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Dear Abby 7/10

DEAR ABBY: I am a single parent, although I never intended to be. Last fall, I was asked to baby-sit a 14-year-old boy. He has been in my custody ever since. His mother abandoned him. Only in the last month have I actually gotten legal custody of him from Social Services. The problems he had prior to being with me have caused me legal expenses I never could have imagined. (They are all paid now.)

July 24, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break

Delta dismissed from fatal 2006 Ky. crash lawsuits

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A federal judge has dismissed Delta Air Lines Inc. from more than 19 pending lawsuits involving a plane crash that killed 49 people two years ago.

July 24, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

Slaughter begins in Calif dairy herd exposed to TB

FRESNO, Calif. - More than 4,800 dairy cows at risk of carrying tuberculosis are being slaughtered this week in central California, where nearly 16,000 cattle in the country's largest milk-producing region have been quarantined, federal officials said.

July 24, 2008 | By TRACIE CONE Associated Press Writer | National

China claims to bust radical Muslim gang

BEIJING - Chinese police shot dead five members of a radical Islamic separatist group in western China, state media reported Wednesday, as officials called for an all-out security push ahead of the Beijing Olympics.

July 24, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Rice: Russia should back off regional threats

TBLISI, Georgia - Russia should back off its threats and intimidation of countries once under the Soviet clamp, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Wednesday as Cold War-tinged rhetoric escalated between Russia and the United States.

July 24, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | Associated Press

US braces for possible surge in insurgent attacks

CAMP VICTORY, Iraq - The second-ranking U.S. commander in Iraq said Wednesday he is preparing for the possibility that insurgents will try to spoil Iraq's expected provincial elections this fall by stepping up violence.

July 24, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

US-funded effort to win over Sadr City residents

BAGHDAD - Hundreds of women in black abayas crowd outdoor food markets, snapping up groceries and fresh vegetables. Stores are open again. Children play soccer on dirt fields until dusk - or later, when there's electricity.

July 24, 2008 | By HAMZA HENDAWI and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Prosecutor: DNA clears JonBenet Ramsey’s family

BOULDER, Colo. - Prosecutors cleared JonBenet Ramsey's parents and brother Wednesday in the 1996 killing of the 6-year-old beauty queen, saying they were ''deeply sorry'' for putting the family under a cloud of suspicion that hung heavy for more than a decade.

July 24, 2008 | By CATHERINE TSAI Associated Press Writer | National

A mixed performance for Medvedev in G-8 debut

RUSUTSU, Japan - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev came to his grandest global meeting yet with a mixed mandate: Start mending ties with the West, but stand fast on policies set by his predecessor and patron, Vladimir Putin.

July 24, 2008 | By STEVE GUTTERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

US agriculture secretary confident meat is safe

SCHUYLER, Neb. - The U.S. agriculture secretary expressed confidence in the nation's food safety system, but said the meat processing industry will always face challenges because the bacteria that animals carry evolves.

July 24, 2008 | By JOSH FUNK Associated Press Writer | National

Portal to hold public hearing on fiscal year 2009 budget July 17

The Town of Portal will hold a public hearing on the fiscal year 2009 budget July 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Portal City Hall. Mayor Larry Motes and council members will receive both written and oral comments regarding the annual operations budget for the Town of Portal.

July 24, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local

Government to improve crash test program

WASHINGTON - Attention car shoppers: the government is upgrading its crash test program to offer better information about vehicle safety.

July 23, 2008 | By KEN THOMAS Associated Press Writer | Washington

Missing boy found safe, fugitive dad killed by bus

SANTA ANA, Calif. - A desperate five-day search for a 9-year-old boy abducted by his father in Southern California ended in Mexico, where the man died after being hit by a bus and the boy was found safe across town, authorities said Monday.

July 23, 2008 | By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press Writer | National

Animal rights protesters torment scientists

BERKELEY, Calif. - In the hills above the University of California's Berkeley campus, nine protesters gathered in front of the home of a toxicology professor, their faces covered with scarves and hoods despite the warm spring weather.

July 23, 2008 | By MARCUS WOHLSEN Associated Press Writer | National

Stabbing deaths of French students shock London

LONDON - The tabloids are calling them the ''Tarantino murders.''

July 23, 2008 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

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