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In a delicate balancing act, Chinese peacekeepers begin work in Darfur

DUREIJ, Sudan - Their clocks are set on Beijing time, they use state-of-the-art equipment and - most of all - they are welcome by the Sudanese government. In just about everything, the Chinese peacekeeping contingent in Darfur is strikingly different from the rest of the U.N. mission here.

February 16, 2008 | By ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU Associated Press Writer | World


Chinese activist officially arrested on subversion charges after monthlong detention

BEIJING - A Chinese civil rights activist who chronicled the plight of other dissidents before being taken from his home in December has been officially arrested and charged with inciting subversion, his lawyer said Friday.

February 16, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | World


India’s Internet services slowly returning to normal after undersea cables snapped

NEW DELHI - Internet access in India improved Friday as international service providers shifted their Internet traffic to cables under the Pacific Ocean to bypass two undersea cables damaged earlier this week.

February 16, 2008 | By MUNEEZA NAQVI Associated Press Writer | World


Astrograph 2/2

A busier-than-usual social life will be in store for you in the year ahead, where you will be meeting many influential and fun people. Additionally, for an unattached Aquarian, there is a strong chance of forming a new romantic attachment.

February 16, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 2/2

DEAR DR. GOTT: Please settle a very old argument I am having with several of my family members and in-laws.

February 16, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 2/2

DEAR ABBY: Our youngest son, "Devin," is 15. He has been seeing a girl I'll call "Allison" for five months. Allison's parents allow them to hang out at their house with parental supervision. Devin has come home twice with hickeys, and once with permanent marker on his chest and abdomen saying "Allison's boob" and "Allison's property."

February 16, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Raybon Anderson keeps seat on DOT board

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers voted Friday to re-elect Statesboro's Raybon Anderson to the state transportation board, along with the chairman of that board despite the very vocal objections of powerful House leaders.

February 16, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Local


Mexico creates special prosecutor position for violence against women, human exploitation

MEXICO CITY - Mexico has created a new federal position to prosecute violence against women and human exploitation, as rights groups urge the government to do more to investigate the killings of women, especially along the U.S. border.

February 16, 2008 | By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO Associated Press Writer | World


Bush: Congress must pass economic stimulus package

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - President Bush pressed Congress to pass an economic rescue package, saying Friday's labor report marking the end of a 52-month streak of national job growth was another ''troubling'' sign that the economy is sputtering.

February 16, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | National


Inmate’s case tests limits of Wash. public records law; prosecutor calls requests harassment

SEATTLE - An arsonist imprisoned for firebombing the cars of two lawyers is using his remaining 19 years behind bars to dig up information on the judges, lawyers and corrections officers who helped put him there.

February 16, 2008 | By GENE JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | National


People focus on candidates’ personalities and their views keep changing, AP-Yahoo poll shows

WASHINGTON - For all the millions the presidential campaigns have spent, it still comes down to this: Ask people what they think of Hillary Rodham Clinton and they say female and feminist. For Barack Obama, it's inexperience. Mitt Romney is known as a Mormon, John McCain for his military service.

February 16, 2008 | By ALAN FRAM and TREVOR TOMPSON Associated Press Writers | Campaign 2008


Obama faults Clinton’s explanation of Iraq war vote as he gets anti-war group’s endorsement

LOS ANGELES - Barack Obama picked up the endorsement of a leading anti-war group Friday and said Democratic presidential rival Hillary Rodham Clinton still has not adequately explained her vote to go into Iraq.

February 16, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Romney, McCain to go on the air in Super Tuesday states

LOS ANGELES - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney readied plans to run a ''significant'' level of television ads in California and other states that vote Tuesday in essentially a national primary, signaling an intention to aggressively try to derail Republican front-runner John McCain.

February 15, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


McCain gets Schwarzenegger endorsement

LOS ANGELES - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger endorsed Sen. John McCain in the Republican presidential race on Thursday, praising him as an extraordinary leader who can reach across the political aisle to get things done.

February 15, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Democratic candidate Barack Obama raises $32 million in January

WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama raised $32 million in the single month of January, a whopping figure that has permitted the campaign to boost staff and extend advertising to states beyond the sweeping Feb. 5 contests, aides said Thursday.

February 15, 2008 | By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


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