Gunman with dead woman's car

kills 4 at mall, is slain by cops

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man driving a dead woman's car shot a police officer, then opened fire in a parking lot and a mall yesterday, authorities said. By the end of the day, four people, including the gunman, were dead.

Police shot the gunman to death outside a Target store inside Ward Parkway Center in south Kansas City.

The string of violence began early Sunday afternoon, when police went to a home to check on an elderly woman relatives hadn't seen for days. The woman was found dead and her car missing, Sanders said.

The car was spotted later in the day at a gas station by an officer, who pulled the driver over and was shot in the arm, police said. The officer, whose wound was not life-threatening, returned fire and shattered the window of the gunman's car.

The car took off and was seen later at the shopping center. The man pulled into a parking space and fired at the cars on either side of him, killing two people, authorities said. He fired more shots, wounding two people, then went inside the mall, Sanders said.

Face-saving deal in the works

for Wolfowitz and World Bank?

WASHINGTON - On the eve of what appears likely to be an ugly showdown between Paul D. Wolfowitz, president of the World Bank, and its board of directors over his future there, both sides are talking about trying to avert a prolonged confrontation that could cripple the bank and its mission of aiding poor countries.

The bank's board had seemed determined to force Wolfowitz out on grounds that he showed favoritism to his companion, a bank employee, in giving her a raise and promotion when he became bank president in 2005.

More recently, however, there is talk at the bank of avoiding a confrontation by having Wolfowitz resign in return for a reprimand that acknowledges that he acted in good faith at the time and that ethics officials at the bank had approved of his actions when they examined them in 2005 and 2006.

The bank's 24-member board of directors meets today to hear Wolfowitz - and possibly his companion, Shaha Ali Riza - before deciding later in the week what to do.

Robert Rosenthal, bomber pilot and Nazi prosecutor, dies at 89

NEW YORK - Robert Rosenthal, a World War II bomber pilot who twice survived being shot down in raids over Europe and later served on the U.S. legal team that prosecuted Nazi war criminals at Nuremberg, died April 20 at age 89 of multiple myeloma, according to a son.

With 16 decorations including the Distingushed Service Cross, Rosenthal was a quintessential example of the young Army pilots, some barely out of their teens, who defied seemingly hopeless odds to carry out daylight strategic bombing raids against Germany from 1942 to 1945.

Rosenthal's 52 missions included one, on Oct. 10, 1943, in which his aircraft was the only one of 13 to return from a raid on Munster.

What's in a name, Hillary?

WASHINGTON - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., has dropped the use of her maiden name in her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. Clinton identifies herself as "Hillary Clinton" in her campaign press releases and on her campaign Web site. *

- Daily News wire services