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Former Indonesian dictator Suharto’s health improves slightly, but remains critical

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Former Indonesian dictator Suharto showed slight signs of improvement but remained in critical condition, doctors said Wednesday, as they struggled to control internal bleeding, a fluid buildup in his lungs, and low-level heart failure.

January 24, 2008 | By IRWAN FIRDAUS Associated Press Writer | World


US envoy tells SKorean president efforts to end North’s nuclear programs must continue

SEOUL, South Korea - A top U.S. nuclear envoy told South Korea's president Wednesday that the countries working to ensure North Korea abandons its nuclear weapons must keep pushing until their task is accomplished.

January 24, 2008 | By KWANG-TAE KIM Associated Press Writer | World


Dear Abby 1/9

DEAR ABBY: I was a single father to my two daughters for several years. I love them with all my heart. Even though I do not always approve of everything they do, my love for them is unconditional, and we're very close.

January 24, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Dead man’s check, apparently coveted by acquaintance, leads to wild scene on streets of NYC

NEW YORK - Detective Travis Rapp has seen his share of corpses, but this was new: two men wheeling a rigid, pale body down a Manhattan street in a red office chair, drawing a crowd of suspicious onlookers.

January 24, 2008 | By TOM HAYS and CLARE TRAPASSO Associated Press Writer | National


Police search for bodies of 4 children; police say father threw them off Ala. bridge

BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. - Lam Luong initially told police that his girlfriend had his four young children and failed to return them, but his family suspected something more sinister: that he traded the kids for a drug fix.

January 24, 2008 | By GARRY MITCHELL Associated Press Writer | National


Supreme Court takes up photo identification requirement for voters Wednesday morning

WASHINGTON - Democrats and Republicans square off before the Supreme Court Wednesday over a law that requires voters to produce photo identification before they can cast a ballot.

January 24, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Rescued snowboarders survived 3 nights in NM snow caves; search continues for 2 in Colo

SANTA FE, N.M. - Two snowboarders lost in the mountains were rescued by helicopter Tuesday after they endured three frigid nights holed up in snow caves that are credited with saving their lives.

January 24, 2008 | By DEBORAH BAKER Associated Press Writer | National


Be Prepared: Boy Scout grabs knife, foils assassination in Maldives

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - A quick-thinking Boy Scout foiled an assassination attempt on the president of the Maldives on Tuesday, grabbing an attacker's knife as the man leapt from a crowd and lunged at the leader, an official said.

January 23, 2008 | By KRISHAN FRANCIS Associated Press Writer | World


Military: Bomb blamed on rebels kills Sri Lanka government minister, wounds 10

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - A roadside bombing blamed on the Tamil Tigers killed a Sri Lankan government minister Tuesday in an attack likely to intensify the civil war already raging across this Indian Ocean island nation.

January 23, 2008 | By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI Associated Press Writer | World


Study: Healthy habits can mean 14 extra years of life

LONDON - To get an extra 14 years of life, don't smoke, eat lots of fruits and vegetables, exercise regularly and drink alcohol in moderation.

January 23, 2008 | By MARIA CHENG AP Medical Writer | World


Sudanese troops fires on UN convoy in Darfur in apparent case of mistaken identity

KHARTOUM, Sudan - Sudanese troops shot at a United Nations convoy in Darfur, apparently mistaking it for a group of rebels in the first attack against the peacekeeping mission since it began this month, U.N. officials said Tuesday.

January 23, 2008 | By ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU Associated Press Writer | World


Questions arise over federal aid for Nevada town flooded by canal break

FERNLEY, Nev. - Building inspectors planned to go door to door Tuesday to assess damage from the flood caused by a break in a century-old irrigation canal, as homeowners face uncertainty over who will help them pay for repairs.

January 23, 2008 | By MARTIN GRIFFITH Associated Press Writer | National


Kenyan opposition leader rejects meeting with president, who names Cabinet he dominates

ELDORET, Kenya - Kenya's opposition leader rejected a presidential invitation for talks, calling the offer ''public relations gimmickry'' that would undermine international attempts to end an election standoff that has killed more than 500 people.

January 23, 2008 | By KATHARINE HOURELD Associated Press Writer | World


Low-power TV stations worried about transition to digital broadcasting

WASHINGTON - Owners of thousands of small television stations that reach rural populations or specialize in community affairs and minority programming are worried the digital transition is going to leave their audiences watching a blank screen.

January 23, 2008 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | National


Miami police detective found fatally shot in unmarked patrol car

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - A Miami city police officer was found shot to death in his unmarked patrol car early Tuesday, authorities said.

January 23, 2008 | By LISA ORKIN EMMANUEL Associated Press Writer | National


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