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Mortar kills family of 7 in Pakistan’s Swat valley

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A mortar shell hit a house in a valley where Pakistani security forces are battling Islamic militants, killing a family of seven, and militants torched a nearby girls school, police said Thursday.

August 15, 2008 | By RIAZ KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sudan’s al-Bashir vows never to deal with ICC

KHARTOUM, Sudan - Sudan's president said he will never deal with the International Criminal Court where he faces charges of genocide in Darfur, according to a newspaper interview published Thursday.

August 15, 2008 | By SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Widow indicted in death once ruled a farm accident

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A former nurse surrendered Thursday on a murder charge in the death of her husband, a district attorney who authorities originally believed was killed when he was trampled by cattle in a farming accident.

August 15, 2008 | By DUNCAN MANSFIELD Associated Press Writer | National


Bloomberg: 9/11 health program overdue

WASHINGTON - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg went to Congress Thursday seeking long-term care for sick Ground Zero workers and was challenged to justify its cost.

August 15, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | Washington


US judge: White House aides can be subpoenaed

WASHINGTON - President Bush's top advisers are not immune from congressional subpoenas, a federal judge ruled Thursday in an unprecedented dispute between the two political branches.

August 15, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Washington


New Mass. law lets out-of-state gay couples marry

BOSTON - Massachusetts on Thursday began allowing any gay couple to get married there as Gov. Deval Patrick signed a bill repealing a 1913 law that had blocked most out-of-state same-sex couples from tying the knot.

August 15, 2008 | By GLEN JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | National


Canada bus attack leaves man decapitated

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Manitoba - A man aboard a Greyhound bus repeatedly stabbed and then decapitated a fellow passenger, witnesses said Thursday.

August 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Olmert’s impending exit deals blow to peace effort

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's decision to leave office has dealt a serious setback to delicate peace negotiations with both the Palestinians and Syria.

August 15, 2008 | By STEVEN GUTKIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


House considers ban on killing horses for food

WASHINGTON - One menu item could soon disappear from foreign dinner tables: meat from slaughtered American horses.

August 15, 2008 | By STEPHANIE S. GARLOW Associated Press Writer | Washington


Astrograph 8/1

In the year ahead, you are likely to go off in an entirely new direction with a specific goal in mind. Even though it might be quite ambitious, it'll be well thought out and you'll have an excellent chance to achieve success.

August 15, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Bridge 8/1

In "Travels With Charley," John Steinbeck wrote, "Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word.... A Texan outside of Texas is a foreigner."

August 15, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Stevens pleads not guilty in corruption case

WASHINGTON - Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges he lied about accepting more than a quarter of a million dollars worth of gifts. He asked for a trial before he stands for re-election in November.

August 15, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO and LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Police Report - August 1

(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.)

August 15, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Gates: Military’s priority is to defeat extremists

WASHINGTON - The military's top priority is to defeat al-Qaida and other extremists, but winning the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan alone will not achieve that, Defense Secretary Robert Gates says in a new defense policy document.

August 15, 2008 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Small jet crashes in Minnesota; at least 7 killed

OWATONNA, Minn. - A small jet crashed in strong thunderstorms Thursday while preparing to land at a regional airport in Minnesota, killing at least seven people who were traveling to do business with a glass company.

August 15, 2008 | By AMY FORLITI Associated Press Writer | National


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