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AP IMPACT: Pentagon says divorce rate remained unchanged despite stresses on military couples

WASHINGTON - The divorce rate in the armed forces held steady last year at 3.3 percent, a surprising finding given the stress that marriages are under during persistent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

March 16, 2008 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Washington

Health care providers protest as auditors take closer look at Medicare bills

WASHINGTON - In coming weeks, private audit companies will begin scouring mountains of medical records. Their mission: Determine if health care providers erred when billing Medicare and require them to return any overpayments to the federal government. The auditors will keep a tidy percentage for their services.

March 16, 2008 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Washington

Bush asks Congress to end prescription drug sales on the Internet

WASHINGTON - President Bush on Saturday urged Congress to pass legislation aimed at ending illegal sales of highly addictive prescription drugs on the Internet, citing a growing number of fatal overdoses.

March 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington

Letter: Our need for 'hope' draws many to Obama


March 16, 2008 | | Letters To The Editor

Letter: Mr. Boyum, you try to be a teacher


March 16, 2008 | | Letters To The Editor

Iraqi court throws out conviction of American whose case is pending at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - An American held in Iraq by the U.S. military has had his conviction and death sentence overturned by an Iraqi court, the man's American lawyer said Friday.

March 16, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington

Clinton turns her attention to turnout in the last days before Tuesday’s important primaries

SAN ANTONIO - With her closing arguments made, Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton turned her attention to the mechanics of delivering voters to the polls in a round of primaries Tuesday that could hold the key to the future of her presidential ambitions.

March 16, 2008 | By MIKE GLOVER Associated Press Writer | National

In twisting Democratic race, once-unstoppable Clinton struggles to overcome Obamania

WASHINGTON - A year ago, Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-Inevitable, was joshing about whether she could appoint her husband secretary of state when she became president, and Barack Obama was urging a throng to be realistic about his own chances. ''Let's face it,'' he said. ''The novelty's going to wear off.''

March 16, 2008 | By NANCY BENAC Associated Press Writer | Washington

McCain tries to distance himself from pastor cited for anti-Catholic remarks

PHOENIX - John McCain is refusing to renounce the endorsement of a prominent Texas televangelist who Democrats say peddles anti-Catholic and other intolerant speech.

March 16, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008

Japan experiments with robots as part of daily life

TOKYO - At a university lab in a Tokyo suburb, engineering students are wiring a rubbery robot face to simulate six basic expressions: anger, fear, sadness, happiness, surprise and disgust.

March 16, 2008 | By HIROKO TABUCHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

No. 2 commander of Colombia’s guerrillas killed in combat, government says

BOGOTA, Colombia - Security forces killed the No. 2 commander of Colombia's main guerrilla group in combat Saturday, dealing what the government called the biggest blow to the leftist force since its formation.

March 16, 2008 | By TOBY MUSE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Numerous agencies tried to assist N.Y. woman who is now accused of killing her 3 children

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - A social services agency, the police department and the courts had been involved. And so had schools, day-care providers and nonprofit agencies.

March 16, 2008 | By FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press Writer | National

Two people killed, two injured in two plane collision at central Florida airport, authorities say

TITUSVILLE, Fla. - A small airplane that may have had trouble landing struck another aircraft that was taxiing at an airfield and both burst into flames Saturday, killing two people, authorities said.

March 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

Northrop Grumman, EADS beat out Boeing for Air Force refueling tanker contract worth $35B

WASHINGTON - The Air Force on Friday awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. and a European partner a $35 billion contract to build airborne refueling planes, delivering a major blow to Boeing Co.

March 16, 2008 | By JOELLE TESSLER AP Business Writer | National

New York City’s famed Plaza Hotel reopens after 3-year, $400 million renovation

NEW YORK - Hundreds of New Yorkers and tourists alike flocked to The Plaza Hotel on Saturday for the landmark's reopening after a three-year, $400 million renovation.

March 16, 2008 | By BETH J. HARPAZ AP Travel Editor | National

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