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Friends: Abramoff a changed man, deserves leniency

WASHINGTON - It used to be, when Jack Abramoff needed something, he had an address book full of powerful Capitol Hill contacts to call on, people he plied with expensive meals, campaign contributions and golf junkets.

September 12, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Washington


Fewer Marines needed in Iraq’s western province

WASHINGTON - Conditions in the western Iraqi province of Anbar, where a brutal insurgency once ruled, have improved so dramatically that the United States is handing over responsibility for security in the Sunni stronghold to Iraq within days. Troops freed up in Iraq could shift to Afghanistan.

September 12, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Arctic sea ice drops to 2nd lowest level on record

WASHINGTON - More ominous signs Wednesday have scientists saying that a global warming ''tipping point'' in the Arctic is happening before their eyes: Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has melted to its second lowest level since satellite observations began.

September 11, 2008 | By SETH BORENSTEIN and DAN JOLING Associated Press Writer | Washington


Fewer Marines needed in Iraq’s western province

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Marine commandant said Wednesday that his forces in Iraq's once-volatile western Anbar province can be reduced, as the military moves to hand over control of the region to the Iraqis next week.

September 11, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Washington


Bush steps up fight over congressional authority

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration is raising the stakes in a court fight that could change the balance of power between the White House and Congress.

September 11, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Washington


Study links preterm births, simmering infections

WASHINGTON - Infections may play a bigger role in premature birth than doctors have thought, says a new study that found almost one in seven women in preterm labor harbored bacteria or fungi in their amniotic fluid.

September 10, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press Writer | Washington


Sen. Ted Stevens: Prosecutors out to smear my name

WASHINGTON - Sen. Ted Stevens accused the Justice Department of trying to smear his character Monday as he prepared to defend his seat in a crowded Republican primary election.

September 10, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Washington


No bull: Cows seem to know which way is north

WASHINGTON - Talk about animal magnetism, cows seem to have a built-in compass.

September 10, 2008 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID Associated Press Writer | Washington


Number of uninsured drops; poverty holds steady

WASHINGTON - The number of people lacking health insurance dropped by more than 1 million in 2007, the first annual decline since the Bush administration took office, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday.

September 10, 2008 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Government wants slower ship speeds to aid whales

WASHINGTON - The government on Monday recommended a speed limit for commercial ships along the Atlantic coast, where collisions with the endangered right whale threaten its existence.

September 10, 2008 | By DINA CAPPIELLO Associated Press Writer | Washington


FDIC: bank profits fell by 86 percent in 2Q

WASHINGTON - U.S. banking industry profits plunged by 86 percent in the second quarter and the number of troubled banks jumped to the highest level in about five years, as slumps in the housing and credit markets continued.

September 10, 2008 | By MARCY GORDON Associated Press Writer | Washington


HHS: Doctors can refuse to provide abortions

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration Thursday proposed stronger job protections for doctors and other health care workers who refuse to participate in abortions because of religious or moral objections.

September 05, 2008 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press Writer | Washington


FDA: Irradiating spinach, lettuce OK to kill germs

WASHINGTON - Consumers worried about salad safety may soon be able to buy fresh spinach and iceberg lettuce zapped with just enough radiation to kill E. coli and a few other germs.

September 05, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Washington


Insurance gap leads some elderly to forgo medicine

WASHINGTON - Many people in Medicare with diabetes, high blood pressure and other chronic conditions stop taking their medicine when faced with picking up the entire cost of their prescriptions, researchers say.

September 05, 2008 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Washington


AP Exclusive: Army promises survivors longer help

WASHINGTON - The Army is mailing out thousands of letters to survivors of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking what it can do to better help them, even years after the deaths of their loved ones.

September 04, 2008 | By KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press Writer | Washington


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