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Dear Abby 8/7

DEAR ABBY: I am an 18-year-old male, and every day I face judgment, cruel remarks, disapproving stares and other harassment.

August 21, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Weather sparks new Calif. wildfire worries

FORBESTOWN, Calif. - A wildfire threatening rural homes in northern California more than doubled in size as flames were driven by unpredictable wind, forcing firefighters to briefly retreat.

August 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


White House pleased by bin Laden driver verdict

WASHINGTON - The White House said Wednesday it's pleased with the outcome of the war crimes trial of a former driver for Osama bin Laden, although the jury delivered a split verdict.

August 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


Nations weigh new Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON - Six nations agreed Wednesday to pursue new U.N. sanctions against Iran after it failed to accept incentives offered in hopes of defusing the dispute over its nuclear program, the United States said.

August 21, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Washington


Documents: Ivins had custody of purified anthrax

WASHINGTON - Army scientist Bruce Ivins had custody of highly purified anthrax spores with ''certain genetic mutations identical'' to the poison that killed five and rattled the nation in 2001, according to documents unsealed Wednesday in the government's investigation.

August 21, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN and MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Washington


Hedge swindler wants to plead guilty for fleeing

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The hedge-fund swindler who faked his suicide rather than report for his 20-year prison term tried to plead guilty Wednesday for going on the lam, but a federal magistrate wouldn't let him.

August 21, 2008 | By JIM FITZGERALD Associated Press Writer | National


US officials defend Iraqi budget surplus

BAGHDAD - Iraq is paying for more of its own reconstruction but is still struggling to spend its multibillion dollar surplus as it copes with a flood of oil revenue and a cumbersome approval process meant to curb corruption, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

August 21, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Jet evacuated after emergency landing at LAX

LOS ANGELES - Passengers were evacuated by inflatable chutes Tuesday after a Honolulu-bound airliner made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport because someone smelled smoke in the cabin.

August 20, 2008 | By ROBERT JABLON Associated Press Writer | National


Report: US may have taped Gitmo interviews

WASHINGTON - The State Department advised representatives of foreign governments that their interviews with their citizens being held at Guantanamo Bay would be recorded, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

August 20, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


Italian reaches base camp after tragedy on K2

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The last survivor of the deadliest mountaineering disaster to hit K2 limped into base camp with frostbitten feet Tuesday, but thick clouds threatened to keep him on the mountain for at least another night.

August 20, 2008 | By MATTHEW PENNINGTON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China tries to shrug off deadly attack

KASHGAR, China - Blood was washed off the road. Debris was cleared away. And authorities said peace had been restored Tuesday in China's restive Muslim region where 16 police were killed in an attack that may have been timed to overshadow Olympic celebrations.

August 20, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dear Abby 8/5

DEAR READERS: Today's column is a continuation of the one I printed yesterday regarding cheating and ethics -- a topic that clearly touched a nerve with many readers.

August 20, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Rockefeller’s attorney denies Calif. slaying link

BOSTON - An attorney for the father accused of snatching his 7-year-old daughter from a Boston street said Tuesday the man did not kidnap his own child and has no link to a California slaying.

August 20, 2008 | By NANCY KELSEY Associated Press Writer | National


5 dead, 3 hurt after plane hits Oregon home in fog

GEARHART, Ore. - A small plane crashed into a seaside house in heavy fog early Monday, killing two people aboard and three children inside the vacation home, authorities said.

August 20, 2008 | By JOSEPH B. FRAZIER Associated Press Writer | National


Man pleads guilty in Las Vegas ricin case

LAS VEGAS - An unemployed graphic designer who authorities say poisoned himself with ricin in his Las Vegas motel room pleaded guilty Monday to possessing a biological toxin.

August 20, 2008 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | National


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Kim jumps to big lead at Wyndham championship

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Si Woo Kim and Lucas Glover had putts for 59 on another low-scoring day in the Wyndham Championship.

August 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Rams' Todd Gurley set for preseason debut

IRVINE, Calif. - Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley thought he saw New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia on Thursday, only for teammates to convince ...

August 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Georgia star Chubb gains confidence in comeback

ATHENS, Ga. - It was not just another scrimmage for Nick Chubb.

August 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Steelers' Harrison willing to talk PEDs after NFL's deadline

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is willing to meet with theNFL to discuss an alleged link to performance-enhancing drugs - but only five days ...

August 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


MLB may consider limits on pitching changes, shifts

HOUSTON (AP) - Limiting pitching changes, restricting defensive shifts, altering the strike zone and installing pitch clocks are among the ideas Major League Baseball may consider ...

August 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Trump touring Louisiana flooding

BATON ROUGE, La. - Offering consolation, expressing regret, cutting ties with a controversial aide. Donald Trump's campaign turnaround plan on Friday featured the unorthodox candidate ...

August 19, 2016 | By MELINDA DESLATTE and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Hundreds mourn slain Georgia police officer

EASTMAN - Hundreds of people - including law officers from around Georgia and the nation - mourned a slain Georgia police officer whose funeral was moved to a ...

August 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Local




SEB splits meet, falls to Islands in three sets

SEB split their volleyball games Thursday night, dropping their first game to Islands High School 25-22, 19-25, 21-25 and coming back to win the second ...

August 18, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Prep Sports 360


Looking beyond the home team in Olympic basketball coverage

NEW YORK (AP) - In Rio and any other Olympics, broadcasters are frequently criticized for a concentration on a home nation's athletes that causes it ...

August 18, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Bello, Na share Wyndham lead at -7

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Rested after the Rio Olympics, Rafa Cabrera Bello shot a 7-under 63 on Thursday in the Wyndham Championship for a share of ...

August 18, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


US beats France 86-67 to advance to finals

RIO DE JANEIRO - It's rare to see the U.S. women's basketball team struggle during the Olympics. Then again, they've had Sue ...

August 18, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart to retire in June 2017

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart will retire next summer after a tumultuous tenure that included consolidation of the men's and women ...

August 18, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Brazilian police: Lochte, US swimmers were not robbed

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian police said Thursday that swimmer Ryan Lochte and three U.S. teammates were not robbed after a night of partying, and ...

August 18, 2016 | By MAURICIO SAVARESE, PETER PRENGAMAN and LUIS ANDRES HENAO Associated Press | Associated Press


Volunteers sought in Zika battle

WASHINGTON - Wanted: Volunteers willing to be infected with the Zika virus for science.

August 18, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


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