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Sri Lanka bus blasts kill at least 23

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Bombs ripped through two buses in Sri Lanka on Friday, including one packed with morning commuters near the country's heavily fortified capital, officials said. At least 23 people were killed and 67 wounded.

June 21, 2008 | By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


5 Europeans missing after scuba diving in eastern Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Five European scuba divers were missing Friday after being swept away in strong currents off eastern Indonesia, police said.

June 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


2 Shiite militia leaders surrender in Iraq

BAGHDAD - Two suspected Shiite militia leaders surrendered Friday during raids by U.S. forces, while tens of thousands of Shiite faithful streamed out of mosques to join protests against a security agreement with the United States.

June 21, 2008 | By LAUREN FRAYER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


NYPD guards NY Times building after 2 men climb facade

NEW YORK - A cordon of police officers and private security stood guard Friday in front of The New York Times building after two daredevils scaled the skyscraper in midtown Manhattan within hours of each other.

June 21, 2008 | By MARCUS FRANKLIN Associated Press Writer | National


Police stop Zimbabwe opposition leader’s campaign

HARARE, Zimbabwe - The opposition said Friday that its rallies had been banned indefinitely three weeks before the presidential runoff, while the U.S. ambassador accused President Robert Mugabe's regime of using food as a weapon to stay in power.

June 21, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


WVU president calls resignation ’difficult’

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia University President Mike Garrison said Friday he will resign in September to end the controversy surrounding the improper awarding of a master's degree to the governor's daughter.

June 21, 2008 | By VICKI SMITH Associated Press Writer | National


Ask AP: Oil shale, the importance of a recession

Is the country in a recession? If not, is it going to be? And for how long?

June 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Air Force leadership in shake-up

WASHINGTON - The military and civilian chiefs of the Air Force are resigning, U.S. officials said Thursday.

June 20, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Washington


Video shows bystanders ignoring hit-and-run victim

HARTFORD, Conn. - Police released chilling surveillance video of a hit-and-run accident in hopes of catching the unidientified driver who ran down a 78-year-old pedestrian, paralyzing him, and to show the callousness of bystanders who did nothing to help.

June 20, 2008 | BY STEPHEN SINGER Associated Press Writer | National


UN food summit accord held up over Cuban concerns

ROME - Delegates in the closing hours of a three-day U.N. summit were trying to agree Thursday on a final document on how to tackle growing hunger and civil unrest sparked by skyrocketing prices of food and fuel.

June 20, 2008 | By FRANCES D’EMILIO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


House passes Democratic budget plan

WASHINGTON - Democrats gave final approval on Thursday of a budget blueprint for 2009 that rewards domestic agencies and the Pentagon with generous budget increases while leaving wrenching decisions about curbing Medicare costs and increasing taxes to the next president.

June 20, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Dear Abby 6/6

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I disagree on something. Do you think parents MUST do the same things for each of their children, even when there is a great discrepancy in the children's behavior and attitude toward their parents?

June 20, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Rays make Beckham No. 1

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Rays selected Tim Beckham with the No. 1 pick in the baseball draft Thursday, choosing the talented high school shortstop from Griffin, Ga., over Florida State catcher Buster Posey.

June 20, 2008 | By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


About 280 Bulloch students preparing to retest for CRCT

State school officials haven't yet adjusted the cut scores for the Criterion Referenced Competency Test, but they did adjust the percentage of students making acceptable scores necessary for a school to make AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress.)

June 20, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Minnesota sees more ‘bridge closed’ signs

ST. PAUL. Minn. - Minnesota transportation officials have closed three busy bridges since March, hoping motorists will put up with the hassle to avoid the possibility of another deadly bridge collapse.

June 20, 2008 | By MARTIGA LOHN Associated Press Writer | National


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