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Chickens vanish from Egypt’s streets in the fight against bird flu

TAWFIQIYA, Egypt - Chickens used to roam every dusty street in every village across Egypt, and many of its city alleys too.

April 10, 2008 | By PAUL SCHEMM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi PM gives Basra gunmen 3-day ultimatum to surrender weapons

BAGHDAD - Iraq's prime minister on Wednesday gave gunmen in the southern oil port of Basra three days to surrender their weapons and renounce violence as clashes between security forces and Shiite militia fighters erupted for a second day.

April 10, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Local Roundup: BA snags big region road win

DUBLIN - The Bulloch Academy baseball team beat Trinity Christian 4-3 Tuesday for a big region road win.

April 09, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Astrograph 3/26

A number of substantial opportunities might be offered through good friends in the year ahead. However, for reasons known only to you, you might opt to ignore them, but then sadly you will end up regretting your lack of action.

April 09, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


French president says he cannot rule out possibility of boycotting Beijing opening ceremony

PARIS - French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Tuesday that he cannot rule out the possibility he might boycott the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics if China continues its crackdown in Tibet.

April 09, 2008 | By ANGELA DOLAND Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Texas father found guilty of putting baby daughter in microwave; jury rejects insanity defense

GALVESTON, Texas - A young father was found guilty Tuesday of badly injuring his infant daughter by putting her in a microwave, with jurors rejecting his claim that he was insane at the time.

April 09, 2008 | By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press Writer | National


Consumer confidence drops to 5-year low in March on pessimism about jobs, income

NEW YORK - Consumer confidence sank to a five-year low in March as tight credit markets, rising prices and worsening job prospects deepened worries that the economy has fallen into recession.

April 09, 2008 | By EILEEN ALT POWELL AP Business Writer | National


Appeals court overturns N.Y. law ordering airlines to give stranded passengers food, water

NEW YORK - A federal appeals court Tuesday struck down a state law requiring airlines to give food, water, clean toilets and fresh air to passengers stuck in delayed planes, saying the measure was well-intentioned but stepped on federal authority.

April 09, 2008 | Appeals court overturns N.Y. law ordering airlines to give stranded passengers food, water Associated Press Writer | National


Brave or foolish, lava lovers live in shadow of Hawaii’s active volcano

KALAPANA, Hawaii - As fiery lava pours down Kilauea volcano toward Jean Olson's lonely wooden house, incinerating everything in its path, there's no place she'd rather be.

April 09, 2008 | Brave or foolish, lava lovers live in shadow of Hawaii’s active volcano Associated Press Writer | National


Mastermind of Ga. ’Barbie bandits’ bank theft sentenced to 10 years in prison

MARIETTA, Ga. - A man convicted of being the mastermind behind the so-called ''Barbie Bandits'' bank theft was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison.

April 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Ask Dr. Gott 3/26

DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband was diagnosed with a rapidly growing malignant brain cancer in 2004. He was 57 years old.

April 09, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 3/26

DEAR ABBY: I have seen several dogs and cats left outside in below-zero weather this winter. Yes, animals have fur to help them keep warm, but that doesn't mean they don't get cold (even in dog houses). People get cold staying outside for an extended amount of time, even when bundled up, so imagine how the animals feel. These innocent animals can suffer from frostbite and hypothermia just like humans.

April 09, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Detroit mayor, former aide arraigned in perjury case; plead not guilty

DETROIT - Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his former top aide pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges they lied under oath about having an affair.

April 09, 2008 | By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National


Saudi King Abdullah calls for interfaith dialogue between Muslims, Christians and Jews

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - King Abdullah is calling for a dialogue among Muslims, Christians and Jews, the first such proposal from this strictly Muslim kingdom at a time of mounting tensions between followers of Islam and those of other religions.

April 09, 2008 | By DONNA ABU-NASR and ABDULLAH SHIHRI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Gunfire during commercial flight was no sure recipe for catastrophe, experts say

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The pilot of a US Airways plane may have been mishandling a firearm when it went off in flight, piercing the cockpit wall before the jet landed safely, a federal air marshal said Tuesday.

April 09, 2008 | By MITCH WEISS Associated Press Writer | National


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