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Parents charged in starvation death sue Philly

PHILADELPHIA - The parents charged in the starvation death of their bedridden daughter have sued the city, alleging that dangerous and reckless actions by several municipal employees and contract workers contributed to the girl's death.

August 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

Settlements reached in Chicago clergy abuse cases

CHICAGO - The Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago said Tuesday it had agreed to pay more than $12.6 million to settle lawsuits by 16 people who accused priests of sexual abuse.

August 27, 2008 | By MIKE ROBINSON Associated Press Writer | National

Motorists turn to carpool sites as gas prices rise

NEW YORK - Robert Gilliland didn't think much about carpooling until gas prices got out of control. Now, he's happy to trade his motoring freedom for $120 in weekly savings.

August 27, 2008 | By ANICK JESDANUN AP Internet Writer | National

More violence in western China

KUQA, China - Attackers jumped from a vehicle and slashed at civilian guards at a roadside checkpoint in China's far west on Tuesday, killing three and extending a surge of violence that has accompanied the Olympic Games in Beijing.

August 27, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Astrograph 8/13

In the year ahead, you'll establish a larger array of friendships with individuals who can help you in your field of operation and with your future plans. Don't let this valuable gift go undeveloped.

August 27, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break

Ask Dr. Gott 8/13

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 74-year-old diabetic female and take 1,000 mg of metformin twice a day. My morning blood sugars are around 160, and they drop to the 129-140 range at night. A snack of graham crackers and peanut butter doesn't help. I've started 1,000 mg of cinnamon daily, but haven't noticed any change yet.

August 27, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break

Marines borrow hunting skills in combat training

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - The enemy hides among civilians on the urban battlefield, walking the same dusty streets and in the same crowded markets where Cpl. Derrick Terrell found himself during a yearlong deployment in Iraq.

August 27, 2008 | By KEVIN MAURER Associated Press Writer | National

Bridge 8/13

William Safire wrote, "To 'know your place' is a good idea in politics."

August 27, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break

New lanes of bypass to open Thursday

Local drivers will have to wait one more day before trying out the newly constructed lanes of the Statesboro bypass.

August 27, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local

Local briefs - Kiwanis Fair parade, DA group president

Applications for fair parade being accepted

August 27, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local

Dalai Lama visits Buddhist institute, pagoda

EVRY, France - The Dalai Lama skirted controversy over Tibet at the start of his 12-day trip to France on Tuesday, blessing a Buddhist institute and a temple, and offering a message of goodwill to China as the host of the Olympic Games.

August 27, 2008 | By ANGELA DOLAND Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

More than ’Shaft’: Hayes was goldmine of influence

With its riveting orchestration, definitive guitar play and signature sensual baritone vocals, Isaac Hayes' theme song for the 1971 movie ''Shaft'' not only became one of pop music's iconic songs, but also the defining work of Hayes' career.

August 26, 2008 | By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY AP Music Writer | National

US will not take NKorea off terror list — yet

WASHINGTON - The United States said Monday it would not remove North Korea from a terror blacklist until Kim Jong Il's government has agreed to a plan to allow international inspectors to verify an accounting of its nuclear programs.

August 26, 2008 | By FOSTER KLUG Associated Press Writer | Washington

Death penalty to be sought in NC student slaying

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. - Prosecutors said Monday they plan to seek the death penalty against a man charged in the kidnapping and fatal shooting of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student body president Eve Carson.

August 26, 2008 | By MARLON A. WALKER Associated Press Writer | National

Rape allegations force Afghan gov’t crackdown

KABUL, Afghanistan - Ali Khan braved death threats and public scorn to out the powerful men he accuses of gang-raping his 12-year-old niece.

August 26, 2008 | By HEIDI VOGT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

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