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Bernanke:Fannie, Freddie in no danger of failing

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Wednesday that troubled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are in ''no danger of failing.''

July 31, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Workers break retirement piggy bank in tight times

NEW YORK - Americans are raiding their already fragile retirement piggy banks to weather financial hardships such as unemployment, medical emergencies and buying a home.

July 31, 2008 | By CANDICE CHOI AP Business Writer | National


Videos provide glimpse of Ky. plant shooting

HENDERSON, Ky. - Newly released surveillance videos provide a glimpse of a shooting at a western Kentucky plastics plant that left five people and the gunman dead last month.

July 31, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Astronauts take another spacewalk for tamer job

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The space station's two Russian astronauts stepped outside for the second time in less than a week Tuesday, taking a spacewalk that proved to be tame compared to last week's work with explosives.

July 31, 2008 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | National


Obama predicts black voter increase, Southern wins

RALEIGH, N.C. - If Barack Obama's historic campaign to become the first black president boosts black turnout as drastically as he predicts, he could crack decades of Republican dominance across the South.

July 31, 2008 | By MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Benedict keeps to West in travel

SYDNEY, Australia - While he didn't expect to travel much, Pope Benedict XVI is actually keeping pace with his globe-trotting predecessor John Paul II. The difference is their destinations.

July 31, 2008 | By VICTOR L. SIMPSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Malaysian opposition chief arrested in sodomy case

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Police arrested Malaysia's leading opposition figure on Wednesday on suspicion that he sodomized a male aide - the second time in a decade he has faced the accusation that could send him to jail for 20 years and hobble his campaign to bring down the country's government.

July 31, 2008 | By VIJAY JOSHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Astrograph 7/17

In the year ahead, you could travel more than is normal for you. These jaunts will not be of long distance or duration but of great interest and even quite adventuresome. All will add to the fun and excitement you will enjoy.

July 31, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Bridge 7/17

Yesterday I mentioned that when you have an unbalanced hand and a suit-fit with partner, do not worry much about point-count. You will win more tricks than two balanced hands with the same combined point-count would produce in no-trump.

July 31, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Police Report - July 16

(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.)

July 31, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


German probes overlooked Nazi massacre in France

MAILLE, France - For most of France, Aug. 25, 1944, was the joyous day that Allied troops liberated Paris from the Nazis. For this village in the Loire valley, it was a day of horror.

July 31, 2008 | By CHRISTIAN PANVERT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US troops pull out of Afghan base after attack

KABUL, Afghanistan - U.S. troops abandoned a remote outpost in eastern Afghanistan where militants killed nine American soldiers this week and insurgents briefly overran the area, officials said Wednesday, underlining the difficulties faced by forces in the border region.

July 31, 2008 | By AMIR SHAH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


New sport combines boxing and chess

BERLIN - Nikolay Sazhin almost knocked out his opponent with a blow to the chin in the second round. But he had to take the queen to win the match.

July 31, 2008 | By PATRICK McGROARTY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police pose as pedestrians to nab errant drivers

CHICAGO - So why did officer Grace Delgado try to cross the road? To remind motorists that they must stop whenever someone steps off the curb into a crosswalk.

July 31, 2008 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press Writer | National


Wary China tells local leaders to manage unrest

BEIJING - Responding to a fresh wave of unrest as China gears up to host the Olympics next month, the communist leadership has told local leaders to be on alert to public grievances and find ways to resolve them.

July 31, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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