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Fed, SEC team up to prevent financial risks

WASHINGTON - Financial regulators on Monday announced an information-sharing agreement aimed at better detecting potential risks to the U.S. financial system.

July 22, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Iraq wants short-term US agreement on troops

BAGHDAD - Iraq's prime minister said Monday his country is now proposing an interim deal with the United States on the presence of American troops instead of a more formal agreement - and wants to include a timetable for a U.S. withdrawal.

July 22, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Associated Press


Kidman gives birth Monday to girl named Sunday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nicole Kidman gave birth Monday to a baby girl named Sunday.

July 22, 2008 | By JOHN GEROME Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ask Dr. Gott 7/7

DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband and I need your help. Awhile ago, my husband had surgery to correct an eyelid problem. His eyelids and eyelashes were growing backward into his eyes, causing an excessive buildup of "matter." Following surgery, he was fine, but now he has "cobwebs" in his vision. This usually occurs when he's looking at people or walls. Sometimes he can blink and the lines disappear; other times, it does not help at all.

July 21, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


A father’s grief inspires maker of military robots

TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. - The knock on Brian Hart's door came at 6 a.m. An Army colonel, a priest and a police officer had come to tell Hart and his wife that their 20-year-old son had been killed when his military vehicle was ambushed in Iraq.

July 21, 2008 | By MARK JEWELL Associated Press Writer | National


Accident at Iowa town’s fireworks display hurts 37

DES MOINES, Iowa - A Fourth of July fireworks shell misfired in a northern Iowa town, sending a fireball skidding down a street into a crowd of spectators and injuring 37 people, officials said Saturday.

July 21, 2008 | By LUKE MEREDITH Associated Press Writer | National


New York beach evacuated after fireworks wash up

NEW YORK - A popular beach on Long Island was evacuated at the height of a holiday weekend after stray, unexploded fireworks washed ashore the day after a July Fourth show, state parks officials said Saturday.

July 21, 2008 | By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press Writer | National


Nadal dethrones Federer at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England - Rafael Nadal ended Roger Federer's five-year reign at Wimbledon on Sunday, winning a riveting, five-set marathon to claim his first title at the All England Club and signal a changing of the guard in men's tennis.

July 21, 2008 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Associated Press


After DC gun ban overturned, city seeks new rules

WASHINGTON - Dale Metta, who manages a gun shop just outside the District of Columbia limits in Maryland, has had to turn away dozens of city residents wanting to buy handguns in recent days. Never mind that the U.S. Supreme Court just struck down Washington's 32-year-old ban on possessing handguns.

July 21, 2008 | By BRIAN WESTLEY Associated Press Writer | Washington


FDA reports more cases of salmonella illnesses

WASHINGTON - The government on Saturday increased the number of people reported being sickened in a record salmonella outbreak in which tomatoes are the leading suspect although investigators are testing other types of fresh produce.

July 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


Liver donor’s family, recipient unite online

PITTSBURGH - They were precocious toddlers, both blond-haired and blue-eyed, separated by a thousand miles between Miami and a small Kentucky town.

July 21, 2008 | By JENNIFER C. YATES Associated Press Writer | National


Congress begins final summer push

WASHINGTON - Democrats bent on showing they can govern and Republicans anxious about a sour re-election climate are pushing a pared-down summer agenda in Congress. Lawmakers want to try to save homeowners from foreclosure, avert Medicare cuts and give the government power to spy on suspected terrorists.

July 21, 2008 | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS Associated Press Writer | Washington


AP IMPACT: US wavered over S. Korean executions

EDITOR'S NOTE - On May 19, The Associated Press reported on the hidden history of mass executions by South Korea early in the Korean War. The following report looks in depth at the U.S. connection.

July 21, 2008 | By CHARLES J. HANLEY and JAE-SOON CHANG Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Theft of car anti-pollution device up across US

CINCINNATI - Marty Boyer's carefully maintained sport utility vehicle growled more like a dragster than a 2001 Honda Passport when he turned the key.

July 21, 2008 | By KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press Writer | National


Dear Abby 7/7

DEAR ABBY: "Robert" and I have been married seven years and have two sons, ages 1 and 3. Something is bothering me that didn't before - Robert's driving. My husband speeds, tailgates, honks his horn to make others go faster and uses racial epithets. If I say anything to him, he accuses me of not trusting him or says I'm looking for something to complain about.

July 21, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


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The Lodge at Bethany scheduled to open to the community

Nestled among the oak trees of what was once the Gesmon Neville Family Farm, The Lodge at Bethany, an extension of the long-standing history of ...

December 22, 2015 | | Locally Owned


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