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RIVAL SHIITE Amal and Hezbollah militiamen battled for the 15th consecutive day Monday in southern Lebanon, killing two people and wounding 15, security officials said . . . A MAN armed with a knife held seven people hostage in a northeast Lincoln, Neb., grocery store for more than four hours. A 22-year-old Lincoln man surrendered to police shortly after four remaining hostages were released or escaped . . . NATIONAL GUARD troops and armed federal agents searching for marijuana gardens sealed off the King's Range National Recreation Area in California in a two-week campaign to uproot and destroy the illicit plants . . . VANDALS PAINTED swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans on some headstones and smashed others in a Jewish cemetery over the weekend in Manchester, England, in what police said appeared to be the work of neo-Nazis.