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Priest still missing 5 years after Katrina

LAKE CATHERINE, La. – The night sky heaved like a living thing as Fire Chief Joe Perez took another slow cruise in the rescue truck down the two-lane road snaking across this town in the last patch...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

9 years later, signs of life emerge at ground zero

NEW YORK – After nearly nine years, life is returning to ground zero in a tangible way.Crews Saturday began planting 16 swamp white oaks at the World Trade Center site. They are the first of nearly...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Obama: War in Iraq now ending

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. – President Barack Obama said the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq means “the war is ending” and Baghdad is in position “to chart its own course.”Obama used his...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Guard troops to deploy to Ariz. border Monday

PHOENIX – The first of 532 National Guard troops are set to begin their mission in the southern Arizona desert on Monday under President Barack Obama’s plan to beef up U.S.-Mexico border security,...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Cuba embraces economic reforms

HAVANA – Cuba has issued a pair of surprising free-market decrees, allowing foreign investors to lease government land for as long as 99 years – potentially touching off a golf-course building boom...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Giving to Pakistan tepid By David Crary AP National Writer NEW YORK – Americans are giving a paltry amount for relief efforts in flood-stricken Pakistan compared to other overseas disasters. They were more than 40 times more generous for the Hait...

NEW YORK – Americans are giving a paltry amount for relief efforts in flood-stricken Pakistan compared to other overseas disasters. They were more than 40 times more generous for the Haiti...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Wheat’s genetic code cracked

LONDON – British scientists have decoded the genetic sequence of wheat – one of the world’s oldest and most important crops – a development they hope could help the global staple meet the...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Egg farm owner a ‘habitual violator’

GALT, Iowa — The owner of an egg farm at the center of a massive salmonella recall was able to expand his egg empire despite being branded a “habitual violator” of Iowa’s environmental laws – a...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

New York stabbing suspect moved to psychiatric ward

NEW YORK – A college student accused of slashing a taxi driver because he is a Muslim was moved from jail to a psychiatric ward, corrections officials said Friday.Michael Enright, 21, of Brewster,...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Ground zero’s boundaries a matter of debate

NEW YORK – The furor over how close is too close to ground zero for a planned Islamic center and mosque has raised a simple question nine years after Sept. 11: Where exactly is ground zero?The...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

New Orleans levee upgrades nearly ready

NEW ORLEANS – Five years after Hurricane Katrina flooded more than 80 percent of this city, the Army Corps of Engineers says billions of dollars of work has made the city much safer and many of its...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Obama to commemorate Katrina’s 5th anniversary

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. – President Barack Obama will use the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina to reaffirm his commitment to the Gulf Coast amid lingering questions about his administration’s...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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