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Bush: cooperation for Gustav better than Katrina

AUSTIN, Texas - President Bush said Monday that coordination among states and the federal government in response to Hurricane Gustav has been better than during Katrina, which devastated the Gulf Coast in 2005 and tattered his administration's reputation for handling crises.

September 16, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Japan PM resigns to avoid ‘political vacuum’

TOKYO - Japan's chronically unpopular prime minister abruptly resigned Monday after a yearlong struggle with a deadlocked parliament, leaving the weakened ruling party to grapple with a stalled economy and rising calls for snap elections.

September 16, 2008 | By JOSEPH COLEMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan claims victory in militant stronghold

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's army claimed Monday to have routed Taliban militants in a stronghold near the Afghan border but turned up no sign of Osama bin Laden or al-Qaida No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri.

September 16, 2008 | By ZARAR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Laboring longer a growing trend for Americans

CHICAGO - Americans are changing the game plan for retirement, with millions laboring right past the traditional retirement age and working into their late 60s and beyond.

September 16, 2008 | By DAVE CARPENTER AP Business Writer | National


Gustav slams La. coastline west of New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS - A weakened Hurricane Gustav slammed into the heart of Louisiana's fishing and oil industry with 110 mph winds Monday, delivering only a glancing blow to New Orleans that raised hopes the city would escape the kind of catastrophic flooding brought by Katrina three years ago.

September 16, 2008 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and MARY FOSTER Associated Press Writer | National


India rushes doctors, medicine to flood victims

SAHARSA DISTRICT, India - Indian authorities rushed doctors and medical equipment to flood-devastated northern India on Monday to ward off outbreaks of disease among the hundreds of thousands of victims crowding relief camps, officials said.

September 16, 2008 | | Associated Press


Study: Bypass better than stents in long term

MUNICH, Germany - For heart patients with clogged arteries, the choice between bypass surgery or an angioplasty may come down to one question: How many procedures would you like to have?

September 16, 2008 | By MARIA CHENG AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Watch out for drug names that look, sound alike

WASHINGTON - Take the generic drug clonidine for high blood pressure? Double-check that you didn't leave the drugstore with Klonopin for seizures, or the gout medicine colchicine.

September 16, 2008 | By LAUREN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Washington


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Erk's Last Beer; Reading to Rover; Willie Brown

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday September 01, 2008

September 16, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Gustav landfall nears

NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Hurricane Gustav steamed toward the Louisiana coast early Monday on track to hit west of New Orleans as the few remaining in the city watched nervously and hoped levees only partly reinforced in the three years since Katrina would hold.

September 16, 2008 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and MARY FOSTER Associated Press Writers | Local


Russia says US may have sent weapons to Georgia

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Russia warned the West on Monday against supporting Georgia's leadership, suggesting that the United States carried weapons as well as aid to the ex-Soviet republic and calling for an arms embargo until the Georgian government falls.

September 16, 2008 | By ROBERT WIELAARD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


A hardened few choose to stay and ride out Gustav

HOUMA, La. - With 16 adults, six young children and five dogs roaming the decks, the ''Captain Rayne'' looked more like Noah's Ark than a crew boat that ferries workers back and forth to offshore oil rigs. And skipper John Lyons fully expects his vessel to bring his family and friends safely through whatever Hurricane Gustav dishes out, no matter how biblical.

September 16, 2008 | By ALLEN G. BREED and VICKI SMITH Associated Press Writers | National


Chicago students to skip first day, lobby for cash

CHICAGO - Maurisha Gaiter didn't raise her two daughters to be honor roll students by letting them skip class.

September 16, 2008 | By JENNY SONG Associated Press Writer | National


Pakistan investigates ’honor killings’ of 5 women

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan opened an investigation Monday into the killings of five women who tried to choose their own husbands, after a provincial lawmaker defended their deaths as a ''centuries-old tradition.''

September 16, 2008 | By ASIF SHAHZAD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russian journalist’s funeral turns into a protest

MOSCOW - More than 1,000 angry mourners turned the funeral for a journalist critical of Russia's government into a demonstration Monday, accusing police of lying when they said he was accidentally shot by an officer.

September 16, 2008 | By MANSUR MIROVALEV Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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