A German craftsman forges a small blade in a workshop where sparks are flying, water is gushing and business is good, thanks to a worldwide revival of the straight or cut-throat razor shave. "At our place, most work is done by hand," says a proud Ulrich Wiethoff, director of the Dovo factory, as he wanders past workers who polish, sharpen, varnish and package the razors. The small enterprise was established as Dovo Steelware in 1906 in Solingen, Germany's 'blade capital', whose craftsmen made swords and daggers in the Middle Ages and are now better known for knives and cutlery.
CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — Jurors on Tuesday found former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson guilty of trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped to convict him in the killing of his third wife.
San Francisco pitcher Jake Peavy celebrated his 35th birthday by throwing seven scoreless innings, getting one hit and scoring a run in the Giants' 4-0 victory over the Braves in Atlanta. Peavy notched his first win since April 23 and his first career win at Turner Field. "What a beautiful game he pitched," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.