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Report: Torture widespread in Palestinian jails

RAMALLAH, West Bank - One detainee told of being beaten with pipes and having a screwdriver rammed into his back. Another said interrogators tied his hands behind his back then lifted him into the air by his bound wrists.

August 12, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB and DALIA NAMMARI Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Two injured in accident near I-16

Two men suffered serious injury Sunday when the driver lost control of a truck on Kelly Pond Road near Interstate 16 and U.S. 301 South.

August 12, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Bush hails Pakistan as strong ally

WASHINGTON - President Bush on Monday praised Pakistan's new leader as a reliable partner in confronting terrorism, a show of confidence meant to signal that the United States and Pakistan are working well together despite tensions between them.

August 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


EPA tells staff don’t talk to investigators, press

WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency is telling its pollution enforcement officials not to talk with congressional investigators, reporters and even the agency's own inspector general, according to an internal e-mail provided to The Associated Press.

August 12, 2008 | By DINA CAPPIELLO Associated Press Writer | Washington


Where’s the party at? Univ. of Florida, study says

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The University of Florida can raise a glass to another national title - best party school in the country.

August 12, 2008 | By RON WORD Associated Press Writer | National


Bush administration projects record 2009 deficit

WASHINGTON - The next president will inherit a record budget deficit of $482 billion, according to a new Bush administration estimate released Monday.

August 12, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Study: ’Pre-dementia’ is rising, especially in men

CHICAGO - A milder type of mental decline that often precedes Alzheimer's disease is alarmingly more common than has been believed, and in men more than women, doctors reported Monday.

August 12, 2008 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Medical Writer | National


Columnist Robert Novak diagnosed with brain tumor

BOSTON - Conservative political commentator Robert Novak announced Monday he has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, less than a week after he struck a pedestrian with his Corvette and drove away.

August 12, 2008 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press Writer | National


Fire destroys 12 homes near Yosemite National Park

MARIPOSA, Calif. - Little relief from hot weather is expected this week as crews fight to contain a wildfire near Yosemite National Park that has destroyed 12 homes and forced the evacuation of about 200 others.

August 12, 2008 | By TRACIE CONE Associated Press Writer | National


Virgin Galactic shows off mothership aircraft

MOJAVE, Calif. - British billionaire Sir Richard Branson showed off a key piece of his fledgling commercial space program Monday, unveiling a carrier aircraft designed to launch a passenger-carrying spaceship.

August 12, 2008 | By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer | National


GPS devices monitor domestic abusers, stalkers

LANSING, Mich. - Mary Babb was in her SUV last year when her estranged husband slammed into her with his pickup truck. The crash overturned Babb's vehicle and left her suspended upside-down by her seat belt.

August 12, 2008 | By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press Writer | National


McCain has spot of skin removed from face

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Republican Sen. John McCain said Monday he had had a small patch of skin removed from his face and biopsied as part of a regular checkup with his dermatologist.

August 12, 2008 | By BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Details missing from Obama’s Social Security plan

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama's bid to place a new Social Security tax on very high incomes is either a bold or foolhardy plan, depending on who critiques it.

August 12, 2008 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Paris eyes plan for drivers to share electric cars

PARIS - Parisians and tourists so eagerly embraced a citywide bike sharing plan launched a year ago that the mayor is setting his sights on a four-wheeled version: electric cars.

August 12, 2008 | By GAELLE FAURE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


4 female bombers strike in Iraq, killing 57

BAGHDAD - Four suicide bombers believed to be women struck a Shiite pilgrimage in Baghdad and a Kurdish protest rally in northern Iraq on Monday, killing at least 57 people and wounding nearly 300 in one of this year's deadliest attacks, police said.

August 12, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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