DETAINED. Chao Chien-ming, 34, son-in-law of embattled Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian; on suspicion of insider trading; in Taipei. Prosecutors say that Chao, who denies the allegations, used privileged information to make more than $10 million by investing in troubled Taiwan Development Corp. shortly before its shares shot up 800%. Recent scandals involving family and associates have driven Chen's approval rating to record lows, prompting opposition politicians to demand his resignation; members of his own party have expressed concern that his woes might hurt the party in upcoming elections.
DETENTION EXTENDED. For Aung San Suu Kyi, 60, Burmese opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who has spent 10 of the last 17 years under incarceration; in Rangoon. Despite calls from U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan for Burma's military leaders "to do the right thing," the junta declined to release Suu Kyi on May 27, when her term of house arrest was set to expire.
SENTENCED. Nurpashi Kulayev, 25, Chechen separatist, to life in prison; for his part in the Beslan school siege that left more than 330 people dead, many of them children; in Vladikavkaz, Russia. The only survivor out of 32 terrorists who seized the southern Russian school in Sept. 2004, Kulayev was found guilty of terrorism, murder and hostage taking. He admitted his involvement in the siege, but denied killing anyone.
DIED. Edouard Michelin, 42, who in 1999 succeeded his father François as CEO of the tire firm bearing the family name; in a boating accident; near Sein island, France. An engineer and onetime assembly-line worker who rose through the ranks, he controversially cut thousands of jobs to improve competitiveness, reformed the company's secretive image and created the annual Challenge Bibendum, in which automakers worldwide compete to create the most eco-friendly cars.
DIED. Desmond Dekker, 64, Kingston welder turned rocker who introduced ska and reggae to the world beyond Jamaica, scoring a Top 10 single in both the U.S. and England with his 1968 song Israelites; of an apparent heart attack in Surrey, England. Before most people had heard of Bob Marley, Dekker chronicled Jamaican street life in songs like Rude Boy Train; 007 (Shanty Town), which appeared on the sound track to the film The Harder They Come.
DIED. Lloyd Bentsen, 85, courtly, influential former Senator from Texas and Democratic candidate for Vice President in 1988; in Houston. As the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee from 1987-92 and Bill Clinton's first Treasury Secretary, the pro-choice, pro-business Democrat was widely admired as a bipartisan coalition builder. Yet Bentsen will be forever remembered for a singularly potent moment during a 1988 debate. The vice presidential candidate on Michael Dukakis' ticket, he bridled at Dan Quayle, then 41 and a Senator from Indiana, who was defending his youth and experience by comparing himself to John F. Kennedy. "Senator," Bentsen said, seething, "I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy."
DIED. Katherine Dunham, 96, anthropologist and choreographer who founded the first black modern-dance company and influenced artists from Alvin Ailey to James Dean with her Dunham Technique, a blend of Afro-Caribbean folk, classical and modern movement; in New York City. The exacting "Miss D" worked on Broadway and in Hollywood, and staged sensual, often political pieces—1951's Southland depicted a lynching—that delighted and jarred audiences. The National Medal of Arts recipient was equally ardent about the world in which her art was received. She founded a school in impoverished East St. Louis, Ill. In Haiti, where she had a home, she trained as a voodoo priest and grew apricots and avocados in a lush oasis that she opened to the public. At 82, she went on a 47-day hunger strike to protest the U.S.'s forced repatriation of Haitian refugees. "My job," she said, "is to create a useful legacy."