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Dear Abby 8/16

DEAR ABBY: A boy in the grade below me killed himself. I didn't know him very well. He was a 10th-grader and we spoke in passing.

August 30, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


UN panel has concerns on human rights in Britain

LONDON - The U.N. Human Rights Committee is criticizing Britain over its tough counterterrorism laws, legislation that limits free speech and the use of an Indian Ocean territory to secretly move suspected terrorists without legal process.

August 30, 2008 | By PAISLEY DODDS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Georgia leader signs truce, but will Russia leave?

TBILISI, Georgia - Georgia's president grudgingly signed a truce with Russia Friday, even as he denounced the Russians as invading barbarians and accused the West of all but encouraging them to overrun his country. A stone-faced Condoleezza Rice, standing alongside, said Russian troops must withdraw immediately from their smaller neighbor.

August 30, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE and ANNE GEARAN Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Musharraf feels the heat as impeachment looms

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - With impeachment proceedings looming, the pressure on President Pervez Musharraf to quit built Friday as both his rivals and allies confirmed back-channel talks were under way that could ease him out.

August 30, 2008 | By NAHAL TOOSI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police Report - August 16

(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)

August 30, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


New magazine-sharing site may violate copyrights

NEW YORK - The magazine industry, already facing a decline in newsstand sales and falling ad revenue, is being besieged by a new foe: digital piracy.

August 30, 2008 | By JEREMY HERRON Associated Press Writer | National


Georgia men claim hairy, frozen corpse is Bigfoot

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Bigfoot or big fat lie?

August 30, 2008 | By MALIA WOLLAN Associated Press Writer | National


Bomb strikes Shiite pilgrims in Iraq

BAGHDAD - A passenger van packed with explosives blew up Friday at a bus station north of Baghdad where Shiite pilgrims had stopped for the night, killing four people and wounding dozens, U.S. and Iraqi officials said.

August 30, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


West presses for end to Georgia conflict

TBILISI, Georgia - Western leaders engaged in intense diplomacy Friday to persuade Russia to pull troops out of Georgia, but tensions soared after a top Russian general warned that Poland had exposed itself to attack by striking a missile defense deal with the United States.

August 30, 2008 | By MATTI FRIEDMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


London’s fabled Walthamstow greyhound track closes

LONDON - The finish line is looming for the greyhounds of Walthamstow Stadium, a London landmark frequented by everyone from Winston Churchill to Brad Pitt and where David Beckham worked as a teenager.

August 30, 2008 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ark. Democrat leader mourned; slay motive elusive

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas Democratic Party Chairman Bill Gwatney was remembered as blunt but loyal and charitable, a day after he was gunned down in his office.

August 30, 2008 | By ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press Writer | National


Jerry Wexler, famed record producer, dies at 91

NEW YORK - Legendary record producer Jerry Wexler, who helped shape R&B music with influential recordings of Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and other greats, and later made key recordings with the likes of Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson, has died, said his son, Paul. He was 91.

August 30, 2008 | By HILLEL ITALIE Associated Press Writer | National


Sex offenders shut out of student neighborhoods

SEATTLE - Lawmakers and college administrators are trying to shut paroled sex offenders out of one of the few places they can still live: Student neighborhoods near major U.S. universities.

August 30, 2008 | By WHITNEY MALKIN Associated Press Writer | National


Idaho killer tells mother he had evil in his heart

BOISE, Idaho - The man who admits kidnapping two northern Idaho children and killing one of them wrote a letter to his mother blaming society for feeding the evil in his heart, a prosecution witness testified Friday.

August 30, 2008 | By REBECCA BOONE Associated Press Writer | National


Ala. county faces biggest US municipal bankruptcy

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Alabama's largest county appears headed for the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, a $3.2 billion mess created by the nation's credit crunch and a colossal, corruption-riddled sewer project.

August 30, 2008 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press Writer | National


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Clinton, Trump roll on with wins

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