Milestones Jul. 17, 2006

ARRESTED. Marco Mancini and Gustavo Pignero, officials with SISMI, Italy's military-intelligence agency; for involvement in the 2003 kidnapping in Milan of Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr, a radical Egyptian cleric suspected of ties to terrorism; in Milan. Italian prosecutors are also seeking the arrest of 26 Americans--most of them believed to be CIA operatives--in connection with the abduction of Nasr, who was spirited to Egypt, imprisoned and, he says, tortured under interrogation by U.S. agents about his terrorist ties.

DIED. Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, 52, mezzo-soprano known for her intensely powerful voice and overwhelmingly emotional performances; after a long battle with breast cancer;...

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