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Yahoo delays date for nominating directors as company continues to resist Microsoft takeover

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Yahoo Inc. has extended a deadline for nominating candidates to its board, giving the struggling Internet pioneer more time to search for a white knight to help it fight off an unwanted takeover bid from Microsoft Corp.

March 20, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

Pigs on patrol: Mich. apple orchard owner uses hogs, not pesticide, in fight against beetle

CLAYTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Jim Koan has gone hog-wild in his battle against a beetle that threatens his 120-acre organic apple orchard.

March 20, 2008 | By JAMES PRICHARD Associated Press Writer | National

Witnesses recount confusion after 50-shot slaying of bridegroom outside NYC strip club

NEW YORK - One undercover detective made a disjointed 911 call after the fatal gunfire erupted. Once the street went quiet, two other detectives claimed they couldn't remember how many shots they'd fired. Another went totally blank - even though he'd squeezed off 31 rounds.

March 20, 2008 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | National

As fewer Japanese visit, Hawaii officials look to China and South Korea for tourists

HONOLULU - Hawaii tourism officials are looking to China and South Korea to help offset continuing declines in the number of visitors from Japan, the state's largest source of foreign tourists.

March 20, 2008 | By SUDHIN THANAWALA Associated Press Writer | National

Report details challenges facing black women despite successes of Rice, Obama, Winfrey

NEW YORK - This is a triumphant time for black women: Condoleezza Rice in the global diplomatic spotlight, Michelle Obama captivating campaign crowds as a potential first lady, billionaire Oprah Winfrey playing political kingmaker.

March 20, 2008 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | National

Israel tests suicide bomber-resistant buses in Jerusalem, frequent bus attack target

JERUSALEM - Israeli officials said Wednesday that they are testing four buses with blast-proof windows, specialized doors and other features designed to protect passengers from suicide bombers.

March 20, 2008 | By IAN DEITCH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

OPEC to maintain current production; blames US for economic ’mismanagement’

VIENNA, Austria - OPEC on Wednesday accused the U.S. of economic ''mismanagement'' that it said is pushing oil prices to record highs, rebuffing calls to boost output and laying blame at the feet of the Bush administration.

March 20, 2008 | By WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Conflict grows between Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador

CARACAS, Venezuela - President Hugo Chavez said Wednesday that ''we want peace,'' but that Colombia and its allies in Washington represent war - and that perpetual conflict with the United States is inevitable.

March 20, 2008 | By IAN JAMES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Pakistani court drops 5 corruption cases against Bhutto’s widower

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A Pakistani court on Wednesday dropped five corruption cases against a leader of the opposition party that won last month's parliamentary elections.

March 20, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Gazprom says it is resuming full shipment of gas supplies to Ukraine after agreement

MOSCOW - Russia's state-controlled gas monopoly Gazprom said Wednesday it was resuming full deliveries of natural gas to Ukraine after presidents of the tense neighbors helped reach an agreement that will ease European supply concerns.

March 20, 2008 | By STEVE GUTTERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

US military frees 2 former Iraqi officials after court drops kidnapping, murder charges

BAGHDAD - Two former Health Ministry officials cleared of helping Shiite death squads celebrated their release with friends and family Wednesday while outraged Sunni politicians called it a black day that showed just how dysfunctional Iraq's judicial system is.

March 20, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and JOHN AFFLECK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Manmade flood unleashed in Grand Canyon; meant to boost ecosystem by redistributing sediment

PAGE, Ariz. - Twin torrents of water unleashed from a dam coursed through the Grand Canyon on Wednesday in a flood meant to mimic the natural ones that used to nourish the gorge's ecosystem by spreading sediment.

March 20, 2008 | By AMANDA LEE MYERS Associated Press Writer | National

Bush says the US must ’get off oil’ because it’s obvious high demand is creating high prices

WASHINGTON - President Bush said Wednesday that the United States has to ''get off oil'' to reduce dependence on foreign suppliers and declared ''it should be obvious'' that high demand is creating painful gasoline prices.

March 20, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Washington

Bridge 3/6

We are looking at the Rule of Seven. You are in three no-trump. Your only high card in the led suit is the ace (or the king, if righty wins the first trick with the ace). You subtract the number of cards your side has in this suit from seven, and hold up your ace for that number of rounds.

March 20, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break

Astrograph 3/6

You will enter into some kind of secret alliance in the year ahead with two separate individuals. Both will offer potentially large material benefits, but one in particular could be gigantic.

March 20, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break

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