Prosecutors in Scranton, Pa., rested their case against Henry G. Barr, a former top aide to Attorney General Dick Thornburgh, after three more witnesses testified that they used cocaine with Barr. The defense is to call its first witnesses today.

Antisemitic acts of vandalism, assault and harassment in the United States increased for the fourth consecutive year in 1990, partly because of a poor economy and the Persian Gulf crisis, the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith reported.

Peter Chapman, 40, accused of burying his 11-month-old son alive in a rural grave, was convicted in West Bend, Wis., of first-degree intentional homicide. Authorities said the initial autopsy showed that Chapman buried the infant and left him to dig his way out.

The Town Council in Vail, Colo., has approved an ordinance banning fireplaces and wood-burning stoves in new construction as part of the effort to control air pollution in the popular ski resort. Vail is plagued with a brown cloud stemming from wood smoke and road dust, authorities said.Edward Bracy, 27, a suspect in the slaying of a rookie police officer in Philadelphia, was captured after he apparently set himself afire and crashed through an apartment skylight, police said.