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Obama hints of sharper edge against Clinton; McCain presses for Michigan win

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama talked of introducing some Chicago smackdown to his politics of hope Wednesday, seeking a rebound after Hillary Rodham Clinton grasped victory in the New Hampshire primary. In the wide-open Republican contest, John McCain pressed to build on his New Hampshire win and named experience, knowledge and judgment as his calling cards in the races ahead.

January 24, 2008 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Advisory board tells President Bush declassification effort faces huge problems

WASHINGTON - The government is lagging far behind in declassifying its secrets and the problem is getting worse as agencies create billions more electronic records containing classified information.

January 24, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | National


Judge orders halt to distribution of Bibles in public schools in rural Mo. district

ST. LOUIS - A rural school district's long-standing practice of allowing the distribution of Bibles to grade school students is unconstitutional, a federal judge has ruled.

January 24, 2008 | By JIM SALTER Associated Press Writer | National


Bloodied, injured pit bulls in trash bin point to dogfighting in New York City’s suburbs

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Maybe the dogs had lost a bout before a frenzied crowd in a basement. Maybe they had been used to whet the bloodlust of other dogs. But dead or alive, the two shredded pit bulls were no longer of any use to their owners.

January 24, 2008 | By JIM FITZGERALD Associated Press Writer | National


Astrograph 1/9

Notable changes will emerge from your personality that will allow you to take a kinetic leadership role in the year ahead. Don't be surprised when you look behind you and find a crowd following your every move.

January 24, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Police Report - January 10

(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.)

January 24, 2008 | From Staff Reports | National


Panama crash survivor, 12, back home in Calif.; she remembers little, mother says

LOS ANGELES - A 12-year-old girl who was the sole survivor of a plane crash in Panama is ''doing quite well'' following her return to California, while dealing with the devastating loss of her close friend, her mother said Tuesday.

January 24, 2008 | By DENISE PETSKI Associated Press Writer | National


Stocks give up rebound; investors remain nervous about economy, earnings

NEW YORK (AP) _ Stocks fell again Wednesday after several rallies fizzled amid concerns about the strength of the economy and upcoming corporate results.

January 24, 2008 | By TIM PARADIS AP Business Writer | National


Ask Dr. Gott 1/9

DEAR DR. GOTT: I read somewhere that eating grapefruit restricts the absorption of some vitamins and minerals, but I've forgotten which. As I eat a lot of grapefruit, this is a concern to me. Do you know which vitamins and minerals?

January 24, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Recordings show Iranian boats confronting 3 US warships in Persian Gulf

WASHINGTON - Small Iranian fast boats swarmed around massive U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf, and a man speaking heavily accented English threatened, ''I am coming to you. ... You will explode,'' according to a video released Tuesday by the Pentagon.

January 24, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR and SEBASTIAN ABBOT Associated Press Writer | National


Glow, little piglet: Chinese fluorescent sow passes on ’green’ genes to offspring

BEIJING - A cloned pig whose genes were altered to make it glow fluorescent green has passed on the trait to its young, a development that could lead to the future breeding of pigs for human transplant organs, a Chinese university reported.

January 24, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | World


Maldives cheers Boy Scout who foiled attempt to assassinate nation’s president

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Residents of the Maldives showered praise Wednesday on a 15-year-old Boy Scout who foiled an attempt to assassinate the president of this island nation by grabbing the attacker's knife.

January 24, 2008 | By KRISHAN FRANCIS Associated Press Writer | World


Former top security officer for Taylor testifies at ex-Liberian president’s war crimes trial

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A former bodyguard and member of Charles Taylor's inner circle testified Wednesday that a secret radio room linked the Liberian ex-president's mansion with a notoriously brutal rebel leader in neighboring Sierra Leone.

January 24, 2008 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press Writer | World


Newly published diary tells of young Jewish woman’s life in occupied Paris

PARIS - On some days her world was awash in light, on others dark shadows enveloped her and all of Paris.

January 24, 2008 | By ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press Writer | World


Sweden, Norway drop out of UN peacekeeping force in Darfur

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Sweden and Norway dropped plans Wednesday to send about 400 troops to the U.N. peacekeeping force in Darfur because of opposition from Sudan's government.

January 24, 2008 | By MALIN RISING Associated Press Writer | World


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