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China: Rebuilding after quake will be ’arduous’

CHENGDU, China - Rebuilding China's devastated earthquake zone will be a long and arduous process, the government warned Wednesday in a signal to millions of survivors living in tents that there will be no quick return to normalcy from their upturned lives.

June 12, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


14 hurt in latest derailment of Chicago train

CHICAGO - A Chicago Transit Authority train derailed Wednesday on the city's South Side, frightening passengers who were dazed as emergency responders removed them from the elevated rails.

June 12, 2008 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press Writer | National


Poll shows growing California support for gay marriage

SAN FRANCISCO - More California voters now support allowing same-sex marriage than oppose it, according to a new poll released Wednesday.

June 12, 2008 | By LISA LEFF Associated Press Writer | National


Tenn. woman, 61, dies in iron lung after outage

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A woman who spent nearly 60 years of her life in an iron lung after being diagnosed with polio as a child died Wednesday after a power failure shut down the machine that kept her breathing, her family said.

June 12, 2008 | By WOODY BAIRD Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - May 29

(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.)

June 12, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


French court convicts man of killing 7 females

CHARLEVILLE-MEZIERES, France - A man accused of seeking young virgins to rape and kill was convicted Wednesday of seven murders and sentenced to life in prison.

June 12, 2008 | By PIERRE-ANTOINE SOUCHARD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ex-prosecutors embrace courts for terror cases

WASHINGTON - A federal courtroom may be the proper place to dispense justice in the terrorism case of confessed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, two former federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

June 12, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Washington


GSU softball coach Poole leaves for McNeese

LAKE CHARLES, La. - Georgia Southern head softball coach Natalie Poole will resign and accept the head coaching position at McNeese State, it was announced Tuesday.

June 12, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


South African government looking for shelters for foreigners fleeing anti-immigrant violence

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Foreigners fleeing their homes in the face of anti-immigrant violence must be housed in better facilities - but the shelters must not become permanent, government officials said Wednesday.

June 12, 2008 | By CELEAN JACOBSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Goodall appeals for animal testing ban

BRUSSELS, Belgium - World-famous primate expert Jane Goodall and other scientists appealed to European Union officials Wednesday to do more to end the testing of animals for science and medical research.

June 12, 2008 | By CONSTANT BRAND Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 5/29

In "King Lear," William Shakespeare wrote, "Who loses, and who wins; who's in, who's out."

June 12, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 5/29

In the year ahead, you'll be more successful with activities that you handle alone than you will be with shared endeavors. If you feel a need to form an alliance, be sure that your partners can make a definitive contribution.

June 12, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 5/29

DEAR DR. GOTT: What is the safest way to dispose of old prescription bottles and outdated medication? I am afraid to just throw the bottles away because of all the information on the labels. I am also afraid to throw the pills in the garbage because I live in a rural area and regularly have wild animals get into my trashcans (despite my attempts to keep them out).

June 12, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 5/29

DEAR ABBY: I couldn't help but notice the letter you published April 28, regarding releasing doves for events. While it's true that the birds you mentioned would not survive in the wild, you did not tell the full story regarding dove releases.

June 12, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Hollywood studios, AFTRA agree on 3-year contract

LOS ANGELES - Hollywood producers and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists announced a tentative three-year contract deal Wednesday that puts more pressure on a larger actors union to do the same and avoid a crippling strike.

June 12, 2008 | By RYAN NAKASHIMA AP Business Writer | National


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