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US braces for possible surge in insurgent attacks

CAMP VICTORY, Iraq - The second-ranking U.S. commander in Iraq said Wednesday he is preparing for the possibility that insurgents will try to spoil Iraq's expected provincial elections this fall by stepping up violence.

July 24, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US-funded effort to win over Sadr City residents

BAGHDAD - Hundreds of women in black abayas crowd outdoor food markets, snapping up groceries and fresh vegetables. Stores are open again. Children play soccer on dirt fields until dusk - or later, when there's electricity.

July 24, 2008 | By HAMZA HENDAWI and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Prosecutor: DNA clears JonBenet Ramsey’s family

BOULDER, Colo. - Prosecutors cleared JonBenet Ramsey's parents and brother Wednesday in the 1996 killing of the 6-year-old beauty queen, saying they were ''deeply sorry'' for putting the family under a cloud of suspicion that hung heavy for more than a decade.

July 24, 2008 | By CATHERINE TSAI Associated Press Writer | National


A mixed performance for Medvedev in G-8 debut

RUSUTSU, Japan - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev came to his grandest global meeting yet with a mixed mandate: Start mending ties with the West, but stand fast on policies set by his predecessor and patron, Vladimir Putin.

July 24, 2008 | By STEVE GUTTERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US agriculture secretary confident meat is safe

SCHUYLER, Neb. - The U.S. agriculture secretary expressed confidence in the nation's food safety system, but said the meat processing industry will always face challenges because the bacteria that animals carry evolves.

July 24, 2008 | By JOSH FUNK Associated Press Writer | National


Portal to hold public hearing on fiscal year 2009 budget July 17

The Town of Portal will hold a public hearing on the fiscal year 2009 budget July 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Portal City Hall. Mayor Larry Motes and council members will receive both written and oral comments regarding the annual operations budget for the Town of Portal.

July 24, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Government to improve crash test program

WASHINGTON - Attention car shoppers: the government is upgrading its crash test program to offer better information about vehicle safety.

July 23, 2008 | By KEN THOMAS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Missing boy found safe, fugitive dad killed by bus

SANTA ANA, Calif. - A desperate five-day search for a 9-year-old boy abducted by his father in Southern California ended in Mexico, where the man died after being hit by a bus and the boy was found safe across town, authorities said Monday.

July 23, 2008 | By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press Writer | National


Animal rights protesters torment scientists

BERKELEY, Calif. - In the hills above the University of California's Berkeley campus, nine protesters gathered in front of the home of a toxicology professor, their faces covered with scarves and hoods despite the warm spring weather.

July 23, 2008 | By MARCUS WOHLSEN Associated Press Writer | National


Stabbing deaths of French students shock London

LONDON - The tabloids are calling them the ''Tarantino murders.''

July 23, 2008 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China shushes parent protesters about earthquake

WUFU, China - Angry parents whose children were crushed to death in schools that collapsed in China's mighty earthquake are no longer being allowed to march, wave banners and vent their rage in public.

July 23, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ask Dr. Gott 7/9

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 77-year-old female. I suffer every day with pain behind the left side of my breast. I have had an EKG, two stress tests, an echocardiogram, a chest X-ray, a mammogram and a breathing test. All the chest and heart tests were normal, and the mammogram didn't show any signs of cancer. My doctor says the pain is caused by the chest-wall muscle and that perhaps a better bra would help. I do not have a large chest.

July 23, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 7/9

DEAR ABBY: I am a 27-year-old woman who has been dating my boyfriend for a number of years. As exciting as the thought of marriage sounds, it is also scary. Too many times I have heard that a couple separated because they had "grown apart" or "grew in different directions."

July 23, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Drinking games prove deadly to college students

WINONA, Minn. - On the morning after the house party on Johnson Street, Jenna Foellmi and several other twentysomethings lay sprawled on the beds and couches. When a friend reached over to wake her, Foellmi was cold to the touch.

July 23, 2008 | By AMY FORLITI Associated Press Writer | National


Freed US hostage denounces Colombian rebels

FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Among the smiles and hugs shared by three American hostages freed last week from rebels in Colombia and their families, one of the men on Monday angrily denounced their captors as ''terrorists with a capital 'T.'''

July 23, 2008 | By ELIZABETH WHITE Associated Press Writer | National


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