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UN chief: Pakistan disaster unmatched

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Sunday he has never seen anything like the flood disaster in Pakistan after surveying the devastation and urged foreign donors to speed...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Truck sails into crowd at Calif. race, 8 killed

LUCERNE VALLEY, Calif. – An off-road truck sailed off a jump and hurtled into a crowd at a race in the California desert, pinning bodies beneath it and sending others flying into a chaotic cloud of...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Advocates see trouble for misdiagnosed soldiers

WASHINGTON – At the height of the Iraq war, the Army routinely dismissed hundreds of soldiers for having a personality disorder when they were more likely suffering from the traumatic stresses of...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Demons softball opens season No. 5

"That was a really good day, but also a sad day, because it was the seniors' last home games," said returning first baseman Alexis Koses. In addition to being talented, the departed seniors -...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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DATE: Aug. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Champagne fizzics: Pour bubbly sideways

PARIS – French scientists say they have settled a question that long has divided Champagne lovers: How best to pour the bubbly?At an angle, not straight down.The scientists at the University of...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

‘Lucy’ species used stone tools, fossil study says

NEW YORK – Two ancient animal bones from Ethiopia show signs of butchering by human ancestors, moving back the earliest evidence for the use of stone tools by about 800,000 years, researchers...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Home computers aid in discovery of neutron star

WASHINGTON – Ordinary computers like those people use to send e-mail or surf the Internet are being credited with finding a previously unknown neutron star.Home office computers in Ames, Iowa, and...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Sacred artifacts returned to Northern Calif. tribe

SAN FRANCISCO – White deerskins, condor feathers and headdresses made of bright red woodpecker scalps are among more than 200 sacred artifacts that are once again in the possession of a Northern...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Obama supports ‘right’ for mosque

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. – Weighing his words carefully on a fiery political issue, President Barack Obama said Saturday that Muslims have the right to build a mosque near New York’s ground zero,...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Gulf Coast ‘open for business’

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. – President Barack Obama declared Gulf Coast beaches clean, safe and open for business Saturday as he brought his family to the Florida Panhandle and promised residents that...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Cholera adds to Pakistan flood crisis

SUKKUR, Pakistan – The deadly, waterborne disease cholera has surfaced in flood-ravaged Pakistan, the U.N. confirmed Saturday, adding to the misery of 20 million people the government says have...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World