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College campus outside Roanoke, Va., locked down during search for man seen with handgun

FERRUM, Va. - Classes were canceled and a small private college went on lockdown Tuesday as police searched for a man who was seen with a gun on campus, officials said.

March 12, 2008 | By SUE LINDSEY Associated Press Writer | National


Consumer confidence plunges in February on worries about business conditions, jobs

NEW YORK - Consumer confidence plunged in February as Americans worried about less-favorable business conditions and job prospects, a business-backed research group said Tuesday.

March 12, 2008 | By EILEEN ALT POWELL AP Business Writer | National


Justices sends age discrimination case back for further review

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has left the door open for workers in age discrimination cases to present supporting evidence from other employees at a company.

March 12, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Washington


Moussaoui appeal says lawyers unfairly prohibited from discussing classified evidence

WASHINGTON - Lawyers urged Zacarias Moussaoui not to plead guilty to terrorism charges. They just couldn't tell him why.

March 12, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Washington


House lawmakers spar over elections past, present and future

WASHINGTON - House Democrats and Republicans sparred Tuesday over elections - not who wins and loses, but who gets to vote, and how.

March 12, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Higher costs for food, energy and medicine push wholesale prices up sharply

WASHINGTON - Battered by bad economic news, consumer confidence plunged while wholesale food, energy and medicine costs soared, pushing inflation up at the fastest pace in a quarter century.

March 12, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Fed auctions another $30 billion to combat credit crisis in 6th such move

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve, seeking to combat effects of the credit crisis, said Tuesday it had auctioned another $30 billion in funds to commercial banks, at an interest rate of 3.080 percent. It was the sixth in a series of auctions that so far have pumped $160 billion into the nation's banking system in an effort to provide cash-strapped banks with extra reserves.

March 12, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Internal transcripts show EPA chief Johnson faced dilemma

WASHINGTON - Some career staffers concerned about the reputation of the Environmental Protection Agency believed that Administrator Stephen Johnson would have to consider resigning if he turned down California's request to reduce vehicle greenhouse gas emissions, newly released documents show.

March 12, 2008 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Annan suspends talks to end Kenya crisis, says he will speak to leaders

NAIROBI, Kenya - Mediator Kofi Annan suspended negotiations on Kenya's deadly postelection crisis and said Tuesday he would personally appeal for a power-sharing deal because talks were ''turning around in circles.''

March 12, 2008 | By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Convictions of 7 British Muslims exposes network of terror camps in rural England

LONDON - Clad in mud-smeared combat fatigues, the young Muslims trained on picturesque British farmland, hurling imaginary grenades, wielding sticks as mock rifles and chopping watermelons in simulated beheadings.

March 12, 2008 | By DAVID STRINGER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


United States reports disquiet over preparations for Zimbabwe elections

HARARE, Zimbabwe - U.S. officials said Tuesday that Washington was concerned over ''ominous signs'' Zimbabwe was unprepared to hold free and fair elections next month.

March 12, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq denounces Turkish incursion and demands immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq

BAGHDAD - The Iraqi government demanded for the first time that Turkey immediately withdraw from northern Iraq, warning Tuesday it feared an ongoing incursion could lead to clashes with the official forces of the semiautonomous Kurdish region.

March 12, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Army says Iraq combat tours to be cut even if troop reductions are suspended this summer

WASHINGTON - The Army's top general said Tuesday he wants to reduce combat tours for soldiers in Iraq from 15 months to 12 months this summer - and hopes that sticks.

March 12, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington


Senate passes legislation to improve health care on Indian reservations

WASHINGTON - American Indians would have better access to health care services, including screening and mental health programs, under legislation the Senate passed Tuesday.

March 12, 2008 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Like a proud traveler, Bush shows off his Africa pictures

WASHINGTON - Almost any proud traveler has said it upon returning home: Hey, want to see the pictures from my trip?

March 12, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Hawks down Blazers, winning streak now at 18

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks overcame 37 points by Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge to extend their franchise-record winning streak to 18 games by beating the Trail Blazers 105-99 on Friday night.

January 30, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Seattle repeat a scary prospect for rest of NFL

PHOENIX - Here are some scary thoughts for the rest of the NFL:

January 30, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Flu hospitalizations of elderly hit record high, CDC says

NEW YORK - Some new evidence this is a particularly bad flu season: Flu-related hospitalizations of the elderly are the highest since the government started tracking that statistic nine years ago.

January 30, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Cost pressure intensifies for Plant Vogtle

ATLANTA - The delays and cost overruns are piling up for a new plant near Waynesboro that was supposed to prove nuclear energy can be built affordably.

January 30, 2015 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Associated Press


Romney not running: Former GOP nominee out of 2016 race

WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney ended his rollercoaster return to presidential politics on Friday, declaring his party would be better served by the "next generation of Republican leaders" and concluding his unlikely comeback as suddenly as it began.

January 30, 2015 | By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Associated Press


Newberry: Has Ferry been punished enough for comments?

Danny Ferry can only watch from afar, surely with plenty of satisfaction at the juggernaut he created, undoubtedly offset by a sense of melancholy that he's not along for the ride.

January 30, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Djokovic defeats Wawrinka, will face Murray in finals

MELBOURNE, Australia - Novak Djokovic reached a fifth Australian Open final, avenged a long and arduous loss to Stan Wawrinka and ensured he'd renew an old rivalry with Andy Murray.

January 30, 2015 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Victim's mother leaves as gory images shown at Hernandez trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. - The mother of the man who former New England Patriots standout Aaron Hernandez is accused of killing was overcome with emotion Friday as a prosecutor showed the jury graphic photos of her son's body at the industrial park where he was found.

January 30, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports




Chase Elliott to replace Gordon

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Chase Elliott will replace Jeff Gordon in the No. 24 Chevrolet when the four-time NASCAR champion gives up his seat at the end of this season.

January 29, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Serena one win away from 19th major title

MELBOURNE, Australia - It wasn't until Serena Williams forced herself to relax, and not focus too intently on a milestone Grand Slam title, that she rediscovered the art of winning the biggest events in tennis.

January 29, 2015 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Belichick, Carroll have different angles

PHOENIX - Put Bill Belichick behind a microphone and he's C-SPAN - minus the information.

January 29, 2015 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Tiger's year off to rough start with 2-over 73

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Tiger Woods helped attract a record, raucous crowd to the Phoenix Open on Thursday, the first big event in a week that concludes with the Super Bowl.

January 29, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Oregon could make first move in college football free agency

College football's free-agent market is open and Oregon is searching for the next Russell Wilson to replace Marcus Mariota.

January 29, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


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