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Flap over fake tiger pix shows divide in China

SHANGHAI, China - It all started with a farmer and his claim of sighting a rare tiger, backed up by supposed photos of the animal in the local woods, curled up and staring at the camera.

July 22, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Fed, SEC team up to prevent financial risks

WASHINGTON - Financial regulators on Monday announced an information-sharing agreement aimed at better detecting potential risks to the U.S. financial system.

July 22, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington

Iraq wants short-term US agreement on troops

BAGHDAD - Iraq's prime minister said Monday his country is now proposing an interim deal with the United States on the presence of American troops instead of a more formal agreement - and wants to include a timetable for a U.S. withdrawal.

July 22, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Associated Press

Kidman gives birth Monday to girl named Sunday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nicole Kidman gave birth Monday to a baby girl named Sunday.

July 22, 2008 | By JOHN GEROME Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Ask Dr. Gott 7/7

DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband and I need your help. Awhile ago, my husband had surgery to correct an eyelid problem. His eyelids and eyelashes were growing backward into his eyes, causing an excessive buildup of "matter." Following surgery, he was fine, but now he has "cobwebs" in his vision. This usually occurs when he's looking at people or walls. Sometimes he can blink and the lines disappear; other times, it does not help at all.

July 21, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break

A father’s grief inspires maker of military robots

TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. - The knock on Brian Hart's door came at 6 a.m. An Army colonel, a priest and a police officer had come to tell Hart and his wife that their 20-year-old son had been killed when his military vehicle was ambushed in Iraq.

July 21, 2008 | By MARK JEWELL Associated Press Writer | National

Accident at Iowa town’s fireworks display hurts 37

DES MOINES, Iowa - A Fourth of July fireworks shell misfired in a northern Iowa town, sending a fireball skidding down a street into a crowd of spectators and injuring 37 people, officials said Saturday.

July 21, 2008 | By LUKE MEREDITH Associated Press Writer | National

New York beach evacuated after fireworks wash up

NEW YORK - A popular beach on Long Island was evacuated at the height of a holiday weekend after stray, unexploded fireworks washed ashore the day after a July Fourth show, state parks officials said Saturday.

July 21, 2008 | By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press Writer | National

Nadal dethrones Federer at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England - Rafael Nadal ended Roger Federer's five-year reign at Wimbledon on Sunday, winning a riveting, five-set marathon to claim his first title at the All England Club and signal a changing of the guard in men's tennis.

July 21, 2008 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Associated Press

After DC gun ban overturned, city seeks new rules

WASHINGTON - Dale Metta, who manages a gun shop just outside the District of Columbia limits in Maryland, has had to turn away dozens of city residents wanting to buy handguns in recent days. Never mind that the U.S. Supreme Court just struck down Washington's 32-year-old ban on possessing handguns.

July 21, 2008 | By BRIAN WESTLEY Associated Press Writer | Washington

FDA reports more cases of salmonella illnesses

WASHINGTON - The government on Saturday increased the number of people reported being sickened in a record salmonella outbreak in which tomatoes are the leading suspect although investigators are testing other types of fresh produce.

July 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington

Liver donor’s family, recipient unite online

PITTSBURGH - They were precocious toddlers, both blond-haired and blue-eyed, separated by a thousand miles between Miami and a small Kentucky town.

July 21, 2008 | By JENNIFER C. YATES Associated Press Writer | National

Congress begins final summer push

WASHINGTON - Democrats bent on showing they can govern and Republicans anxious about a sour re-election climate are pushing a pared-down summer agenda in Congress. Lawmakers want to try to save homeowners from foreclosure, avert Medicare cuts and give the government power to spy on suspected terrorists.

July 21, 2008 | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS Associated Press Writer | Washington

AP IMPACT: US wavered over S. Korean executions

EDITOR'S NOTE - On May 19, The Associated Press reported on the hidden history of mass executions by South Korea early in the Korean War. The following report looks in depth at the U.S. connection.

July 21, 2008 | By CHARLES J. HANLEY and JAE-SOON CHANG Associated Press Writers | Associated Press

Theft of car anti-pollution device up across US

CINCINNATI - Marty Boyer's carefully maintained sport utility vehicle growled more like a dragster than a 2001 Honda Passport when he turned the key.

July 21, 2008 | By KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press Writer | National

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Nov. 27 - Shirley Ann Grimes Hagins entered into rest Wednesday, November 25, 2015.

Shirley Ann Grimes Hagins

November 26, 2015 | | Obituaries

Holiday shoppers get a head start

NEW YORK - Black Friday used to kick off the holiday shopping season, but now that day has taken a backseat to Thanksgiving Day. Still, retailers ...

November 26, 2015 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press

Turkey, parades, heavy security

NEW YORK - Americans paused Thursday to celebrate their blessings despite terrorism fears and racial tensions over fatal police shootings across the country. A record number ...

November 26, 2015 | By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press | Associated Press

Plenty for Panthers to prove this year

Coming off an 87-73 loss in the Elite Eight round of the state playoffs, this year's Portal Panthers basketball team won't have the ...

November 26, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

Listen to the message from God

Parousia, eschatology, antinomianism, deontology, existentialism ... a lot of words that probably don't mean diddly - a technical term - to most of us. Now, if we ...

November 26, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials

Mall stores must open on Thanksgiving

NEW YORK - Some big retailers face scrutiny for opening on Thanksgiving, but many small stores have no choice.

November 24, 2015 | By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer | Associated Press

Don't let airlines lose your luggage this holiday season

NEW YORK - Heading into winter, fliers should take extra precautions with their checked luggage - December and January are traditionally the worst months for lost bags.

November 24, 2015 | By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer | Associated Press

GOP readies next assault on health care law, Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans hope a post-Thanksgiving drive to obliterate President Barack Obama's health care law and block Planned Parenthood's federal funds will spotlight ...

November 24, 2015 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press

US traffic deaths rise sharply

DETROIT - After declining for most of the past decade, traffic deaths spiked 8 percent in the first half of this year, prompting a call from ...

November 24, 2015 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer | Associated Press

SEB can't contain Knights

Southeast Bulloch started off strong, but couldn't finish in a 48-28 loss to Windsor Forest on the second night of the Ladies Night Out ...

November 24, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

NCAA committee delays plan to fill bowls with losing teams

The NCAA football oversight committee will wait until next week to complete a plan for matching sub-.500 teams with bowls if there are not ...

November 24, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports

Marshall brothers caught in middle of UGA-GT rivalry

ATHENS, Ga. - The Georgia-Georgia Tech rivalry this year will feature a Thanksgiving feast that brings opposing players to the same dinner table.

November 24, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports

Outdoor Life: Rabbit season an opportunity to hear some 'Hound Music'

The season for hunting rabbits opens this month and runs through late February. Pursuing this wily critter of the outdoors has been a passion of ...

November 24, 2015 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports

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