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Highway crashes kill more than 41,000 in 2007

WASHINGTON - Traffic deaths in the United States declined last year, reaching the lowest level in more than a decade, the government reported Thursday.

August 29, 2008 | By KEN THOMAS Associated Press Writer | Washington


AP IMPACT: Underground FEMA fuel tanks could leak

WASHINGTON - The government owns hundreds of underground fuel tanks - many designed for emergencies back in the Cold War - that need to be inspected for leaks of hazardous substances that could be making local water undrinkable.

August 27, 2008 | By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


June trade deficit shrinks as exports climb

WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit has gone on a diet, helped by strong exports of farm products and manufactured goods and by Americans spending less as the economy limps along.

August 27, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | Washington


US court won’t resurrect lawsuit in CIA leak case

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court said Tuesday it would not resurrect a lawsuit that former CIA operative Valerie Plame brought against members of the Bush administration.

August 27, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Washington


Budget deficit soars to $102.8 billion in July

WASHINGTON - The federal budget deficit soared in July, pushed higher by economic stimulus payments and $15 billion in outlays to protect depositors at failed banks.

August 27, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | Washington


US will not take NKorea off terror list — yet

WASHINGTON - The United States said Monday it would not remove North Korea from a terror blacklist until Kim Jong Il's government has agreed to a plan to allow international inspectors to verify an accounting of its nuclear programs.

August 26, 2008 | By FOSTER KLUG Associated Press Writer | Washington


Federal Reserve finds deepening credit crisis

WASHINGTON - More banks are tightening lending standards on home mortgages and other consumer and business loans as a deepening credit crisis exerts a heavier toll on the economy.

August 26, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Big powers urge Russia to accept truce

WASHINGTON - The world's seven largest economic powers on Monday urged Russia to accept an immediate cease-fire with Georgia and agree to mediation over the crisis as Russian forces continued advances into Georgian territory.

August 26, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Washington


FBI to newspapers: Sorry about your phone records

WASHINGTON - FBI Director Robert Mueller has apologized to the editors of The Washington Post and The New York Times for improperly obtaining phone records of the newspapers' reporters while investigating terrorism four years ago.

August 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


Ford told FBI about panel's doubts on JFK murder

WASHINGTON - Former President Ford secretly advised the FBI that two of his fellow members on the Warren Commission doubted the FBI's conclusion that John F. Kennedy was shot from the sixth floor of the Texas Book Depository in Dallas, according to newly released records from Ford's FBI files.

August 25, 2008 | By MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Gates endorses big expansion of Afghan army

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert Gates has endorsed a new five-year, $17 billion plan to increase the size of the Afghan army by about 50,000 troops.

August 23, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Productivity growth slowed in spring

WASHINGTON - The efficiency of America's workers grew at a slightly slower pace in the spring as companies sought to produce more with leaner work forces. Workers' compensation growth slowed, too.

August 23, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA Associated Press Writer | Washington


US weighs stepped-up military forays into Pakistan

WASHINGTON - Top Bush administration officials are pressing the president to direct U.S. troops in Afghanistan to be more aggressive in pursuing militants into Pakistan on foot as part of a proposed radical shift in regional counterterrorism strategy, The Associated Press has learned.

August 23, 2008 | By PAMELA HESS and MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Washington


Pilots complain airlines restrict fuel to cut cost

WASHINGTON - Pilots are complaining that their airline bosses, desperate to cut costs, are forcing them to fly uncomfortably low on fuel.

August 23, 2008 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press Writer | Washington


Gaps in system kept Ivins at high-security lab

WASHINGTON - Army scientist Bruce Ivins didn't keep his problems to himself.

August 23, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO and LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


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