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DEAR ABBY: I was divorced twice before I met my present husband, "Lou." We have been married seven years. When we're with his extended family or new acquaintances, Lou makes a point in his loud, animated way of letting everyone know that he is my third husband. It's embarrassing. And because I am at a loss for words, I usually stay silent.

July 10, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


House to vote on tax relief bill

WASHINGTON - The House is to vote Wednesday on extending relief to more than 20 million taxpayers in danger of getting hit by the alternative minimum tax this year, setting up a war of wills with the Senate on how to deal with an unpopular levy that many believe must be stopped in its tracks.

July 10, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


New home sales and prices both drop in May

WASHINGTON - Sales of new homes tumbled for the sixth time in seven months in May while median prices kept plunging, underscoring the depth of the nation's housing woes.

July 10, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Myanmar cyclone survivors proved tough, experts say

BANGKOK, Thailand - Dire warnings that cyclone survivors in Myanmar might fall prey to disease and starvation failed to take into account the survival instincts of those affected, aid agencies and disaster experts say.

July 10, 2008 | BY GRANT PECK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Saudi: 701 suspected militants arrested this year

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi authorities have arrested 701 suspected al-Qaida-linked militants this year, including some who were plotting attacks against the kingdom's oil and economic installations, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday.

July 10, 2008 | By DONNA ABU NASR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Jurors ready to consider Air Force rape case

WICHITA FALLS, Texas - By all accounts Col. Samuel Lofton III was a star in the Air Force - a professional, demanding officer who in less than three years led his 82nd Training Group to be the best of the four such groups at Sheppard Air Force Base.

July 10, 2008 | By ANGELA K. BROWN Associated Press Writer | National


Wisconsin flooding may mean pricier organic foods

MILWAUKEE - Richard de Wilde was still reeling from the more than $600,000 in damage that last summer's flooding did to his organic vegetable farm when new storms swept through this month, dumping rocks, gravel and silt on some acres, washing away fences and contaminating fields with runoff.

July 10, 2008 | By M.L. JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | National


Kansas wheat harvest finally under way

WICHITA, Kan. - Kansas farmers were finally able to get into their fields to harvest winter wheat over the weekend as the ground dried out ahead of the next wave of storms.

July 09, 2008 | By ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press Writer | National


AP IMPACT: Kenyan children abducted, tortured

BUNGOMA, Kenya - Dozens of scared children filed silently into the bare room, their eyes on the cracks in the floor.

July 09, 2008 | By KATHARINE HOURELD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Baghdad bombing kills 4 Americans

BAGHDAD - A bomb struck a district council building Tuesday in Baghdad's Shiite militia stronghold of Sadr City, killing at least nine people, including four Americans - two soldiers and two government employees, U.S. and Iraqi officials said.

July 09, 2008 | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


No new evacuations as another levee fails

WINFIELD, Mo. - The swollen Mississippi River burst through yet another levee Tuesday, not endangering any towns but proving to anxious Midwesterners that the high water is still a threat.

July 09, 2008 | By CHERYL WITTENAUER Associated Press Writer | National


So-called pregnancy pact in Mass. town questioned

GLOUCESTER, Mass. - A pregnant high school student disputed the notion Tuesday that girls in this New England fishing town made a pact to get pregnant and raise their babies together.

July 09, 2008 | By MELISSA TRUJILLO Associated Press Writer | National


Mormon church enters Calif. gay marriage fight

SALT LAKE CITY - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is asking California members to join the effort to amend that state's constitution to define marriage as being between a man and a woman.

July 09, 2008 | By JENNIFER DOBNER Associated Press Writer | National


Ga. sex offenders challenge church volunteer ban

ATLANTA - Five sex offenders filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming that a tough new Georgia law that bans them from volunteering at churches also robs them of their right to participate in religious worship.

July 09, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


Consumer confidence skids more than expected

NEW YORK - U.S. consumer confidence fell unexpectedly sharply in June, sinking to its lowest level in more than 16 years, according to a private industry group.

July 09, 2008 | By ELLEN SIMON AP Business Writer | National


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