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DEAR ABBY: I am the father of a middle-aged, unmarried, well-educated daughter I'll call "Yvette." My problem is, whether we're together or talking on the phone, Yvette seems to find it difficult to converse with me.

August 01, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Oil tumbles for 3rd day following natural gas

NEW YORK - Oil prices fell sharply Thursday following two days of declines, dragged down further by a massive sell-off of natural gas.

August 01, 2008 | By ADAM SCHRECK AP Business Writer | National


Ashcroft: ’Not hard’ to reject interrogation memos

WASHINGTON - Former Attorney General John Ashcroft said Thursday ''it was not a hard decision'' to withdraw Justice Department legal opinions that approved the use of harsh interrogation methods which critics say amount to torture.

August 01, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Automakers offer hybrids for NYC taxi fleet

NEW YORK - Three major auto manufacturers are promising to reserve 300 new hybrid vehicles each month exclusively for the city as it replaces its entire fleet of yellow cabs.

August 01, 2008 | By SARA KUGLER Associated Press Writer | National


US judge OKs first Guantanamo Bay detainee trial

WASHINGTON - The first war crimes trial at Guantanamo Bay can begin Monday, a federal judge ruled, saying civilian courts should let the military process play out as Congress intended.

August 01, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Washington


Cleveland Clinic taking kidneys through navel

CLEVELAND - Brad Kaster donated a kidney to his father this week, and he barely has a scar to show for it.

August 01, 2008 | By THOMAS J. SHEERAN Associated Press Writer | National


Wal-Mart highlights locally grown program in Okla.

TULSA, Okla. - Wal-Mart, the nation's largest retailer, has pledged to buy more produce from local farmers as it kicked off a campaign to highlight the fruits and vegetables grown in Oklahoma and sold in its stores.

August 01, 2008 | By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS Associated Press Writer | National


Brother of man suspected in 8 slayings is charged

CHICAGO - The brother of a man suspected of killing eight people in Illinois and Missouri was charged Wednesday with concealing a homicidal death and obstructing justice.

August 01, 2008 | By MEGAN REICHGOTT Associated Press Writer | National


Iraq’s al-Qaida fighters now ‘furtive terrorists’

COMBAT OUTPOST COPPER, Iraq - It's quiet around here in farm country, south of Baghdad where al-Qaida once held sway. Just months ago U.S. foot patrols through the wheat fields nearby would regularly draw fire - if the soldiers managed first to elude al-Qaida-planted roadside bombs.

August 01, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Associated Press


Rates sink on all types of mortgages

WASHINGTON - Mortgage rates fell this week with 30-year mortgage rates dropping to the lowest level in six weeks as investors became less worried that the Federal Reserve would soon tighten credit policy to stall inflation.

August 01, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


A homeless man is beaten in a hippie haven: Why?

BOLINAS, Calif. - Ricky Green wandered into this town some months ago, a stranger just a bit stranger than most.

August 01, 2008 | By EVELYN NIEVES Associated Press Writer | National


Texas approves massive new wind power project

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas officials gave preliminary approval Thursday to the nation's largest wind-power project, a plan to build billions of dollars worth of new transmission lines to bring wind energy from gusty West Texas to urban areas.

August 01, 2008 | By JIM VERTUNO Associated Press Writer | National


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Local Artists Participate In Juried Show; Watermelon Cutting

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday July 17, 2008

August 01, 2008 | mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Mississippi remains most obese state, CDC reports

ATLANTA - Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee lead the nation when it comes to obesity, a new government survey reported Thursday.

August 01, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Local


W.Va. man pleads guilty in torture of woman

LOGAN, W.Va. - Another defendant has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the suspected torture of a young woman held captive in West Virginia last summer.

August 01, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


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