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Industry lobbyists press White House to block tighter smog rule

WASHINGTON - Big industries are waging an intense lobbying effort to block new, tougher limits on air pollution that is blamed for hundreds of heart attacks, deaths and cases of asthma, bronchitis and other breathing problems.

March 20, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Local Roundup: Lady Yellow Jackets top Statesboro in meet

BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch girls track and field team topped Statesboro and Claxton Wednesday.

March 20, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Russia imposes more gas cuts on Ukraine; Ukraine says gas supplies to Europe won’t be affected

MOSCOW - Russia's state-controlled natural gas monopoly on Tuesday slapped another harsh supply cut on Ukraine in a debt and contract dispute being watched nervously by customers in Western Europe.

March 19, 2008 | By JIM HEINTZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Oregon conducts special lottery to offer health insurance to cash-strapped residents

PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon is conducting a one-of-a-kind lottery, and the prize is health insurance.

March 19, 2008 | By SARAH SKIDMORE Associated Press Writer | National


Passenger accused of threatening to blow up plane headed for Ireland

BANGOR, Maine - A man is in custody on federal charges alleging he threatened to blow up an airliner that was en route to Ireland.

March 19, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Jury selection begins for 3 in Ohio accused of plotting to recruit terrorists to attack troops

TOLEDO, Ohio - Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of three men charged with plotting to recruit and train terrorists to attack U.S. and allied troops overseas.

March 19, 2008 | By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press Writer | National


Off-duty paramedic slain when a gunman wordlessly opens fire at a busy Florida Wendy’s

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Paramedic Rafael Vazquez left a training course on how to help when several people are hurt at one time, and went to lunch at a nearby Wendy's. He became exactly the kind of victim he was being trained to save.

March 19, 2008 | By BRIAN SKOLOFF Associated Press Writer | National


Police investigating Memphis slayings say they have no suspects

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Police were trying Tuesday to reconstruct what happened inside a small brick home were six people were found brutally killed. But answers were hard to find: They had no suspects, few clues and no apparent motive.

March 19, 2008 | By WOODY BAIRD Associated Press Writer | National


Pet dentists - few and far between - can be crucial to good health

VIENNA, Va. - Kip wore down his canine teeth playing Frisbee. Shipmate's abscess was making her face swell. Trigger's baby teeth had overstayed their welcome. Enter Dr. Barron Hall, pet dentist.

March 19, 2008 | By EILEEN PUTMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Heavy storms moving through Georgia

PEACHTREE CITY - The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for counties in extreme west Georgia as the state braces for showers and severe thunderstorms.

March 19, 2008 | The Associated Press | Local


Snow and germs: You might not want to eat the white snow, either

PITTSBURGH - To the list of simple childhood pleasures whose safety has been questioned, add this: eating snow.

March 19, 2008 | By MELISSA RAYWORTH The Associated Press | National


Bernanke: More needs to be done to prevent home foreclosures

WASHINGTON - Ben Bernanke is using his bully pulpit to try to keep more Americans from getting swept up in a wave of home foreclosures.

March 19, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Two Fla. women convicted of keeping Haitian teen as a slave; victim told jurors of beatings

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A mother and her adult daughter were found guilty Tuesday of keeping a Haitian teen as their slave for six years in their South Florida home.

March 19, 2008 | By JENNIFER KAY Associated Press Writer | National


Harvard tests women-only gym hours to accommodate Muslims, but some on campus object

BOSTON - In a test of Harvard's famed open-mindedness, the university has banned men from one of its gyms for a few hours a week to accommodate Muslim women who say it offends their sense of modesty to exercise in front of the opposite sex.

March 19, 2008 | By MARK PRATT Associated Press Writer | National


Balmy winter breaks records in Europe’s north, confusing wildlife, plants and meteorologists

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Icebreakers sit idle in ports. Insects crawl out of forest hideouts. Daffodils sprout up from green lawns.

March 19, 2008 | By SARA SUNDELIUS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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