Illinois Political Parties Key To Purging Sexual Harassment

By JOHN O’CONNOR , AP Political Writer SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois political campaigns are traditionally rough-and-tumble, transitory affairs dominated by a good-ol’-boy environment that breeds sexual harassment, intimidation, and bullying, a report on women in politics issued last week found. The Illinois Anti-Harassment, Equality and Access Panel’s review of barriers women face to success…

Over 380 Killed In Devastating Indonesia Tsunami, Quake

By NINIEK KARMINI , Associated Press PALU, Indonesia (AP) — An earthquake-spawned tsunami swept away buildings and killed at least several hundred people on the central Indonesian island of Sulawesi, dumping victims across a devastated landscape that rescuers were struggling to reach Saturday, hindered by damaged roads and broken communications. Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo…