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MySpace agrees to adopt safety measures to protect young users from online child predators

NEW YORK - Under mounting pressure from law enforcement and parents, MySpace agreed Monday to take steps to protect youngsters from online sexual predators and bullies, including searching for ways to better verify users' ages.

January 29, 2008 | By CLARE TRAPASSO Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - January 15

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

January 29, 2008 | | Crime Report


With more overweight kids, gym teachers shifting to individual activities, less team sports

RICHARDSON, Texas - With music pumping in the background, the kids in Terry Wade's physical education class are in constant motion, going from sit-ups to jumping jacks to curls with light weights.

January 29, 2008 | By JAMIE STENGLE Associated Press Writer | National


Bobby Jindal, nation’s first elected Indian-American governor, takes office in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. - Pledging to make a ''clean break with the past'' and root out corruption, Republican Bobby Jindal tried to separate himself from politics as usual as he was sworn in as Louisiana's governor Monday.

January 29, 2008 | By MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press Writer | National


Justices hear arguments on whether search was proper after arrest that violates state law

WASHINGTON - Driving on a suspended license, David Lee ''Chubs'' Moore nonetheless had the law on his side. But was it enough?

January 29, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Washington


Congressional investigators seek to question EPA staff about greenhouse gas waiver denial

WASHINGTON - A key House Democrat said Monday he plans to question EPA officials about why the agency refused to allow California to require reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks.

January 29, 2008 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press Writer | Washington


6 DC child welfare workers to be fired over case in which 4 girls were found dead

WASHINGTON - At least six child welfare workers will be fired for failing to properly address complaints about a woman's care for her four daughters, who were later found dead in their home, the mayor said Monday.

January 29, 2008 | By KAREN MAHABIR Associated Press Writer | National


Presidential campaign fuels debate over sexism, racism: Is one more taboo than the other?

NEW YORK - Expressions of sexism and racism emerging from the contest between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama have been blatant, subtle and perhaps sometimes imagined, and they are renewing the national debate over what is and isn't acceptable to say in public.

January 29, 2008 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | Campaign 2008


Calif. justices’ financial conflicts of interest force defense worker’s case out of courts

SAN FRANCISCO - For years, Braxton Berkley was exposed to chemicals while helping build top-secret military planes at Lockheed Martin's storied Skunk Works plant. He says those chemicals made him ill - but his case reached a dead end at the state's highest court.

January 29, 2008 | By PAUL ELIAS Associated Press Writer | National


Newspaper says entertainers named in New York prosecutor’s steroid report

ALBANY, N.Y. - A number of entertainers were named in connection with an Albany-based steroid investigation, but they are not part of an ongoing criminal probe, according to a published report.

January 29, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Sicilian businessmen openly defying the Mafia in rebellion shaking Cosa Nostra to its core

PALERMO, Sicily - When it came down to business, Cosa Nostra could always count on fear.

January 29, 2008 | By FRANCES D’EMILIO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US announces sales of advanced weaponry to Saudis as Bush visits Riyadh

WASHINGTON - The Democratic-led Congress is unlikely to block U.S. plans to sell $123 million worth of sophisticated precision-guided bomb technology to Saudi Arabia, despite concerns from some members that the systems could be used against Israel.

January 29, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE and ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington


Federal authorities posting billboards looking for Marine suspect, offer $25,000 reward

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - Federal authorities were posting billboards nationwide with the picture of a Marine wanted in the slaying of a pregnant colleague, and the sheriff announced a $25,000 reward Monday for information leading to his arrest.

January 29, 2008 | By MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer | National


Searchers return to Alabama coastal waters in search of last 2 kids thrown from bridge

BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. - The search resumed Monday for two young children allegedly thrown from a bridge by their father with two siblings whose bodies were found over the weekend.

January 29, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Microsoft to help food companies run video ads on grocery carts

SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp. is bringing digital advertising to the grocery cart.

January 29, 2008 | By JESSICA MINTZ AP Technology Writer | National


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