KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Republican presidential candidate John McCain said Monday that calls from his Democratic rivals to withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq stand as a ''failure of leadership'' as they are making promises they cannot keep.
NEW YORK - Five Philadelphia elementary schools replaced sodas with fruit juice. They scaled back snacks and banished candy. They handed out raffle tickets for wise food choices. They spent hours teaching kids, their parents and teachers about good nutrition.
WASHINGTON - President Bush on Monday sent Congress a controversial free trade agreement with Colombia - a move that will force lawmakers to vote within 90 legislative days on the pact, which is heavily opposed by Democrats.
PARIS - Organizers canceled the final leg of the Olympic run through Paris after chaotic protests Monday, snuffing out the torch and putting it aboard a bus in a humiliating concession to protesters decrying China's human rights record.
ATLANTA - The widow of a Georgia-based soldier killed in Iraq said Monday her mother-in-law has agreed not to stand in the way of her efforts to be artificially inseminated with her husband's sperm so she can have his baby.
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - The United States is no closer to achieving its goals in Iraq than it was a year ago but a quick military withdrawal could lead to massive chaos and even genocide, according to a report released Sunday by a U.S. think tank.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Long before Andy Warhol predicted that everyone will be famous for 15 minutes, Sojourner Truth played a bit part in controlling her image and launching the current appetite for photos of celebrities.
ATLANTA - House Speaker Glenn Richardson aimed big when he began his one-man campaign to bring tax reform to Georgia: erase the state's property tax.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Terry Cottle and Sonny Graham never met, but the two men shared two very important things - a heart and a wife.
ATLANTA - For the past few months, dancers in the Atlanta Ballet have been pimping out the pirouette, breaking down the battement and remixing the ronde de jambe.
LONDON - Police repeatedly scuffled with protesters as Olympians and dignitaries carried the Olympic torch during a chaotic relay through snowy London on Sunday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Charlton Heston, the Oscar winner who portrayed Moses and other heroic figures on film in the '50s and '60s and later championed conservative values as head of the National Rifle Association, has died. He was 84.
MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) - The smoke detectors were so loud that neighbors on the other side of the duplex heard them and called police.
ELDORADO, Texas (AP) - Law enforcement agents entered an enormous temple on the grounds of a polygamist compound, but by Sunday morning they still had not found a 16-year-old girl whose initial report of abuse led to the raid.
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Michael Mukasey says he never has sought the spotlight, instead living by his parents' axiom of achieving success by keeping his head down and working hard.
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