WASHINGTON - Silent on central questions of gun control for two centuries, the Supreme Court found its voice Thursday in a decision affirming the right to have guns for self-defense in the home and addressing a constitutional riddle almost as old as the republic over what it means to say the people may keep and bear arms.
WASHINGTON - The fragile economy improved slightly at the beginning of the year and could grow a bit stronger in the current quarter as extra cash from tax rebates spurs people to buy more. Still, it's not out of danger yet.
JERUSALEM - Gaza militants fired two rockets into southern Israel on Thursday, further straining a shaky, week-old truce as Israel kept vital Gaza border crossings closed in response.
BERLIN - Germany marked the 60th anniversary of the start of the Berlin Airlift on Thursday, celebrating an unprecedented undertaking that likely saved the city from falling to the Soviets and helped mend German-American wounds from World War II.
This week is a bit of potpourri in the column category. I just had to get each of these little nuggets off my chest.
BEIRUT, Lebanon - At the ''Buns and Guns,'' the chefs wear military helmets, the food is wrapped in camouflage paper and the advertising slogan is ''a sandwich can kill you.''
Summer Sports Show for Thursday, June 26 - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank.
This is another deal in which the optimist fails after assuming everything will be for the best in the best of all possible worlds. But the pessimist - or would you prefer "realist"? - works out how to overcome adversity.
Generally speaking, all Cancers could be extremely fortunate in the year ahead with endeavors they initiate and take a strong interest in. Once you set your mind to something, it'll be a fait accompli.
HARARE, Zimbabwe - President Robert Mugabe on Thursday said he is open to talks with the opposition, which is boycotting Friday's runoff because its leader says state-sponsored violence has made it impossible to take part.
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - High on a Cambodian cliff, the Preah Vihear temple has weathered war and territorial disputes. Now it's at the center of a political tug-of-war in neighboring Thailand.
BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber attacked a meeting of pro-government Sunni sheiks west of Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 20 people. The U.S. military acknowledged coalition casualties but did not say how many.
DEAR ABBY: I am a woman in my late 40s. My father and siblings all live in the same town. We have always been close and spend holidays, birthdays, etc. together, even as our families have grown.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, June 26, 2008
NEW YORK - Stocks tumbled Thursday as Wall Street contended with a barrage of bad news: another surge in oil prices and warnings of trouble in the key financial, automotive and high-tech industries. The major indexes showed losses of more than 2 percent, including the Dow Jones industrial average, which shed about 250 points and dropped to its lowest level in more than a year.
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