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Obama starts general campaign as favorite in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa - A political infrastructure that pushed Barack Obama to victory in the Iowa caucuses and an increase in Democratic voter registration make him the favorite in the state in November, but an intense catch-up effort could put Republican John McCain back in the game, veteran political strategists in both parties say.

June 26, 2008 | By MIKE GLOVER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Investigators: 2 guns used in Okla. girls’ killings

WELEETKA, Okla. - Two guns and likely two people were involved in the shooting deaths of two young girls found on a dirt road near a tiny eastern Oklahoma community, investigators said Wednesday.

June 26, 2008 | By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS Associated Press Writer | National


2 lawmakers say computers hacked by Chinese

WASHINGTON - Two House members said Wednesday their Capitol Hill computers, containing information about political dissidents from around the world, have been hacked by sources apparently working out of China.

June 26, 2008 | By PETE YOST and LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


UN: 10,000 pregnant women need care in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar - Ten thousand pregnant cyclone survivors are in urgent need of proper care in Myanmar, a U.N. expert said Wednesday, as relief agencies again raised concerns about the junta's willingness to accept foreign aid.

June 26, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


New look for the U.S. Open

SAN DIEGO - The ''June Gloom'' so typical of summer in San Diego gave way to sunshine on the eve of the U.S. Open, filling the blue sky with fighter jets from Miramar that until Wednesday could only be heard in the fog.

June 26, 2008 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Odds & Ends in the news

Mom in NY finds snake in crib, coiled around baby's leg

June 26, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Pluto’s namesakes: Similar bodies are ’plutoids’

WASHINGTON - Pluto is finally getting its day in the sun, after being stripped of planetary status by astronomers two years ago.

June 26, 2008 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | National


New Southern Baptist president pledges to unite

INDIANAPOLIS - Within an hour of being elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention, the Rev. Johnny Hunt was talking about ''turning the tide,'' acknowledging the reality that a denomination that cares so much about winning souls is losing too many.

June 26, 2008 | By ERIC GORSKI AP Religion Writer | National


Bill Clinton cancels commencement speech at UCLA

LOS ANGELES - Bill Clinton on Tuesday canceled a commencement speech at the University of California, Los Angeles, because of a lingering labor dispute.

June 26, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Organic alcohol sparks new cocktail trend

RIGBY, Idaho - Call it hedonistic environmentalism. Or maybe just eco-conscious imbibing.

June 26, 2008 | By REBECCA BOONE Associated Press Writer | National


Security hole exposes utilities to Internet attack

SAN FRANCISCO - Attackers could gain control of water treatment plants, natural gas pipelines and other critical utilities because of a vulnerability in the software that runs some of those facilities, security researchers reported Wednesday.

June 26, 2008 | By JORDAN ROBERTSON Associated Press Writer | National


1 hiker dies on Mount Rainier, 2 wait for rescue

LONGMIRE, Wash. - A man on a Mount Rainier day hike died Tuesday and his wife and another hiker were awaiting rescue after the group got caught in a blizzard, officials at the national park said.

June 26, 2008 | By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP Associated Press Writer | National


British PM wins vote for tougher terrorism laws

LONDON - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Wednesday narrowly won a vote for tougher terrorism laws, emerging with his grip on power shaky but intact after a tough political battle over balancing national security and civil liberties.

June 26, 2008 | By DAVID STRINGER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Lakers, Celtics look to play better in Game 4

LOS ANGELES - Maybe the NBA finals should book an appointment with one of Southern California's finest plastic surgeons.

June 26, 2008 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


US defends airstrikes that angered Pakistan

WASHINGTON - U.S. airstrikes into Pakistan that may have accidentally killed allied fighters have upset the already fragile relations between Washington and Islamabad over how to stem violence in the lawless border region.

June 26, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


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