∙ CHICAGO -- A Japanese man flying to Dayton, Ohio, was arrested after a fellow passenger turned him in for writing "suicide bomb." He was released without charge after explaining that he saw the words in a newspaper and wrote them down to look up the meaning later. Police said the man is learning English by reading newspapers.
∙ WAVERLY, N.Y. -- Michael Bostwick, 25, of Sayre, Pa., who broke into an Upstate New York animal shelter to abandon his German shepherd there, was sentenced to 10 years of not owning an animal. He was ordered not to have contact with animals and to make restitution to the humane society.