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Many GOP senators tell Bush aide they don’t want to wait till September

WASHINGTON - Several Republican senators on Wednesday told President Bush's top national security aide privately Wednesday that they did not want Bush to wait until September to change course in Iraq.

July 26, 2007 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 7/12

Things in general should go rather smoothly for you at the workplace because you know how to put yourself out for others, making things easier for yourself in the process.

July 26, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ex-White House political director testifies she didn’t talk to Bush about firing prosecutors

WASHINGTON - President Bush's former political director testified Wednesday that she knew of no involvement by the president in the firings of U.S. attorneys over the winter.

July 26, 2007 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


State committee OKs controversial Greene County charter school

ATLANTA - The proposal for a controversial charter school in Greene County cleared its next-to-last hurdle Wednesday with a nod from the state charter school committee.

July 26, 2007 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Local


Take Two: MLB ready for second half

Barry Bonds likely will take down the Hammer's home run record soon. The fates of the surprising Milwaukee Brewers, the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Yankees are far murkier.

With baseball still buzzing about Ichiro Suzuki's sprint around the All-Star bases, the talk turned to the dash to October.

July 26, 2007 | By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Suzuki gets an inside-the-park homer, AL wins All-Star game

SAN FRANCISCO - Ichiro Suzuki sped around the bases as the ball bounced away from Ken Griffey Jr. for the first inside-the-park home run in All-Star game history. On a night of tricky hops, Suzuki and the American League rebounded to win - as usual.

Instead of a Barry Bonds splash shot, the defining hit at Tuesday's All-Star game was Suzuki's drive off the right-field wall at quirky AT&T Park.

July 26, 2007 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Bush reopens White House press room after 11-month reconstruction

WASHINGTON - President Bush inaugurated the refurbished White House briefing room on Wednesday, showing off a sparkling upgrade to both the guts and face of the famous space.

July 26, 2007 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


California may have had hundreds more heat-wave deaths last July than the state reported

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The heat wave that scorched California a year ago may have contributed to hundreds more deaths than the state has officially reported, an Associated Press investigation suggests.

July 26, 2007 | By DON THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


4 men jailed for life in failed 2005 London transit bombings

LONDON - A judge on Wednesday sentenced four men he described as al-Qaida-inspired plotters to life in prison for trying to bomb London's transit system in July 2005, two weeks after suicide bombers killed 52 commuters.

July 26, 2007 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 7/11

DEAR ABBY: I am a 29-year-old mother of five angelic children. You'd think that a seasoned mother would know the real value of family, but you would have been wrong.

July 25, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 7/11

DEAR DR. GOTT: I read your column about ginger root for sea sickness. It worked great for me several years ago, when I went on a windjammer cruise in the Caribbean. I started taking two capsules three times a day the day before I flew to St. Thomas and continued for seven days until the cruise was over. I've always had a big problem with motion sickness, especially on boats. While other people were either very sick or sleepy from taking Dramamine, I didn't have any problems with motion sickness. The ginger root worked great.

July 25, 2007 | By Dr. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Company rolls out electronic toilet tissue dispenser

ROSWELL, Ga. - Richard Thorne stands grinning in a spacious stall in a women's restroom.

July 25, 2007 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Local


Small plane crashes into 2 Fla. homes

SANFORD, Fla. - A small plane trying to make an emergency landing crashed into a suburban Orlando neighborhood Tuesday, killing both people aboard and starting two house fires that seriously burned two adults and a 10-year-old boy, authorities said.

July 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Astrograph 7/11

Make it a point to keep the channels open to everyone's ways of doing things. The more you're exposed to other routes, the greater amount of roads open up for you to get to where you want to go.

July 25, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Bridge 7/11

Clement Stone, a businessman, philanthropist and self-help book author who died in 2002, said, "You, too, can determine what you want. You can decide on your major objectives, targets, aims and destination."

July 25, 2007 | By PHILIP ALDER | Coffee Break


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