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NY Congressman Fossella won’t seek re-election

WASHINGTON - Rep. Vito Fossella, citing ''personal mistakes'' after a drunken driving arrest and disclosure he fathered a child in an extramarital affair, on Tuesday became the 27th Republican congressman to retire rather than face re-election this year.

June 04, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Attacks on Khyber trucking threaten US supply line

KHYBER AGENCY, Pakistan - Thieves, feuding tribesmen and Taliban militants are creating chaos along the main Pakistan-Afghanistan highway, threatening a vital supply line for U.S. and NATO forces.

June 04, 2008 | By KATHY GANNON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Opening statements begin in R. Kelly trial

CHICAGO - A prosecutor in the child pornography trial of R. Kelly warned jurors Tuesday they would have to watch a videotape depicting an ''underage child performing sex acts that you have never seen before.''

June 04, 2008 | By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press Writer | National


UN keeps pressure on Myanmar to allow in more aid

YANGON, Myanmar - The U.N.'s top humanitarian official made fresh pleas to Myanmar's military government Tuesday to allow in more foreign aid for cyclone survivors, as the country began three days of mourning for the 134,000 dead and missing.

June 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


4 Palestinians reported killed in Gaza airstrikes

JERUSALEM - Israeli aircraft launched at least three attacks on Palestinians Tuesday, killing four including a 13-year-old boy, medical officials in the Gaza Strip said. Despite the violence, Israeli defense officials said an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire could take effect within days.

June 04, 2008 | By LAURIE COPANS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Groups rush to help attacked migrants in S. Africa

GERMISTON, South Africa - Aid groups struggled Tuesday to feed and shelter thousands of immigrants chased from their homes by attacks on foreigners, while critics said the government must shoulder some of the blame for the eruption of violence.

June 04, 2008 | By DEVON HAYNIE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Investigators to dig for bodies at Manson refuge

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. - Decades after law enforcement raided the ranch where Charles Manson hid following a 1969 killing spree, detectives and scientists returned to hunt for undiscovered graves Tuesday.

June 04, 2008 | By JULIANA BARBASSA Associated Press Writer | National


Mission of US-funded broadcasts in Cuba debated

MIAMI - Two decades after Congress established the U.S. Office of Cuba Broadcasting, lawmakers and experts still can't seem to agree on the program's mission.

June 04, 2008 | By LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ Associated Press Writer | National


Critics: Polar bear plan must fight global warming

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Conservation groups returned to court to challenge Bush administration efforts to help save the polar bear, saying federal officials' refusal to include steps against global warming violates the Endangered Species Act.

June 04, 2008 | By DAN JOLING Associated Press Writer | National


Proposed coal plant pits economy vs. Navajo belief

BURNHAM, N.M. - In a corner of the Navajo Nation burdened by old and heavily polluting coal-fired power plants, it matters little to many tribal elders that another facility promises to be the most efficient and cleanest of all.

June 04, 2008 | By FELICIA FONSECA and PAUL FOY Associated Press Writer | National


Senate loads up war funding bill with other things

WASHINGTON - Despite numerous veto threats, senators in both parties have loaded up President Bush's war funding bill with a grab bag of domestic programs, including work permits for immigrant farm labor and heating subsidies for the poor.

June 04, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


NY Gov Paterson undergoes glaucoma procedure

NEW YORK - Gov. David Paterson has been diagnosed with acute glaucoma in his left eye and was undergoing an outpatient laser procedure Tuesday, his office said.

June 04, 2008 | By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press Writer | National


FROM AP ARCHIVES: Bosnian Olympian dodges shells

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) - Running scared in borrowed track shoes, Mirsada Buric strides through the debris-strewn streets of this former Olympic city, risking sniper fire to keep alive her dream of competing in the Summer Games.

June 04, 2008 | By DAVID CRARY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


House belatedly supports ‘Frank Sinatra Day’

WASHINGTON - House members have declared ''Frank Sinatra Day,'' but did it their way.

June 04, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Children starving, again, in Ethiopia

SHANTO, Ethiopia - This year's poor rains have nearly killed Bizunesh.

June 04, 2008 | By ANITA POWELL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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The Lodge at Bethany scheduled to open to the community

Nestled among the oak trees of what was once the Gesmon Neville Family Farm, The Lodge at Bethany, an extension of the long-standing history of ...

December 22, 2015 | | Locally Owned


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