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Former UN chief Kofi Annan to lead Kenya mediation efforts in disputed election

NAIROBI, Kenya - Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan agreed Thursday to take over talks to end the deadly turmoil linked to Kenya's presidential election, after days of international pressure resulted in nothing more than a fresh round of accusations from both sides.

January 25, 2008 | By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY Associated Press Writer | World


Former CIA official wants immunity before telling House about destroying interrogation tapes

WASHINGTON - Attorneys for Jose Rodriguez told Congress the former CIA official won't testify about the destruction of CIA videotapes without a promise of immunity, two people close to the tapes inquiry said Wednesday.

January 25, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Washington


Analysis: Former President Clinton’s evolving role in wife’s campaign raises some questions

WASHINGTON - Having a former president on your side is a blessing that can cut both ways.

January 25, 2008 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


President Bush’s bottom lines for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal

The U.S. expectations President Bush set out Thursday for negotiations and a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians, following two days of separate meetings with leaders on both sides:

January 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | World


Ask Dr. Gott 1/10

DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband and I had really high cholesterol levels. Our doctor told us to take red yeast rice, 600 milligrams, twice a day with food. It is a dietary supplement.

January 25, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


India’s Tata Motors unveils $2,500 car, bringing car ownership within reach of millions

NEW DELHI - For millions of people in the developing world, Tata Motor's new $2,500 four-door subcompact - the world's cheapest car - may yield a transportation revolution with as great an impact as Henry Ford's Model T, which rolled off an assembly line one century ago.

January 25, 2008 | By GAVIN RABINOWITZ Associated Press Writer | World


Ala. shrimper accused of throwing his 4 young children off bridge; search for bodies resumes

BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. - Search crews in boats resumed looking Thursday for the bodies of four young children while a judge denied bond for their father, who is accused of throwing them from an 80-foot coastal bridge.

January 25, 2008 | By GARRY MITCHELL Associated Press Writer | National


Rates on 30-year mortgages break below 6 percent level

WASHINGTON - Rising worries about a weak economy pushed rates on 30-year mortgages below the 6 percent mark for only the second time in more than two years.

January 25, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Washington


Richardson ends campaign for Democratic presidential nomination, endorses no one

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson ended his long-shot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday after poor finishes in the first two contests in Iowa and New Hampshire.

January 25, 2008 | By BARRY MASSEY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


McCain seeks victory in South Carolina, site of 2000 fall

CHARLESTON, S.C. - John McCain is hoping the South Carolina that votes next week will be a different South Carolina than the one that spoiled his presidential hopes eight years ago.

January 25, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


US bombers, jets unleash 40,000 pounds of bombs in 10 minutes south of Baghdad

ZAMBARANIYAH, Iraq - U.S. bombers and jet fighters unleashed 40,000 pounds of explosives on the southern outskirts of Baghdad within 10 minutes Thursday in one of the biggest airstrikes of the war, flattening what the military called safe havens for al-Qaida in Iraq.

January 25, 2008 | By HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press Writer | World


2004 Democratic nominee Kerry endorses Obama for president, bypassing Clinton, Edwards

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for the White House Thursday in a timely slap at Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton as well as his own vice presidential running mate.

January 25, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER and ANDREW MIGA Associated Press Writers | Campaign 2008


Bush predicts Mideast peace treaty before he leaves White House

RAMALLAH, West Bank - President Bush, summing up meetings with both sides in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, said Thursday that a peace accord will require ''painful political concessions'' by each. Resolving the status of Jerusalem will be hard, he said, and he called for the end of the ''occupation'' of Arab land by the Israeli military.

January 25, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | World


Analysis: Huckabee and McCain face each other after fending off Romney

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - John McCain, meet Mike Huckabee. You're now rivals.

January 25, 2008 | By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Ky. sheriff’s deputy, K-9 killed as police chase teens; 2 charged with murder, other crimes

PINEVILLE, Ky. - Two teenagers were charged with murder Thursday after they led police on a high-speed chase on a wet road and hit a parked sheriff's cruiser, killing the deputy and K-9 dog inside, authorities said.

January 25, 2008 | By DUNCAN MANSFIELD Associated Press Writer | National


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