ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Supporters of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif burned effigies Tuesday as they protested a court ruling that bars him from running in this week's parliamentary by-elections.
BEIJING - China has stationed a battery of ground-to-air missiles just 300 yards from a Beijing Olympic venue, the latest sign of tightening security with the games just 6 1/2 weeks away.
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration indicated Tuesday that it had no plans to interfere with negotiations between Iraq and several Western oil giants to boost crude production in that country, despite concerns by some Democrats that the deal could inflame anti-U.S. sentiments.
WASHINGTON - A massive foreclosure rescue bill overwhelmingly cleared a key Senate test Tuesday, drawing broad support from Democrats and Republicans alike.
WASHINGTON - A new audit concludes that rookie attorneys with Republican roots got interviewed for plum Justice Department jobs while their liberal-leaning counterparts got passed over.
WASHINGTON - President Bush is traveling to Japan early next month for a summit of leading industrialized nations, but is skipping for now a widely expected stop in South Korea, the White House said Tuesday.
YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar said Tuesday that 84,500 people perished in last month's cyclone, up from the last official announcement that 77,700 had died in the devastating storm.
GERALD, Mo. - Bill Jakob arrived in this small town with an offer to help police curb the community's methamphetamine problem.
WASHINGTON - Skeptical states are shoving aside millions of federal dollars for abstinence education, walking away from the program the Bush administration touts for slowing teen sexual activity.
Malcolm Forbes said, "If you don't know what to do with many of the papers piled on your desk, stick a dozen colleagues' initials on 'em, and pass them along. When in doubt, route."
You're apt to feel strong, powerful desires to scale new heights as fresh ambitions are awakened in the year ahead. These inclinations can be satisfied if you are prepared to meet the competition with much more to offer.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I'm at my wits' end. My problems are all musculoskeletal in nature.
DEAR ABBY: At the age of 40, I had emergency cardiac surgery followed by an infection, more surgery and six months of difficult recovery. With the help of medical professionals and my husband's tireless care, I finally healed. It's been nearly five years, but I'm back to my "normal" self and can do just about anything I could before. I'm grateful for my life and feel blessed to have recovered from an illness that many have not survived.
(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.)
BERLIN - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called the deadly attack Tuesday in Sadr City, Iraq, a terrible reminder of the dangers Americans face as they work to help rebuild the country.
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