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Braves keep it local in 2007 MLB draft

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves continued to lean on local talent when they made Henry County High School outfielder Jason Heyward their first-round pick in Thursday's amateur baseball draft.

June 22, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Anaheim takes home the Stanley Cup

ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Anaheim Ducks were born on the silver screen and came of age by capturing the shiniest of silver cups.

June 22, 2007 | By IRA PODELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Astrograph 6/8

You could become involved with a new project or venture that has a lot of promising potential. However, it can only be moved forward if you have the right type of people working on it with you. Get rid of deadbeats.

June 22, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


G-8 leaders call for ’substantial global emissions reductions’ in climate agreement

HEILIGENDAMM, Germany - Group of Eight leaders including President Bush agreed Thursday to call for substantial global emissions reductions to fight global warming and cited a goal of a 50 percent cut by 2050.

June 22, 2007 | By CLAUDIA KEMMER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Observers differ on whether fame bought Paris Hilton a special get-out-of-jail-soon card

LOS ANGELES - The judge said she'd get no breaks. The sheriff said she'd do her time. Even Paris Hilton said she was ready to face her sentence.

June 22, 2007 | By LINDA DEUTSCH AP Special Correspondent | Nation


State reading and math standards vary dramatically, federal report shows

WASHINGTON - A reading score that rates a fourth-grader ''proficient'' in Mississippi would be failing in Massachusetts, an example of state-to-state variations likely to fuel debate about a need for more uniform national standards.

June 22, 2007 | By NANCY ZUCKERBROD AP Education Writer | Nation


U.S. death toll in Iraq passes 3,500; British toll at 150; strategy leaves forces vulnerable

BAGHDAD (AP) - The four-year U.S. military death toll in Iraq passed 3,500 after a soldier was reported killed in a roadside bombing in Baghdad. A British soldier was also shot to death Thursday in southern Iraq, as Western forces find themselves increasingly vulnerable under a new strategy to take the fight to the enemy.

June 22, 2007 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Nation


New York City hopes to make it too expensive to drive into the city

NEW YORK - New York City, where tolls are $6 and putting your car in a parking garage for just an hour can run you $20, is already an expensive place to drive. Now the mayor wants to make it so costly some people won't even bother driving and will take mass transit instead.

June 22, 2007 | By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Facing veto, Congress again passes bill to allow new federal support for stem cell research

WASHINGTON - The Democratic-controlled Congress passed legislation Thursday to loosen restraints on federally funded embryonic stem cell research, but the bill's supporters lacked the votes needed to override President Bush's threatened veto.

June 22, 2007 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Nation


Astrograph 6/7

A good ally you've developed who has always been in the position to help you advance your objectives but was never asked to do so might do so anyway with unsolicited assistance that will be invaluable to you.

June 21, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 6/7

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am 87 years old, and I might be experiencing hearing problems. I am otherwise in good health. What options do I have to correct it or make myself more comfortable with this particular problem?

June 21, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 6/7

DEAR ABBY: "Heartbroken in Westchester, Pa." (April 9) said she had just broken up with an emotionally abusive man who withheld affection from her because he wanted her to lose weight. She went on to say she was working on her master's in counseling psychology, and couldn't understand why she had tolerated his emotional abuse for nine months. She said she could hear his put-downs over and over, and knew it was self-destructive but couldn't let it go.

June 21, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


D-Day soldier’s dog tag recently found in France is returned to Tenn. family 63 years later

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. - The family of Pvt. William Bernice Clark never had a funeral for him, never got to say goodbye and never really accepted his fate among the fallen during the Normandy D-Day landings in World War II.

June 21, 2007 | By KRISTEN M. HALL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Braves drop series with 7-4 loss to Marlins

ATLANTA - The Florida Marlins rarely win a series in Atlanta, so manager Fredi Gonzalez wasn't about to let this one get away.

June 21, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Man jumps over security barrier, grabs onto popemobile during Pope Benedict’s audience

VATICAN CITY - It was a sunny day, and thousands of faithful crowded onto St. Peter's Square to cheer Pope Benedict XVI at his weekly Wednesday audience.

June 21, 2007 | By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press Writer | Nation


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