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Corn, soybeans looking good, but prices aren’t

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A farming season that once appeared to be doomed by the weather has turned out pretty good for Midwest soybean and corn crops.

November 06, 2008 | By DAVID MERCER Associated Press Writer | National


Food allergies increasing in US kids, study says

ATLANTA - Food allergies in American children seem to be on the rise, now affecting about 3 million kids, according to the first federal study of the problem.

November 06, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press Writer | National


Feds say they drive a stake into Mongols gang

LOS ANGELES - An undercover investigation in which federal agents infiltrated the notorious Mongols motorcycle gang has ended with dozens of members arrested in six states and prosecutors say it could herald the end of what they call a criminal group.

November 06, 2008 | By THOMAS WATKINS Associated Press Writer | National


Man freed on DNA evidence sues cops, prosecutors

DENVER - The first person released from prison in Colorado because of DNA evidence is suing police and prosecutors who worked to put him behind bars.

November 06, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


NC sheriff’s slurs snarl locals’ immigration work

SMITHFIELD, N.C. - For years, Sheriff Steve Bizzell watched the number of illegal immigrants in his rural county skyrocket - and with it, he says, residents' fear that the newcomers were responsible for more than their share of crime.

November 06, 2008 | By MARLON A. WALKER Associated Press Writer | National


Woman, 3 children die in Mich. house fire

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. - Fire killed a woman and three children in one home early Wednesday and spread to four other houses, fire and city officials said.

November 06, 2008 | By JEFF KAROUB Associated Press Writer | National


New search warrant served on evangelist’s compound

TEXARKANA, Ark. - Former followers of evangelist Tony Alamo testified Wednesday they were often beaten at his instructions and one said Alamo took a 9-year-old girl as his wife, as prosecutors sought to prevent him from being freed while awaiting trial.

November 06, 2008 | By CHUCK BARTELS Associated Press Writer | National


Fort Bragg trial starts in ’fragging’ case

FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Military prosecutors argued Wednesday that the first soldier accusing of killing a direct superior in Iraq - known as ''fragging'' during the Vietnam war - told other soldiers he wanted to kill and burn his National Guard officer.

November 06, 2008 | By ESTES THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | National


Yahoo to dump 1,500 workers as slump deepens in 3Q

SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo Inc.'s leaders still have jobs despite investor misgivings about their decision making, but at least 1,500 workers will be shown the door after the slumping Internet company's profits tumbled yet again in the third quarter.

November 06, 2008 | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE Associated Press Writer | National


Police seek motive in Ark. anchorwoman’s beating

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Anne Pressly's personality made her a hit with television viewers. Now, police want to know whether her celebrity made her a target.

November 05, 2008 | By CHUCK BARTELS Associated Press Writer | National


Witness says civilian access to Fort Dix common

CAMDEN, N.J. - The first witness to take the stand in the trial of five men accused of plotting to attack soldiers at the Army's Fort Dix testified Tuesday that civilians commonly have access to the base in New Jersey.

November 05, 2008 | By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press Writer | National


Safety a problem for new generation drugs, too

CHICAGO - Nearly a fourth of widely used new-generation biological drugs that treat several common diseases produce serious side effects that lead to safety warnings soon after they go on the market, the first major study of its kind found.

November 05, 2008 | By LINDSEY TANNER Associated Press Writer | National


Ex-Chicago cop arrested in 1990s torture scandal

CHICAGO - A former high-ranking Chicago police official was arrested Tuesday on charges he lied when he denied that he and detectives under his command tortured murder suspects, federal officials said.

November 05, 2008 | By MIKE ROBINSON Associated Press Writer | National


Stocks decline after rally amid mixed earnings

NEW YORK - Wall Street pulled back Tuesday as investors decided to cash in some of the previous session's big gains as they warily comb through another batch of quarterly earnings. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 250 points.

November 05, 2008 | By JOE BEL BRUNO Associated Press Writer | National


Wind, tensions around Los Angeles fires diminish

LOS ANGELES - Residents of the San Fernando Valley woke up Wednesday to brilliant blue skies mostly free of smoke and ash for the first time in four days.

October 30, 2008 | By THOMAS WATKINS Associated Press Writer | National


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