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Kenyan parliament, meeting for first time since violence, elects opposition figure as speaker

NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's parliament narrowly elected the opposition party's choice as speaker on Tuesday, setting up a new showdown between a president and the rivals who accuse him of rigging his re-election - allegations that have led to weeks of deadly violence.

January 30, 2008 | By MICHELLE FAUL Associated Press Writer | World


Management of Iraq war support contracts moved from troubled Kuwait office to Illinois

WASHINGTON - Oversight for nearly $4 billion in Iraq war contracts has been shifted from a troubled procurement office in Kuwait to an Army organization in Illinois as part of an ongoing effort to curb waste, fraud and abuse in military purchasing.

January 30, 2008 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Search on for killers of baby, toddler and their moms, shot at Indianapolis home

INDIANAPOLIS - A baby, a toddler and their mothers were shot to death while the women held their children in their arms, police said Tuesday as officers searched for two men seen running from the victims' home.

January 30, 2008 | By EMILY UDELL Associated Press Writer | National


Rice, visiting Baghdad, praises steps toward national reconciliation in Iraq

BAGHDAD - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday that Iraq's national reconciliation has moved along ''quite remarkably,'' citing a new law that lets thousands of former members of Saddam Hussein's Baath party reclaim government jobs or pensions.

January 30, 2008 | By HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press Writer | World


Japanese whalers detain activists who boarded their vessel

TOKYO - Japanese whalers detained two activists accused of throwing acid at and illegally boarding their vessel in Antarctica on Tuesday. An official denied claims the men were assaulted and tied to the mast.

January 30, 2008 | By HIROKO TABUCHI Associated Press Writer | World


Climbers missing in storm on Oregon’s Mount Hood call and say they’re on way down

PORTLAND, Ore. - A pair of climbers missing in treacherous weather on Mount Hood reported by cell phone Tuesday that they were on their way off the mountain after getting lost and spending the night in a snow cave.

January 30, 2008 | By JOSEPH B. FRAZIER Associated Press Writer | National


FDA says cloned animals are safe for food

WASHINGTON - Meat and milk from cloned animals is as safe as that from their counterparts bred the old-fashioned way, the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday - but sales still won't begin right away.

January 30, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press Writer | Washington


In the Rust Belt, drugs moved in as steel moved out; the dealers are the ones in flashy SUVs

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. - Amid the bleak, run-down brick buildings, drug dealers drive around in shiny SUVs, Cadillacs and convertibles, the sun glinting off their chrome-plated spinning hubs.

January 30, 2008 | By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI Associated Press Writer | World


Wholesale prices in 2007 at fastest pace in 26 year; Retail sales weak, inventories stack up

WASHINGTON - Wholesale inflation last year shot up by the largest amount in 26 years while retailers suffered their worst December shopping season in five years as mounting economic woes caused consumers to put away their wallets.

January 30, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Transportation panel urges gas tax increase of up to 40 cents per gallon to fix roadways

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal gasoline taxes should be increased up to 40 cents per gallon over five years, a divided special commission urged Tuesday in calling for drastic changes to fix aging bridges and roads and reduce traffic deaths.

January 30, 2008 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Democratic presidential rivals take contest to court, debate and voting booth

LAS VEGAS - Democratic presidential rivals and their supporters vied for advantage in the courts, on a debate stage and at the ballot box on Tuesday in an unsettled race for the party's nomination to the White House.

January 30, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER and DAVID ESPO Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Feds finally agree to give benefit to family of volunteer firefighter killed Sept. 11

NEW YORK - After a five-year fight, the U.S. government has dropped its effort to prevent a volunteer firefighter killed at the World Trade Center from receiving a federal death benefit for public safety officers who die on the job.

January 30, 2008 | By DAVID B. CARUSO Associated Press Writer | National


Police arrest man in New York in case of woman who vanished 7 months ago in Florida

MIAMI - Detectives on Tuesday arrested a man suspected of killing a New York woman who has been missing for more than seven months, authorities said.

January 30, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Colo. House panel to investigate lawmaker’s kick at photographer

DENVER - The Colorado Legislature launched an investigation Tuesday into whether a state lawmaker should be disciplined for kicking a newspaper photographer.

January 30, 2008 | By STEVEN K. PAULSON Associated Press Writer | National


Sex-assault conviction against Texas man accused of kidnapping and raping 5 other men

HOUSTON - A jury convicted a man Tuesday of raping another man, one of five sexual assaults he is accused of committing on men in an eight-month spree in 2006.

January 30, 2008 | By LIZ AUSTIN PETERSON Associated Press Writer | National


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