In Cherry Hill, N.J., Congregation Beth Jacob-Beth Israel paid $1,250 to get its Torahs back from a bank foreclosure Wednesday in time for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. In Madison, Wis., police protected synagogues and a Jewish youth group because of an outbreak of antisemitic vandalism and harassment.

A four-engine Boeing 707 owned by Midwest Aircraft Sales crashed while taking off from Pinala Air Park, 20 miles northwest of Tucson, killing one of the three crew members and injuring the other two, who were hospitalized, a police spokesman said.

A man who lost an arm after falling on the New York subway tracks while drunk and being hit by a train has been awarded $9.3 million by a jury. "God bless America," said Francisco Marino, a Mexican citizen who had been in the United States for one year working as a dishwasher before the April 1989 accident. City transit officials said they would appeal the decision.

A Saxonburg, Pa., boy doctors said had "almost every square inch" of his body mauled by a pack of dogs remained in critical condition after a half-day in surgery. Steven Selfridge, 2, was attacked by six Rottweilers while playing with an 11-year-old cousin, Jamie Ross, who tried to protect him from the dogs with her body but also was bitten.

George Riley, 57, was held on $1 million bond while police checked his claim that he had molested more than 1,000 children over the past 40 years. Riley was arrested when police found him allegedly molesting a 5-year-old boy in Calumet City, Ill.