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Border fence would cut through Texas university

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - The steel fence that the U.S. government wants to build along the Mexican border would do more than slice through the University of Texas' Brownsville campus and cut off the golf course from the rest of the school.

July 12, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Stocks mostly lower again after big drop

NEW YORK - Stocks slid again Friday after their sharp dive in the previous session, with investors anxious about a new oil price record and dubious that personal income and spending will remain resilient.

July 12, 2008 | By MADLEN READ AP Business Writer | National


Ag secretary, lawmakers discuss farmers’ flood aid

WASHINGTON - The U.S. agriculture secretary says he is concerned that legal hurdles prevented much immediate federal help for Midwestern farmers faced with serious setbacks because of flooding.

July 12, 2008 | By DENNIS CONRAD Associated Press Writer | National


LA gas station gets hydrogen fuel pump

LOS ANGELES - City Councilman Bill Rosendahl drove into a corner gas station with a big grin on his face. He stepped out of a sports utility vehicle, pumped fuel into the tank and declared it ''the most joyous moment I've had since being elected to office.''

July 12, 2008 | By DAISY NGUYEN Associated Press Writer | National


Gun ban ruling has Chicago thinking it’s next

CHICAGO - As news spread of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to strike down the handgun ban in Washington, D.C., one thing was clear in Chicago: The city's own ban now faces a challenge as serious as any in its 26-year history.

July 12, 2008 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press Writer | National


Md. mom uses son’s Iraq death to help change law

RANDALLSTOWN, Md. - U.S. Army Spc. Kendell Frederick lost his life while trying to become a citizen of the country he was fighting for.

July 12, 2008 | By CHRISSIE THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | National


Homeless quake dogs rescued by Chinese woman

CHENGDU, China - The white short-haired mutt was found dragging his crushed hind legs through rubble-clogged streets after the massive earthquake devastated China's Sichuan province.

July 12, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq veteran discharged for acknowledging he’s gay

WASHINGTON - The Army has discharged a decorated medic who was deployed to Iraq despite acknowledging he was gay.

July 12, 2008 | By SUZANNE GAMBOA Associated Press Writer | Washington


Baghdad’s walls keep peace but feel like prison

BAGHDAD - Baghdad hasn't been this quiet in years. But the respite from bloodshed comes at a high price.

July 12, 2008 | By HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


South African authorities beef up security at TB hospital after patients rampage

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Authorities increased security Friday at a tuberculosis hospital where patients with drug-resistant forms of the disease went on a rampage to protest prison-like conditions.

July 12, 2008 | By CLARE NULLIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US officials try faux speed bumps to slow drivers

PHILADELPHIA - Cathy Campbell did a double-take and tapped the brakes when she spotted what appeared to be a pointy-edged box lying in the road just ahead.

July 12, 2008 | By SARA GANIM Associated Press Writer | National


Fed aided Wall Street to avert ‘‘contagion’’

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve was scrambling to prevent a ''contagion'' from infecting the nation's financial system when it took unprecedented actions to back a Bear Stearns rescue package and provide emergency loans to big Wall Street firms.

July 12, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Astrograph 6/28

Because trial and error has taught valuable lessons, you are now capable in the year ahead of being very successful with the same objectives that were denied previously. Go after what you really want.

July 12, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 6/28

DEAR DR. GOTT: I love your column. It's been very beneficial to my family in many ways.

July 12, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


After-tax incomes and spending show big gains

WASHINGTON - The millions of economic stimulus payments gave a massive jolt to household finances in May, sending after-tax incomes up by the largest amount in 33 years.

July 12, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


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