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Woman, 4 kids dead in Ohio house fire; husband charged with murdering them, torching home

MASON, Ohio - Police charged a man Saturday with murdering his wife and their four children, who were pulled from their burning home the night before.

January 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Fuel tanker catches fire in Nigeria; many feared dead, police say

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria - A speeding fuel tanker crashed and spilled its cargo Saturday in Nigeria's main southern city, and as many as three dozen people were feared dead in the resulting fire, police and witnesses said.

January 27, 2008 | By UFFORD WILSON Associated Press Writer | World


China’s notoriously dangerous coal mines claimed 3,786 lives in 2007, state media report

BEIJING - Accidents in China's notoriously dangerous coal mines killed nearly 3,800 people last year, state media reported Saturday - a toll that is a marked improvement from previous years, but still leaves China's mines the world's deadliest.

January 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | World


Dobbins-Snyder

Angela Michelle Dobbins and Joseph Wayne Snyder were united in marriage on Saturday, September 22, 2007, at the Robbins Nest in Statesboro. The Rev. Stephanie Smith of Columbus, Ga., performed the 6 p.m. double ring ceremony in the garden of the Robbins Nest.

January 27, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Human rights workers say politicians paying militias in worst of Kenyan violence

NAIROBI, Kenya - The price for burning down a home: 500 shillings, or about $8. Double that to have someone hacked to death.

January 27, 2008 | By MICHELLE FAUL Associated Press Writer | World


Taiwan opposition wins elections by landslide, in blow to government’s hardline China policies

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan's opposition Nationalist Party won a landslide victory in legislative elections Saturday, dealing a humiliating blow to the government's hardline China policies two months before a presidential poll.

January 27, 2008 | By PETER ENAV Associated Press Writer | World


Study confirms: Winters in Northeast are warming quickly, with smaller snowfall amounts

ALBANY, N.Y. - Earlier blooms. Less snow to shovel. Unseasonable warm spells.

January 27, 2008 | By MICHAEL HILL Associated Press Writer | National


Amid Delta discussions, Northwest CEO suggests the right merger deal could be beneficial

MINNEAPOLIS - The chief executive of Northwest Airlines says his carrier could benefit from a merger - if it's the right deal.

January 27, 2008 | By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press Writer | National


Dear Abby 1/12

DEAR ABBY: Our 40th wedding anniversary will soon be here, and my wife, "Nancy," and I are considering renewing our vows. We were married when I was in the service during the Vietnam War, so we had only a rushed ceremony with a justice of the peace.

January 27, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Police capture man suspected of killing 2, shooting third, taking ex-wife hostage in rural Ky.

MUSES MILLS, Ky. - A man suspected of fatally shooting two people and wounding a third before taking his ex-wife hostage was captured early Saturday, Kentucky State Police said.

January 27, 2008 | By JEFFREY McMURRAY Associated Press Writer | National


US lawmakers plan to use Beijing Olympic spotlight to raise complaints with China

WASHINGTON - The world will be watching China closely as it gears up to host the Olympics this year. So will U.S. lawmakers, who hope to use the attention generated by the summer games to highlight their complaints about China's government.

January 27, 2008 | By FOSTER KLUG Associated Press Writer | Washington


Remains recovered from N.C. fire pit in search for pregnant Marine; accused comrade sought

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - Authorities detailed gruesome evidence of a pregnant Marine's death Saturday as they excavated human remains from a fire pit where they believe a comrade she accused of rape burned and buried her body.

January 27, 2008 | By MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer | National


O.J. Simpson in custody in Florida, accused of violating bail in Las Vegas armed robbery case

LAS VEGAS - O.J. Simpson was in jail Saturday, accused of violating terms of his bail in an armed robbery case, after a bondsman told authorities the former football star tried to get him to pass a message to a co-defendant.

January 27, 2008 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | National


Recent Births 1/13

Carter Michael

January 27, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Births


Maine shipyard seeks to build better patrol boat for special ops to reduce injuries

BOOTHBAY, Maine - Navy SEALs are tough by nature, but they take a beating from their patrol boats: bruises, bumps and sore backs, even sprained ankles and chipped teeth.

January 27, 2008 | By DAVID SHARP Associated Press Writer | National


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