NEW YORK - The magazine industry, already facing a decline in newsstand sales and falling ad revenue, is being besieged by a new foe: digital piracy.
PALO ALTO, Calif. - Bigfoot or big fat lie?
BAGHDAD - A passenger van packed with explosives blew up Friday at a bus station north of Baghdad where Shiite pilgrims had stopped for the night, killing four people and wounding dozens, U.S. and Iraqi officials said.
TBILISI, Georgia - Western leaders engaged in intense diplomacy Friday to persuade Russia to pull troops out of Georgia, but tensions soared after a top Russian general warned that Poland had exposed itself to attack by striking a missile defense deal with the United States.
LONDON - The finish line is looming for the greyhounds of Walthamstow Stadium, a London landmark frequented by everyone from Winston Churchill to Brad Pitt and where David Beckham worked as a teenager.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas Democratic Party Chairman Bill Gwatney was remembered as blunt but loyal and charitable, a day after he was gunned down in his office.
NEW YORK - Legendary record producer Jerry Wexler, who helped shape R&B music with influential recordings of Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and other greats, and later made key recordings with the likes of Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson, has died, said his son, Paul. He was 91.
SEATTLE - Lawmakers and college administrators are trying to shut paroled sex offenders out of one of the few places they can still live: Student neighborhoods near major U.S. universities.
BOISE, Idaho - The man who admits kidnapping two northern Idaho children and killing one of them wrote a letter to his mother blaming society for feeding the evil in his heart, a prosecution witness testified Friday.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Alabama's largest county appears headed for the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, a $3.2 billion mess created by the nation's credit crunch and a colossal, corruption-riddled sewer project.
DEAR DR. GOTT: What are some of the side effects of prednisone or an overdose of it? My elderly dad (age 82) is in fairly healthy. He came down with a cold a few months ago. He saw his doctor, who prescribed prednisone, two pills by mouth four times a day for five days. After taking it for four days, he became delirious and nearly lost consciousness. He went back to the doctor who simply said, "Oh, yeah."
HINESVILLE - The Statesboro Blue Devils missed a 32-yard field-goal attempt as time expired to tie Bradwell Institute 14-14 in a preseason scrimmage Friday.
DETROIT - A judge ruled Friday that there's enough evidence for Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to stand trial on two felony assault charges stemming from a confrontation with two investigators.
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Officials briefly confiscated the passports of Zimbabwe's top opposition leader and two aides as they tried to fly to South Africa Thursday to attend a regional summit.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday August 14, 2008
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