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ER docs: Don’t text and walk, skate — or cook

CHICAGO - The warning came too late for Barack Obama's adviser: Don't walk and text at the same time.

August 14, 2008 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | National


Moderate Calif. quake a drill for the ‘Big One’

CHINO HILLS, Calif. - Despite shaking a large swath of Southern California, a magnitude-5.4 earthquake was not the ''Big One'' that scientists have long feared. Still, it rattled nerves, causing people to vow to step up their emergency preparations.

August 14, 2008 | By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press Writer | National


Georgia colleges brace for state budget cuts

ATLANTA - Fewer police officers. More part-time faculty in the classroom. No computer upgrades. Not as many books and magazines in the library.

August 14, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | National


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - BUILD Program; East Georgia Regional Marks 100 Years

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday July 30, 2008

August 14, 2008 | mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


AP IMPACT: Little progress since bridge collapse

MINNEAPOLIS - A year after the worst U.S. bridge collapse in a generation brought calls for immediate repairs to other spans, two of every three of the busiest problem bridges in each state - carrying nearly 40 million vehicles a day - have had no work beyond regular maintenance.

August 14, 2008 | By ROBERT TANNER, STEVE KARNOWSKI and FRANK BASS Associated Press Writers | National


House moves to ban lead from toys and kids’ goods

WASHINGTON - Dismayed by reports of millions of tainted toys, the House neared a vote Wednesday to ban lead and other dangerous chemicals from toys and other products that could wind up in kids' mouths.

August 14, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Dear Abby 7/31

DEAR ABBY: The letter from "Paw-Paw and Maw-Maw in Alabama" (May 13), whose son has cut off contact with their 5-year-old grandson to "protect" the boy from Grandpa's eventual death, left me feeling intense sorrow for all concerned.

August 14, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


30 killed as fighting escalates in Pakistan valley

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Pakistani troops battled Islamic militants in a valley near the Afghan border Wednesday, killing 25 insurgents and losing five soldiers as escalating combat threatened the new government's policy of offering peace to pro-Taliban groups.

August 14, 2008 | By RIAZ KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi parliament calls session on Kirkuk

BAGHDAD - Iraq's parliament went into summer recess Wednesday without resolving key disputes holding up this year's provincial elections, forcing the speaker to announce a special session to discuss a power-sharing formula for the oil-rich city of Kirkuk.

August 14, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police: Body found in Ala. freezer was mother of 8

MOBILE, Ala. - Police believe a body found in a small-time evangelist's home freezer is his wife and a mother of eight, and arrested him on a murder charge as he preached at a south Alabama church.

August 14, 2008 | By GARRY MITCHELL Associated Press Writer | National


Fire near Yosemite park hurts tourist business

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. - Vendors along one of the main roads leading to Yosemite National Park this summer were finally seeing business turn around following a rock slide that kept tour buses away for the previous two years.

August 14, 2008 | By GARANCE BURKE Associated Press Writer | National


Specter seeks meeting with Raul Castro

WASHINGTON - Sen. Arlen Specter said Wednesday he hopes to meet with Cuban President Raul Castro and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez during a trip to Latin America in August.

August 14, 2008 | By KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press Writer | Washington


Indictment of Stevens adds to bleak GOP prospects

WASHINGTON - Several GOP colleagues of indicted Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens distanced themselves politically on Wednesday by donating campaign contributions from him to charity.

August 14, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


House panel votes to cite Rove for contempt

WASHINGTON - A House panel Wednesday voted to cite former top White House aide Karl Rove for contempt of Congress as its Senate counterpart explored punishment for alleged Bush administration misdeeds.

August 14, 2008 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


FDA finds salmonella strain at second Mexican farm

WASHINGTON - The salmonella strain linked to a nationwide outbreak has been found in irrigation water and a serrano pepper at a Mexican farm, federal health officials said Wednesday.

August 14, 2008 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press Writer | Washington


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