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Turkish ruling party narrowly avoids ban

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Turkey's top court on Wednesday narrowly decided against banning the ruling party over accusations that it was steering the country toward Islamic rule, preserving a government locked in a power struggle with the secular elite.

August 14, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ask Dr. Gott 7/31

DEAR DR. GOTT: I know you've addressed the problem before, but what's your view on drinking bottled water, and how much of it should we drink?

August 14, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Police Report - July 31

(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.)

August 14, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Candidates focus on finding running mates

WASHINGTON - As speculation swirls, Barack Obama and John McCain are knuckling down to the work of choosing running mates with their nominating conventions just weeks away.

August 14, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI and NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


FTC: Kids target of $1.6 billion in food ads

WASHINGTON - Marketing food and drinks to children these days occurs with more than just a few television ads. It involves promotional displays at grocery stores and packaging that directs them to Web sites where they can play games, win prizes or send e-cards to a friend.

August 13, 2008 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Washington


Americans look for ray of hope in economic gloom

NEW YORK - Amid the gloom of higher gas and food prices and a slumping housing market, Americans appear to be looking for a bit of hope.

August 13, 2008 | By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO Associated Press Writer | National


Shaker child returns to celebrate 90th birthday

CANTERBURY, N.H. - Eleven-year-old Alberta Kirkpatrick didn't believe she would ever be loved when she arrived in New Hampshire almost 80 years ago.

August 13, 2008 | By CLARE TRAPASSO Associated Press Writer | National


Bush: Former Army cook’s crimes warrant execution

WASHINGTON - President Bush could have commuted the death sentence of Ronald A. Gray, a former Army cook convicted of multiple rapes and murders.

August 13, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Study questions strategy against al-Qaida

WASHINGTON - The United States can defeat al-Qaida if it relies less on force and more on policing and intelligence to root out the terror group's leaders, a new study contends.

August 13, 2008 | By BARRY SCHWEID Associated Press Writer | Washington


US deficit zooming to half-trillion as Bush leaves

WASHINGTON - The government's budget deficit will surge past a half-trillion dollars next year, according to gloomy new estimates, a record flood of red ink that promises to force the winner of the presidential race to dramatically alter his economic agenda.

August 13, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Experts: Indian police struggle to halt bombings

AHMADABAD, India - It's a cycle India has seen repeated 13 times in nearly three years: Bombs are planted where they can kill as many people as possible. Investigations follow, memories fade and months later, bombs explode in another city.

August 13, 2008 | By MATTHEW ROSENBERG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Business of Life: Night lights, too bright

NEW YORK - Twinkle, twinkle, little Internet router. And cell phone. And digital video recorder. And cable modem. And game console. And power strip. And TV - even though it's turned off.

August 13, 2008 | By PETER SVENSSON AP Technology Writer | National


PETA asks military to end testing on animals

HONOLULU - Animal-rights activists want the U.S. to stop using animals as subjects to help train its military, calling the medical and trauma exercises cruel and a disservice to the troops.

August 13, 2008 | By JAYMES SONG Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 7/30

When partner opens one no-trump, you probably use transfers into the major suits. A two-diamond response shows at least five hearts with any point-count, and a two-heart response promises at least five spades.

August 13, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


After Dallas DA’s death, 19 convictions are undone

DALLAS - As district attorney of Dallas for an unprecedented 36 years, Henry Wade was the embodiment of Texas justice.

August 13, 2008 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press Writer | National


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