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Higher costs for food, energy and medicine push wholesale prices up sharply

WASHINGTON - Battered by bad economic news, consumer confidence plunged while wholesale food, energy and medicine costs soared, pushing inflation up at the fastest pace in a quarter century.

March 12, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Fed auctions another $30 billion to combat credit crisis in 6th such move

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve, seeking to combat effects of the credit crisis, said Tuesday it had auctioned another $30 billion in funds to commercial banks, at an interest rate of 3.080 percent. It was the sixth in a series of auctions that so far have pumped $160 billion into the nation's banking system in an effort to provide cash-strapped banks with extra reserves.

March 12, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Internal transcripts show EPA chief Johnson faced dilemma

WASHINGTON - Some career staffers concerned about the reputation of the Environmental Protection Agency believed that Administrator Stephen Johnson would have to consider resigning if he turned down California's request to reduce vehicle greenhouse gas emissions, newly released documents show.

March 12, 2008 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Annan suspends talks to end Kenya crisis, says he will speak to leaders

NAIROBI, Kenya - Mediator Kofi Annan suspended negotiations on Kenya's deadly postelection crisis and said Tuesday he would personally appeal for a power-sharing deal because talks were ''turning around in circles.''

March 12, 2008 | By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Convictions of 7 British Muslims exposes network of terror camps in rural England

LONDON - Clad in mud-smeared combat fatigues, the young Muslims trained on picturesque British farmland, hurling imaginary grenades, wielding sticks as mock rifles and chopping watermelons in simulated beheadings.

March 12, 2008 | By DAVID STRINGER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


United States reports disquiet over preparations for Zimbabwe elections

HARARE, Zimbabwe - U.S. officials said Tuesday that Washington was concerned over ''ominous signs'' Zimbabwe was unprepared to hold free and fair elections next month.

March 12, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq denounces Turkish incursion and demands immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq

BAGHDAD - The Iraqi government demanded for the first time that Turkey immediately withdraw from northern Iraq, warning Tuesday it feared an ongoing incursion could lead to clashes with the official forces of the semiautonomous Kurdish region.

March 12, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Army says Iraq combat tours to be cut even if troop reductions are suspended this summer

WASHINGTON - The Army's top general said Tuesday he wants to reduce combat tours for soldiers in Iraq from 15 months to 12 months this summer - and hopes that sticks.

March 12, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington


Senate passes legislation to improve health care on Indian reservations

WASHINGTON - American Indians would have better access to health care services, including screening and mental health programs, under legislation the Senate passed Tuesday.

March 12, 2008 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Like a proud traveler, Bush shows off his Africa pictures

WASHINGTON - Almost any proud traveler has said it upon returning home: Hey, want to see the pictures from my trip?

March 12, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


'Mr. Diabetes' walks through Bulloch this week

Andy Mandell, also known as "Mr. Diabetes," walked through Bulloch County this week as part of his "Wake up and Walk" tour, an effort to raise awareness about the incidence and preventability of diabetes and the importance of early detection of the disease. Mandell is the founder of the Defeat Diabetes Foundation. He began walking Dec. 1, 2000, in Madeira Beach, Fla. as a trial walk of 450 miles, then began his current walking tour Jan. 2002 from East Milton, Fla. According to his web site (www.defeatdiabetes.org), Mandell will continue walking until he is back in Madeira. Mandell ...

March 12, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Georgia Tech trounces diamond Eagles

ATLANTA - Georgia Southern could not overcome a seven-run third inning, losing 11-2 at 25th-ranked Georgia Tech Tuesday. The Eagles fell to 1-3 while Tech improved to 4-0.

March 12, 2008 | From Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Clito woman arrested on drug and prostitution charges

After an investigation, officers with the Statesboro Police Department's Crime Suppression Unit arrested a Clito woman on drug and prostitution charges Tuesday.

March 12, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


EU court: Only Parmesan from Italy’s Parma region is the real stuff

LUXEMBOURG - The European Court of Justice ruled Tuesday that only the tasty, crumbly cheese that has been made for some 800 years near the Italian city of Parma can legally be called Parmesan.

March 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


As Olympics near, US sees China playing more positive role in global affairs

BEIJING - China is reaching out for a greater role in global affairs and opening up at home, too - at least a little - as the once-reclusive Communist giant gets ready for this summer's Olympic Games.

March 12, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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