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British man gets life in deaths of wife, baby

WOBURN, Mass. - A British man convicted of shooting to death his 9-month-old baby and wife as they cuddled together in bed showed no reaction Thursday as he was sentenced to two life prison terms without the opportunity for parole.

July 11, 2008 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press Writer | National


Gas prices fuel drop in car owner satisfaction

DETROIT - Drivers of new cars were less satisfied with their vehicles this year for the first time in at least five years due mainly to rising fuel prices, according to an annual survey released Thursday.

July 11, 2008 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer | National


Groups want import ban on polar bear hides lifted

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Environmental and animal rights groups are lining up to oppose a lawsuit that seeks to let American sport hunters again import hides of polar bears shot legally in Canada.

July 11, 2008 | By DAN JOLING Associated Press Writer | National


Thieves target farm diesel supplies as prices soar

LORENZO, Texas - With the price of diesel skyrocketing, farmers and ranchers around the country are being targeted by ne'er-do-wells armed with syphon hoses and pumps.

July 11, 2008 | By BETSY BLANEY Associated Press Writer | National


Bush administration lifts North Korea sanctions

WASHINGTON - President Bush on Thursday lifted trade sanctions against North Korea and moved to remove it from the U.S. terrorism blacklist, a remarkable turnaround in policy toward the communist regime he once branded as part of an ''axis of evil.''

July 11, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Securing Afghan borders, averting oil crisis top agenda of G-8 foreign ministers

KYOTO, Japan - Foreign ministers from wealthy nations urged Afghanistan's neighbors Thursday to play ''a constructive role'' in stabilizing the war-wracked nation and help it overcome the challenges of terrorism, insecurity and drug production.

July 11, 2008 | By JOSEPH COLEMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


GSU/UGA game time set

Georgia Southern's football season opener at Georgia will be a 12:30 p.m. kickoff, the school announced Thursday. The Aug. 30 game will be televised on Pay Per View.

July 11, 2008 | From staff reports | Georgia Southern


Judge voids conviction for Iranian in goggles case

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A federal judge threw out the conviction and sentence Thursday for an Iranian woman who had pleaded guilty in a scheme to illegally obtain U.S.-made military night vision goggles for Iran.

July 11, 2008 | By CURT ANDERSON AP Legal Affairs Writer | National


US advisory panel OK’s 2 new combination vaccines

ATLANTA - A federal advisory panel on Thursday endorsed two new combination vaccines designed to reduce the number of needle sticks that young children must endure to get the recommended immunizations.

July 11, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | National


Court rejects death penalty for raping children

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Wednesday outlawed executions of people convicted of raping a child.

July 10, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Fossil of most primitive 4-legged creature found

WASHINGTON - Scientists unearthed a skull of the most primitive four-legged creature in Earth's history, which should help them better understand the evolution of fish to advanced animals that walk on land.

July 10, 2008 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | National


Health insurance lags most in Southwest, CDC says

ATLANTA - The Southwest has the lowest rate of health insurance coverage in the country, with 30 percent of non-elderly adults and 18 percent of children uninsured, according to a new government study.

July 10, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | National


Architect hopes new skyscraper keeps us spinning

NEW YORK - An Italian architect said he is poised to start construction on a new skyscraper in Dubai that will be ''the world's first building in motion,'' an 80-story tower with revolving floors that give it an ever-shifting shape.

July 10, 2008 | By DAVID B. CARUSO Associated Press Writer | National


Iran issues warning over nuclear program

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's parliament speaker warned the West on Wednesday that it may face ''a done deal'' if it provokes Iran, a stern hint that Tehran could build nuclear weapons if attacked.

July 10, 2008 | By ALI AKBAR DAREINI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Court slashes judgment in Exxon Valdez disaster

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Wednesday slashed the $2.5 billion punitive damages award in the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster to $500 million.

July 10, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Washington


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