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Washington woman, boyfriend charged with killing 6 members of her family on Christmas Eve

SEATTLE - A woman and her boyfriend were charged Friday with aggravated first-degree murder in the methodical Christmas Eve shootings of her parents, her brother, his wife and their two young children.

January 12, 2008 | By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP Associated Press Writer | National


France consigns smoky cafes to history under broadening smoking ban

PARIS - From next week, one of France's most iconic institutions - the smoky cafe - will be but a hazy memory.

January 12, 2008 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press Writer | World


Shopowners flee mixed Baghdad neighborhoods, cementing sectarian divide

BAGHDAD - Shiite taxi driver Aly Kaabi used to fear for his life each time his Mercedes needed a spare part. The place to seek replacements was a Sunni-dominated Baghdad neighborhood ruled at the time by militants from al-Qaida in Iraq.

January 12, 2008 | By DIAA HADID Associated Press Writer | World


2 off-duty Israeli soldiers shot dead by Palestinians, killed 1 assailant before they died

JERUSALEM - Two off-duty Israeli soldiers hiking in the West Bank were killed Friday by Palestinian gunmen but before they died, they managed to fire at their assailants and kill one of them, according to the military and a woman who was with the hikers but escaped unharmed.

January 12, 2008 | By MATTI FRIEDMAN Associated Press Writer | World


Today in History - December 27

Today is Thursday, Dec. 27, the 361st day of 2007. There are four days left in the year.

January 11, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Boston U. tops Lady Eagles, 70-53

RICHMOND, Va. - Seniors Tiffany Brown and Shawnda Atwood combined for 20 points Thursday night against Boston University, but the Terriers outshot Georgia Southern en route to a 70-53 decision - the first of two games at the Virginia Commonwealth University Christmas tournament at Siegel Center.

January 11, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


'We were negligent': A small-town superintendent vows to prevent teacher sexual misconduct

FARMINGTON, N.M. - Arthur Brokop, a young substitute teacher, shut the windowless door of the first-grade classroom he'd been called in to oversee.

January 11, 2008 | By MARTHA IRVINE Associated Press Writer | National


Astrograph 12/27

More travel than usual is a strong possibility in the year ahead. There is a likelihood that you will even take a trip to a distant place you have long desired to visit, and it will be everything that you expected it to be.

January 11, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Bush demands justice for Bhutto murderers; assassination complicates US policy

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration scrambled Thursday with the implications of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination after investing significant diplomatic capital in promoting reconciliation between her and President Pervez Musharraf.

January 11, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | National


U.S. cities offer cash and perks to encourage residents to adopt energy-saving measures

PARKLAND, Fla. - Free hybrid-car parking. Cash rebates for installing solar panels. Low-interest loans for energy-saving home renovations. Money to tear up desert lawns and replace them with drought-resistant landscaping.

January 11, 2008 | By BRIAN SKOLOFF Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 12/27

Tennis superstar Martina Navratilova claimed: "Whoever said, 'It's not whether you win or lose that counts,' probably lost."

January 11, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Pakistan’s Sharif says his party will boycott elections; calls for Musharraf to resign

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan - Pakistani opposition leader Nawaz Sharif announced Thursday his party was boycotting next month's elections following the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. He demanded that President Pervez Musharraf resign immediately.

January 11, 2008 | By ZARAR KHAN Associated Press Writer | World


US troops successfully battle Sunni and Shiite extremists

BAGHDAD - U.S. forces said they waged successful battles against both Sunni and Shiite extremists and announced Thursday they had seized two men possibly linked to the capture of three American soldiers earlier this year.

January 11, 2008 | By PATRICK QUINN Associated Press Writer | World


Hindus torch churches, Christians burn homes in 3rd day of India violence

NEW DELHI - Hindu extremists torched nearly a dozen churches and the home of a Christian leader Thursday, defying a curfew imposed to quell three days of religious violence in eastern India. Christians retaliated by setting fire to several homes belonging to Hindus.

January 11, 2008 | By GAVIN RABINOWITZ Associated Press Writer | World


New Jersey law restricts some sex offenders from surfing the Web

EWING, N.J. - Convicted sex offenders who used the Internet to help them commit their crimes will be banned from using the Internet under a measure signed into law Thursday.

January 11, 2008 | By ANGELA DELLI SANTI Associated Press Writer | National


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Ahead of July 4th, a tropical storm off Florida

SAVANNAH - With the July Fourth weekend on the horizon, the Atlantic hurricane season's first named storm plodded off Florida's coast Tuesday, though Arthur wasn't yet spooking too many in the storm's potential path.

July 01, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Report: Health law sign-ups dogged by data flaws

WASHINGTON - Many of the 8 million Americans signed up under the new health care law now have to clear up questions about their personal information that could affect their coverage.

July 01, 2014 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Nation


Justices sometimes do agree: Your privacy matters

WASHINGTON - Supreme Court justices found more common ground than usual this year, and nowhere was their unanimity more surprising than in a ruling that police must get a judge's approval before searching the cellphones of people they've arrested.

July 01, 2014 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Nation


Nadal upset by No. 144 Kyrgios

LONDON - For the third year in a row, Rafael Nadal made an early exit from Wimbledon after a stunning loss to a player ranked 100th or lower.

July 01, 2014 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Living: Fourth of July brings memories of family conflict

This week always brings back some unpleasant memories. I know that Independence Day evokes thoughts of America's newly won freedom for most people but for me it is a reminder of a different war that was bitterly contested on American soil in the 1960's. Sadly it was brother against brother and friend against friend.

July 01, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Argentina nets win in extra time

SAO PAULO - Angel Di Maria scored deep into extra time Tuesday to give Argentina a 1-0 win over Switzerland and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.

July 01, 2014 | By KARL RITTER Associated Press | Sports


Press to continue: How video game tech is changing cancer treatment

At an age when most kids start school and learn to ride bikes, Nico Poux was fighting for his life. Diagnosed with leukemia at age 6, Poux has battled cancer the bulk of his life.

July 01, 2014 | By CHANDRA JOHNSON Deseret News National | Hot topics


Georgia nursing homes in arrears may lose Medicaid

Nursing homes and other medical providers that owe money to a Georgia health agency now face a repayment timetable that could lead to their being cut off from the government Medicaid program.

July 01, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Birth control ruling sparks political clash

WASHINGTON - Republicans called it a win for religious freedom. The decision of the Supreme Court, they said, is further evidence the country's new health care law is deeply flawed.

July 01, 2014 | By STEVE PEOPLES and KEN THOMAS Associated Press | Nation


Conviction in NYC cop cannibalism case overturned

NEW YORK - A federal judge has overturned the conviction of a former New York City police officer accused of plotting to kidnap, kill and eat young women.

July 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Nation




Mets implode in 8th, Braves win

ATLANTA - Three errors by New York fueled Atlanta's comeback as the Braves scored four runs in the eighth inning and beat the Mets 5-3 for their fifth straight win.

June 30, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Germany, France win; Cup says goodbye to Africa

RIO DE JANEIRO - Nigeria and Algeria made World Cup history for Africa and now leave with their heads held high.

June 30, 2014 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Trial highlights NCAA changes already underway

Sonny Vaccaro already feels like a winner, no matter how a federal judge rules in the antitrust lawsuit he helped bring against the NCAA.

June 30, 2014 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mental disorder not factor in Pistorius shooting

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was not suffering from a mental illness when he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and was able to understand the wrongfulness of what he had done, according to psychiatric reports submitted Monday at the Olympic athlete's murder trial.

June 30, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press | Sports


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