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Kathy Bradley- Beholding the signs of summer here in the deep south

July in Georgia is not a pleasant month. Heat that chokes, insects that madden and the unavoidable sensation of time passing as the garden begins to fade can leave even the most sanguine of us short-tempered and longing for the respite of shorter days and drier air.

August 17, 2008 | By KATHY BRADLEY | Lifestyles Columnists

Ex-SEAL trainee seeks freedom in woman’s slaying

POWHATAN, Va. - For 13 years, Dustin Turner has sat in prison claiming his fellow Navy SEAL trainee strangled a vacationing college student by himself, and for the past five years, the other suspect has admitted as much.

August 17, 2008 | By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press Writer | National

NYC girl survives 180-foot fall down chimney

NEW YORK - A 12-year-old girl just wanted to show her cousin the view from her family's rooftop. Instead, she fell into a chimney and plummeted down the flue for 14 stories, emerging nearly unscathed to tell her story after landing in a pile of furnace soot.

August 17, 2008 | By VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press Writer | National

Border towns grieve together after river shootings

KINGSFORD, Mich. - Two towns united in sorrow Saturday after a massacre that took place at the body of water that has always divided them.

August 17, 2008 | By DINESH RAMDE Associated Press Writer | National

CDC understated number of new HIV infections in US

ATLANTA - The number of Americans infected by the AIDS virus each year is much higher than the government has been estimating, U.S. health officials reported, acknowledging that their numbers have understated the level of the epidemic.

August 17, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press Writer | National


Julianna Akins and William Clint Waits were united in marriage at 6:00 in the afternoon on Saturday, April 26, 2008. The double ring ceremony was performed by Robert Ferrell at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jose Gonzalez in Bellville, Ga.

August 17, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Benjamin Paul Shryock and Danielle Anne Wisniewski were united in marriage on Saturday, June 21, 2008 in Nashville, Tenn.

August 17, 2008 | | Wedding Planner

FCC rules Comcast violated Internet access policy

WASHINGTON - A divided Federal Communications Commission has ruled that Comcast Corp. violated federal policy when it blocked Internet traffic for some subscribers and has ordered the cable giant to change the way it manages its network.

August 16, 2008 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | Washington

Construction spending falls 0.4 percent in June

WASHINGTON - Construction spending fell for the 11th time in the past 13 months in June as continued steep declines in housing activity offset strength in nonresidential building activity.

August 16, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington

Police identify Canadian bus attack suspect

TORONTO - A man who witnesses said stabbed and beheaded his seat mate on a Greyhound bus in Canada made his first court appearance Friday, while police offered no motive for the savage attack against a 22-year-old carnival worker.

August 16, 2008 | By ROB GILLIES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Brazil suspect on drugs when British teen killed

GOIANIA, Brazil - The Brazilian man accused of dismembering a British teenager and stuffing her torso in a suitcase told The Associated Press on Friday that he doesn't remember most of what happened the night she died because he was high on cocaine.

August 16, 2008 | By MARCO SIBAJA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Girlfriend held in flight of Mass. murder suspect

BOSTON - A mother who was initially labeled a kidnapping victim was arrested Friday in New York on a warrant charging her with helping her boyfriend flee after a fatal stabbing.

August 16, 2008 | By KAREN TESTA Associated Press Writer | National

Starved, disabled girl was failed at every turn

PHILADELPHIA - For days before Danieal Kelly died in a fetid, airless room - made stifling hot by a midsummer heat wave - the bedridden teenager begged for something to drink until she could muster only one word: water.

August 16, 2008 | By KATHY MATHESON Associated Press Writer | National

Minnesotans ponder bridge collapse a year later

MINNEAPOLIS - Buddhist monks chanted, American Indians pounded drums, and Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Greek Orthodox and Catholic leaders offered prayers and scripture Friday, reflecting the religious backgrounds of those who died a year ago when the Interstate 35W bridge collapsed during the evening rush hour.

August 16, 2008 | By MARTIGA LOHN Associated Press Writer | National

State workers lose jobs amid Calif. budget crisis

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Thousands of state workers were told to stay home Friday under an order by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger aimed at cutting expenses for California's cash-strapped government, but a lawsuit filed by a union claims the governor is overstepping his authority.

August 16, 2008 | By DON THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | National

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