Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

August 04, 2007

MARYLAND

PSC looks at Verizon

The Maryland Public Service Commission opened an investigation into hundreds of complaints from Verizon customers, some of whom said the phone company took weeks to restore service after recent outages. pg 1a

Campaign money at issue

City Councilman and mayoral candidate Keiffer J. Mitchell Jr. said that he and his father disagreed over how a portion of $40,000 in campaign money should be spent. pg 1b

NATIONAL

Wiretape authority expanded

The Senate voted late yesterday to temporarily expand the government's authority to eavesdrop on foreign terrorism suspects without court warrants. Democrats reluctantly voted for the plan after President Bush promised to veto a Democratic alternative. pg 3a

Climate ripe for summit

President Bush invited representatives of major industrialized and developing countries to a fall climate-change summit in Washington to be held the same week as a similar United Nations gathering in New York. pg 3a

WORLD

Iraq has reason to cheer

Despite the possibility of being kidnapped and killed, the dangers of flying into Baghdad or even driving, most of Iraq's national soccer team returned to celebrate with fans after winning the country's first Asian Cup championship. pg 9a

Economy begins to wobble

The stock market tumbled as disappointing economic news and an unusually downbeat market assessment from a big Wall Street company inflamed fears that the subprime mortgage debacle is spilling into the broader economy. pg 1a

Chrysler has U.S. driver

Chrysler has become an American company again as Cerberus Capital Management gained a controlling share from Chrysler's German owners and started on the long road to restoring the 82-year-old automaker's luster and profits. pg 8d

TODAY

City taking center stage

Two big festivals - the Virgin Festival this weekend and next weekend's Paetec Jazz Festival - will focus the world's eyes and ears on Baltimore. pg 1c

SPORTS

Earnhardt wins Pocono pole

Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins his first NASCAR Nextel Cup pole in more than 170 races with a lap of 169.975 mph at Pocono Raceway. Tomorrow, he goes for his first series win since May 2006. PG 6D

BUSINESS

DOW

-281.42

13,181.91

NASDAQ

-64.73

2,511.25

S&P

-39.14

1,433.06

SUN INDEX

-0.48

344.01

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