Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

October 14, 2007

WORLD

Israeli raid targeted a reactor

Israel's air attack on Syria last month was directed against a site that Israeli and U.S. intelligence judged was a partly constructed nuclear reactor, apparently modeled on one North Korea has used. pg 19a

Vatican suspends monsignor

The Vatican said yesterday that it has suspended a monsignor from a senior post at the Holy See after an Italian TV program using a hidden camera recorded him making advances to a young man and asserting that gay sex was not sinful. pg 25a

NATIONAL

Pentagon finds problems

An internal Pentagon review has found systemic problems and poor coordination in the military's efforts to obtain records from American banks and consumer credit agencies in terrorism and espionage investigations, according to Pentagon documents and interviews. pg 3a

Blackwater says it welcomes FBI

The chief executive of Blackwater USA, whose guards are accused of killing 17 Iraqis in Baghdad last month, says he welcomes the FBI investigation into the shooting and supports the prosecution of any improper acts. pg 10a

MARYLAND

Referendum could settle slots

The stalemate over slot machines remains one of the biggest obstacles to Gov. Martin O'Malley's plan to erase a state budget shortfall. But legislators may be open to O'Malley's suggestion that voters decide the issue. pg 1b

BUSINESS

C-Mart plans discount empire

C-Mart, the Joppatowne store that offers designer goods (Kate Spade, Prada) at a deep discount, has new owners with an ambitious goal: building the company into a national retailer. pg 1c

SPORTS

Kenyans win marathon

Kenya native John Itati won the men's Baltimore Marathon by almost four minutes over countryman Josphat Ndeti yesterday. Another Kenyan, Gladys Asiba, took the women's race. PGS 1D, 15D

Evil Storm takes Classic

Long-shot Evil Storm upsets favored Five Steps to win the $300,000 Classic, the top race on the 12-race Maryland Million Day card at Laurel Park. pgs 1d, 15d

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