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Fort Riley soldier sentenced for shooting death of fellow soldier in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - An Army soldier stationed at Fort Riley has been sentenced to six months in a military prison for the shooting death of a fellow soldier at an off-base apartment.

January 03, 2008 | By JOHN MILBURN Associated Press Writer | National


AP IMPACT: Despite signs, suicidal soldier not taken out of Iraq

SANFORD, N.C. - Private First Class Jason Scheuerman nailed a suicide note to his barracks closet in Iraq, stepped inside and shot himself.

January 03, 2008 | By KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press Writer | National


APNewsBreak: Military says friendly fire killed 2 soldiers in Iraq

WASHINGTON - Two U.S. soldiers who died in Iraq in February were killed by friendly fire, according to a military investigation that said poor training and planning were to blame.

January 03, 2008 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press Writer | National


7-year sentence for Pa. boy who stockpiled guns for school attack

NORRISTOWN, Pa. - A 14-year-old boy who admitted that he planned a Columbine-style attack on a high school outside Philadelphia was sentenced Wednesday to up to seven years in a juvenile treatment facility.

January 03, 2008 | By KATHY MATHESON Associated Press Writer | National


Attorney: Man whose death sentence was overturned will take plea deal, return to Scotland

TOLEDO, Ohio - A man who spent 20 years on Ohio's death row before his sentence was overturned has agreed to a plea deal that will give him his freedom, his attorney said Wednesday.

January 03, 2008 | By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press Writer | National


In news of war, tragedy, and uncertainty, 2007 was a year of frustration

A war winds on, but lawmakers are seemingly powerless to do anything about it.

January 03, 2008 | By ADAM GELLER AP National Writer | National


House to vote on $70B for Iraq and Afghanistan in bitter blow to anti-war Democrats

WASHINGTON - The Democratic-controlled House is expected to give President Bush an end-of-session victory in his yearlong battle with anti-war lawmakers over Iraq by approving $70 billion for U.S. military operations there and in Afghanistan.

January 03, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | National


No. 2 Justice Department pick gets earful about destroyed videotapes of terror interrogations

WASHINGTON - Senators voiced frustration Wednesday about being denied details of the CIA's destruction of videotaped terror interrogations, urging the Bush administration's nominee for deputy attorney general to cooperate with congressional inquiries.

January 03, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | National


Fed provides $20 billion in loans to banks to help them through credit crisis

WASHINGTON - Cash-strapped banks took the Federal Reserve up on its offer of $20 billion in short-term loans to help them overcome credit problems, but the interest rate wasn't as low as some had hoped.

January 03, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | National


Thousands in Oklahoma mark 10th day without electricity after punishing ice storm

SKIATOOK, Okla. - Huddled near her fireplace, Marla Carter wondered when Skiatook will be mentioned in news reports about the storm-related power outages that have left her without electricity for the past 10 days.

January 03, 2008 | By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS Associated Press Writer | National


Fire at White House compound under control, struck Cheney’s ceremonial offices

WASHINGTON - Thick black smoke billowed from a fire Wednesday in Vice President Dick Cheney's suite of offices in the historic Eisenhower Executive Office Building next to the White House.

January 03, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


House plans vote to stave off expansion of alternative minimum tax that would affect millions

WASHINGTON - After agonizing for weeks, Congress prepared to send the president legislation to protect more than 20 million people from seeing their tax bill balloon this year as a result of the dreaded alternative minimum tax.

January 03, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | National


Man wanted in death of Kansas college student and porn actress is arrested in Mexico

EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) - A man suspected in the slaying of a college student who led a secret life as an Internet porn performer was arrested Wednesday in Mexico, authorities said.

January 03, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


US to restrict flights at NY area airports to ease travel delays

HERNDON, Va. - Fewer flights will go in and out of New York City airports at the busiest times to try to ease chronic nationwide air travel delays, the government said Wednesday.

January 03, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | National


Navy saves Illinois teen whose appendix burst on Mexican cruise

SAN DIEGO - A teenager who suffered a ruptured appendix at sea, hundreds of miles from help, got an unusual rescue when the Navy airlifted her to an aircraft carrier for emergency surgery.

January 02, 2008 | By ALLISON HOFFMAN Associated Press Writer | National


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