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Man indicted in ’75 slaying of Tenn. Girl Scout

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A suspect in the 1975 slaying of a 9-year-old Girl Scout, who disappeared while delivering Girl Scout cookies, has been indicted by a grand jury, prosecutors announced Friday.

June 21, 2008 | By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press Writer | National


Japan’s space lab about to get bigger

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The newest space station addition, a giant Japanese science lab, is about to get bigger.

June 21, 2008 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | National


Cyclone destroys trees in Myanmar’s main city

YANGON, Myanmar - The waiter looks down at the streets of Yangon from the panoramic rooftop restaurant. He remembers how diners used to be shielded from the noise and bustle of the city below by a thick green cushion of leaves.

June 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Stocks fall sharply on surge in oil, jobs data

NEW YORK - Wall Street plunged Friday on two troubling economic developments: oil prices that surged more than $9 a barrel to a fresh record and a jump in unemployment that was much larger than the market anticipated. The Dow Jones industrial average at times lost more than 300 points.

June 21, 2008 | By TIM PARADIS AP Business Writer | National


Sri Lanka bus blasts kill at least 23

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Bombs ripped through two buses in Sri Lanka on Friday, including one packed with morning commuters near the country's heavily fortified capital, officials said. At least 23 people were killed and 67 wounded.

June 21, 2008 | By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


5 Europeans missing after scuba diving in eastern Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Five European scuba divers were missing Friday after being swept away in strong currents off eastern Indonesia, police said.

June 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


2 Shiite militia leaders surrender in Iraq

BAGHDAD - Two suspected Shiite militia leaders surrendered Friday during raids by U.S. forces, while tens of thousands of Shiite faithful streamed out of mosques to join protests against a security agreement with the United States.

June 21, 2008 | By LAUREN FRAYER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


NYPD guards NY Times building after 2 men climb facade

NEW YORK - A cordon of police officers and private security stood guard Friday in front of The New York Times building after two daredevils scaled the skyscraper in midtown Manhattan within hours of each other.

June 21, 2008 | By MARCUS FRANKLIN Associated Press Writer | National


Police stop Zimbabwe opposition leader’s campaign

HARARE, Zimbabwe - The opposition said Friday that its rallies had been banned indefinitely three weeks before the presidential runoff, while the U.S. ambassador accused President Robert Mugabe's regime of using food as a weapon to stay in power.

June 21, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


WVU president calls resignation ’difficult’

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia University President Mike Garrison said Friday he will resign in September to end the controversy surrounding the improper awarding of a master's degree to the governor's daughter.

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


Ask AP: Oil shale, the importance of a recession

Is the country in a recession? If not, is it going to be? And for how long?

June 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Air Force leadership in shake-up

WASHINGTON - The military and civilian chiefs of the Air Force are resigning, U.S. officials said Thursday.

June 20, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Washington


Video shows bystanders ignoring hit-and-run victim

HARTFORD, Conn. - Police released chilling surveillance video of a hit-and-run accident in hopes of catching the unidientified driver who ran down a 78-year-old pedestrian, paralyzing him, and to show the callousness of bystanders who did nothing to help.

June 20, 2008 | BY STEPHEN SINGER Associated Press Writer | National


UN food summit accord held up over Cuban concerns

ROME - Delegates in the closing hours of a three-day U.N. summit were trying to agree Thursday on a final document on how to tackle growing hunger and civil unrest sparked by skyrocketing prices of food and fuel.

June 20, 2008 | By FRANCES D’EMILIO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


House passes Democratic budget plan

WASHINGTON - Democrats gave final approval on Thursday of a budget blueprint for 2009 that rewards domestic agencies and the Pentagon with generous budget increases while leaving wrenching decisions about curbing Medicare costs and increasing taxes to the next president.

June 20, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


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