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Flight attendant claims pastor’s wife attacked her

HOUSTON - A flight attendant suing the wife of megachurch evangelist Joel Osteen told a jury Tuesday she was simply doing her job when she was attacked without provocation.

August 27, 2008 | By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press Writer | National


Gay marriage ruling secures chief justice’s legacy

SAN FRANCISCO - California Chief Justice Ronald George has spent more than half his life cultivating an image of a cautious jurist and earning a reputation as a politically skilled court administrator.

August 27, 2008 | By PAUL ELIAS Associated Press Writer | National


Coup leader gets presidential powers in Mauritania

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania - The military junta that overthrew Mauritania's government last week adopted a law Tuesday transferring the power of the presidency to the head of the junta.

August 27, 2008 | By AHMED MOHAMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Myanmar gem merchants dismiss US embargo threat

YANGON, Myanmar - Thousands of sapphires, rubies, diamonds, emeralds, jade and other gems glitter in long glass display cases as merchants haggle with professional buyers - most of them foreigners - and tourists.

August 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Judge rules Detroit mayor didn’t violate bond

DETROIT - In his third trip to court in a week, embattled Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick won a judge's agreement Tuesday that he didn't violate conditions of his bail in an assault case by visiting with his sister.

August 27, 2008 | By ED WHITE Associated Press Writer | National


8-year-old guitar wiz has reason to play the blues

ELKHORN, Wis. - When Tallan ''T-Man'' Latz was 5, he saw Joe Satriani playing guitar on TV. ''I turned around to my dad and said, 'That's exactly what I want to do.'''

August 27, 2008 | By CARRIE ANTLFINGER Associated Press Writer | National


Father, 8-year-old son hurt in Tenn. bear attack

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - An 8-year-old Florida boy and his father were mauled by a black bear that pounced on the boy in a creek without provocation in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, authorities said Tuesday.

August 27, 2008 | By DUNCAN MANSFIELD Associated Press Writer | National


Governor escapes injury in suicide blast

BAGHDAD - A female suicide bomber blasted an Iraqi convoy north of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing two people but narrowly missing a provincial governor in the second suicide attack by a woman in Diyala province in as many days.

August 27, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Allison looks to improve things at Chatty

No doubt it's been a rough road for the Chattanooga Mocs, who've only had one winning season in the last decade - a 6-5 mark in 2005. You have to go back even further to find the last time the Mocs had a winning record in Southern Conference play, a 4-3 finish in 1991. In total, the program's won just five games over the past two seasons. But luckily for Rodney Allison, the Mocs' coach since 2003, his new boss is understanding. UTC athletic director Rick Hart came to Chattanooga in 2006, and after two losing seasons he ...

August 27, 2008 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO Special to the Herald | Georgia Southern


Georgian village bombed as fighting neared an end

RUISI, Georgia - Living near a conflict zone has taught 70-year-old Vakhtang Chkhekvadze to sense danger.

August 27, 2008 | By SERGEI GRITS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Parents charged in starvation death sue Philly

PHILADELPHIA - The parents charged in the starvation death of their bedridden daughter have sued the city, alleging that dangerous and reckless actions by several municipal employees and contract workers contributed to the girl's death.

August 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Settlements reached in Chicago clergy abuse cases

CHICAGO - The Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago said Tuesday it had agreed to pay more than $12.6 million to settle lawsuits by 16 people who accused priests of sexual abuse.

August 27, 2008 | By MIKE ROBINSON Associated Press Writer | National


Motorists turn to carpool sites as gas prices rise

NEW YORK - Robert Gilliland didn't think much about carpooling until gas prices got out of control. Now, he's happy to trade his motoring freedom for $120 in weekly savings.

August 27, 2008 | By ANICK JESDANUN AP Internet Writer | National


More violence in western China

KUQA, China - Attackers jumped from a vehicle and slashed at civilian guards at a roadside checkpoint in China's far west on Tuesday, killing three and extending a surge of violence that has accompanied the Olympic Games in Beijing.

August 27, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Astrograph 8/13

In the year ahead, you'll establish a larger array of friendships with individuals who can help you in your field of operation and with your future plans. Don't let this valuable gift go undeveloped.

August 27, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


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