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Paulson says housing remains biggest threat

WASHINGTON - The $168 billion government stimulus effort has been a timely support for the economy and will continue to boost growth in the second half of this year, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Thursday.

August 15, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Bill would block last-minute Labor Dept rule

WASHINGTON - A House committee chairman is trying to stop the Bush administration from implementing a late-term rule that could make it harder to limit worker exposure to dangerous chemicals in the workplace.

August 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


Saudi Arabia bans sale of dogs, cats in capital

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Every single man knows: Walking a dog in the park is a sure babe magnet. Saudi Arabia's Islamic religious police, in their zeal to keep the sexes apart, want to make sure the technique doesn't catch on here.

August 15, 2008 | By DONNA ABU-NASR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mortar kills family of 7 in Pakistan’s Swat valley

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A mortar shell hit a house in a valley where Pakistani security forces are battling Islamic militants, killing a family of seven, and militants torched a nearby girls school, police said Thursday.

August 15, 2008 | By RIAZ KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sudan’s al-Bashir vows never to deal with ICC

KHARTOUM, Sudan - Sudan's president said he will never deal with the International Criminal Court where he faces charges of genocide in Darfur, according to a newspaper interview published Thursday.

August 15, 2008 | By SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Widow indicted in death once ruled a farm accident

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A former nurse surrendered Thursday on a murder charge in the death of her husband, a district attorney who authorities originally believed was killed when he was trampled by cattle in a farming accident.

August 15, 2008 | By DUNCAN MANSFIELD Associated Press Writer | National


Bloomberg: 9/11 health program overdue

WASHINGTON - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg went to Congress Thursday seeking long-term care for sick Ground Zero workers and was challenged to justify its cost.

August 15, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | Washington


US judge: White House aides can be subpoenaed

WASHINGTON - President Bush's top advisers are not immune from congressional subpoenas, a federal judge ruled Thursday in an unprecedented dispute between the two political branches.

August 15, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Washington


New Mass. law lets out-of-state gay couples marry

BOSTON - Massachusetts on Thursday began allowing any gay couple to get married there as Gov. Deval Patrick signed a bill repealing a 1913 law that had blocked most out-of-state same-sex couples from tying the knot.

August 15, 2008 | By GLEN JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | National


Canada bus attack leaves man decapitated

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Manitoba - A man aboard a Greyhound bus repeatedly stabbed and then decapitated a fellow passenger, witnesses said Thursday.

August 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Olmert’s impending exit deals blow to peace effort

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's decision to leave office has dealt a serious setback to delicate peace negotiations with both the Palestinians and Syria.

August 15, 2008 | By STEVEN GUTKIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


House considers ban on killing horses for food

WASHINGTON - One menu item could soon disappear from foreign dinner tables: meat from slaughtered American horses.

August 15, 2008 | By STEPHANIE S. GARLOW Associated Press Writer | Washington


Astrograph 8/1

In the year ahead, you are likely to go off in an entirely new direction with a specific goal in mind. Even though it might be quite ambitious, it'll be well thought out and you'll have an excellent chance to achieve success.

August 15, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Bridge 8/1

In "Travels With Charley," John Steinbeck wrote, "Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word.... A Texan outside of Texas is a foreigner."

August 15, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Stevens pleads not guilty in corruption case

WASHINGTON - Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges he lied about accepting more than a quarter of a million dollars worth of gifts. He asked for a trial before he stands for re-election in November.

August 15, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO and LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


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