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Points or fit - which is better?

Comedian and actor Joe E. Lewis said, "I've been on such a losing streak that if I had been around, I would have taken General Custer and given points."

June 14, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Fire destroys landmark seafood business in Boston

BOSTON - A fire destroyed a landmark seafood business on the waterfront early Friday, snarling rush hour traffic and raising fears the building would collapse into the harbor. There were no reports of injuries.

June 14, 2008 | By MARK PRATT Associated Press Writer | National


United, US Airways CEOs say no deal for now

CHICAGO - The CEOs of United Airlines and US Airways formally shelved their effort to create the world's largest airline, backing away from a deal that could have shored up their finances but also would have resulted in fewer routes and higher ticket prices for consumers.

June 14, 2008 | By DAVE CARPENTER AP Business Writer | National


Mom in Web bullying case turns grief into activism

DARDENNE PRAIRIE, Mo. - When Tina Meier's 13-year-old daughter committed suicide after being bullied on the Internet, her grief was so encompassing she felt at times she couldn't breathe. She had trouble being around loved ones who reminded her of her child. Even today, recollections of those first holidays after Megan's death are foggy at best.

June 14, 2008 | By BETSY TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | National


Dear Abby 5/30

DEAR ABBY: Please answer a question that has me perplexed. Why do people collect autographs?

June 14, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ask AP: Jet pollution, fraction-of-a-cent coins

It can be a manufacturing plant, a spice grinder or a place where rumors get started. But did you know a ''mill'' can also be one-tenth of a cent - a unit of currency that showed up on state-issued tokens in the 1930s?

June 14, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Ask Dr. Gott 5/30

DEAR DR. GOTT: Are generic prescription drugs from India safe to use?

June 14, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Crane collapses in New York City; at least 1 dead

NEW YORK - A construction crane collapsed Friday on New York's Upper East Side, smashing into a 23-story apartment building as it fell to the ground, killing one construction worker and seriously injuring two others.

June 14, 2008 | By VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press Writer | National


Sect members waiting for children to be returned

SAN ANGELO, Texas - Now, the waiting begins. A Texas Supreme Court ruling paves the way for members of a polygamist sect to get their children out of foster care, but it remains unclear when that might happen or what kind of restrictions might be imposed.

June 14, 2008 | By MICHELLE ROBERTS Associated Press Writer | National


Astrograph 5/30

In the year ahead, there is an excellent possibility that you could form a dynamic friendship that will have a big influence in your life. This person will bring out the best in you and take you to places you've never been.

June 14, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Bridge 5/30

William Shakespeare wrote in one of his sonnets: "But if the while I think on thee, dear friend, / All losses are restor'd and sorrows end."

June 14, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Calif. torture trial airs family horror stories

MURRIETA, Calif. - For weeks, the three wives of Mansa Musa Muhummed and most of their 19 children have been telling a jury countless stories of torture and starvation that they kept to themselves for years.

June 14, 2008 | By LINDA DEUTSCH AP Special Correspondent | National


Many consumers spend early rebates on soaring cost of living

CHICAGO - Many Americans allowed themselves to fantasize about large-screen TVs, European vacations and other luxuries when they learned of the federal rebates they'd be getting this spring and early summer.

June 14, 2008 | By DAVE CARPENTER AP Business Writer | National


LI resort proposal features indoor ski mountain

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - The 35-story indoor ski mountain would soar over bucolic pine barrens and farms at the twin forks of Long Island.

June 14, 2008 | By FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press Writer | National


States grapple with fuel costs for school buses

RALEIGH, N.C. - The reality of rising fuel prices cost students in a Tennessee school district their bus ride to school this week on the last day of the year.

June 14, 2008 | By WHITNEY WOODWARD Associated Press Writer | National


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