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Toy story: Soviet-era landmark for kids closes

MOSCOW - The same year that Sputnik soared into space saw the launch of another Soviet-era icon that may have loomed larger for generations of Russians: a huge toy store in central Moscow called Detsky Mir, or Children's World.

July 16, 2008 | By STEVE GUTTERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Group sues over crop subsidies on US forest land

GOLDEN POND, Ky. - The U.S. Forest Service has subsidized corn and soybean farming on its lands for years - and rankled environmentalists are now suing the agency for what they say is an illegal dole.

July 16, 2008 | By BRETT BARROUQUERE Associated Press Writer | National


Want scientific immortality? Name a sea worm

LOS ANGELES - Jeff Goodhartz is single and has no children. But he wanted to ensure the family name would live on after he's gone.

July 16, 2008 | By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer | National


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, July 01, 2008

July 16, 2008 | mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


US lawmakers: Bush should skip Olympics

BEIJING - Two Republican congressmen have called on President Bush to steer clear of the Beijing Olympics unless China makes substantial improvements in its treatment of dissidents, including releasing prisoners of conscience.

July 16, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pentagon will buy satellites to do more spying

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon will buy and operate one or two commercial imagery satellites and plans to design and build another with more sophisticated spying capabilities, according to government and private industry officials.

July 16, 2008 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Domesticated chimp is missing in California forest

LOS ANGELES - A 42-year-old chimpanzee who is toilet-trained and can eat with a knife and fork is believed to be at large in a Southern California forest after escaping his cage.

July 16, 2008 | By CHRISTINA HOAG Associated Press Writer | National


Cocktail museum shakes and stirs history

NEW ORLEANS - In New Orleans, cocktails are serious business. What better town for a temple to the tasty history of the American libation?

July 16, 2008 | By MARY FOSTER Associated Press Writer | National


Gas, food prices pinch elderly meal programs

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Ruth M. Jones doesn't know what she'd do without hot meals delivered daily to her home. The 81-year-old Charleston widow can't walk or drive since a car wreck nine years ago left her stricken by arthritis.

July 16, 2008 | By P.J. DICKERSCHEID Associated Press Writer | National


FBI, state police probe Md. suspect’s jail death

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. - The FBI and Maryland State Police are investigating the strangulation of a 19-year-old man found dead in his cell a day after he was jailed on charges of running over and killing a police officer, authorities said.

July 16, 2008 | By STEPHEN MANNING Associated Press Writer | National


Manufacturers struggle to overcome rising prices

NEW YORK - Each week, Ira Cooper opens a letter from another supplier with the same message as the last: We're raising our prices, effective immediately. We can't tell you how long the new prices will last.

July 16, 2008 | By ELLEN SIMON AP Business Writer | National


Claxton to perform in Washington's Fourth of July parade

The nation's annual Independence Celebration held in Washington, D.C., is quite an event. Every Fourth of July, a parade heads down Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th Street, and the 2008 celebration has a local participant: the Claxton High School band.

July 16, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


6 states to design own plans for fixing schools

WASHINGTON - Six states are getting the OK to write their own prescriptions for ailing schools under the Bush administration's signature education law.

July 16, 2008 | By NANCY ZUCKERBROD AP Education Writer | Washington


Construction spending drops 0.4 percent in May

WASHINGTON - Construction spending fell in May for the 11th time in the past year as a continuing slump in housing offset strength in nonresidential building.

July 16, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


CNN producer Chanda Taylor dies of brain cancer

ATLANTA - Chanda Taylor, a television producer who worked at CNN and WSB-TV in Atlanta, has died after a battle with brain cancer.

July 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


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