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Researchers say oil lurks deep in Gulf

WASHINGTON – Researchers are warning that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is a bigger mess than the government claims and that a lot of crude is lurking deep below the surface, some of it settling...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Lesbian student sues over photo

JACKSON, Miss. – Another teenage lesbian is suing a rural Mississippi school district, this time over a policy banning young women from wearing tuxedos in senior yearbook portraits.Ceara Sturgis’...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Majority of TV viewers choose to watch on their own time

NEW YORK – If you’ve never time-shifted a prime-time television series – watched it later on a DVR, over the Internet or ordered it on demand – you’re now in the minority.A survey of viewers...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Blast kills 61 job-seeking Iraqis

BAGHDAD – Young men from some of Iraq’s poorest areas waited all night outside an army recruitment center, only to become easy prey Tuesday for a suicide bomber who killed 61 in the crowd....

DATE: Aug. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Pakistani flood victims mob relief trucks

SHIKARPUR, Pakistan – Victims of Pakistan’s deadly floods mobbed relief trucks carrying food Tuesday and authorities in the northwest warned of famine unless the region’s farmers got immediate help...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Blagojevich guilty on 1 of 24 counts

CHICAGO – A federal jury deadlocked Tuesday on all but one of 24 charges against former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, including the most explosive of all – that he tried to sell an appointment to...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Language as dance

 Language as dance July20, 2002 Ty Brackin, right, leadslocal children and members of the "Vision to Hear" youthmissionary group through the "lawn-mower dance" on Tuesday inthe gazebo at...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Investors turn to U.S. Treasurys

NEW YORK – Stocks managed to break a four-day losing streak Monday by the slimmest of margins. Investors had no change of heart about the economy, however, and again poured money into the safety of...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Secretary of Defense Gates says he may retire next year

WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Robert Gates said in a magazine interview he wants to leave the Pentagon sometime next year, setting off furious speculation as to who might take his place.His top...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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

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