A Roundup of other news:

A Roundup of other news:

By Joe Baker

By Joe Baker

Senior Editor

Headline stories from elsewhere:

FAA goofs

Federal Aviation Security officials say they made a mistake last month when they relaxed rules for carry-on items. The revised list allowed passengers to bring baseball bats, hockey sticks, cricket bats, pool cues, golf clubs and other items aboard domestic airliners. The FAA said it is rescinding the list and issuing a new one.—L.A. Times

Mid-air crash probed

Investigators are probing a midair collision between an Army airplane and a civilian aircraft that killed a military pilot. The plane used by the Army’s Golden Knights skydiving team crashed in a dry riverbed about one mile north of the Marana, Ariz. Airport. The civilian plane, a Cessna , carrying five persons, landed safely.—Associated Press

Living wages

Living wage laws are a trend sweeping the country. More than 60 municipalities have passed them, the latest being New Orleans in February. They mandate that businesses dealing with a city must pay their employees a wage sufficient to keep them out of poverty.

These laws have been banned in Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Missouri, Louisiana and Oregon, but experts say the trend is gaining momentum.—Christian Science Monitor

Press crackdown

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has signed a law imposing sweeping controls on journalists. Mugabe signed the Access to Information Act, widely rapped as an attempt to muzzle the press.

The law makes it illegal for journalists to operate without government accreditation and creates a commission with power to pull their licenses, seize their equipment and jail them for up to two years. It also puts restrictions on foreign journalists.—The Washington Post

Afghans ask damages

The tiny village of Choker Karaiz, Afghanistan, is among 70 places in that war-torn country’s Kandahar province to file compensation claims with the central government in Kabul. Villagers say bombing and strafing four months ago wiped out 52 people, mostly women and children, in this remote hamlet in southern Afghanistan.

There was no immediate information on how such claims will be handled. It is not known if the U.S. government will consider them or if they will be dealt with through a commission.—Afghan News Net

Chelsea’s dilemma

Former President Bill Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea, may be on the verge of being kicked out of Oxford University. An unidentified source said the former first daughter is spending too much time off campus partying and not enough time in the classroom.

The source said Oxford students are given a good deal of freedom, but there are strict requirements about the amount of time they must spend on campus. The source also claimed Oxford authorities dislike the press Chelsea has been drawing with her antics. “It’s not the image they want for Oxford students, so don’t expect them to cut her any slack,” the source said.—MSNBC

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