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US says policy on Cuba won’t change despite Castro resignation, calls Raul ’dictator-lite’

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration is ruling out any changes in its Cuba policy - including lifting a five-decade trade embargo - after Fidel Castro's resignation, deriding his brother and heir apparent, Raul, as ''dictator lite.''

March 05, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Washington


Evangelist Billy Graham back home following surgery for brain shunt

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Evangelist Billy Graham returned to his mountainside home Tuesday to continue his recovery from surgery to update a shunt that controls excess fluid on his brain, officials said.

March 05, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Oil jumps back above $100 on a Texas refinery outage and possible OPEC production cut

NEW YORK - Oil futures shot higher Tuesday, closing above $100 for the first time as investors bet that crude prices will keep climbing despite evidence of plentiful supplies and falling demand. At the pump, gas prices rose further above $3 a gallon.

March 05, 2008 | By JOHN WILEN AP Business Writer | National


Judge rules against Yale in property dispute with restaurant

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale University produces presidents and Supreme Court justices, but it's no match for a restaurant that produces lobster cassoulette.

March 05, 2008 | By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN Associated Press Writer | National


More Americans tap retirement accounts to make ends meet; withdrawals carry risks

Trent Charlton knew the risks when he borrowed $10,000 from his 401(k) and cut his retirement savings in half.

March 05, 2008 | By J.W. ELPHINSTONE AP Business Writer | National


Obama and Clinton face off in Wisconsin, Hawaii as Democratic contest veers negative

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton squared off in a scrappy Wisconsin primary and in laid-back Hawaii caucuses Tuesday, their struggle for the Democratic presidential nomination veering toward the negative.

March 05, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Campaign 2008


Clinton campaign seeks to undermine Obama’s credibility

DE PERE, Wis. - Top advisers to Hillary Rodham Clinton accused Democratic rival Barack Obama of plagiarism Monday, the latest effort by her campaign to undermine the Illinois senator's credibility. Obama shrugged off the criticism and noted Clinton has used his slogans, too.

March 05, 2008 | By BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Obama says he probably should have credited Mass. governor for lines he used

NILES, Ohio - Sen. Barack Obama said Monday that he doesn't think it's a big deal that he borrowed lines from his friend Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, although he probably should have given him credit.

March 05, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


McCain still has work to do to formally clinch Republican presidential nomination

WASHINGTON - Not so fast, Sen. McCain.

March 05, 2008 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Critics slam FCC chairman’s low-power TV plan

WASHINGTON - A Federal Communications Commission plan to help owners of rural television stations survive the transition to digital broadcasting is great for station owners, bad for cable companies and of questionable value to viewers, according to critics.

March 05, 2008 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Attempted shootdown of dead satellite could happen as soon as Wednesday

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says the military's attempt to shot down a wayward U.S. spy satellite as it falls toward Earth could happen as early as Wednesday night, but no final decision on timing has been made.

March 05, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


Beef industry and animal rights groups duel over video as lawmaker calls for investigation

DENVER - The cattle industry and animal rights groups bickered over the treatment of beef destined for U.S. dinner plates a day after secret video triggered the nation's largest meat recall.

March 05, 2008 | By IVAN MORENO Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - February 20

(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)

March 05, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Bridge 2/20

French film director Robert Bresson said, "Cinema, radio, television, magazines are a school of inattention: people look without seeing, listen in without hearing."

March 05, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 2/20

When it comes to important involvements in the year ahead, partnerships will be more of a hindrance than a help. Unless an associate can make a major contribution or serve a mutual worthwhile purpose, forgo getting involved.

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


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