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Gitmo video offers glimpse of interrogations

TORONTO - A 16-year-old captured in Afghanistan and held at Guantanamo Bay sobs during his questioning, holding up his wounded arms and begging for help in a video released Tuesday that provided the first glimpse of interrogations at the U.S. military prison.

July 30, 2008 | By CHARMAINE NORONHA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

New general takes command at Fort Stewart

FORT STEWART - Though he spent the past two years at the Pentagon, the new commanding general at Fort Stewart sees his latest assignment as a homecoming of sorts.

July 30, 2008 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Military Writer | Local

Belgium government collapses, divided over Dutch/French self-rule; King holds talks

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Belgium's government collapsed Tuesday, unable to resolve an enduring divide over more self-rule for the country's Dutch and French-speakers. The gap was so wide the premier suggested the end of Belgium as a country was looming.

July 30, 2008 | By ROBERT WIELAARD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Bernanke: economy faces ’numerous difficulties’

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Tuesday the fragile economy is facing ''numerous difficulties'' despite the Fed's aggressive interest rate reductions and other fortifying steps.

July 30, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington

Committee says fuzzy memories hurt Tillman probe

SAN FRANCISCO - A ''striking lack of recollection'' by White House and military officials prevented congressional investigators from determining who was responsible for misinformation spread after the friendly fire death of Army Ranger Pat Tillman, a House committee said Monday.

July 30, 2008 | By SCOTT LINDLAW Associated Press Writer | National

GM to cut salaried workers, production, dividend

DETROIT - General Motors Corp. said Tuesday it will lay off salaried workers, cut truck production, suspend its dividend and borrow $2 billion to $3 billion to weather a severe downturn in the U.S. market.

July 30, 2008 | By TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN Associated Press Writers | National

YouTube, Viacom agree to anonymize viewer data

NEW YORK - The video-sharing site YouTube will be allowed to mask the identities of individual users when it provides viewership records to Viacom Inc. and other copyright holders behind a $1 billion copyright-infringement lawsuit.

July 30, 2008 | By ANICK JESDANUN AP Internet Writer | National

Report: US behind in doubling science grads

A high-profile push by business groups to double the number of U.S. bachelor's degrees awarded in science, math and engineering by 2015 is falling way behind target, a new report says.

July 30, 2008 | By JUSTIN POPE AP Education Writer | National

Blair postpones Gaza visit, cites specific threat

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip - Mideast envoy Tony Blair on Tuesday called off what would have been the first visit of a top Western diplomat to Hamas-ruled Gaza, after Israel's Shin Bet security service said he might come under attack there.

July 30, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

VW taps Tennessee for new US production site

FRANKFURT, Germany - Volkswagen AG has picked Chattanooga, Tenn., over sites in two other states for its new U.S. auto plant, Europe's biggest automaker said Tuesday.

July 30, 2008 | By MATT MOORE and GEORGE FREY AP Business Writer | Associated Press

Police: Iraq suicide bombers kill 28 army recruits

BAQOUBA, Iraq - Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in a crowd of army recruits Tuesday in an Iraqi province where devastating attacks persist despite security improvements elsewhere. At least 28 people died, the Iraqi police and military said.

July 30, 2008 | By SEBASTIAN ABBOT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Israel Cabinet OKs prisoner swap with Hezbollah

JERUSALEM - Israel's Cabinet on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved an emotionally charged deal to trade a Lebanese militant convicted of killing three people for two Israeli soldiers captured by Hezbollah guerrillas and believed to be dead.

July 30, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Radford’s Johnson comes to GSU as new softball coach

Georgia Southern director of athletics Sam Baker has announced the hiring of Maggie Johnson as new head softball coach.

July 30, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern

Bush vetoes bill to stop doctors’ Medicare cut

WASHINGTON - President Bush on Tuesday vetoed a bill designed to protect doctors from a 10.6 percent cut in their reimbursement rates when treating Medicare patients.

July 30, 2008 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Washington

Paulson sees mortgage assistance as backup

WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Tuesday the Bush administration has no immediate plans to extend emergency loans to mortgage giants Freddie Mae and Freddie Mac or to purchase the stock of the two companies.

July 30, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press

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