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Ohio executes inmate who argued was too fat to die

LUCASVILLE, Ohio - Ohio executed a 5-foot-7, 267-pound double murderer on Tuesday who argued his obesity made death by lethal injection inhumane.

October 29, 2008 | By MATT REED Associated Press Writer | National


Wash. couple charged with mistreating daughter, 14

SEATTLE - A father and stepmother were charged with withholding their 14-year-old daughter's food and water so drastically that she weighed only 48 pounds, authorities said.

October 29, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Wind-whipped LA wildfire doubles in size

LOS ANGELES - Powerful winds stoked three major wildfires on Tuesday morning after destroying dozens of homes, forcing thousands to flee and killing two people.

October 29, 2008 | By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER Associated Press Writer | National


Stocks fluctuate as profit-taking sets in

NEW YORK - Wall Street fluctuated Tuesday as investors reacted enthusiastically to the U.S. government's plans to spend $250 billion to buy stock in private banks but also collected profits from the previous day's massive advance. The Dow Jones industrial average shifted between modest losses and gains a day after its record 936-point jump.

October 29, 2008 | By TIM PARADIS Associated Press Writer | National


Credit crisis casts gloom over China’s exporters

BEIJING - As they prepare for China's biggest export fair this week, managers at Shunde Xiongfeng Electric Industrial Co. are anxious.

October 29, 2008 | By JOE McDONALD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Baghdad housing prices soar under sectarian shadow

BAGHDAD - An arrow in central Baghdad points down a side-street to a glass door with a sign that reads: ''Ali's Office.''

October 29, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Syria establishes diplomatic ties with Lebanon

DAMASCUS, Syria - Syria formally recognized Lebanon for the first time Tuesday by establishing diplomatic relations with its neighbor - meeting a U.S. demand to do more for regional stability even as Damascus pursues indirect peace talks with Israel.

October 29, 2008 | By ALBERT AJI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


World stocks higher 2nd day running

LONDON - European stock markets enjoyed their second straight day of solid gains Tuesday following a record rise in Japan, while Wall Street forged higher on the U.S. government's plan to pump $250 billion into banks and shore up the country's financial system.

October 29, 2008 | By PAN PYLAS AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Russian spacecraft docks with orbital station

KOROLYOV, Russia - An American computer game designer boarded the international space station Tuesday, floating onto the orbital outpost 35 years after his astronaut father circled the Earth on Skylab.

October 29, 2008 | By STEVE GUTTERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Official: Afghanistan suffering from Iraqi gains

KABUL, Afghanistan - U.S. military successes in Iraq have forced sophisticated and well-trained insurgents to pour into Afghanistan instead, part of the reason violence has spiked in Afghanistan, the Afghan defense minister said Tuesday.

October 29, 2008 | By AMIR SHAH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Polls open with Canadian PM seeking majority

OTTAWA - Canada's Conservative prime minister appeared poised to retain his job as polls opened in Tuesday's national election but he faced a greater challenge in winning a parliamentary majority to bolster his power.

October 29, 2008 | By ROB GILLIES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 10/14

Journalist and humorist Kin Hubbard said, "The safe way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket."

October 28, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 10/14

In the year ahead, it behooves you to become more involved in creative endeavors that provide outlets to express your talents. The end result could be quite impressive and actually lead to a new job or career opportunity.

October 28, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 10/14

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 71-year-old woman in relatively good health. About six months ago, I had an upper molar capped. My dentist has a new system in which the procedure is done all at one time. Immediately following the capping, it started feeling as though I had a cement-like discharge from that area. As were we getting ready to head north for the summer, I opted to do nothing until we returned.

October 28, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Manic Monday: Dow roars back from worst week ever

NEW YORK - Wall Street stormed back after its worst week ever and staged the biggest single-day stock rally since the Great Depression on Monday, catapulting the Dow Jones industrials to a 936-point gain and finally offering relief from eight consecutive days of stock market carnage.

October 28, 2008 | By TIM PARADIS | National


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Tens of millions of dollars in government funding for Georgia health care faces a dangerous deadline in less than two weeks.

September 19, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Natural disasters add stress to state budgets across US

ATLANTA - A summer of natural catastrophes, from epic hurricanes to scorching wildfires, has exposed another peril in disaster-prone states: how to pay for the rescues ...

September 19, 2017 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and BOB SALSBERG Associated Press | Local


Georgia Tech student killed by officer had called 911 before encounter

ATLANTA - A Georgia Tech student who was fatally shot by campus police had called 911 to report an armed and possibly intoxicated suspicious person fitting ...

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Caribbean braces as Maria grows to Category 4 storm

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Hurricane Maria grew into an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm Monday as it barreled toward a potentially devastating collision with islands ...

September 19, 2017 | By DANICA COTO Associated Press | Associated Press




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