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White House reverses experts on Yellowstone policy

WASHINGTON - The National Park Service wanted to close a section of Yellowstone Park in the wintertime because of the risk of avalanche. No way, protested businesses in Cody, Wyo., that wanted to promote more tourism.

August 08, 2008 | By JIM DRINKARD Associated Press Writer | Washington


Former Argentine army chief sentenced to life in ’dirty war’ trial

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - A court sentenced one of Argentina's most feared former military leaders to life in prison on Thursday for the 1977 kidnapping, torture and killing of four leftist activists.

August 08, 2008 | By NICHOLAS KUSNETZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


All types of mortgages see rate increases

WASHINGTON - Mortgage rates shot up this week with 30-year mortgages climbing to the highest level in nearly a year, reflecting concerns in financial markets about the troubles at corporate giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

August 08, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Bridge 7/25

Actress Candice Bergen said, "I used to believe that marriage would diminish me, reduce my options, that you had to be someone less to live with someone else. When, of course, you have to be someone more."

August 08, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 7/25

If you are bored or disenchanted with your lifestyle, the year ahead will be the perfect time to make productive changes. But unless you do, don't expect anything to change. Life will be what you make of it -- all by yourself.

August 08, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


House committee probes medically unfit truckers

WASHINGTON - It's so easy to fabricate the medical certificates required to operate commercial trucks on the nation's highways that there's almost no incentive for truckers to obtain a legitimate document, according to a congressional study.

August 08, 2008 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press Writer | Washington


N.M. cavers chart unique ‘snowy’ river of crystals

FORT STANTON CAVE, N.M. - Hundreds of feet beneath Earth's surface, a few seasoned cave explorers venture where no human has set foot. Their headlamps illuminate mud-covered walls, gypsum crystals and mineral deposits.

August 08, 2008 | By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press Writer | National


Schoolgirls’ math skills now measure up to boys’

WASHINGTON - Sixteen years after Barbie dolls declared, ''Math class is tough!'' girls are proving that when it comes to math they are just as tough as boys.

August 08, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID AP Education Writer | Washington


AP IMPACT: Fatal MRAP accidents prompt warnings

WASHINGTON - The towering trucks that give U.S. troops the best protection against roadside bombs and enemy bullets also make them vulnerable to routine hazards like sharp turns, rutted roads and rickety bridges.

August 08, 2008 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Charges dismissed against Marine in Iraq shootings

SAN DIEGO - The Marine Corps said Thursday that charges were dismissed against a Camp Pendleton Marine sniper accused in the shooting deaths of two Syrians in Iraq.

August 08, 2008 | By CHELSEA J. CARTER Associated Press Writer | National


3 shot at Phoenix community college; 2 critical

PHOENIX - Officials say three people were shot Thursday afternoon at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix, and two of them were critically injured.

August 08, 2008 | By JACQUES BILLEAUD and CHRIS KAHN Associated Press Writer | National


Summer Sports Show: SHS signings, GSU ramblings, and Alex's farewell

Summer Sports Show for Thursday, July 24 - Presented exclusively by Farmers and Merchants Bank.

August 08, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Summer Sports Show


Should the votes of dead people be counted?

If you vote by mail, but die before Election Day, does your vote count? It depends on where you lived.

August 08, 2008 | By DEBORAH HASTINGS AP National Writer | National


ADHD increasingly common in older kids, CDC says

ATLANTA - More older children are being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder while the rate is holding steady for children under 12, according to a government report released Wednesday.

August 07, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | National


Dear Abby 7/24

DEAR ABBY: My wife thinks I have a problem because I do not have a close relationship with my mother. We go for weeks without talking or seeing each other, and it doesn't bother me. Since I was about 13, my parents were hardly ever around. My mom was a workaholic, and my dad was an alcoholic, so I became totally self-sufficient.

August 07, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


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