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Whitaker signs with Clark Atlanta

May 29, 2008 | From staff sports | Sports

Hunter signs with Mars Hill

May 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports

Oklahoma town unlikely to recover from tornado

PICHER, Okla. - State and federal officials toured this tornado-ravaged town and essentially hammered the final nail into its coffin.

May 29, 2008 | By MURRAY EVANS Associated Press Writer | National

Quaid testifies of peril to newborn twins

WASHINGTON - Actor Dennis Quaid told Congress on Wednesday of a harrowing, near-fatal drug mixup in which his newborn twins were administered 1,000 times the normal dose of a blood thinner.

May 29, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Washington

10-year-old scholar takes Calif. college by storm

DOWNEY, Calif. - With the end of another school year approaching, college sophomore Moshe Kai Cavalin is cramming for final exams in classes such as advanced mathematics, foreign languages and music.

May 29, 2008 | By JOHN ROGERS Associated Press Writer | National

Arrest made in string of Florida wildfires

PALM BAY, Fla. - Authorities along Florida's Atlantic coast, where wildfires have gutted dozens of homes and scorched thousands of acres, arrested a man Wednesday who they said threw a glass bottle containing an accelerant into the woods.

May 29, 2008 | By KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press Writer | National

Ask Dr. Gott 5/15

DEAR DR. GOTT: Just thought I would share something I recently discovered that may be a help to your postmenopausal readers who are bothered by night sweats and hot flashes.

May 29, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break

Snellville First Baptist fuels members with $500 gas raffle

SNELLVILLE - So much for spaghetti suppers: The First Baptist Church of Snellville is fueling its membership drive with a sign in front of its sprawling campus proclaiming ''Free Gasoline.''

May 28, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National

Farm bill has little aid for needy children abroad

WASHINGTON - A five-year farm bill in Congress this week does little to address the growing global food crisis. Instead, it diverts money that could be spent feeding poor children abroad to give more subsidies for U.S. farmers now enjoying record high crop prices and incomes.

May 28, 2008 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press Writer | Washington

Detroit City Council moves toward ousting mayor

DETROIT - The City Council narrowly approved taking the first step Tuesday toward removing Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick over explicit text messages to a former aide, but one council member's possible change of heart could scuttle the measure.

May 28, 2008 | By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National

Military cracks down on scrap-metal scavengers

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. - Hundreds of Marines were conducting a combat training mission in the Mojave Desert when an air patrol spotted something kicking up dust: A civilian pickup truck speeding across the barren landscape.

May 28, 2008 | By CHELSEA J. CARTER Associated Press Writer | National

Another twister reported in tornado-damaged Mo.

SENECA, Mo. - Another round of storms moved Tuesday into tornado-ravaged areas of Missouri, Arkansas and several other states where residents are still picking up from the weekend's killer twisters.

May 28, 2008 | By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER Associated Press Writer | National

Senate approves renewal of flood insurance program

WASHINGTON - The Senate agreed Tuesday to write off - and hand over to taxpayers - more than $17 billion in debt that a FEMA flood insurance program accumulated after being devastated by Katrina and other 2005 hurricanes.

May 28, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington

Gates: Reject tendency to focus on ’Next-War-itis’

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Pentagon must focus on current war demands, even if it means straining the U.S. armed forces and devoting less time and money on future threats, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday.

May 28, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | National

Police seek arsonist as crews fight Fla. wildfires

PALM BAY, Fla. - Investigators searched Tuesday for one or more arsonists believed to have started nine wildfires that have destroyed or damaged about 100 homes on Florida's Atlantic coast, and crews continued to battle the blazes.

May 28, 2008 | By TRAVIS REED Associated Press Writer | National

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