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Something’s fishy: Restaurant customers in Florida are being served fake grouper

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - At many restaurants around Florida, the specialty of the house is a slab of grouper, blackened, grilled, stuffed or encrusted with pecans, sometimes on a roll, maybe with a slice of Bermuda onion. But not at Richard Gonzmart's place.

January 18, 2008 | By BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press Writer | National


Iran’s supreme leader says diplomatic relations with US could be restored but time isn’t right

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's supreme leader said Thursday that he was willing to restore diplomatic relations with the United States but doing so now would make his country more vulnerable to U.S. espionage.

January 18, 2008 | By NASSER KARIMI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Heavy snow paralyzes parts of Bulgaria, Romania; 3 dead as ship sinks in rough seas

SOFIA, Bulgaria - A bitterly cold winter storm pummeled parts of Europe on Thursday, killing at least three sailors when a ship sank in rough seas, and piling up snow that stranded thousands at airports, on mountain roads and in remote villages.

January 18, 2008 | By VESELIN TOSHKOV Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dear Abby 1/3

DEAR ABBY: May I please respond to the letter you printed on Oct. 29 from the seventh-grader whose stepmother refuses to wear a seat belt? I, too, was careless about using my belt when shoulder-strap seat belts were first available.

January 18, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Bridge 1/3

A junior player has access to a vast amount of information about bridge, but to become an expert, she or he must still have talent, finding winning bids and plays.

January 18, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 1/3

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have a friend who has been told by her doctor that she has gout of the feet, and the poor thing has been in pain for three or four months. She can't go anywhere and can't put shoes on - only socks. She is on medication, but it doesn't work. Pain pills don't work. Please ask your readers what to do. What is gout?

January 18, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Today in History - January 3

Today is Thursday, Jan. 3, the third day of 2008. There are 363 days left in the year.

January 18, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Second escape by an inmate from Maryland hospital prompts questions about prisoner handling

LAUREL, Md. - A brazen escape by a prisoner being treated at a hospital - the second such escape in as many months - has prompted an investigation about how inmates are handled outside prison walls.

January 18, 2008 | By STEPHEN MANNING Associated Press Writer | National


Top U.S. diplomat dispatched to Kenya to press leaders for calm following election violence

WASHINGTON - The top U.S. diplomat for Africa is being dispatched to Kenya to directly press leaders to calm violence that has followed allegations of fraud in President Mwai Kibaki's re-election, the State Department said Thursday.

January 18, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Iowa voting first winners, losers in 2008 presidential campaign

DES MOINES, Iowa - Democrats Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton and John Edwards fought for first Thursday in Iowa's presidential caucuses, a multimillion-dollar exercise in grass-roots democracy and the initial, critical test in the campaign for the party's 2008 nomination. Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee vied for the Republican victory.

January 18, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO Associated Press Writer | National


Obama, Huckabee win Iowa caucuses

DES MOINES, Iowa - Sen. Barack Obama, bidding to become the nation's first black president, captured the Iowa caucuses Thursday night, opening test in the race for the 2008 Democratic nomination. Mike Huckabee rode a wave of support from evangelical Christians to victory in the Republican caucuses.

January 18, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO Associated Press Writer | National


5 killed, 68 wounded by car bomb in southeastern Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey - A car bomb targeting soldiers killed five people and wounded 68 - including 30 troops - on Thursday in the Kurdish-dominated southeastern city of Diyarbakir, officials said.

January 18, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Late payments on consumer loans jump to highest point since last recession

WASHINGTON - Late payments on a cluster of consumer loans, including those for autos, home improvement and certain home equity loans, climbed in the summer to their highest point since the country's last recession in 2001.

January 18, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | National


S.F. Zoo reopens amid questions after fatal tiger attack; makeshift memorial for slain cat

SAN FRANCISCO - Nine days after a tiger mauled three visitors, the San Francisco Zoo reopened Thursday amid heightened scrutiny of its security procedures and a flurry of questions over the events that led to a teenager's death.

January 18, 2008 | By LISA LEFF Associated Press Writer | National


Cold stretches across the East; Sunshine State reports flurries, though citrus growers seem OK

TAMPA, Fla. - A blast of cold air brought flurries to the Sunshine State on Thursday but seemed to have spared citrus crops from the major damage that growers had feared.

January 18, 2008 | By ANTHONY MCCARTNEY Associated Press Writer | National


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Austin police: Man fired 100-plus rounds downtown

AUSTIN, Texas - A gunman fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings in Austin and tried to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze early Friday before he died during a confrontation with police, authorities said.

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


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 | Associated Press




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 | Associated Press


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 | Associated Press


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


Researchers discover 'pre-cancers' in blood

Many older people silently harbor a blood "pre-cancer" - a gene mutation acquired during their lifetime that could start them on the path to leukemia, lymphoma or other blood disease, scientists have discovered. It opens a new frontier on early detection and possibly someday preventing these cancers, which become more common with age.

November 27, 2014 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE Associated Press | Associated Press


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