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  • Ex-Politburo Members Charged In Deaths

    Seven former East German politburo members were charged Monday with manslaughter in the deaths of people fleeing to the West after the construction of the Berlin Wall. Among those named …


  • Mining Group Picks Executive Director

    The Northwest Mining Association has named Tim S. Olson as its new executive director. He replaces Karl W. Mote, who retired after 19 years as executive director. Olson, a Coeur …


  • Lawyers Hired In Feinstein Race

    The Senate Rules Committee has hired two lawyers to consider a challenge to the seating of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. Feinstein was seated in the Senate last week after defeating …


  • Sports People

    Heisman runner-up Ki-Jana Carter has scheduled a news conference for today to announce whether he will stay at Penn State for his senior season or enter the NFL draft. . …


  • Abortion Clinics Seeing Patients Again

    Two abortion clinics where a gunman killed two women and wounded five other people 10 days ago are starting to see patients again. Planned Parenthood reopened Friday; Preterm Health Services …


  • R.J. Ups The Ante

    R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., whose Winston brand is the sponsor of NASCAR’s top stock car series, announced it will add $500,000 to the 1995 season point fund, raising the total …


  • Bushes Serenaded At Grand Ole Opry

    The beer-drinkin’ songs were checked at the door Sunday when the Oak Ridge Boys and other country music stars feted George and Barbara Bush for their 50th wedding anniversary. Ricky …


  • Tomba Wins Again

    As usual, Alberto Tomba proves he has the inside edge in the slalom, as he cuts his way Sunday to a World Cup gold. Photo by Associated Press


  • English-Language Newspaper Folds

    The first English-language daily newspaper in Eastern Europe has folded after only six weeks, with the publisher conceding that the paper had failed to find enough readers. The Bohemia Daily …


  • Prisoner Stabs Wife; Officer Shoots Inmate

    A Clallam Bay Prison officer shot an inmate who was stabbing his wife with a kitchen knife during a conjugal visit, officials say. Todd E. Hiivala, 29, a convicted murderer, …


  • Pope Ready To Begin Asian Tour

    History’s most traveled pope, recently slowed down by illness and infirmity, is hitting the road again. The 11-day Asian tour beginning Wednesday will be a major test of Pope John …


  • Mexican Soldiers Intimidate Villagers

    Mexican soldiers are intimidating villagers near rebel territory in southern Mexico, threatening chances to end the year-old uprising, says an independent commission. In one village, 500 soldiers are stationed alongside …


  • Serbs Add Conditions For Truce

    The Bosnian Serb military leader said Sunday his forces would not lift their blockade of Sarajevo until government troops withdrew from more territory on a strategic mountain south of the …


  • North Korea Says It Will End Trade Bans

    North Korea said today it will end its ban on trade and financial transactions with the United States as part of a recent nuclear agreement. The decision, to take effect …


  • French Composer Louis Gaste Dies

    Composer Louis Gaste, who wrote the song that was plagiarized as the hit “Feelings,” died at his home of cancer Sunday, his entourage said. He was 88. He also wrote …


  • Police Recapture 3 Escaped Convicts

    Police on Sunday recaptured three convicts on the Isle of Wight, less than five miles from the maximum-security prison they escaped from five days before. Murderers Keith Rose, 45, and …


  • Air Force Group Returns From Kuwait

    Twenty-seven Air Force civil engineers and a four-person air tanker crew returned to Fairchild Air Force Base on Sunday after spending three months in the Persian Gulf as part of …


  • Police Question Man In Killings Of Six

    Police questioned a man Sunday in the killings of six people in an apartment, and investigators focused on drugs, revenge and robbery as possible motives. The victims, including two teen-age …


  • Fans Gather To Celebrate Elvis’ Birthday

    Jill Bugg came to Graceland from Colchester, England for a piece of Elvis Presley’s birthday cake and a little bit of rock. “It’s such an emotional thing to come over …


  • Woman Accused Of Stabbing Man

    A Boise construction worker was in stable condition Sunday after being stabbed, allegedly by a woman described as his longtime girlfriend. About 6 p.m. Saturday, Kellogg police responded to an …


  • Courier Ends Drought

    Jim Courier, once ranked No. 1 in the world, won his first tournament title since August 1993, beating Frenchman Arnaud Boetsch 6-2, 7-5 in the final of the Australian Hardcourt …


  • Jennings Wins Dartmouth

    Olympian Lynn Jennings won the women’s 5,000-meter race in 16 minutes, 10.60 seconds at the Dartmouth Relays at Hanover, N.H.. Jennings owns the American indoor record of 15:22.64. At Lake …


  • Elkington Steers Benz To Win While Huston Loses Control Of Lead

    After leader John Huston struggled through a nightmarish gauntlet of three holes that included hitting a putt into a lake, Steve Elkington came on Sunday to win the Mercedes Championships …


  • Germans Win Hopman Cup

    Boris Becker and Anke Huber battled to three-set singles victories over opponents from Ukraine and Germany won the Hopman Cup tennis tournament in Perth, Australia. Becker defeated Andrei Medvedev 6-3, …


  • Huston Adds To Lead

    Playing in a drizzle much of the day, John Huston shot a par-72 to build his lead in the Mercedes Championships to four shots. Despite the soggy conditions at the …


  • Fehr Advises Waiting

    Donald Fehr, executive director of the Major League Players Association, told agents and representatives meeting to wait until at least Jan. 16 to sign players under the new salary cap …


  • After ‘No’ Vote, Nhl Owners Make Counteroffer, Establish Tuesday As Absolute Deadline

    No salary cap. No luxury tax. And still, perhaps, no hockey. Many NHL owners felt they went too far in a desperate attempt to save the season. Many lockedout players, …


  • Adoption Offers Pour In For Throw-Away Baby

    More than 100 people have offered to adopt or help a newborn girl whose skull was fractured when she was tossed from a second-floor bathroom window. However, they have no …


  • Ten Finalists For Scholarship

    Six football players from the Greater Spokane League, one from the Frontier and three from Idaho are the finalists for the first Ray Flaherty Memorial Scholarship. Announcement of the winner …


  • Survivor Sends Police To Six Bodies

    Six people were found slain in an apartment Saturday after a woman who escaped the attack scribbled police a note from her hospital bed on where to find the bodies. …

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