MOSCOW - Russia formally recognized the breakaway Georgian territories at the heart of its war with Georgia on Tuesday, heightening tensions with the West as the United States dispatched a military ship bearing aid to a port city still patrolled by Russian troops.
WASHINGTON - The number of people lacking health insurance dropped by more than 1 million in 2007, the first annual decline since the Bush administration took office, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday.
WASHINGTON - The government on Monday recommended a speed limit for commercial ships along the Atlantic coast, where collisions with the endangered right whale threaten its existence.
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday that ''God willing'' there could still be a Mideast peace agreement before the end of President Bush's term in office.
RALEIGH, N.C. - Two weeks after a devastating revelation sent her husband into political exile, Elizabeth Edwards isn't getting the steady sympathy usually afforded to a woman scorned.
DENVER - Three men who authorities initially feared were plotting to assassinate Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention are facing only gun charges - signaling they never posed a real threat.
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ATLANTA - Scores on the SAT college-entrance exam dropped for a second straight year in Georgia, pushing a state that has struggled to rise from the bottom of the rankings back down one place.
WASHINGTON - U.S. banking industry profits plunged by 86 percent in the second quarter and the number of troubled banks jumped to the highest level in about five years, as slumps in the housing and credit markets continued.
NEW ORLEANS - Marsha Williams always hesitated when mail arrived from the government, but after Hurricane Katrina she began to fear the letters.
NEW YORK - Major League Baseball reversed its long-standing opposition to instant replay and will allow umpires to check video on home run calls in series that start Thursday, a person familiar with the announcement told The Associated Press.
Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote, "Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening."
In the year ahead, you will focus more on improving your financial situation than you will other things in your life. You'll realize success the moment you put forth the necessary energy required to better things.
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HARROLD, Texas - Along with normal first-day jitters and excitement, students in this tiny district started school Monday wondering which teachers might be toting firearms.
''It was kind of awkward knowing that some teachers were carrying guns,'' said Adam Lira, 17, a senior. ''I don't feel like they should be, 'cause we already have locked doors and cameras. But I didn't feel threatened by it.''
The welcoming of warmer weather and flowers blooming signals the beginning of spring and the upcoming Easter holiday. Easter brings families together to celebrate the ...
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