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France’s Sarkozy drops legal complaint over article about his love life

PARIS - French President Nicolas Sarkozy has dropped his legal case against a magazine that claimed he tried to win back his ex-wife while planning for his February wedding, the leader's new bride said.

April 03, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Lawmakers back Benazir Bhutto loyalist as Pakistan’s first female parliament speaker

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Legislators elected Pakistan's first female speaker of parliament Wednesday, seating a follower - and lookalike - of assassinated former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

April 03, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bad day for British tabloids as parents of missing Madeleine accept apology, libel damages

LONDON - For British tabloid editors, sorry always seems to be the hardest word.

April 03, 2008 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 3/20

We have been looking at declarer's finding the best way to gain the extra tricks that he needs to make his contract. Yesterday, he had to find two honors onside. Today, he isn't so desperate, but he requires some courage to make the best play.

April 03, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 3/20

In the year ahead, you'll finally feel that it is time to disassociate yourself from persons or conditions that have stood in the way of realizing your hopes and desires. Once you make this commitment, new people and better ways can materialize.

April 03, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 3/20

DEAR DR. GOTT: Would you please comment on the supposed supervitamins manufactured by a company named USANA Corp. that is listed on the stock exchange? Are they efficacious and worth the exorbitant prices that they charge for their products?

April 03, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 3/20

DEAR ABBY: My ex-husband and I have remained friends and lovers for the past 37 years. We maintained a relationship that included shared vacations and socializing together. We even talked of living in a retirement home together one day.

April 03, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Police Report - March 20

(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.)

April 03, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


5th year of Iraq war marked by protests in Atlanta, nation

ATLANTA - Anti-war demonstrators carried five black coffins during a half-mile march to an Army recruiting office Wednesday as protests around the nation marked the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

April 03, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | National


Floods block highways and force hundreds to flee in central US; 13 deaths linked to storm

PIEDMONT, Mo. - Residents of low-lying towns stacked sandbags or grabbed belongings and evacuated Wednesday after a foot of rain pushed rivers and creeks out of their banks in the nation's midsection. At least 13 deaths had been linked to the weather, and three people were missing.

April 03, 2008 | By BETSY TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | National


Dash-cam videos show South Carolina troopers using cruisers to ram fleeing suspects

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Videos have surfaced showing two members of the South Carolina Highway Patrol using their cruisers to ram fleeing suspects, just weeks after two leaders of the agency resigned because of a furor over a trooper's use of a racial slur.

April 03, 2008 | By MEG KINNARD Associated Press Writer | National


Fear, misconceptions raise concerns about transitional housing for vets with PTSD

GUERNEVILLE, Calif. - Merry Lane, a cul-de-sac shaded by redwoods in Sonoma County wine country, would seem a pleasant place to recover from the psychic wounds of war. Nadia McCaffrey's dream is to set up a group home there for veterans plagued by post-traumatic stress disorder.

April 03, 2008 | By SCOTT LINDLAW Associated Press Writer | National


Study: Surgery patients more likely to have problems if they receive older blood transfusions

ATLANTA - Heart surgery patients were more likely to die or suffer problems if they received transfusions of blood that is more than two weeks old rather than fresher blood, according to a new study that adds to the debate about the shelf life of blood.

April 03, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press Writer | National


Black New York man who shot white teen at driveway gets 2 to 4 years in prison

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. - A black father was sentenced to two to four years in prison Wednesday for fatally shooting an intoxicated white teenager during a racially charged confrontation with two carloads of young people at the end of his driveway.

April 03, 2008 | By FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Study details side effects of prostate cancer

ATLANTA - One of the first large quality-of-life studies on today's prostate cancer treatments suggests that for some men, it's a matter of picking your poison and facing potential sexual, urinary or other problems.

April 03, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press Writer | National


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