated the Vikings, 14-6. The Vikings were looking to break the 103-game winning streak set by Loch Raven in 1982, a mark believed to be a national record. pg 1d

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