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Bush says UN peacekeeping mission unfolding too slowly in Sudan

WASHINGTON - President Bush said Thursday that the U.N. peacekeeping mission is moving too slowly in Sudan's Darfur region, where more than 200,000 people have been killed in a conflict the president has labeled genocide.

February 01, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Coal producer Massey Energy agrees to $20 million fine for polluting waterways

WASHINGTON - The country's fourth-largest coal producer, Massey Energy Co., will pay a $20 million fine as part of a settlement with the government over allegations it routinely polluted hundreds of streams and waterways in West Virginia and Kentucky with sediment-filled waste water and coal slurry.

February 01, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Report: U.S. abortions decline to lowest level since 1974

NEW YORK - The number of abortions in the United States dropped to 1.2 million in 2005, the lowest level since 1974 and down 25 percent from the all-time high of 1.6 million in 1990, according to report issued Thursday.

February 01, 2008 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | National


Giuliani pins his hopes for GOP nomination on a victory in Florida

NEW YORK - Republican Rudy Giuliani challenged political convention in shrugging off early primaries while staking his presidential candidacy on delegate-rich, later-voting states, a strategy that could be a colossal failure or a masterful calculation.

February 01, 2008 | By SARA KUGLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Clinton accusing Obama of $1 trillion tax increase for plan she also would consider

HENDERSON, Nev. - Hillary Rodham Clinton is accusing rival Barack Obama of proposing a $1 trillion tax increase with a plan to require high income earners to pay more Social Security taxes.

February 01, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Eagles cruise past Phoenix

ELON, N.C. - Georgia Southern senior Anthony Marshall led all scorers with a career-high 17 points to guide the Eagles to a 67-57 victory over Elon Thursday at Alumni Gym.

February 01, 2008 | GEORGIA SOUTHRN AMR | Georgia Southern


Investigators say they may have recovered weapon used to kill 20-year-old pregnant Marine

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - Authorities investigating the death of a 20-year-old pregnant Marine said Thursday they may have recovered the weapon used to kill her.

February 01, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Flour shortages deepens Pakistan’s turmoil and Musharraf’s unpopularity

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - When the delivery truck finally arrives, laborer Sher Nawaz joins about 400 Pakistanis scrambling to buy a sack of wheat flour.

February 01, 2008 | By RIAZ KHAN and ASHRAF KHAN Associated Press Writer | World


Father of Israeli soldier held in Gaza sends condolences to Hamas leader whose son was killed

JERUSALEM - The father of an Israeli soldier held captive in the Gaza Strip said Thursday that he sent a letter of condolence to the territory's Hamas strongman after the Palestinian's son was killed in an Israeli raid.

February 01, 2008 | By LAURIE COPANS Associated Press Writer | World


Suicide bombing kills 10 in Shiite mosque in Iraq’s Diyala province

BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber attacked a mosque in violent Diyala province northeast of Baghdad on Thursday, killing 10 people as worshipers were beating their chests in observance of Shiite Islam's holiest holiday.

February 01, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER CHESTER Associated Press Writer | World


Heavy fighting in Somali capital kills 16

MOGADHISU, Somalia - Islamic militants fired mortar shells and guns in the Somali capital on Thursday, sparking crossfire with Ethiopian troops and their Somali government allies that killed at least 16 people, witnesses said.

February 01, 2008 | By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN Associated Press Writer | World


Australia offers to send ship to pick up anti-whaling activists from Japanese ship

SYDNEY, Australia - Australia said Thursday it would send a ship to pick up two anti-whaling activists who jumped on a Japanese harpoon vessel from a rubber boat in Antarctic waters, offering a solution to a tense, two-day standoff on the high seas.

February 01, 2008 | By ROHAN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | World


Republicans eye possible deadlocked convention, mass uncertainty

WASHINGTON - The Republican presidential race is so unsettled that some party officials are openly talking of a scenario that seemed almost unthinkable until now: the first contested GOP convention in 60 years.

February 01, 2008 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Court battle over caucus rules could determine which Democrat gets momentum from Nevada vote

LAS VEGAS - A last-minute federal court battle over caucus rules demonstrates just how important a tight three-way Democratic presidential contest in Nevada has become in the battle for momentum headed into Super Tuesday's votes.

February 01, 2008 | By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Conn. baby sitter charged with murder in toddler’s sleeping bag death

HARTFORD, Conn. - A baby sitter was charged with the murder of a toddler who police said was fatally injured when she swung him around in a sleeping bag for fun and his head smacked a door frame.

February 01, 2008 | By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press Writer | National


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