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Taliban prep for battle outside Kandahar

ARGHANDAB, Afghanistan - Taliban militants destroyed bridges and planted mines in several villages they control outside southern Afghanistan's largest city in apparent preparation for battle, residents and officials said Tuesday.

July 02, 2008 | By NOOR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Astrograph 6/18

Maintaining personal control over your affairs, both at work and in social situations, will be of immense importance to your happiness in the year ahead. You'll sense this, and do your part to manage what you can whenever you can.

July 02, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break

Ask Dr. Gott 6/18

DEAR DR. GOTT: I want to respond to your column regarding hemorrhoids and how hard it is to get rid of them. I would like to tell you about the experience of my husband's grandmother. During one of her physical exams, her doctor informed her that she had hemorrhoids and would need surgery to repair them. She refused the surgery because she had read an article in Prevention Magazine claiming honey would help heal hemorrhoids. She immediately put honey on everything she could (toast, hot cereal, etc.), and, by the time she saw the doctor again, they were gone ...

July 02, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break

Bridge 6/18

English letter writer and novelist Horace Walpole, who died in 1797, wrote, "Mystery is the wisdom of blockheads."

July 02, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break

Japan hangs 3 convicted murderers

TOKYO - A serial killer who mutilated the bodies of four young girls and reportedly drank the blood of one of his victims was among three convicted murderers executed in Japan on Tuesday for crimes an official called indescribably cruel.

July 02, 2008 | By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Hawk rescued, healed after fall into water treatment facility

The swift action of Jim Smith stopped a juvenile little hawk from possibly drowning after it fell in a sea of sludge and chemicals. Luckily, Smith, an operator at Statesboro's water treatment plant, was nearby and quickly netted him out and rinsed him off with a hose. Many hawks are not so lucky and often do not survive a fall into the murky water at the treatment plant. Smith contacted Debbie Baca at Raven Oaks Bird Sanctuary, a nonprofit rescue organization located just outside of Statesboro. Baca arrived 15 minutes later and found the Coopers Hawk sitting in the ...

July 02, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local

Kidnappers extend deadline for talks to free Philippine journalists

MANILA, Philippines - Al-Qaida-linked militants extended a Tuesday deadline for a ransom payment to free a popular TV news anchor and her cameraman kidnapped in the southern Philippines, a negotiator said.

July 02, 2008 | By TERESA CEROJANO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Military judge to rule on future of Haditha case

SAN DIEGO - The fate of the prosecution of a Marine officer accused of failing to probe the killings of 24 Iraqis rests on whether a military judge finds a four-star general was wrongfully influenced by an investigator when he decided to file charges.

July 02, 2008 | By CHELSEA J. CARTER Associated Press Writer | National

Pakistan’s A.Q. Khan denies new nuke weapons claim

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The architect of Pakistan's nuclear program on Tuesday rejected a report alleging that his network may have shared blueprints for an advanced nuclear weapon with countries such as Iran and North Korea.

July 02, 2008 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Hamas says it’s reached cease-fire with Israel

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Gaza's Hamas rulers on Tuesday said they have reached a long-awaited cease-fire with Israel meant to end months of Palestinian assaults on Israeli border towns and bruising Israeli retaliation.

July 02, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Gay couples rush to get married in California

SAN FRANCISCO - County clerk offices opened their doors Tuesday to hundreds of gay and lesbian couples with appointments to secure marriage licenses and exchange vows on the first full day same-sex nuptials were legal throughout California.

July 02, 2008 | By LISA LEFF Associated Press Writer | National

Beer Parlor Ramblers to play at Emma Kelly Theater Saturday

Authentic New Orleans Dixieland Jazz will take over the Averitt Center for the Arts Saturday night.

July 02, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local

Calif. police ID man they say fatally beat toddler

TURLOCK, Calif. - Police on Monday identified a man who was fatally shot by an officer for allegedly refusing to stop beating a toddler to death along a remote road.

July 02, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

At Vermont lake, new controversy over nude beach

WESTMORE, Vt. - From the beach of Lake Willoughby's Southwest Cove, the sheer cliffs of Mount Pisgah tower over the deep, frigid water. Across the narrows, Mount Hor's peak completes the look of a Scandinavian fjord.

July 02, 2008 | By WILSON RING Associated Press Writer | National

Analysis: Law schools growing, but jobs aren’t

To hear many students tell it, law school is a guaranteed ticket to a well-paying career. So a recent milestone must have sounded like good news.

July 02, 2008 | By JUSTIN POPE AP Education Writer | National

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