Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

May 24, 2007

NATIONAL

Anti-pollution suits fall

Lawsuits against polluters have fallen by more than half under the Bush administration, and penalties and investigations of environmental crimes are also down, according to a new report. pg 3a

Body of missing soldier found

A body recovered by Iraqi police from the Euphrates River south of Baghdad yesterday was identified as one of three American soldiers abducted in an ambush claimed by al-Qaida, relatives and officials said. A second body was also found in the area but there was no immediate word if it was also one of the missing soldiers. pg 1a

Maryland

School board decision decried

A surprise decision by the Baltimore County school board to strip domestic-partner benefits from recently negotiated labor contracts threatens to upend the tentative settlement - and runs counter to a national trend of more employers offering medical coverage to unmarried couples. pg 1B

Sports

Orioles handle Blue Jays, 5-2

Corey Patterson became the first Oriole to steal home since Chris Richard did it in August 2001, and the Orioles pulled out a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays at Camden Yards. pg 1e

TODAY

`Pirates' tale is a wasted voyage

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End is so bloated and laborious that the plot - and its subplots and counter-subplots - puncture any enjoyment you may have in its bold visual coups. pg 1C

BUSINESS

Under Armour to open store

Sports apparel maker Under Armour said yesterday that it will open its first full-priced retail store at Westfield Annapolis Mall as a new front in expanding its marketing and branding prowess. The 4,500-square-foot store, slated to open Nov. 1, will sell a full range of Under Armour gear. pg 1d

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