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Drunken-driving deaths fall in 32 states

WASHINGTON - Drunken-driving deaths fell in 32 states in 2007, the government reported Thursday, but alcohol-related fatalities increased among motorcycle riders in half the states.

September 13, 2008 | By KEN THOMAS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Body parts scheme ringleader pleads guilty in Pa.

PHILADELPHIA - A man who made millions of dollars by plundering hundreds of bodies sent to funeral homes and selling their often-diseased parts and tissues to medical companies pleaded guilty Friday to a raft of charges that could send him to prison for life.

September 13, 2008 | By KATHY MATHESON Associated Press Writer | National


Media says Hezbollah hit helicopter by mistake

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Hezbollah handed over a man suspected of firing at a Lebanese army helicopter into military authorities, a judicial official said Friday, amid media reports that the fatal shooting was a mistake by the militant group.

September 13, 2008 | By BASSEM MROUE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Court: US can block mad cow testing

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration can prohibit meat packers from testing their animals for mad cow disease, a federal appeals court said Friday.

September 13, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Washington


McCain picks Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for VP

DAYTON, Ohio - Republican John McCain introduced first-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate Friday, a stunning selection of a little-known conservative newcomer who relishes fighting the establishment.

September 13, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI and BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writers | Campaign 2008


Musharraf eyes comfy retirement home

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Predictions that Pervez Musharraf will have to flee Pakistan to escape treason charges have died along with the coalition that drove him from the presidency.

September 13, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


2 airliners nearly collide over Atlantic

WASHINGTON - Two airliners were one minute from colliding when at least one of the planes turned away from the other over the Atlantic Ocean this week, federal authorities said Friday.

September 13, 2008 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press Writer | Washington


Retailers pull Simplicity bassinets off shelves

WASHINGTON - Six major retailers are pulling from their shelves Simplicity bassinets linked to the deaths of two babies after a company refused to recall the infant beds.

September 13, 2008 | By CHRISTINE SIMMONS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Dear Abby 8/30

DEAR ABBY: I was raised by a horrible stepmom who made it her purpose in life to make my brother and me miserable. When I became a stepmom, I made it my goal to be the best one I could be, and for the next 15 years was a giving, loving stepmother to both my husband's children.

September 13, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Police Report - August 30

(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)

September 13, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Karadzic makes defiant stand before UN court

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic made a defiant stand before a U.N. court preparing to try him on genocide charges, refusing to enter pleas Friday and branding the tribunal a NATO proxy out to ''liquidate'' him.

September 13, 2008 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hurricane-force winds, heavy rain hit Phoenix area

PHOENIX - A series of fast-moving thunderstorms packing winds of up to 100 mph plowed through the Phoenix area, leaving tens of thousands without power, briefly shutting down the airport and ripping the roof off a brand-new college football facility.

September 13, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


4th inmate captured in NM jailbreak, 4 at large

CLOVIS, N.M. - A fourth inmate who escaped from an eastern New Mexico jail has been captured, authorities said.

September 13, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


San Diego walkway collapse leaves 16 injured

SAN DIEGO - Morris Choo's losing lottery ticket may have been the luckiest of his life.

September 13, 2008 | By ELLIOT SPAGAT The Associated Press | National


Jury acquits former Marine in killing of Iraqis

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Jurors wept and embraced former Marine Jose Luis Nazario Jr. after acquitting him of voluntary manslaughter in the killings of unarmed Iraqi detainees during a fierce 2004 battle.

September 13, 2008 | By CHELSEA J. CARTER Associated Press Writer | National


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