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Report: Money woes may have led to bridge collapse

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Money worries may have led to bad maintenance decisions for the Minneapolis bridge that collapsed and killed 13 people last August, a report released Wednesday concluded.

June 05, 2008 | By BRIAN BAKST Associated Press Writer | National


Low-cost prom gains popularity among some teens

CHICAGO - Maya Thomas and her mother arrived at 6 a.m. on a recent Saturday to wait in a school gym with hundreds of other young women. They were there on a mission - to find a free dress so Maya, whose mother is unemployed, could attend her senior prom.

June 05, 2008 | By MARTHA IRVINE AP National Writer | National


Cell phone users may get break on fees

WASHINGTON - The government is quietly negotiating to help cell phone customers avoid expensive fees when they cancel contracts with wireless companies, The Associated Press has learned.

June 05, 2008 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Lost parrot returned to owners in Japan after reciting name, address

TOKYO - When Yosuke the parrot flew out of his cage and got lost, he did exactly what he had been taught - recite his name and address to a stranger willing to help.

June 05, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Supply concern puts oil above $130 for first time

Oil prices rose above $130 a barrel Wednesday for the first time, as supply concerns mounted and the dollar weakened.

June 05, 2008 | By PABLO GORONDI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


The Eagles Nest: Breaking news in football's BCS study, and baseball prepares for the SoCon tourney

The Eagles Nest for Wednesday, May 21.

June 05, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON & ALEX PELLEGRINO vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | The Eagles Nest - 07-08


Fire breaks out at Berlin Philharmonic

BERLIN - A fire broke out Tuesday at the Berlin Philharmonic's home, sending thick smoke pouring from the crest of the iconic downtown building as firefighters and musicians rushed to save instruments.

June 04, 2008 | By DAVID RISING Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China: Earthquake buried 32 sources of radiation

BEIJING - More than 30 sources of radiation were buried by debris from the massive earthquake in central China last week and all have either been recovered or safely cordoned off, state media reported Tuesday.

June 04, 2008 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police: 3 die in Fla. after container gas leak

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Three people died after refrigerated gas leaked from a shipping container on a cargo ship at Florida's Port Everglades, authorities said Tuesday.

June 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Police Report - May 21

(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)

June 04, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Threats to history seen in budget cuts, bulldozers

WASHINGTON - Budget cuts can be as damaging as bulldozers to pieces of American history, a preservation group said Tuesday in issuing a new list of endangered places that includes the jammed, noisy streets of New York's Lower East Side and the peaceful parkland of California.

June 04, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | Washington


New ag rule closing downer cow slaughter exception

WASHINGTON - Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer announced Tuesday a total ban on meat plant slaughter of cows too sick or weak to stand.

June 04, 2008 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Sen. Kennedy has malignant brain tumor

BOSTON - A cancerous brain tumor caused the seizure Sen. Edward M. Kennedy suffered over the weekend, doctors said Tuesday in a grim diagnosis for one of American politics' most enduring figures.

June 04, 2008 | By GLEN JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | National


NY Congressman Fossella won’t seek re-election

WASHINGTON - Rep. Vito Fossella, citing ''personal mistakes'' after a drunken driving arrest and disclosure he fathered a child in an extramarital affair, on Tuesday became the 27th Republican congressman to retire rather than face re-election this year.

June 04, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Attacks on Khyber trucking threaten US supply line

KHYBER AGENCY, Pakistan - Thieves, feuding tribesmen and Taliban militants are creating chaos along the main Pakistan-Afghanistan highway, threatening a vital supply line for U.S. and NATO forces.

June 04, 2008 | By KATHY GANNON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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