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Park Service seeks to reach changing population

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - She'd spent a lifetime less than an hour's drive away, but it had never crossed Joquetta Johnson's mind to visit Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. What, she wondered when a friend suggested it, could a park in rural, lily-white West Virginia hold for a black teacher from Baltimore?

July 22, 2008 | By VICKI SMITH Associated Press Writer | National


Officials predict longer and stronger fire season

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - In the past few years, Rich Nieto's work has started earlier and lasted longer.

July 22, 2008 | By SUE MAJOR HOLMES Associated Press Writer | National


Drinking games prove deadly to college students

WINONA, Minn. - On the morning after the house party on Johnson Street, Jenna Foellmi and several other twentysomethings lay sprawled on the beds and couches. When a friend reached out to wake her, Foellmi was cold to the touch.

July 22, 2008 | By AMY FORLITI Associated Press Writer | National


Ga. police kill kidnapping suspect at Waffle House

LAWRENCEVILLE - A suspected kidnapper was killed by police in a Waffle House parking lot early Monday morning after demanding ransom from his victim's family.

July 22, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Microsoft wants to negotiate with new Yahoo board

SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft Corp. threw its weight behind investor Carl Icahn's effort to oust Yahoo Inc.'s board next month, saying Monday that a successful rebellion would encourage the software maker to renew its takeover bid for Yahoo or negotiate another multibillion-dollar deal.

July 22, 2008 | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer | National


McCain touts plan to create jobs, help workers

PHOENIX - Republican presidential candidate John McCain acknowledged the steep drop in U.S. jobs and said he would help the economy by cutting taxes, encouraging free trade, building nuclear power plants and launching other initiatives.

July 22, 2008 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Court high to rule on deputy slaying case

ATLANTA - It didn't take a jury long to convict Andrew Howard Brannan for the death of a 22-year-old sheriff's deputy: Four hours to convict him, and four more to sentence him to death.

July 22, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


6 explosions wound 25 in Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan - A string of small explosions wounded at least 25 people Monday in the southern port city of Karachi, rattling Pakistan the day after a deadly suicide attack in the capital.

July 22, 2008 | By ASHRAF KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Obama to accept nomination at football stadium

NEW YORK - Barack Obama will accept the Democratic presidential nomination at Invesco Field at Mile High, a 76,000-seat stadium home to the Denver Broncos, the Democratic National Committee announced Monday.

July 22, 2008 | By BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Standoff continues on global warming, other issues

TOYAKO, Japan - President Bush encountered resistance on his climate-change policy as he and other world leaders sought to strike a balance between framing a deal on global warming while coping with inflation and slumping economic growth.

July 22, 2008 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Flap over fake tiger pix shows divide in China

SHANGHAI, China - It all started with a farmer and his claim of sighting a rare tiger, backed up by supposed photos of the animal in the local woods, curled up and staring at the camera.

July 22, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Fed, SEC team up to prevent financial risks

WASHINGTON - Financial regulators on Monday announced an information-sharing agreement aimed at better detecting potential risks to the U.S. financial system.

July 22, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Iraq wants short-term US agreement on troops

BAGHDAD - Iraq's prime minister said Monday his country is now proposing an interim deal with the United States on the presence of American troops instead of a more formal agreement - and wants to include a timetable for a U.S. withdrawal.

July 22, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Associated Press


Kidman gives birth Monday to girl named Sunday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nicole Kidman gave birth Monday to a baby girl named Sunday.

July 22, 2008 | By JOHN GEROME Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ask Dr. Gott 7/7

DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband and I need your help. Awhile ago, my husband had surgery to correct an eyelid problem. His eyelids and eyelashes were growing backward into his eyes, causing an excessive buildup of "matter." Following surgery, he was fine, but now he has "cobwebs" in his vision. This usually occurs when he's looking at people or walls. Sometimes he can blink and the lines disappear; other times, it does not help at all.

July 21, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


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