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Toyota making US manufacturing changes

DETROIT - Toyota Motor Corp. will start producing the hybrid Prius in the U.S. for the first time as the Japanese automaker adjusts its U.S. manufacturing operations to meet customer demands for smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles.

July 25, 2008 | By DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Auto Writer | National


Fewer nonsmokers breathe cigarette fumes, CDC says

ATLANTA - Nearly half of nonsmoking Americans are still breathing in cigarette fumes, but the percentage has declined dramatically since the early 1990s, according to a government study released Thursday.

July 25, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | National


Finding JonBenet’s killer remains ’final goal’

BOULDER, Colo. - The family of Jon Benet Ramsey still holds out hope the 6-year-old beauty queen's killer will be found, her aunt said Thursday, a day after prosecutors cleared the girl's father, brother, and deceased mother in her slaying.

July 25, 2008 | By CATHERINE TSAI Associated Press Writer | National


Dutch house cat adopts rejected red panda

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - A zookeeper's house cat has adopted a baby red panda abandoned by its mother and is nursing the cub along with her own kittens, the Artis zoo said Wednesday.

July 24, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


High gas prices fuel boom in online classes

BOSTON - Laurel Ranticelli considered driving 40 miles round-trip to take education classes at the University of Massachusetts campus in Amherst. Then she realized she could take the same courses from her computer at home and save on fuel costs.

July 24, 2008 | By NANCY KELSEY Associated Press Writer | National


Thousands evacuate as flames threaten Paradise, CA

OROVILLE, Calif. - Thousands of people were ordered to get out of Paradise on Wednesday as an out-of-control wildfire threatened the Northern California city that also was devastated by flames just weeks ago.

July 24, 2008 | By DON THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | National


UN says 7 Darfur peacekeepers killed in ambush

KHARTOUM, Sudan - About two hundred gunmen on horseback and in SUVs ambushed peacekeepers from a joint U.N.-African Union force in Sudan's Darfur region, killing seven in fierce gunbattles that lasted more than two hours, U.N. officials said Wednesday.

July 24, 2008 | By MOHAMED OSMAN and MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Indian tribe in Montana wants to exploit coal

CROW AGENCY, Mont. - They tried casinos on the Crow Indian reservation. The one designed to bring in the biggest crowds, Res-a-Vegas, went bust within a year and is now a fireworks stand.

July 24, 2008 | By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press Writer | National


Actors union ratifies deal with Hollywood studios

LOS ANGELES - The labor drama gripping Hollywood is now entering its final act after one actors group said its members ratified a new deal and the other prepared to turn down the major studios' final offer.

July 24, 2008 | By RYAN NAKASHIMA AP Business Writer | National


Police Report - July 10

(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.)

July 24, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Democratic Senate Debate; Performance Learning Center

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday July 09, 2008

July 24, 2008 | mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


’Kid-sick’ parents have hard time letting go

CHICAGO - Eve Pidgeon watched the large group of kids, many of them laughing and chatting excitedly as they boarded a bus for summer sleepaway camp last summer.

July 24, 2008 | By MARTHA IRVINE AP National Writer | National


Man arrested after climbing NYC skyscraper

NEW YORK - A man climbed part way up The New York Times' 52-story headquarters early Wednesday, becoming the third person to scale the skyscraper in less than five weeks.

July 24, 2008 | By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press Writer | National


For some, waterfront NYC living means a houseboat

NEW YORK - Gloria Weiss was living in a small SoHo apartment in the 1980s when one of her young students told her that he lived on a boat.

July 24, 2008 | By DEEPTI HAJELA Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 7/10

In 1513 Machiavelli wrote, "There are three kinds of intelligence: one kind understands things for itself, the second appreciates what others can understand, the third understands neither for itself nor through others. This first kind is excellent, the second good, and the third kind useless."

July 24, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


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