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Oregon Supreme Court rules 12-year-old boy should be consulted about circumcision

PORTLAND, Ore. - The wishes of a 12-year-old boy should be considered in a dispute between his divorced parents about whether he should be circumcised, the Oregon Supreme Court ruled Friday.

February 09, 2008 | By SARAH SKIDMORE Associated Press Writer | National


Rain and snow storms lash Southern California, snarling traffic during morning commute

LOS ANGELES - Streets flooded, hillsides slipped and commuters cursed Friday during powerful rain and snow storms that lashed Southern California.

February 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Gandhi grandson resigns from peace center after furor erupts over comments criticizing Jews

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - A relative of Mahatma Gandhi has resigned from a peace institute after drawing condemnation for comments he made in an online forum that Israel and Jews ''are the biggest players'' in a global culture of violence.

February 09, 2008 | By BEN DOBBIN Associated Press Writer | National


Diane Miller - Nutritional and physical activity sites on the Web

If you are looking for the most current information on nutrition and physical activity from the Centers for Disease Control, here are a list of their web sites containing statistics, research and education materials on various topics related to these issues. They also link you to other sites from other organizations with related information.

February 09, 2008 | By DIANE MILLER | Lifestyles Columnists


Authorities believe teen accused of plotting to hijack plane was suicidal; hearing scheduled

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Authorities believe a teen accused of plotting to hijack a plane was suicidal, and a judge was scheduled to decide Friday whether to keep him in custody.

February 09, 2008 | By KRISTIN M. HALL Associated Press Writer | National


Man who sold pit bull to Vick gets probation and $500 fine

RICHMOND, Va. - A man who sold a female pit bull to Michael Vick's dogfighting operation and attended some of the fights avoided prison time Friday because he cooperated with investigators and did not physically harm any of the dogs.

February 09, 2008 | By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press Writer | National


Prosecutor to investigate reports about steamy texts exchanged between Detroit mayor, aide

DETROIT - The county prosecutor said Friday she has opened an investigation into reports that Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his top aide exchanged romantic text-messages.

February 09, 2008 | By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National


AP answers your questions on the news, from Jose Padilla to what constitutes a caucus winner

Does the name ''Frank Wills'' ring a bell?

February 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


$5M reward for Moussaoui tipster leaves others feeling left out

MINNEAPOLIS - An instructor at the flight school Zacarias Moussaoui attended before the Sept. 11 attacks is $5 million richer for his efforts to alert authorities - but colleagues say he wasn't the only one sounding an alarm.

February 09, 2008 | By DOUG GLASS Associated Press Writer | National


Police set up barricades outside Heath Ledger funeral home

NEW YORK - Police set up barricades outside a funeral home Friday as Heath Ledger's family made arrangements to claim the body of the 28-year-old ''Brokeback Mountain'' actor.

February 09, 2008 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | National


Huff-Watkins

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick L. Huff announce the engagement of their daughter, Evangeline Z.S. Huff of Statesboro, to Samuel C. Watkins Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Watkins Sr.

February 09, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


South Africa mines shut as power shortages threaten nation’s economic engine

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Leading South African gold, diamond and platinum mines stopped production Friday in the face of power outages that threaten to choke economic growth.

February 09, 2008 | By CLARE NULLIS Associated Press Writer | World


Europe’s right-wing leaders seek new party to counter Islam, other perceived threats

VIENNA, Austria - Right-wing leaders from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria and France announced plans Friday to form a pan-European party with a mission to ''rescue the Western world'' from Islam and other perceived threats.

February 09, 2008 | By WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press Writer | World


French bank trader was dealing in tens of billions of dollars

PARIS - The rogue futures trader who allegedly cost French bank Societe Generale $7.14 billion had been betting on an even larger scale - with tens of billions in fraudulent deals, the bank said Friday.

February 09, 2008 | By EMMA VANDORE Associated Press Writer | World


Dear Abby 1/25

DEAR ABBY: Our divorced daughter has been dating "Brian," a man she met online, for a little over a year. My husband and I are concerned about the behavior of our 13-year-old granddaughter, "Lolita," toward him. Lolita is naive in many ways and unaware of the pitfalls she may encounter. She's constantly sitting on Brian's lap, hugging him, or talking to him in very close proximity.

February 08, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


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Michael Brown's legacy continues to evolve

NEW YORK - For some Americans on opposite sides of a national debate, Michael Brown has become a symbol, epitomizing their polarized views on who bears the blame for the toll of young black men killed by police officers. Brown was a gentle giant, in one version. A defiant troublemaker, in another.

November 28, 2014 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | Local


Austin police: 100 rounds fired at Mexican Consulate

AUSTIN, Texas - A gunman attempted to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze and fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings early Friday before he died, Austin authorities said.

November 28, 2014 | By JIM VERTUNO Associated Press | World


10 things you’ll regret not doing in 10 years

While it is easy to look back on your life and see where you could have done things differently, I believe that everything happens for a reason. Your mistakes are there to teach you lessons, and your successes are there to remind you that your life hasn't been all that bad. With that said, everyone has regrets. Here are 10 simple things to try and avoid regretting later in life.

November 28, 2014 | By MEGAN SHAURI | Hot topics


2 traits scientifically proven to make your relationship last

Love is all about feelings, right? We lead with our hearts and ignore our heads. Not exactly. It turns out there is a lot of physiology and psychology involved in falling in love and maintaining relationships. If you want to make yours last, you might want to read up on current scientific findings.

November 28, 2014 | By AMY PETERSON Deseret News National | Hot topics


15 baby names only celebrity kids could pull off

Who doesn't love coming up with baby names?

November 28, 2014 | By HERB SCRIBNER Deseret News National | Hot topics


Growers grateful for higher Christmas tree prices

DES MOINES, Iowa - Christmas tree likely will cost a little more this year, and growers like John Tillman say it's about time.

November 28, 2014 | By SCOTT McFETRIDGE Associated Press | World




Police fear gunman may be targeting homeless

ATLANTA - After two men were shot and killed as they slept outside in Atlanta, police say they fear a gunman might be targeting homeless people.

November 27, 2014 | Associated Press | World


Peterson: 'Hard work pays off'

Bulloch County Schools' speech-language pathologists hosted a "Success with Stuttering" workshop on a recent teacher workday, co-sponsored by the Georgia Learning Resource System and the Stuttering Foundation of America.

November 27, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


FBI data show thousands of gun sales beat checks

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system - 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide thorough, real-time updates on criminal and mental histories to the FBI.

November 27, 2014 | By MATT STROUD Associated Press | World


OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices

VIENNA - Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result.

November 27, 2014 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press | Local


Early bird shoppers turn out on Thanksgiving

NEW YORK - Early-bird shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving in what's becoming a new holiday tradition.

November 27, 2014 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO Associated Press | Local


We’re loving our pets to death — obesity will kill them

Thanksgiving is a day of overindulgence where we often eat way too much, and frequently our pets are right there beside us. Something you may not know: Dogs, like people, are getting heavier than ever. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention an estimated 54 percent of dogs and cats in the United States are overweight or obese, and the trend continues to worsen. This epidemic is taking its toll on the health and well-being of man's best friend.

November 27, 2014 | By ANGIE DENISON Deseret News National | Hot topics


6 proven things women can do to be more attractive

In most cases, a woman wants to look attractive to men in hopes that she will find the one guy who will love and cherish her-and she him. If you are in this category and can't seem to get the job done, you're not alone. You may be thinking you're just not pretty enough. If that's the case, then it will surprise you to read this comment made by a Miss America contestant when she was asked, "How do you deal with all the guys who want to take you out?" She replied. "I haven't ...

November 27, 2014 | By GARY and JOY LUNDBERG Deseret News National | Hot topics


Statesboro double-lung transplant recipient is grateful

Andrea Maechtle feels like she received a second chance at life with her double-lung transplant surgery, performed March 17, and she believes the Statesboro community played a huge role in her miracle.

November 27, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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