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Texas officials sue US over border fence

WASHINGTON - Texas mayors and business leaders filed a class-action lawsuit Friday alleging Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff hoodwinked landowners into waiving their property rights for construction of a fence along the Mexican border.

May 31, 2008 | By SUZANNE GAMBOA Associated Press Writer | Washington


US oil shipments canceled

WASHINGTON - Responding to congressional pressure, the Bush administration on Friday said it is suspending oil deliveries into the government's Strategic Petroleum Reserve for the remainder of the year.

May 31, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington


GE plans to exit appliance business

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - General Electric Co. said Friday that it plans to sell or spin off its iconic appliance business that for a century sold refrigerators, air conditioners and ovens for millions of homes.

May 31, 2008 | By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN AP Business Writer | National


Restrictions, recycling in Los Angeles water plan

LOS ANGELES - Faced with drought and a jump in consumption, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has called for cleansing sewage for drinking water and imposing restrictions for watering lawns and washing driveways.

May 31, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Myanmar cyclone death toll nearly 78,000

YANGON, Myanmar - The official death toll from Cyclone Nargis has nearly doubled to almost 78,000 and another 56,000 people remain missing two weeks after the devastating storm, state television reported Friday.

May 31, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Alabama sheriffs feed inmates on $1.75 a day

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Back in the day of chain gangs, Alabama passed a law that gave sheriffs $1.75 a day to feed each prisoner in their jails, and the sheriffs got to pocket anything that was left over.

May 31, 2008 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press Writer | National


Olympian Montgomery gets 46 months for check fraud

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Olympic gold medalist Tim Montgomery's once-celebrated life continued its long downward spiral Friday when a federal judge sentenced the former ''world's fastest man'' to nearly four years in prison for dealing in bad checks.

May 31, 2008 | By JIM FITZGERALD Associated Press Writer | National


Arizona man charged in serial predator investigation

PHOENIX - A suspected serial predator accused of sexually assaulting four women, killing two of them, was described by co-workers as a polite, soft-spoken car salesman who mostly kept to himself.

May 31, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Mo. lawmakers vote to bar Internet harassment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Responding to the suicide of a Missouri teenager who was teased over the Internet, state lawmakers Friday gave final approval to a bill making cyber harassment illegal.

May 31, 2008 | By CHRIS BLANK Associated Press Writer | National


CDC: Syringe reuse linked to hepatitis C outbreak

RENO, Nev. - A hepatitis C outbreak was caused by workers improperly reusing syringes and medicine vials at a Las Vegas clinic, federal health officials said Friday.

May 31, 2008 | By SCOTT SONNER Associated Press Writer | National


Spokesman: Gunfire hits Iranian convoy in Baghdad

BAGHDAD - An Iranian Embassy convoy came under fire in Baghdad, wounding two Iranian diplomats and two other staff, a spokesman said Friday. Tehran accused the United States of encouraging attacks against Iranian interests in Iraq.

May 31, 2008 | By HAMID AHMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan protests suspected US missile strike on border village

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's army lodged a formal protest Friday to ''allied forces'' in neighboring Afghanistan over a suspected U.S. missile strike this week that killed 14 people in a Pakistani border village.

May 31, 2008 | By ZARAR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Chemist gets life for killing husband in acid vat

FRESNO, Calif. - A biochemist was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Friday for killing her estranged husband by knocking him out and stuffing him into a vat of acid, possibly while he was still alive.

May 31, 2008 | By GARANCE BURKE Associated Press Writer | National


Texas assesses whether sect ’girls’ are adults

SAN ANTONIO - When Texas child welfare authorities released statistics showing nearly 60 percent of the teen girls taken from a polygamist sect's ranch were pregnant or had children, they seemed to prove what was alleged all along: The sect commonly pushed girls into marriage and sex.

May 31, 2008 | By MICHELLE ROBERTS Associated Press Writer | National


Astrograph 5/17

It looks as if you'll get off to a great start in the year ahead with the possibilities of finding both a quality social life and many new potential prospects for material gain. Make the most of things while conditions favor you.

May 31, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


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