An important undertaking may head off in a direction you don't anticipate in the year ahead, but instead of getting upset, let events have their own way. Everything will work out far better for you than they would if done your way.
LOS ANGELES - U.S. immigration agents must not sedate deportees without a judge's permission, according to a policy change issued this week.
VIENNA, Austria - Global warming and rocketing oil prices are making nuclear power fashionable, drawing a once demonized industry out of the shadows of the Chernobyl disaster as a potential shining knight of clean energy.
Shelia Gunter of Portal and J.W. Key of Cooperville announce their forthcoming marriage.
ATLANTA - Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee leads Arizona Sen. John McCain in Georgia's Republican presidential primary race, while Illinois Sen. Barack Obama and New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton are essentially even on the Democratic side, according to a new poll of likely voters published Saturday.
WASHINGTON - Congress and the White House need to work together to get the U.S. economy back on track, a leading Senate Democrat said Saturday.
If we had our way about it, likely none of us would choose the unpleasant paths of life; rather we would choose the easy road, where the ground is smooth and straight, and the paths clearly marked. Consider that the first inclination of parents, when given the choice, is usually ... and understandably ... to help their children avoid hardship whenever possible.
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan's opposition Nationalist Party won a landslide victory in legislative elections Saturday, giving a big boost to its policy of closer engagement with China two months before a presidential poll it now seems poised to win.
YPSILANTI, Mich. - Mitt Romney and John McCain talked jobs and Mike Huckabee spotlighted his opposition to abortion Saturday as the Republican presidential contenders made their pitch for votes before Michigan's potentially make-or-break primary.
BAGHDAD - Iraq's parliament voted Saturday to allow some former members of Saddam Hussein's Baath party to reclaim government jobs and said others could receive pensions but could not return to work. President Bush said the legislation was ''an important step toward reconciliation.''
PHOENIX - A woman leaving an eyeglass store is grabbed in the parking lot by four men who force her, kicking and screaming, into a pickup truck. The kidnappers demand a $900,000 ransom.
SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah trooper who used a stun gun on a motorist who was walking away from him in a confrontation widely viewed on YouTube is back on duty after taking a verbal communications course.
PHILADELPHIA - An Egyptian who fears he will be tortured for his Christian beliefs cannot be deported without full court review just to further U.S. diplomatic goals, a federal judge has determined.
PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano endorsed Democrat Barack Obama for president on Friday, citing his message of hope in supporting his candidacy over rivals Hillary Rodham Clinton and John Edwards.
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