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US general expects record poppy crop in Afghanistan, promises to step up anti-drug effort

KABUL, Afghanistan - The U.S. general in charge of NATO's Afghanistan mission said Wednesday he expects another year of ''explosive growth'' in the country's poppy fields, a harvest militants will turn into weapons for use against Afghan and NATO troops.

January 17, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | World


NJ may become first Northern state to apologize for slavery; bill pending in state Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey could become the first Northern state to apologize for slavery under a measure due for a legislative committee hearing this week.

January 17, 2008 | By TOM HESTER Jr. Associated Press Writer | National


US admissions of Iraqi refugees well short of promised 1,000 a month

WASHINGTON - U.S. admissions of Iraqi refugees are nose-diving amid bureaucratic in-fighting despite the Bush administration's pledge to boost them to roughly 1,000 per month, according to State Department statistics obtained by The Associated Press.

January 17, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | National


Ask Dr. Gott 1/2

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am truly amazed at the number of times in which your column appears precisely when it is just exactly what I needed. Today was a classic example when it showed up in my newspaper.

January 17, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 1/2

DEAR ABBY: I am one of your faithful readers and have personally related to some of the problems that appear in your column. I have been particularly moved by letters in which people share their personal experiences regarding acts of kindness.

January 17, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Woman who tried to assassinate President Ford is released from Calif. prison after 32 years

SAN FRANCISCO - Sara Jane Moore started the new year Tuesday a free woman more than three decades after a bizarre assassination attempt on President Ford that still baffles even her own attorney.

January 16, 2008 | By PAUL ELIAS Associated Press Writer | National


US diplomat, Sudanese driver killed in shooting in Khartoum

KHARTOUM, Sudan - An American diplomat and his driver were shot to death Tuesday in the Sudanese capital, the U.S. Embassy said, a day after a joint African Union-United Nations force took over peacekeeping in Sudan's Darfur region.

January 16, 2008 | By MOHAMED OSMAN Associated Press Writer | World


Today in History - January 1

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 1, the first day of leap year 2008. There are 365 days left in the year.

January 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Bridge 1/1

Happy New Year to all of my readers.

January 16, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 1/1

The New Year will be very significant for you where your work, career or special interest is concerned. You will have far more opportunities to achieve your aims and elevate your status.

January 16, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 1/1

DEAR READERS: The new year has arrived, and with it our chance for a new beginning. This is the day we discard destructive old habits for healthy new ones. With that in mind, I am sharing Dear Abby's often-requested list of New Year's resolutions - which were adapted by my mother, Pauline Phillips, from the original credo of Al-Anon.

January 16, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Study: Whites more likely than minorities to get narcotics from ER doctors

CHICAGO - Emergency room doctors are prescribing strong narcotics more often to patients who complain of pain, but minorities are less likely to get them than whites, a new study finds.

January 16, 2008 | By CARLA K. JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | National


Hero who saved life of stricken man in New York subway reflects on his year in the spotlight

NEW YORK - The train was bearing down, and Wesley Autrey Sr. was trying to lift Cameron Hollopeter off the wet, slippery subway tracks where the young man had fallen after suffering an epileptic seizure.

January 16, 2008 | By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press Writer | National


2 years after fatal W.Va. mine explosion, safety laws still not implemented

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Two years after an explosion tore apart the Sago Mine and killed 12 men, prompting Congress to pass legislation strengthening mine safety standards, many of those standards have yet to be implemented.

January 16, 2008 | By TIM HUBER Associated Press Writer | National


NASA releases information on unprecedented survey of pilots, including hundreds of close calls

NASA grudgingly released some results Monday from an $11.3 million federal air safety study it previously withheld from the public over concerns it would upset travelers and hurt airline profits. The data reflects hundreds of cases where pilots flew too close to other planes, plunged from altitude or landed at airports without clearance.

January 16, 2008 | By RITA BEAMISH Associated Press Writer | National


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