TUCSON, Ariz. - At least a couple of times a week, Ernie Kubr gets off the night shift and fires up his computer at his home in Nebraska so that he can watch for illegal immigrants trying to slip across the Arizona desert 1,400 miles away.
GUANGZHOU, China - Typhoon Neoguri weakened into a tropical storm Friday after hitting China's southern island province of Hainan, where 120,000 people fled low-lying areas and thousands more were stranded at an airport, state-run media reported.
BAGHDAD - Followers of anti-U.S. Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr denounced the American military's construction of a concrete wall through their Sadr City stronghold in Baghdad, the scene of renewed clashes Friday between his militiamen and U.S. and Iraqi troops.
JERUSALEM - Israel announced plans Friday to build 100 more homes in two West Bank settlements, one deep inside the territory sought by the Palestinians for their future state.
Mr. and Mrs. Kim and Connie Creamer of Manchester, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Eleasha Deann Creamer of Manchester, to Robert Kyle Donaldson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold and Patricia Donaldson.
Randy and Theresia Newman of Brooklet announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jeanette Ellnora Kellum, to Robert Eugene Lafond, son of Roger E. and Barbara Lafond Jr. of Rincon.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kersey of Brooklet announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Kersey, to Brad Watkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Watkins of Marietta.
Jappy and Charlotte Akins of Brooklet announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Lee Akins, to Michael Lawrence Hood, son of Mike and Rosie Saxon of Stilson and Jack and Karen Hood of Pembroke.
CHICAGO - It turns out the golden years really are golden.
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BLUFFTON, Ohio - Narrowing his eyes on home plate for the ceremonial first pitch Friday, Tim Berta shook off the imaginary sign from his catcher and everyone laughed.
NEW YORK - Making a plea for human rights, Pope Benedict XVI warned diplomats at the United Nations on Friday that international cooperation needed to solve urgent problems is ''in crisis'' because decisions rest in the hands of a few powerful nations.
JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Sarah Palin gave birth Friday to her fifth child, a boy, about a month before her due date.
SAN ANGELO, Texas - Girls in the west Texas polygamous sect enter into underage marriages without resistance because they are ruthlessly indoctrinated from birth to believe disobedience will lead to their damnation, experts for the state testified Friday at a custody hearing for 416 youngsters.
For Dr. Al Mooney, Director of Addiction Medicine and Recovery at Willingway, one of the key factors that distinguishes this week's Addiction Update Conference is its "focus on the solutions rather than the problems."
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