Panel wants Tillman documents
A congressional committee yesterday requested documents from the White House and Pentagon describing how and when the Bush administration learned the circumstances of Army Ranger Pat Tillman's death. The House Oversight Committee is investigating why Tillman's family and the public were misled about the circumstances of his death.
New search in Holloway mystery
Dutch police yesterday searched the yard of a one-time suspect in the disappearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway, the Aruban prosecutors' office said. Police and forensic investigators churned up the earth outside the home of Joran van der Sloot, the last person known to have seen Holloway alive before she vanished in 2005 during a school vacation on the Dutch Caribbean island.
Saudis crush terror plot
Saudi security officials said yesterday that they had broken up a vast terrorist ring, arresting 172 men who planned to blow up oil installations, attack public officials and military posts, and storm a prison to free terrorist suspects. The government referred to the ring as a "deviant group," the phrase used to describe the ideology of al Qaeda.
Filipino: I killed U.S. volunteer
A Filipino suspected of beating to death a Brooklyn journalist who had become a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer gave himself up yesterday in Manila and confessed on television, saying he erupted in rage when she bumped into him as he was fuming over a feud with a neighbor. He claimed he dropped a bundle of clothes when Julia Campbell, 40, accidentally bumped him from behind.
Alleged mugger of elderly nabbed
New York City police arrested a man yesterday in the mugging last month of a 101-year-old woman with a walker. Jack Rhodes, 44, was also accused of robbing an 85-year-old woman the same day, police said.
Bush aide quits in call-girl probe
Randall Tobias, head of the Bush administration's foreign- aid programs, abruptly resigned yesterday after his name surfaced in an investigation into a high-priced call-girl ring, said two people in a position to know the circumstances of his departure.
Pa. man tied to $20M+ theft
A financial adviser from Bucks County, Pa., has been indicted in connection with the theft of more than $20 million from cemetery trust funds, prosecutors in Memphis said yesterday.
Also accused with Mark Singer, of New Hope; were Clayton Smart and Stephen Smith, both of Oklahoma.
Prescription error kills 3
A pharmacy erroneously made a drug 10 times more potent than intended, which killed three people who received it at an Oregon clinic, the state medical examiner said yesterday. The three were receiving injections of the drug colchicine to treat back pain. *