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Dear Abby 1/22

DEAR ABBY: To be honest with you, if I had a gun, I could shoot either myself or my ex-boyfriend. I was in love with him from the first day we met. We talked about everything in life and also about our relationship. Now he says he's "not ready" for a relationship!

February 06, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Clashes erupt at Gaza-Egypt border as Palestinians protest closure

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel eased its siege of Gaza for a day on Tuesday, allowing in shipments of fuel and medicine. But tensions erupted over Egypt's closure of its Gaza border, with Palestinian protesters breaking through the crossing and clashing with Egyptian guards.

February 06, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Stocks dive on worries of U.S. recession; Wall Street digests Fed’s interest rate cut

NEW YORK - Wall Street struggled to steady itself Tuesday, climbing back from an early plunge after the Federal Reserve implemented an emergency interest rate cut in hopes of restoring stability to a faltering U.S. economy. The Dow Jones industrials, down 465 points at the start of the session, recovered to a loss of more than 180 points.

February 06, 2008 | By MADLEN READ AP Business Writer | National


Bank of America, Wachovia profits plunge in fourth quarter on credit losses

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Hurt by the deepening credit crisis, Bank of America Corp. said Tuesday its fourth-quarter earnings fell 95 percent, and Wachovia Corp. reported its earnings tumbled 98 percent.

February 06, 2008 | By IEVA M. AUGSTUMS AP Business Writer | National


Astrograph 1/21

Although you are an individual who needs large-group involvement as much as intimate encounters, you will seek out in the year ahead a small circle of friends more than you will take part in those large organizations.

February 06, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


NYC votes to force chain restaurants to put calories on menus

NEW YORK - Want 300-calorie fries with that?

February 06, 2008 | By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press Writer | National


Dozens of Minneapolis bridge collapse victims prepare to sue, file initial paperwork

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Dozens of victims of last summer's bridge collapse in Minneapolis - from surviving spouses to the parents of children riding on a yellow school bus - have filed preliminary paperwork to sue the state.

February 06, 2008 | By MARTIGA LOHN Associated Press Writer | National


AP IMPACT: Immigrants’ traditional medicines a common cause of lead poisoning in children

HOUSTON - Maria didn't mean to poison her children. Quite the opposite.

February 06, 2008 | By MONICA RHOR Associated Press Writer | National


Dear Abby 1/23

DEAR ABBY: I have four beautiful children. I have tried to raise them to appreciate the importance of family and understand that love is the most important thing of all.

February 06, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Former UGA, Appalachian coach to head Eagle volleyball

Chad Callihan, a former Southern Conference coach of the year, has been hired as the new volleyball coach at Georgia Southern. Director of athletics Sam Baker announced the hiring Tuesday.

February 06, 2008 | From Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Suicide bomber attacks outside Iraqi school, killing 1 bystander

BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber pushing an electric heater on top of a cart packed with explosives attacked a high school north of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing a bystander and injuring 21 people - mainly youngsters and teachers.

February 06, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER CHESTER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


‘No Country for Old Men,’ ‘There Will Be Blood’ tie for most Oscar nominations with 8

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - ''No Country for Old Men'' and ''There Will Be Blood'' led with eight Academy Awards nominations each Tuesday, among them best picture and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis and Javier Bardem - but it remained in doubt whether any stars would cross striking writers' picket lines to attend the ceremony.

February 06, 2008 | By DAVID GERMAIN AP Movie Writer | National


7 Pakistani troops, 37 militants killed in fighting near Afghan border

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Islamic militants in Pakistan attacked a fort near the Afghan border Tuesday, one of two clashes with government forces that left seven troops and 37 fighters dead, the army said. In Europe, President Pervez Musharraf said border attacks were ''pinpricks'' that his government must manage.

February 06, 2008 | By CHRIS BRUMMITT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Panel says Canada should stay in Afghanistan if it gets more support from other countries

TORONTO - An independent panel recommended Tuesday that Canada extend its military mission in Afghanistan only if another NATO country puts 1,000 soldiers in the dangerous southern province of Kandahar.

February 06, 2008 | By ROB GILLIES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Putin’s anointed heir opens presidential campaign with call for crackdown on graft in Russia

MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin's likely successor opened his election campaign Tuesday with a promise of stability and continued economic growth for Russia and called for a redoubled effort to root out corruption.

February 06, 2008 | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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