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4 female bombers strike in Iraq, killing 57

BAGHDAD - Four suicide bombers believed to be women struck a Shiite pilgrimage in Baghdad and a Kurdish protest rally in northern Iraq on Monday, killing at least 57 people and wounding nearly 300 in one of this year's deadliest attacks, police said.

August 12, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Lifeguards at Splash; OTC Culinary Class

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday July 28, 2008

August 12, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local

Police: Man shot churchgoers over liberal views

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - An unemployed man accused of opening fire with a shotgun and killing two people at a Unitarian Universalist church apparently targeted the congregation out of hatred for its support of liberal social policies, police said Monday.

August 12, 2008 | By DUNCAN MANSFIELD Associated Press Writer | Washington

Charges possible for La. cop accused of 9 shocks

NEW ORLEANS - A grand jury in central Louisiana will consider criminal charges against a former police officer who is accused of jolting a handcuffed man nine times with a Taser before the suspect died, a prosecutor said Monday.

August 12, 2008 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press Writer | National

Putting the squeeze on produce to kill germs

WASHINGTON - Could food producers literally squeeze the salmonella out of a jalapeno? Or zap the E. coli from lettuce without it going limp?

August 12, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Washington

Administration OKs new way to help mortgage market

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration and federal banking regulators joined with the nation's four largest banks Monday to endorse a new way to pump money into the battered U.S. mortgage market.

August 12, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington

RI police: 24-year-old son killed parents with hoe

LINCOLN, R.I. - Authorities charged a man Sunday with killing his parents with a garden hoe and burying their bodies in their backyard cesspool.

August 11, 2008 | By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press Writer | National

Study: Exercise slows Alzheimer's brain atrophy

NEW YORK - Patients with early Alzheimer's disease who exercised regularly saw less deterioration in the areas of the brain which control memory, according to a study released Sunday at the 2008 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease in Chicago.

August 11, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

Professionals find jobs back in rural hometowns

LEBANON, Va. - Software engineer Keith Brown was conducting a meeting by teleconference at home when he had to call an abrupt halt. Dido, one of the family's two dogs, had just brought in a dead opossum.

August 11, 2008 | By SUE LINDSEY Associated Press Writer | National

Iowa case raises question: Is stripping an art?

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa doesn't have any all-nude strip clubs - but it does have performing arts centers where women dance naked.

August 11, 2008 | By MELANIE S. WELTE Associated Press Writer | National

Cancer warning adds wrinkle to parenting debate

NEW YORK - When Amy Morris' twin boys, then 11, went on an academic trip to Washington last year, she agreed to give them cell phones at the program's request. But this summer she was dismayed to learn that girls at her 8-year-old daughter's day camp were using cell phones they'd taken along in their backpacks.

August 11, 2008 | By JOCELYN NOVECK Associated Press Writer | National

Police Report - July 28

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 11, 2008 | | Crime Report

Myanmar farmers back at work, but outlook is bleak

THOME GWE, Myanmar - Ko Nyi Thaut lost six of his children and all his possessions when Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar three months ago. But the 53-year-old farmer still has his rice fields. The surprise, say aid workers, is how quickly he and others have gone back to work.

August 11, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press

Israeli troops kill Hamas militant

HEBRON, West Bank - Israeli troops killed a Hamas militant in the West Bank town of Hebron early Sunday, surrounding a house and exchanging gunfire with the man before bulldozing the structure.

August 11, 2008 | By NASSER SHIYOUKHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Soap opera shakes customs of Arab married life

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Every evening for the past four months, a tall young man with soulful blue eyes has been stealing hearts across the Middle East, from the refugee camps of the Gaza Strip to the gated mansions of Riyadh.

August 11, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB and DALIA NAMMARI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

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