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Lights, camera and a different kind of action: Wounded Marines get training for film careers

SAN DIEGO - Joshua Frey looked through the view finder of his camera in a studio production lot, focusing on a group of helmets atop wooden stakes.

February 03, 2008 | By CHELSEA J. CARTER Associated Press Writer | National


Charges dismissed against Texas justice, wife, but prosecutor says house-fire probe continues

HOUSTON - A judge dismissed grand jury indictments Friday that accused a Texas Supreme Court justice and his wife of involvement in an arson at their home, but prosecutors noted the couple had not been absolved and the investigation was continuing.

February 02, 2008 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK and MONICA RHOR Associated Press Writer | National


Bomb-resistant trucks for troops in Iraq moving as quickly as possible, defense secretary says

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A multibillion-dollar effort to produce bomb-resistant vehicles for U.S. troops in Iraq is moving ''as fast as humanly possible,'' Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday, after a visit to the military facilities playing a key role in the program.

February 02, 2008 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press Writer | National


Ky. police find 5 dead in car submerged in rural creek; no foul play suspected

SPARTA, Ky. - Five bodies were found in a car submerged in a northern Kentucky creek, near a sharp curve on a rural road, police said.

February 02, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Deaths of 8 men whose skeletons found in Fla. officially ruled homicide; just 2 identified

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Eight men whose skeletal remains were discovered last year in Fort Myers were the victims of homicide, police said Friday.

February 02, 2008 | By BRIAN SKOLOFF Associated Press Writer | National


Woman was killed by her husband after he got out of jail during the Christmas rush

POMONA, Calif. - Monica Thomas-Harris got the chilling news just before Christmas: Her estranged husband, jailed for abducting and threatening her, had been released.

February 02, 2008 | By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press Writer | National


BA bulls through Matadors

Both the Gator and Lady Gator basketball teams notched their 10th wins of the season Friday night as Bulloch Academy swept Region 2-AA foe Memorial Day School.

February 02, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Ga. Legislature quickly approves state’s first water plan

ATLANTA - Even the fractious Georgia Legislature can agree on one thing: The state needs its first water management plan.

February 02, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


Jury convicts 911 operator of mishandling Michigan boy’s call about collapsed mom, who died

DETROIT - A jury convicted a 911 operator Friday of willful neglect of duty after authorities said she didn't take seriously a boy's calls to report his mother had collapsed. The mother was found dead three hours after the first call.

February 02, 2008 | | National


N.J. inmates who made Hollywood-style escape appear in court; not-guilty plea entered for 1

ELIZABETH, N.J. - Two inmates returned Friday to the scene of their daring Hollywood-style escape last month, which also led to the suicide of one of their guards.

February 02, 2008 | By JEFFREY GOLD Associated Press Writer | National


Campaigns scramble for support in Nevada’s unfamiliar territory

LAS VEGAS - The fight for top-billing in Saturday's Nevada Democratic presidential caucus has become much like its model in Iowa: an hour-by-hour test of who has the best organization.

February 02, 2008 | By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Obama debuts new Vegas act — mocking Clinton with a political standup routine

LAS VEGAS - The White House campaign has brought a new act to Vegas.

February 02, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Democratic presidential race shows generation split in black vote

ATLANTA - When civil rights elders signed on to support Hillary Rodham Clinton's run for president, it was seen as a coup in the competition for the black vote, especially in the Deep South.

February 02, 2008 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Defense Ministry says Tamil Tiger rebels kill 10 civilians in southern Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels fatally shot 10 ethnic Sinhalese civilians in southern Sri Lanka, the Defense Ministry said Friday, amid escalating violence following the government's withdrawal from a cease-fire.

February 02, 2008 | By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush administration distances itself from envoy’s criticism of North Korea policy

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration on Friday distanced itself from one of its own officials who criticized U.S. efforts to deal with North Korea's nuclear programs.

February 02, 2008 | By FOSTER KLUG Associated Press Writer | Washington


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