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Spring’s economic rebound unlikely to last

WASHINGTON - The economy pulled out of a dangerous rough patch in the spring, thanks largely to strong exports, but the rebound isn't expected to last. Economic slowdowns overseas could make exports tail off just as Americans are hunkering down after the bracing impact of rebate checks wanes, plunging the country into another rut later this year.

September 12, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA Associated Press Writer | Washington


Friends: Abramoff a changed man, deserves leniency

WASHINGTON - It used to be, when Jack Abramoff needed something, he had an address book full of powerful Capitol Hill contacts to call on, people he plied with expensive meals, campaign contributions and golf junkets.

September 12, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Washington


Prosecutor: Ohio mother put baby girl in microwave

DAYTON, Ohio - A mother intentionally put her month-old daughter in a microwave oven and cooked the child to death after a fight with her boyfriend, a prosecutor told jurors Thursday.

September 12, 2008 | By JAMES HANNAH Associated Press Writer | National


Abbas: no to settlement of refugees in Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday rejected the idea that Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon might be forced to stay there permanently, saying they should have the right to return home.

September 12, 2008 | By BASSEM MROUE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Italy museum defies pope anger over crucified frog

ROME - An art museum in northern Italy said Thursday it will continue displaying a sculpture portraying a green frog nailed to a cross that has angered Pope Benedict XVI and local officials.

September 12, 2008 | By ARIEL DAVID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Asian alliance rebuffs Russian plea for support

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan - China and several Central Asian nations rebuffed Russia's hopes of international support for its actions in Georgia, issuing a statement Thursday denouncing the use of force and calling for the respect of every country's territorial integrity.

September 12, 2008 | By OLGA TUTUBALINA and PETER LEONARD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Fewer Marines needed in Iraq’s western province

WASHINGTON - Conditions in the western Iraqi province of Anbar, where a brutal insurgency once ruled, have improved so dramatically that the United States is handing over responsibility for security in the Sunni stronghold to Iraq within days. Troops freed up in Iraq could shift to Afghanistan.

September 12, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bridge 8/29

On Labor Day in 1903, Teddy Roosevelt said, "Far and away the best prize life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."

September 12, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 8/29

In the year ahead, you will be proven wrong that there are no opportunities out there for you. It looks as if you'll be joining someone with whom you were previously successful. This team will still have its magic.

September 12, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Hamas breaks Gaza school strike led by rival Fatah

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The ruling Hamas movement replaced hundreds of striking teachers with its own supporters Wednesday, purging Gaza's schools of political rivals and deepening its control of this coastal territory.

September 11, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Soros behind Mass. effort to decriminalize pot

BOSTON - A measure that would decriminalize minor marijuana-possession cases is on the ballot in Massachusetts largely because of one man: billionaire financier and liberal activist George Soros.

September 11, 2008 | By STEVE LeBLANC Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 8/28

What do you think about squeeze plays? Impossible? For experts only?

September 11, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 8/28

The year ahead will provide many fresh and substantial avenues for applying some valuable lessons you're learned in the past. These new contributions to your affairs will make all the difference and help achieve your goals.

September 11, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 8/28

DEAR DR. GOTT: I read your column about a person who seems to have the same progressive disorder of the spinal discs that I have. I have enclosed the doctor's report of my MRI.

September 11, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Hijackers of Darfur plane surrender in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya - Two hijackers who commandeered a jetliner from Sudan's Darfur region and diverted it to a remote desert airstrip in southern Libya surrendered and freed all hostages Wednesday after a daylong standoff, officials said.

September 11, 2008 | By KHALED EL-DEEB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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