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Baghdad family’s woes far from Obama spotlight

BAGHDAD - There is a Baghdad that Sen. Barack Obama probably won't see.

August 02, 2008 | By BRIAN MURPHY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Thai farmers look to bats as free, flying food

BAAN TOOM, Thailand - While movie fans the world over rave about the new Batman film, the only stir bats are causing in this poor farming village is in a cooking pot.

August 02, 2008 | By JERRY HARMER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Bridge 7/19

English philosopher Thomas Hobbes said, "Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another."

August 02, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break

Astrograph 7/19

If your objectives are clearly defined in the year ahead, the probabilities for achieving success are better than usual. Know where you want to go, what you want to do and how you plan to get there, and your chances are excellent.

August 02, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break

Citigroup posts $2.5B loss, but beats expectations

NEW YORK - Citigroup has become the latest big bank to assuage Wall Street's worries about the financial sector, posting a $2.5 billion second-quarter loss that was smaller than the market expected.

August 02, 2008 | By MADLEN READ AP Business Writer | National

Immigrant’s beating death exposes tensions in Pa.

SHENANDOAH, Pa. - Luis Ramirez came to the U.S. from Mexico six years ago to look for work, landing in this town in Pennsylvania's coal region. Here, he found steady employment, fathered two children and, his fiancee said, occasionally endured harassment by white residents.

August 02, 2008 | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press Writer | National

Many ills found at Chicago jail, nation’s biggest

CHICAGO - A federal investigation of the nation's largest single-site county jail has uncovered serious sanitation and medical care problems, as well as violence against prisoners who clashed with guards or failed to follow commands, officials said.

August 02, 2008 | By MIKE ROBINSON Associated Press Writer | National

Fla. keeps gator farms full by culling wild nests

IN THE EVERGLADES, Fla. - It's 7 a.m. in the marsh, and like some sort of cigar-chomping swamp cowboy, biologist Lindsey Hord is about to reach for something that could cost him a few fingers - or worse - if he's not careful.

August 02, 2008 | By BRIAN SKOLOFF Associated Press Writer | National

Tiny bug threatens California citrus industry

FRESNO, Calif. - Border agents have stepped up searches and hundreds of traps have been placed on the California-Mexico line in an aggressive campaign to stop a tiny bug from bringing in a disease farmers say could wipe out the $1.3 billion citrus industry here.

August 02, 2008 | By TRACIE CONE Associated Press Writer | National

Parachutist lands in band at Fort Riley ceremony

FORT RILEY, Kan. - A parachutist went off course Thursday at the start of a military review and dropped feet-first into the 1st Infantry Division's band, injuring three players.

August 02, 2008 | By JOHN MILBURN Associated Press Writer | National

US, Iraq seek ‘general time horizon’ on troop cuts

WASHINGTON - The United States and Iraq have agreed to seek ''a general time horizon'' for deeper reductions in American combat troops in Iraq despite President Bush's once-inflexible opposition to talking about deadlines and timetables.

August 02, 2008 | By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent | Washington

Ask Dr. Gott 7/19

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 78-year-old woman in good health. Recent laboratory blood tests were normal. However, during a routine fecal occult test, blood was found in all three slides. I followed the instructions carefully, so there was no possibility of contamination. My gastroenterologist then performed a colonoscopy, endoscopy and a capsule endoscopy. All three procedures proved negative.

August 02, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break

Dear Abby 7/19

DEAR ABBY: Our son "Sean" is 20 and has been going with a girl 2 1/2 years older than he is. I'll call her "Taryn." When we first met Taryn we liked her very much. She was chubby, and Sean told us she was on a diet. We found out later Taryn was 5 1/2 months pregnant.

August 02, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break

Several teenagers injured in Utah bus crash

PANGUITCH, Utah - A tour bus went off a state highway near Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah, landing upside down in a creek bed and catching fire Thursday.

August 02, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

Army to shoot live pigs for medical drill

HONOLULU - The Army says it's critical to saving the lives of wounded soldiers. Animal-rights activists call the training cruel and outdated.

August 02, 2008 | By JAYMES SONG Associated Press Writer | National

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