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West Virginia University faculty call for head to resign

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia University's Faculty Senate had a resounding message for President Mike Garrison: It's time to do what's right for the school's reputation and resign.

May 21, 2008 | By VICKI SMITH Associated Press Writer | National


Suicide bomber, gunmen kill 5, test fragile Pakistan peace process

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A suicide bomber riding a rickshaw attacked a police checkpoint and gunmen fired on officers guarding a bank in Pakistan's northwest Tuesday, killing five people and testing the new government's fledgling peace process.

May 21, 2008 | By RIAZ KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Gay former N.J. gov’s divorce trial begins in closed court

TRENTON, N.J. - After two tell-all books, tawdry sex claims and 3 1/2 years of living apart, New Jersey's gay ex-governor and his estranged wife showed up for court Tuesday morning to begin the process of ending their marriage.

May 21, 2008 | By ANGELA DELLI SANTI Associated Press Writer | National


Local Roundup: Metter golf wins state title

The Metter girls' golf team won the state championship on Monday at the Gold Club Resort in Dawsonville, Ga.

May 21, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Iraqi civilians flee fighting in Baghdad militia stronghold

BAGHDAD - A rocket slammed into Baghdad's city hall and another hit a downtown park Tuesday as more frightened civilians fled a Shiite militia stronghold where U.S.-led forces are locked in fierce street battles.

May 21, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Softball Eagles begin tourney play Wednesday

The quest for the 2008 Southern Conference Tournament championship starts today when the Eagles take on Appalachian State in the first round.

May 21, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Hundreds turn out for second day of food protests in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Hundreds of youths in Somalia's capital lobbed stones at shops and cars and set tires ablaze Tuesday in a second day of violence over soaring food prices.

May 21, 2008 | By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 5/7

Present-day sportswomen and men spend a lot of time pushing and pulling weights in a gym. The stronger and fitter they are, the better they will play, so the argument goes.

May 21, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Ex-N.H. candidate convicted for fake disappearance arrested

DOVER, N.H. - A former congressional candidate convicted of faking his disappearance after a car crash two years ago was arrested Tuesday after his wife reported that he threw her to the floor.

May 21, 2008 | By HOLLY RAMER Associated Press Writer | National


Jury in New York City convicts fan of stalking Uma Thurman

NEW YORK - A lovesick former mental patient was convicted Tuesday of stalking and harassing Uma Thurman for more than two years, showing up on her front doorstep and movie set and sending the actress a series of creepy love letters.

May 21, 2008 | By SAMUEL MAULL Associated Press Writer | National


Fed auctions $75 billion to banks to ease credit stresses

WASHINGTON - Battling to relieve stressed credit markets, the Federal Reserve said Tuesday it has provided a total of $435 billion in short-term loans to squeezed banks since December to help them overcome credit problems.

May 21, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Church leader arrested on sex charges in northeast N.M.

SANTA FE, N.M. - The leader of an apocalyptic sect was arrested Tuesday on sex charges and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, police said.

May 21, 2008 | By DEBORAH BAKER Associated Press Writer | National


Ga. court denies death stay; Lynd appeals to US high court

ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court on Tuesday denied William Earl Lynd's request for a stay of execution, paving the way for him to become the first inmate in the nation to face execution since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that lethal injection is constitutional.

May 21, 2008 | By SHANNON MCCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | National


US increases cyclone aid for Myanmar

WASHINGTON - The White House said Tuesday the U.S. will send more than $3 million to help victims of the devastating cyclone in Myanmar, up from an initial emergency contribution of $250,000.

May 21, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Committee chairman accuses VA of criminal negligence

WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs' top mental health official said Tuesday he made a poor choice of words when he sent his colleagues an e-mail about suicide data that started out with ''Shh!''

May 21, 2008 | By KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press Writer | Washington


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