Mourning a king
k A PALESTINIAN security guard lowers a flag in honor of Saudi Arabia's King Fahd at the Palestinian Authority president's compound in the West Bank town of Ramallah. King Fahd died early Monday.
Bolton is sworn in
k JOHN BOLTON'S nomination to be ambassador to the United Nations had languished for five months. Then, in just five hours Monday, the tough-talking conservative got the job, was sworn in and was at work in New York.
Help for Meals
k TRUMBULL Mobile Meals' executive director credits two Warren hospitals with trying to save a 35-year-old program and assures patrons the service will continue.
Tariffs by Japan
k JAPAN took a retaliatory step against the American steel industry Monday and announced it will impose 15 percent levies on U.S. steel imports.
Al Gore's new gig
k WITH ITS DEBUT Monday, Al Gore's Current TV will be judged by the same standards as other networks -- on whether its programming can hold a viewer's interest.
Pittsburgh rookielooks like a veteran
k ONLY ONE MONTH into his major league career, Zach Duke is pitching like a stopper for the Pittsburgh Pirates.