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Army recruits who get in despite bad conduct promoted faster

WASHINGTON - Soldiers who need special waivers to get into the Army because of bad behavior go AWOL more often and face more courts-martial. But they also get promoted faster and re-enlist at a higher rate, according to an internal military study obtained by The Associated Press.

May 14, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington

The ‘Cat Lady of Baghdad’ battles on, saving strays of Iraq

BAGHDAD - The mission was to get Simba al-Tikriti out of Iraq and to a new life in Britain.

May 14, 2008 | By BRADLEY BROOKS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Bush says farm bill would not help with rising food prices

WASHINGTON - Members of Congress negotiating a multibillion-dollar farm bill continued to disagree Tuesday over the size of payments to wealthy farmers as President Bush renewed his call to reduce those subsidies.

May 14, 2008 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press Writer | Washington

Court martial witness describes shooting of unarmed Iraqi

FORT HOOD, Texas - An Army medic testified at a court-martial Tuesday that after he told his sergeant a wounded insurgent was going to die, the sergeant ordered him to suffocate the Iraqi and then killed the man himself.

May 14, 2008 | By ANGELA K. BROWN Associated Press Writer | National

Dog survives 8 days trapped in rubble after Colo. explosion

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. - A dog was found alive and in relatively good shape after spending eight days trapped in the rubble of a building that exploded, critically injuring the pup's owner.

May 14, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

Sudden energy crunch forces Juneau to conserve electricity

JUNEAU, Alaska - First, there was a run on energy-efficient light bulbs. When those ran out, people began asking for lamp oil. But when they started demanding clothespins in this land of mist and rain, it was clear Alaska's capital city was caught in a serious energy crunch.

May 14, 2008 | By ANNE SUTTON Associated Press Writer | National

Contaminated heparin deaths noted

WASHINGTON - The widow of a man who died after receiving contaminated heparin told a congressional subcommittee Tuesday ''we have a false sense of security'' in a land where people expect to be protected and safe.

May 14, 2008 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID Associated Press Writer | Washington

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Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, April 29, 2008

May 14, 2008 | | Local

Report: S.C. teen spent day of slayings with friend

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A teen accused of killing his family spent the hours after the slayings riding four-wheelers with a friend and buying steaks for dinner, the friend's grandmother said Tuesday.

May 14, 2008 | By PETE IACOBELLI Associated Press Writer | National

Bridge 4/30

The last eight columns featured various possibilities for declarer when playing from the dummy at the first trick. Here is a final example - for now!

May 14, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break

Israeli general warns militants aim for holiday attack

JERUSALEM - The commander of Israeli military intelligence warned Tuesday that Palestinian militants will try to stage a large-scale attack on Israel's 60th anniversary celebrations next month.

May 14, 2008 | By MARK LAVIE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Dear Abby 4/30

DEAR ABBY: My mother needs help, but will not listen to my brother or me. She has always respected your advice, and she needs it desperately now.

May 14, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break

Astrograph 4/30

Make time for some occasional recreational activities in the year ahead, because with a fresh outlook you can accomplish far more than you ever will with a tired and stale point of view. All work and no play makes for a dull person.

May 14, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break

China blames speeding for train crash that kill 70 people

ZIBO, China - China could identify less than half the 70 people killed in its deadliest train accident in a decade but had already cleared the mangled cars and laid new track Tuesday, restoring service a day after the derailment.

May 14, 2008 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Immigration marches return with messages aimed at voters

CHICAGO - Immigration activists and civil rights leaders are gearing up for rallies and marches in cities across the nation, hoping to revive the stagnant immigration debate in time for the presidential election.

May 14, 2008 | By SOPHIA TAREEN Associated Press Writer | National

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