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Suicide truck bomber attacks police station in northern Iraq oil hub

BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber driving an explosives-laden truck filled with sand struck a police station north o& Baghdad on Saturday, the latest in a week of bombings that have killed nearly 80 people.

December 23, 2007 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Nation


Senator seeks investigation of tape destruction by CIA

WASHINGTON - Congressional Democrats Friday demanded a full Justice Department investigation into whether the CIA obstructed justice by destroying videotapes that documented the harsh 2002 interrogations of two alleged terrorists.

December 22, 2007 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Navy football coach Paul Johnson heading to Georgia Tech

By CHARLES ODUM

December 22, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Some heart, cancer tests put off because of shortage of radioactive ingredient for scans

NEW YORK - Thousands of patients are facing delays in crucial medical tests because of a shortage of a radioactive substance used in those examinations - all because of the shutdown of one nuclear reactor in Canada.

December 22, 2007 | By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 12/07

DEAR ABBY: I am a stay-at-home mother with three young children. I have become friends with another stay-at-home parent. We share many things in common, and our children are great playmates. The problem is, my friend is a man.

December 22, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Astrograph 12/07

There is a strong probability that in the year ahead you'll make some important changes that will contribute to your security in larger measure. Outside circumstances may inaugurate this transition, but you'll guide it to fruition.

December 22, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Bridge 12/07

Australian Bridge is published in a large-page format every two months. Editors Paul Marston and Brad Coles blend tournament reports with instructive articles and a bidding panel.

December 22, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Coffee Break


Heavily populated parts of Fiji spared hit by Cyclone Daman

NADI, Fiji - A powerful cyclone packing wind gusts up to 154 mph pounded small islands in northern Fiji on Friday, but missed heavily populated areas of the South Pacific nation, officials said.

December 22, 2007 | By PITA LIGAIULA Associated Press Writer | Nation


22 people killed in suicide attacks outside Baghdad, including 1 involving female bomber

BAGHDAD - A female suicide bomber attacked the offices of an anti-al-Qaida group that has joined forces with the U.S., killing 12 people Friday in one of Iraq's most violent provinces, police and the U.S. military said.

December 22, 2007 | By HAMID AHMED Associated Press Writer | Nation


Survivors and families to gather to remember the attack on Pearl Harbor 66 years ago

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - Everett Hyland was ferrying ammunition to an anti-aircraft gun aboard the USS Pennsylvania on Dec. 7, 1941, when a bomb hit, throwing him down.

December 22, 2007 | By AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press Writer | Nation


ECI advances to state title game

ATLANTA - Washaun Ealey ran for 280 yards and four touchdowns to lead Emanuel County Institute to a 35-14 win over Clinch County in the Class A state semifinals on Friday.

December 22, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Justices will review cases of detained Americans who don’t want to be handed over to Iraqis

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to intervene in the cases of two naturalized U.S. citizens who want to stop American forces in Baghdad from turning them over to Iraqi authorities.

December 22, 2007 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Nation


Gates: Persian Gulf countries must coordinate to counter Iranian threat

MANAMA, Bahrain - Defense Secretary Robert Gates planned to tell Gulf countries Saturday they must work together to help the U.S. counter Iranian threats, including Tehran's ballistic missiles and meddling in Iraq. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the United States still wants new sanctions.

December 22, 2007 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 12/07

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have a habit that I have developed off and on for the past two years. I love the taste of clay. It's not dirty as far as I can see. I eat almost a 1/2 cup at least once a week. I know this is not normal behavior. Tell me a bad side of this problem that might make me stop the habit. I live in South Carolina, where clay is easily found. Please help.

December 22, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


NATO ministers agree that Kosovo peacekeeping force should remain strong

BRUSSELS, Belgium - NATO foreign ministers agreed Friday to maintain a strong peacekeeping force in Kosovo to handle any flare-up of violence in the province, which appears poised to move toward independence from Serbia after negotiations failed.

December 22, 2007 | By PAUL AMES Associated Press Writer | Nation


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