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Congresswoman nervous as husband goes to space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - With her husband in command of space shuttle Discovery and on the verge of launching, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords wanted to set the record straight.

June 15, 2008 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | National

Town deals with rising child felons

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - When the police got a tip that Bonner Elementary was being hit for the second time in a week, they rushed three squad cars to the school. As they were cordoning off the grounds, the burglars emerged - dashing out a front door and across a field.

June 15, 2008 | By TODD LEWAN Associated Press Writer | National


Mr. and Mrs. Terry and Sheryl Jones of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Elizabeth of Statesboro, to Dr. Christopher Ryan Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Wendi Cooper and Mr. Steven Thompson, all of Macon.

June 15, 2008 | | Wedding Planner

Vote aimed at curbing pot growing in Calif. county

WILLITS, Calif. - Voters here took the state's official permissiveness on marijuana to new heights in 2000, allowing residents to grow up to 25 pot plants for medical, recreational or personal use.

June 15, 2008 | By MICHELLE LOCKE Associated Press Writer | National


Dr. Claire Gibbons Smith and Stefan Christopher Reddick were united in marriage on October 20, 2007, in Dallas, Texas, at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church. Dr. Blair R. Monie officiated.

June 15, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Anna Brett Sparks became the bride of Christopher Blane Daniel during a 3 p.m. ceremony held on Saturday, May 24, 2008, at the St. John's United Methodist Church in Aiken, S.C. The Rev. George K. Howle officiated.

June 15, 2008 | | Wedding Planner

Points or fit - which is better?

Comedian and actor Joe E. Lewis said, "I've been on such a losing streak that if I had been around, I would have taken General Custer and given points."

June 14, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break

Fire destroys landmark seafood business in Boston

BOSTON - A fire destroyed a landmark seafood business on the waterfront early Friday, snarling rush hour traffic and raising fears the building would collapse into the harbor. There were no reports of injuries.

June 14, 2008 | By MARK PRATT Associated Press Writer | National

United, US Airways CEOs say no deal for now

CHICAGO - The CEOs of United Airlines and US Airways formally shelved their effort to create the world's largest airline, backing away from a deal that could have shored up their finances but also would have resulted in fewer routes and higher ticket prices for consumers.

June 14, 2008 | By DAVE CARPENTER AP Business Writer | National

Mom in Web bullying case turns grief into activism

DARDENNE PRAIRIE, Mo. - When Tina Meier's 13-year-old daughter committed suicide after being bullied on the Internet, her grief was so encompassing she felt at times she couldn't breathe. She had trouble being around loved ones who reminded her of her child. Even today, recollections of those first holidays after Megan's death are foggy at best.

June 14, 2008 | By BETSY TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | National

Dear Abby 5/30

DEAR ABBY: Please answer a question that has me perplexed. Why do people collect autographs?

June 14, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break

Ask AP: Jet pollution, fraction-of-a-cent coins

It can be a manufacturing plant, a spice grinder or a place where rumors get started. But did you know a ''mill'' can also be one-tenth of a cent - a unit of currency that showed up on state-issued tokens in the 1930s?

June 14, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

Ask Dr. Gott 5/30

DEAR DR. GOTT: Are generic prescription drugs from India safe to use?

June 14, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break

Crane collapses in New York City; at least 1 dead

NEW YORK - A construction crane collapsed Friday on New York's Upper East Side, smashing into a 23-story apartment building as it fell to the ground, killing one construction worker and seriously injuring two others.

June 14, 2008 | By VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press Writer | National

Sect members waiting for children to be returned

SAN ANGELO, Texas - Now, the waiting begins. A Texas Supreme Court ruling paves the way for members of a polygamist sect to get their children out of foster care, but it remains unclear when that might happen or what kind of restrictions might be imposed.

June 14, 2008 | By MICHELLE ROBERTS Associated Press Writer | National

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