LONDON - Buckingham Palace accountants insisted Friday that the cost of maintaining Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family is a bargain for taxpayers, despite a price tag of 40 million pounds ($80 million), while a prominent anti-monarchist group said many of the true costs are hidden.
BAGHDAD - A member of an extremist cell believed to be behind a suicide attack that killed more than 20 people including three U.S. Marines has been arrested, the U.S. military said Friday.
DEAR ABBY: I am a 38-year-old woman enrolled in night school. A favorite professor of mine is a 46-year-old woman for whom I had a great deal of respect. We had some mutual interests and became casual friends. We'd grab a cup of coffee now and then, and she'd call me at work occasionally to say "hi."
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, June 27, 2008
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Southern Conference commissioner John Iamarino sat next to Davidson athletic direction Jim Murphy at Detroit's Ford Field last March, stunned as the league's Wildcats blitzed Big Ten champion Wisconsin in the NCAA's Sweet 16.
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - The steel fence that the U.S. government wants to build along the Mexican border would do more than slice through the University of Texas' Brownsville campus and cut off the golf course from the rest of the school.
NEW YORK - Stocks slid again Friday after their sharp dive in the previous session, with investors anxious about a new oil price record and dubious that personal income and spending will remain resilient.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. agriculture secretary says he is concerned that legal hurdles prevented much immediate federal help for Midwestern farmers faced with serious setbacks because of flooding.
LOS ANGELES - City Councilman Bill Rosendahl drove into a corner gas station with a big grin on his face. He stepped out of a sports utility vehicle, pumped fuel into the tank and declared it ''the most joyous moment I've had since being elected to office.''
CHICAGO - As news spread of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to strike down the handgun ban in Washington, D.C., one thing was clear in Chicago: The city's own ban now faces a challenge as serious as any in its 26-year history.
RANDALLSTOWN, Md. - U.S. Army Spc. Kendell Frederick lost his life while trying to become a citizen of the country he was fighting for.
CHENGDU, China - The white short-haired mutt was found dragging his crushed hind legs through rubble-clogged streets after the massive earthquake devastated China's Sichuan province.
WASHINGTON - The Army has discharged a decorated medic who was deployed to Iraq despite acknowledging he was gay.
BAGHDAD - Baghdad hasn't been this quiet in years. But the respite from bloodshed comes at a high price.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Authorities increased security Friday at a tuberculosis hospital where patients with drug-resistant forms of the disease went on a rampage to protest prison-like conditions.
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