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Soldier’s widow says dispute over husband’s sperm resolved

ATLANTA - The widow of a Georgia-based soldier killed in Iraq said Monday her mother-in-law has agreed not to stand in the way of her efforts to be artificially inseminated with her husband's sperm so she can have his baby.

April 22, 2008 | By HARRY R. WEBER Associated Press Writer | National


Report: US no closer to goals in Iraq than it was a year ago

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - The United States is no closer to achieving its goals in Iraq than it was a year ago but a quick military withdrawal could lead to massive chaos and even genocide, according to a report released Sunday by a U.S. think tank.

April 21, 2008 | By BRADLEY BROOKS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Missouri exhibit proves today’s celebs can look to past idols for hints about fame

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Long before Andy Warhol predicted that everyone will be famous for 15 minutes, Sojourner Truth played a bit part in controlling her image and launching the current appetite for photos of celebrities.

April 21, 2008 | By MARIA SUDEKUM FISHER Associated Press Writer | National


For Richardson, tax cut loss is bitter after statewide campaign

ATLANTA - House Speaker Glenn Richardson aimed big when he began his one-man campaign to bring tax reform to Georgia: erase the state's property tax.

April 21, 2008 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | National


2 men shared heart, wife, manner of death

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Terry Cottle and Sonny Graham never met, but the two men shared two very important things - a heart and a wife.

April 21, 2008 | | National


Atlanta Ballet unveils production with Big Boi

ATLANTA - For the past few months, dancers in the Atlanta Ballet have been pimping out the pirouette, breaking down the battement and remixing the ronde de jambe.

April 21, 2008 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | National


Protesters scuffle with police during chaotic Olympic torch relay in London

LONDON - Police repeatedly scuffled with protesters as Olympians and dignitaries carried the Olympic torch during a chaotic relay through snowy London on Sunday.

April 21, 2008 | By BRYAN MITCHELL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hollywood legend, conservative activist Charlton Heston dead at 84

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Charlton Heston, the Oscar winner who portrayed Moses and other heroic figures on film in the '50s and '60s and later championed conservative values as head of the National Rifle Association, has died. He was 84.

April 21, 2008 | By BOB THOMAS Associated Press Writer | National


House fire near Wisconsin campus kills 3 students

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) - The smoke detectors were so loud that neighbors on the other side of the duplex heard them and called police.

April 21, 2008 | By AMY FORLITI Associated Press Writer | National


Law enforcement peacefully enter temple on the grounds of a polygamist compound in West Texas

ELDORADO, Texas (AP) - Law enforcement agents entered an enormous temple on the grounds of a polygamist compound, but by Sunday morning they still had not found a 16-year-old girl whose initial report of abuse led to the raid.

April 21, 2008 | By MICHELLE ROBERTS Associated Press Writer | National


Mukasey slowly adjusting to new job at helm of scandal-scarred Justice Department

WASHINGTON - Attorney General Michael Mukasey says he never has sought the spotlight, instead living by his parents' axiom of achieving success by keeping his head down and working hard.

April 21, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


22 killed in Sadr City clashes as gunmen release students seized near Mosul

BAGHDAD - Iraqi troops backed by U.S. forces battled Shiite fighters in Baghdad's Sadr City neighborhood in clashes that killed 22 people and wounded dozens despite a cease-fire between the government and the militia, officials said Sunday.

April 21, 2008 | By SLOBODAN LEKIC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


With trips to warfront, Basij keep revolutionary fervor alive among Iran’s youth

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Zahra Saremi took a different sort of vacation this year to celebrate Iranian New Year - touring the bloody battlefields of Iran's long war with Iraq at a week-long camp dedicated to martyrdom and patriotism.

April 21, 2008 | By LEE KEATH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq’s growing legions of widows suffer loneliness, ostracism and poverty

BAGHDAD - The car exploded near a popular ice cream parlor, sending flames and shrapnel through the busy square and killing 17 people.

April 21, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL and BUSHRA JUHI Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Why are gorillas in zoos dying from heart disease? Scientific sleuths now on the case

Mopie looked the picture of ape fitness: His shoulders were broad and imposing, his silver-haired back sculpted and muscular, his biceps bulging as wide as a wrestler's thighs when he scratched his head.

April 21, 2008 | By TODD LEWAN AP National Writer | National


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