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GOP senator accused of not disclosing services

WASHINGTON - Sen. Ted Stevens, the longest-serving Republican senator and a figure in Alaska politics since before statehood, was indicted Tuesday on seven counts of failing to disclose thousands of dollars in services he received from a company that helped renovate his home.

August 13, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Israel defense chief: Military option still open

WASHINGTON - Israel's defense minister said Tuesday he has told top U.S. officials that Israel won't rule out a military strike against Iran.

August 13, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | Washington


7 Bosnian Serbs guilty of genocide in Srebrenica

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - The Bosnian war crimes court convicted seven Bosnian Serbs of genocide Tuesday in the 1995 massacre of Bosnian Muslims at Srebrenica and handed down prison sentences ranging from 38 to 42 years. Four others were acquitted.

August 13, 2008 | By AIDA CERKEZ-ROBINSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


More homeless people expected to vote this fall

BREMERTON, Wash. - Among the record number of voters expected to cast ballots this fall may be an increase from an often-invisible population - the homeless.

August 13, 2008 | By WHITNEY MALKIN Associated Press Writer | National


People wounded in Tenn. church shooting improving

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Three people wounded in a fatal shotgun rampage at a Unitarian church were in serious condition Tuesday, a day after a candlelight vigil tried to comfort congregation members and others attempting to ''make sense of the senseless.''

August 13, 2008 | By BETH RUCKER Associated Press Writer | National


Wildfire threatens homes near Yosemite Park

MARIPOSA, Calif. - Authorities shut down a major highway Tuesday, keeping travelers far from the west entrance to Yosemite National Park so crews could battle a huge wildfire raging close to thousands of nearby homes.

August 13, 2008 | By GARANCE BURKE Associated Press Writer | National


Eagles report to camp Wednesday

Georgia Southern University head football coach Chris Hatcher and his staff have made final preparations for Wednesday when 90 players report to fall camp. Players are scheduled to report Wednesday afternoon with Friday as the first of 29 scheduled practices prior to the season opener on Saturday, Aug. 30, at the University of Georgia.

August 13, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Police Report - July 30

(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)

August 13, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Police say dad may flee NY with girl on yacht

BOSTON - A divorced father with a murky background snatched his 7-year-old daughter during a supervised weekend visit and may be trying to flee the country on a 72-foot yacht, police say.

August 13, 2008 | By NANCY KELSEY Associated Press Writer | National


Dear Abby 7/30

DEAR ABBY: I just finished reading your June 9 column and am shocked at what I read. Your response regarding autism was way off base. You said, "Autism is a mental health disorder ... some people consider ... to be shameful."

August 13, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Beijing air improves with wind and rain

BEIJING - Environmental officials say their efforts are starting to clear the haze above Beijing, while strong wind and some rain have also raised hopes of blue skies when the Olympic Games start in just over a week.

August 13, 2008 | By HENRY SANDERSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


NY judge sentences disgraced NBA ref to 15 months

NEW YORK - Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy was sentenced to 15 months in prison Tuesday for setting off a gambling scandal that tarnished the league's reputation and raised questions about the integrity of its officiating.

August 13, 2008 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | National


Possible pipe bombs found at 2 Ohio post offices

ATHENS, Ohio - Two post offices were evacuated Tuesday in southeastern Ohio after the discovery of objects that appeared to be pipe bombs, authorities said. No injuries were reported.

August 13, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Indonesia: Asian militants sought al-Qaida funds

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Two alleged Indonesian terror leaders were headed to Iraq to seek help from al-Qaida, according to a seized laptop that indicates regional militants are cash-strapped but determined to rebuild international links, security officials say.

August 13, 2008 | By CHRIS BRUMMITT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Thousands of Serb extremists rally in Belgrade for war crimes suspect Karadzic

BELGRADE, Serbia - Singing nationalist songs and waving posters of their ''Serb Hero,'' thousands of Serb extremists protested Tuesday in downtown Belgrade against the government's plans to extradite ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic to the U.N. war crimes tribunal.

August 13, 2008 | By DUSAN STOJANOVIC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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