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One man’s luck: A genius grant, but so much more

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - On Tuesday, the new list of MacArthur ''genius award'' winners will be announced. If you're on it, here's what to expect:

October 05, 2008 | By JUSTIN POPE Associated Press Writer | National

Ike evacuees jump gun, sneak back onto island

GALVESTON, Texas - Rats, raw sewage and a no-excuses curfew await exiled residents who try to return to storm-wrecked Galveston Island when it reopens next week, officials warned Saturday, a week after Hurricane Ike came thundering ashore.

October 05, 2008 | By CAIN BURDEAU and ANGELA K. BROWN Associated Press Writer | National

West Texas braces for Mexican reservoir release

PRESIDIO, Texas - Helicopters dropped huge sandbags on a levee and a crew of prison inmates worked to create a makeshift dam Saturday in this rural border city threatened by flooding from the Rio Grande.

October 05, 2008 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press Writer | National

Ark. evangelist compound raided in child porn case

FOUKE, Ark. - FBI agents and state police raided an evangelists' headquarters Saturday as part of a child pornography investigation and said they planned to remove several children from the complex, run by a man previously accused of child abuse.

October 05, 2008 | By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press Writer | National

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October 05, 2008 | | Local

Black fraternal society rediscovered in Barbados

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The history of the Mosaic Templars was believed to have drawn to a close in the 1930s, when the Great Depression swallowed one of the largest benevolent societies for blacks in the nation and likely the world.

October 05, 2008 | By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press Writer | National

Haiti’s food crisis deepens after floods

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Four tropical storms have wiped out most of Haiti's food crops and damaged irrigation systems and pumping stations, raising the specter of acute hunger for millions in the impoverished country.

October 04, 2008 | By JONATHAN M. KATZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

US raid kills 7; Iraqis say they were civilians

BAGHDAD - U.S. troops hunting for a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq militant raided a house Friday and killed seven people, including three women, drawing an angry protest from Iraqi officials that all the victims were civilians.

October 04, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Milk off shelves as China’s safety scandal grows

SHIJIAZHUANG, China - China's food safety crisis widened Friday after the industrial chemical melamine was found in milk produced by three of the country's leading dairy companies - prompting stores, including Starbucks, to yank milk from their shelves.

October 04, 2008 | By GILLIAN WONG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Light rail train hits bus in LA; 14 injured

LOS ANGELES - A light rail train slammed into a bus near downtown during Friday morning's commute, injuring 14 people, none seriously, officials said.

October 04, 2008 | By ROBERT JABLON Associated Press Writer | National

Fla. authorities say they can’t prove Foley case

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Florida authorities closed their case Friday against former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley, saying he won't face charges for allegedly sending salacious computer messages to underage male pages because prosecutors couldn't prove the authenticity of the chats.

October 04, 2008 | By BRIAN SKOLOFF Associated Press Writer | National

Calif. congressmen ask Bush to review denied medal

SAN DIEGO - A California congressional delegation asked President Bush on Friday to posthumously award the Medal of Honor to a Marine who was chosen to receive only the second-highest medal the Navy can bestow for valor.

October 04, 2008 | By CHELSEA J. CARTER Associated Press Writer | National

Galveston lays out plan for residents’ return

GALVESTON, Texas - Authorities laid out a plan Friday - a week after Hurricane Ike began lashing the Texas coast with 110-mph winds and relentless storm surge - to let about 45,000 anxious evacuees back onto Galveston Island for good.

October 04, 2008 | By JUAN A. LOZANO and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | National

Ask AP: Candidate languages, emergency personnel

If you live anywhere that's susceptible to tropical weather - even if you just follow the news during hurricane season - you've heard the plea from mayors and governors: Once the storm arrives, stay indoors and off the roads, so you can be safe and emergency personnel can do their jobs.

October 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

Ike helps uncover mystery vessel on Ala. coast

FORT MORGAN, Ala. - When the waves from Hurricane Ike receded, they left behind a mystery - a ragged shipwreck that archeologists say could be a two-masted Civil War schooner that ran aground in 1862 or another ship from some 70 years later.

October 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

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