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Lethal-injection foe in Oklahoma commits suicide just when her cause was gaining momentum

NORMAN, Okla. - Defense attorney Lisa McCalmont was well-known nationally as an outspoken critic of lethal injection and amassed a trove of information about problems with the three-drug cocktail that is at the very center of a case the U.S. Supreme Court will hear early next year.

November 22, 2007 | By SEAN MURPHY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Virginia deputy is the nation’s tallest man at 7-foot-8; says he’s used to ’small man’s world’

NORFOLK, Va. - To all those people who blurt out ''Wow, you're tall!'' as they stare up at George Bell: He knows.

November 22, 2007 | By SONJA BARISIC Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ill. college students accused of kidnapping, battery with freshly baked cookies

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - Two students at Southern Illinois University in this St. Louis suburb kidnapped, paddled and burned a young man with freshly baked cookies after a drug deal went bad, prosecutors said.

November 21, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Hundreds of full-time RVers are blocked from voting; some states demand real addresses

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) - When your home is the open road, where do you register to vote?

November 21, 2007 | By BILL POOVEY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Chicago police investigating use of Taser on 82-year-old woman

CHICAGO - Chicago's Police Department is investigating an officer's use of a Taser last month on an 82-year-old woman who police say was swinging a hammer when they arrived.

November 21, 2007 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astronomers discover first known 5-planet system orbiting in constellation Cancer

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A new planet was discovered orbiting a sun-like star 41 light years away, making it the first known planetary quintet outside our solar system, astronomers said Tuesday.

November 21, 2007 | By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer | Nation


In Nicaragua, doctors say no-exceptions abortion ban causing deaths

MANAGUA, Nicaragua - Two weeks after Olga Reyes danced at her wedding, her bloated and disfigured body was laid to rest in an open coffin - the victim, her husband and some experts say, of Nicaragua's new no-exceptions ban on abortion.

November 21, 2007 | By TRACI CARL Associated Press Writer | Nation


FMB Athletes of the Week, 11/09

The last two years have been tough for the Metter Tigers. Winless since the move to GHSA Class AA, MHS has had to find a way to keep its spirits up.

November 21, 2007 | | Sports


Few extra pounds don’t raise risk of death from cancer, heart disease, but being obese does

CHICAGO (AP) - Being 25 pounds overweight doesn't appear to raise your risk of dying from cancer or heart disease, says a new government study that seems to vindicate Grandma's claim that a few extra pounds won't kill you.

November 21, 2007 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Nation


Bombing targets lawmakers at northern Afghan factory; 28 killed including children

KABUL, Afghanistan - A bomb attack struck a group of lawmakers Tuesday as they were being greeted by children on a visit to a sugar factory in Afghanistan's normally peaceful north. At least 28 people were killed, including five parliament members as well as children.

November 21, 2007 | By JASON STRAZIUSO and FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writers | Nation


Leading gay rights group supports job discrimination measure in spite of misgivings

WASHINGTON (AP) - A leading gay rights group changed course Tuesday to support a job discrimination bill even though it does not include transgender workers.

November 21, 2007 | By ANDREW MIGA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 11/07

DEAR ABBY: I am 20 years old and for the time being, I live with my parents. My problem is our elderly neighbor, "John." John recently divorced his wife and now lives alone.

November 21, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 11/07

DEAR DR. GOTT: I want to tell you of my experience with high cholesterol. I went to the health-food store and bought soy lecithin granules. I take 2 tablespoons every morning in a glass of juice or milk. I have enclosed my results. In three months, my cholesterol went from 250 to 180!

November 21, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Astrograph 11/07

In the year ahead, a number of pleasant surprises could be in store for you, bringing about successes that you never thought possible. These fortunate occurrences will relate to your work or career, as well as your social life.

November 21, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Bridge 11/07

Often at the bridge table you will be faced with an either-or predicament. Maybe you are undecided whether to win a trick or to duck it. If you consider both options, you will probably realize which is the correct play - or that it does not matter what you do.

November 21, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


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