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IN CUSTODY: In a fresh sign of a security crackdown, a Puyallup, Wash., man seeking to settle in Vietnam is in custody for importing firearms with his household goods, a U.S. official in Hanoi said Monday. Everett M. Sennholz, 44, a tax consultant, was arrested Aug. 12 in the northern port of Haiphong after customs inspectors found two undeclared weapons and am-mu-ni-tion for them in the freight shipped from his home, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The official, who visited Sennholz on Saturday, said he was in good condition, living in a comfortable cell and cooperating with police.

PICKED UP: Authorities intercepted an 80-foot freighter packed with more than 400 Haitians, including three who died in the crowded conditions. Two others drowned when they jumped overboard, U.S. Coast Guard said Monday. The Coast Guard and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force considered the joint mission a rescue because the boat was in poor condition and lacked food and water.

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DEADLY CHASE: About 40 onlookers cheered as a man with a crowbar forced a woman to strip to her underwear and then chased her until she jumped to her death from a bridge, police in Detroit said. No one tried to stop the attack early Saturday at the Belle Isle Bridge, which occurred after the man and woman were involved in a traffic accident, authorities said. The body of 33-year-old Deletha Word was found several hours later in the Detroit River, miles downstream from the bridge that links Detroit to an island park.

CLIMBERS DIE: For the second time in a week, two climbers died in a fall from the icy upper reaches of Mount Rainier. A third climber was seriously injured. The three were at the 13,400-foot level Sunday when they fell about 2,400 feet into a crevasse, the National Park Service said from Sunrise, Wash.

RETRIAL: On the heels of the sixth anniversary of the bloody shotgun slayings of Jose and Kitty Menendez, jury selection in the retrial of sons Lyle and Erik will begin Wednesday in the same Van Nuys, Calif., courtroom where their first case ended in a deadlock last year. Although many players in this rerun will be the same - including renowned defense attorney Leslie Abramson, again representing Erik - the retrial is expected to move faster and attract less publicity.