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Larry Stewart has died, but Secret Santa continues doling out cash in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Susan Dahl had spent four months homeless in Colorado and just been on a harrowing 10-hour bus trip through sleet and snow. Hungry and broke, all she wanted to do was get back to family in Minnesota.

January 05, 2008 | By MARIA SUDEKUM FISHER Associated Press Writer | National


Japan to drop humpback whale hunt in seas off Antarctica

TOKYO - Japan is dropping its plan to kill humpback whales in the seas off Antarctica, the country's top government spokesman said Friday.

January 05, 2008 | By CARL FREIRE Associated Press Writer | World


Nuns in long-running Alzheimer’s study are leaving their brains to science

WILTON, Conn. - When Sister Kathleen Treanor's soul ascends to heaven, her brain will go to a less ethereal realm: a medical lab in Kentucky.

January 05, 2008 | By STEPHANIE REITZ Associated Press Writer | National


Family adopts slain son’s military dog, in first-time arrangement

ALBANY - A military working dog wounded in Iraq during a rocket attack that killed its Marine handler was adopted Friday by the slain Marine's family.

January 05, 2008 | The Associated Press | Local


In Europe’s east, a long frontier opens wide as EU sheds border checks

ZITTAU, Germany - European leaders celebrated Friday as the borders of nine countries along a Cold War frontier melted away, allowing a huge expansion to the EU's passport-free travel zone.

January 05, 2008 | By HOLGER MEHLIG Associated Press Writer | World


‘The Daily Show’ and ‘The Colbert Report’ returning to the air without striking writers

NEW YORK - Politicians beware: Parody is returning.

January 05, 2008 | By JAKE COYLE Associated Press Writer | National


Fed has auctioned another $20B in funds to commercial banks to combat credit crunch

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve, working to combat the effects of a severe credit crunch, announced Friday it had auctioned another $20 billion in funds to commercial banks at an interest rate of 4.67 percent. Fed officials pledged to continue with the auctions ''for as long as necessary.''

January 05, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | National


Consumer spending surges in November by largest amount in 3 1/2 years

WASHINGTON - Consumers put aside worries about slumping home sales and soaring gasoline prices and headed to the malls in November, pushing spending up by the largest amount in 3 1/2 years.

January 05, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | National


Iraqi Shiite leader says armed ’awakening’ groups should not replace government forces

BAGHDAD - The leader of the largest Shiite political party in Iraq told about 5,000 faithful who gathered Friday for Eid al-Adha prayers that U.S.-backed anti-al-Qaida armed groups - mostly comprised of Sunnis - should be on the side of government forces and not try to replace them.

January 05, 2008 | By HAMID AHMED Associated Press Writer | World


Bush administration faces court hearing Friday in CIA tapes dispute

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration has made its position clear in legal filings and now gets a chance to say it to a judge in open court: Hold off on inquiring about the destruction of CIA videotapes that showed suspected terrorists being interrogated.

January 05, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | National


China inaugurates homegrown regional passenger jet; maiden flight set for March

SHANGHAI, China - China's first fully homegrown commercial aircraft rolled off the production line Friday, marking a potential milestone for the country's aviation program.

January 05, 2008 | By ELAINE KURTENBACH AP Business Writer | World


Breast cancer patients not told of reconstruction options when choosing mastectomy, lumpectomy

Most doctors don't talk about breast reconstruction with women before cancer surgery, depriving them of key information that can sway their decision about whether to have the whole breast or just a lump removed, new research suggests.

January 05, 2008 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Medical Writer | National


Hezbollah criticizes Bush comments, says Lebanon won’t obey his ’orders’

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The militant Hezbollah group denounced President Bush on Friday for urging Lebanon's anti-Syrian lawmakers to push through their own choice for president if necessary to resolve a long political deadlock.

January 05, 2008 | By BASSEM MROUE Associated Press Writer | World


Bridge 12/21

Comedian and author Joey Adams said, "Of course, it's very easy to be witty tomorrow, after you get a chance to do some research and rehearse your ad-libs."

January 05, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 12/21

Anticipating success predicated on practical foundations is an excellent way to fulfill your ambitions in the year ahead. Patience needs to be another ingredient, however, to accomplish what you desire.

January 05, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


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The dream ends

SALVADOR, Brazil - They captured the hearts of America - from coast to coast, big towns and small, all the way to the White House.

July 01, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ahead of July 4th, a tropical storm off Florida

SAVANNAH - With the July Fourth weekend on the horizon, the Atlantic hurricane season's first named storm plodded off Florida's coast Tuesday, though Arthur wasn't yet spooking too many in the storm's potential path.

July 01, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Report: Health law sign-ups dogged by data flaws

WASHINGTON - Many of the 8 million Americans signed up under the new health care law now have to clear up questions about their personal information that could affect their coverage.

July 01, 2014 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Nation


Justices sometimes do agree: Your privacy matters

WASHINGTON - Supreme Court justices found more common ground than usual this year, and nowhere was their unanimity more surprising than in a ruling that police must get a judge's approval before searching the cellphones of people they've arrested.

July 01, 2014 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Nation


Nadal upset by No. 144 Kyrgios

LONDON - For the third year in a row, Rafael Nadal made an early exit from Wimbledon after a stunning loss to a player ranked 100th or lower.

July 01, 2014 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Living: Fourth of July brings memories of family conflict

This week always brings back some unpleasant memories. I know that Independence Day evokes thoughts of America's newly won freedom for most people but for me it is a reminder of a different war that was bitterly contested on American soil in the 1960's. Sadly it was brother against brother and friend against friend.

July 01, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Argentina nets win in extra time

SAO PAULO - Angel Di Maria scored deep into extra time Tuesday to give Argentina a 1-0 win over Switzerland and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.

July 01, 2014 | By KARL RITTER Associated Press | Sports


Press to continue: How video game tech is changing cancer treatment

At an age when most kids start school and learn to ride bikes, Nico Poux was fighting for his life. Diagnosed with leukemia at age 6, Poux has battled cancer the bulk of his life.

July 01, 2014 | By CHANDRA JOHNSON Deseret News National | Hot topics


Georgia nursing homes in arrears may lose Medicaid

Nursing homes and other medical providers that owe money to a Georgia health agency now face a repayment timetable that could lead to their being cut off from the government Medicaid program.

July 01, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Birth control ruling sparks political clash

WASHINGTON - Republicans called it a win for religious freedom. The decision of the Supreme Court, they said, is further evidence the country's new health care law is deeply flawed.

July 01, 2014 | By STEVE PEOPLES and KEN THOMAS Associated Press | Nation


Conviction in NYC cop cannibalism case overturned

NEW YORK - A federal judge has overturned the conviction of a former New York City police officer accused of plotting to kidnap, kill and eat young women.

July 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Nation




Mets implode in 8th, Braves win

ATLANTA - Three errors by New York fueled Atlanta's comeback as the Braves scored four runs in the eighth inning and beat the Mets 5-3 for their fifth straight win.

June 30, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Germany, France win; Cup says goodbye to Africa

RIO DE JANEIRO - Nigeria and Algeria made World Cup history for Africa and now leave with their heads held high.

June 30, 2014 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Trial highlights NCAA changes already underway

Sonny Vaccaro already feels like a winner, no matter how a federal judge rules in the antitrust lawsuit he helped bring against the NCAA.

June 30, 2014 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports


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