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BAGHDAD - Iraq and China are close to re-signing a $1.2 billion oil deal that was called off after the 2003 U.S. invasion, an Iraqi Oil Ministry official said Thursday.

March 21, 2008 | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer | Coffee Break


A Saddam-era oil deal with China is expected to be re-signed next month, Oil Ministry says

BAGHDAD - Iraq and China are close to re-signing a $1.2 billion oil deal that was called off after the 2003 U.S. invasion, an Iraqi Oil Ministry official said Thursday.

March 21, 2008 | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Egypt presses Hamas to halt rocket attacks on Israel and agree to truce

CAIRO, Egypt - Egypt was trying to persuade Hamas Thursday to accept a truce that would halt rocket attacks on Israel in an effort to end Gaza violence and salvage Middle East peace talks.

March 21, 2008 | By SALAH NASRAWI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Palestinian militants attack Israeli army patrol near Gaza border, killing 1 soldier

KISSUFIM CROSSING, Israel - Palestinian militants ambushed an Israeli army jeep patrolling the Gaza border Thursday and then attacked a rescue crew that rushed to the scene, killing one soldier in a brazen attack, the military and witnesses said.

March 21, 2008 | By YANIV ZOHAR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Chavez says Venezuela doesn’t need Colombia trade as neighbors press for condemnation

CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela is starting to block billions of dollars in Colombian imports and investment under orders from President Hugo Chavez, threate 1/4%e economic havoc in both nations in response to a Colombian military attack on rebels hiding in Ecuador.

March 21, 2008 | By JORGE RUEDA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Indian Kashmir authorities to poison more than 100,000 stray dogs

SRINAGAR, India - Officials in Indian-Kashmir have poisoned hundreds of dogs and aim to kill all 100,000 strays in the region's main city - saying the animals pose a risk to humans and make urban life unbearable.

March 21, 2008 | By HILAL AHMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Double bombing in Baghdad hits commercial area, killing 15

BAGHDAD - Two bombs went off within minutes of each other in a Baghdad commercial district Thursday evening, killing 15 people and wounding 35, police and officials at three hospitals said.

March 21, 2008 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


As more vets survive war’s wounds, questions surface about VA’s ability to handle demand

BAGHDAD - The number of wounded soldiers has become a hallmark of the nearly 5-year-old Iraq war, pointing to both the use of roadside bombs as the extremists' weapon of choice and advances in battlefield medicine to save lives.

March 21, 2008 | By BRADLEY BROOKS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Industry group says home foreclosures at record high last quarter

WASHINGTON - Home foreclosures soared to an all-time high in the final quarter of last year and are likely to keep on rising, underscoring the suffering of distressed homeowners and the growing danger the housing meltdown poses for the economy.

March 21, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Administration and Congress differ on trade policy, worker protections

WASHINGTON - The administration's top trade official urged Congress on Thursday to act on free trade agreements this year, but Senate lawmakers made clear that won't happen until displaced workers are better protected.

March 21, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Administration and Congress differ on trade policy, worker protections

WASHINGTON - The administration's top trade official urged Congress on Thursday to act on free trade agreements this year, but Senate lawmakers made clear that won't happen until displaced workers are better protected.

March 21, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Spring clocks forward this weekend, lose an hour of sleep

WASHINGTON - Most people will trade an hour's sleep this weekend for more sunlight in the evenings.

March 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Study: Troop morale is up in Iraq, but more soldiers in Afghanistan have depression

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. troop morale improved in Iraq last year, but soldiers fighting in Afghanistan suffered more depression as violence there worsened, according to an Army mental health report.

March 21, 2008 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Washington


McCain, campaigning with Florida governor, is noncommittal on veep choice

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Republican John McCain praised Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, a potential running mate, as they campaigned together Thursday, although he sidestepped questions about a vice presidential choice.

March 21, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Ohio presidential vote shows importance of economy, downscale white voters in campaign ahead

WASHINGTON - Focus on the economy. Don't lose sight of working-class whites. And remember the November presidential election will bring in a whole new set of voters than those who troop to party primaries.

March 21, 2008 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


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Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

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