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Jobless rate climbs as 51,000 jobs vanish

WASHINGTON - Stores, factories and other businesses large and small showed workers the door last month, sending unemployment to its highest rate in four years and adding to the evidence an economic recovery remains far off.

August 16, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA Associated Press Writer | Washington


Yahoo board emerges unscathed from annual meeting

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Yahoo Inc.'s board emerged largely unscathed from the Internet company's annual meeting Friday as a subdued crowd of shareholders raised few questions about the directors' rejection of Microsoft Corp.'s $47.5 billion takeover bid.

August 16, 2008 | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE Associated Press Writer | National


Dear Abby 8/2

DEAR ABBY: I have been depressed for years, and at times I cut myself. My mother sent me to counseling, but it didn't help much.

August 16, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Netanyahu calls for early Israeli elections

JERUSALEM - Benjamin Netanyahu, a hard-liner on territorial concessions to the Arabs, called Thursday for early Israeli elections a day after Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said he will resign over a corruption scandal.

August 15, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Palestinian protests against barrier turn savvy

NAALIN, West Bank - A Palestinian teen tracks Israeli troops with a video camera to document abuse of demonstrators.

August 15, 2008 | By DIAA HADID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


AP IMPACT: Govt loves its cars, all 642,233 of ’em

WASHINGTON - Americans love their cars, and so apparently does Uncle Sam. He's got 642,233 of them.

August 15, 2008 | By JENNIFER C. KERR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Drug gives couch potato mice benefits of a workout

NEW YORK - Here's a couch potato's dream: What if a drug could help you gain some of the benefits of exercise without working up a sweat?

August 15, 2008 | By MALCOLM RITTER Associated Press Writer | National


Exxon Mobil 2Q profit sets US record, shares fall

HOUSTON - Exxon Mobil Corp. reported second-quarter earnings of $11.68 billion Thursday, the biggest profit from operations ever by any U.S. corporation, but the results were well short of Wall Street expectations and its shares slumped 3 percent.

August 15, 2008 | By JOHN PORRETTO AP Business Writer | National


Guantanamo judge allows disputed interrogation

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - A U.S. military judge ruled Thursday that prosecutors can use a disputed interrogation to support their case against a former driver for Osama bin Laden in the first Guantanamo war crimes trial.

August 15, 2008 | By MIKE MELIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Paulson says housing remains biggest threat

WASHINGTON - The $168 billion government stimulus effort has been a timely support for the economy and will continue to boost growth in the second half of this year, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Thursday.

August 15, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Bill would block last-minute Labor Dept rule

WASHINGTON - A House committee chairman is trying to stop the Bush administration from implementing a late-term rule that could make it harder to limit worker exposure to dangerous chemicals in the workplace.

August 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


Saudi Arabia bans sale of dogs, cats in capital

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Every single man knows: Walking a dog in the park is a sure babe magnet. Saudi Arabia's Islamic religious police, in their zeal to keep the sexes apart, want to make sure the technique doesn't catch on here.

August 15, 2008 | By DONNA ABU-NASR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mortar kills family of 7 in Pakistan’s Swat valley

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A mortar shell hit a house in a valley where Pakistani security forces are battling Islamic militants, killing a family of seven, and militants torched a nearby girls school, police said Thursday.

August 15, 2008 | By RIAZ KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sudan’s al-Bashir vows never to deal with ICC

KHARTOUM, Sudan - Sudan's president said he will never deal with the International Criminal Court where he faces charges of genocide in Darfur, according to a newspaper interview published Thursday.

August 15, 2008 | By SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Widow indicted in death once ruled a farm accident

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A former nurse surrendered Thursday on a murder charge in the death of her husband, a district attorney who authorities originally believed was killed when he was trampled by cattle in a farming accident.

August 15, 2008 | By DUNCAN MANSFIELD Associated Press Writer | National


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