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V. Williams in Wimbledon final

Venus Williams defeats Ana Ivanovic to advance to the women's final at Wimbledon, while Andy Roddick loses to Richard Gasquet, 4-6, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3), 8-6. pg 1C


GOP abandoning Bush

Wearied by the lack of progress in Iraq and by the steady stream of military funerals back home, a growing number of Republican lawmakers who had stood loyally with President Bush are insisting his strategy has failed and calling on him to bring the war to an end. pg 3A

Court backs surveillance

A sharply divided federal appeals court in Cincinnati handed the Bush administration's warrantless surveillance program a major legal victory yesterday, ruling that the American Civil Liberties Union and several other plaintiffs did not have standing to challenge the program. pg 1A


Shots fired at Musharraf

Pakistan President Gen. Pervez Musharraf survived an apparent assassination attempt Friday when shots were fired at his aircraft as it took off from a military base, authorities and witnesses said. pg 9A

Israelis outside jurisdiction

Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank use only 12 percent of the land allocated to them, but one-third of the territory they do use lies outside their official jurisdictions, according to a new report released yesterday by Peace Now, a dovish advocacy group. pg 9A


162nd homicide in city

Baltimore police yesterday reported the slaying of an East Baltimore woman who was found stabbed in the basement of her home by her son earlier this week. pg 3B

Woman charged with cruelty

In what Anne Arundel police are calling the worst case of animal cruelty in county history, the home's owner has been charged with 27 counts after officer's discovery of five dead dogs last month. pg 1B

Mayor seeks man's release

Mayor Sheila Dixon requested that a convicted felon with pending handgun charges be allowed to leave jail to attend his sons funeral yesterday, even offering to have city police officers escort him to it. pg 1B


Reselling iPhones is tricky

People looking to resell iPhones for a quick profit are finding few takers. pg 8C

The new jet set

Airlines are trying to lure business travelers with regional jets that offer first-class seats, roomier cabins and hot food. pg 8C

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