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Blackwater to face Iraqi charges

The Iraqi government expects to refer criminal charges to Iraqi courts after the shooting of at least eight Iraqis by employees of Blackwater USA, a private American security company, the state minister for national security affairs said yesterday. pg 23a

Peru's ex-president extradited

Former President Alberto Fujimori returned to Peru yesterday to face charges of corruption and sanctioning death-squad killings, a grim homecoming for the strongman who fled the country seven years ago as his government collapsed in scandal. pg 26a


Del. shooting followed rivalry

Tension and fights between rival cliques from New Jersey and Washington preceded the shooting early Friday at Delaware State University that wounded two people, students said yesterday. pg 3a

Florida Democrats defiant

Florida's Democratic Party will stick with a Jan. 29 presidential primary even if it means losing all its nominating convention delegates, a party source said yesterday. The Democratic National Committee gave the state party until Sept. 29 to come up with an alternative delegate selection plan. pg 18a


Frederick debates immigration

Frederick County Commissioner Charles Jenkins has proposed a law that would deny county services, including schooling, to immigrants who entered the country illegally. He says he is willing to take the case to the Supreme Court. pg 1b

Response to attack criticized

Relatives of a 9-year-old Baltimore girl attacked by a pit bull are angry about what they describe as an excessive delay of a half-hour between when they called 911 and when paramedics arrived. pg 1b


Talk radio's new sideline

As radio stations confront stagnant ad revenue, many sell blocks of time to entrepreneurs who produce their own gabfests intended to promote a product or service. pg 1c


Follow that mortgage

Mortgages have long been packaged and sold to investors as securities, sometimes just weeks after they're issued. But with lenders struggling, it's up to homeowners to keep tabs on who holds their mortgages. pg 1l


Navy rallies to top Duke

Backup kicker Joey Bullen makes a 44-yard field goal on the last play of the game to lift Navy past Duke, 46-43. That completed a fourth-quarter comeback by the Midshipmen, who trailed 43-32. pg 1d


Alsop's season begins

Two years after her appointment as music director made international headlines, Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra officially begin their relationship this week with the opening of the 2007-2008 season. pg 1e

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