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Clay Aiken's opponent in N.C. primary dies after accidental fall at home

Asheboro, N.C.

Clay Aiken's opponent in primary dies

The entrepreneur locked in a too-close-to-call Democratic primary with former American Idol singer Clay Aiken died Monday "after an accidental fall" at his home, his family said. Keith Crisco, 71, lived in Asheboro, about 65 miles west of Raleigh. Aiken was leading Crisco by fewer than 400 votes after the vote last week. If enough new votes turn up in the final tally this week to make Crisco the winner, local Democrats would choose the nominee, an electoins official said. If not, Aiken will be the nominee. The winner will face Republican incumbent Renee Ellmers in November in the 2nd Congressional District.

Pretoria, S. Africa

Pistorius 'anxiety disorder' claimed

Oscar Pistorius has an anxiety disorder that may have contributed to the fatal shooting of his girlfriend, an expert testified Monday at his murder trial, prompting the chief prosecutor to say the double-amputee Olympian should be placed under psychiatric observation. The judge has not yet ruled on prosecutor Gerrie Nel's application that Pistorius be sent for mental evaluation. Dr. Merryll Vorster, a psychiatrist called by the defense, testified the amputation of Pistorius' lower legs as a baby, his parents' divorce, his late mother's habit of sleeping with a gun under her pillow and his own fear of violent crime contributed to his "increasing stress."

Rome

Migrant boat sinks on voyage to Italy

A boat packed with migrants trying to reach Europe sank Monday in the Mediterranean just outside Libyan waters on Monday, killing at least 14 people, but the Italian navy rescued more than 200 survivors.

Times wires

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