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Expanding westward, Amish grow

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The search by the booming North American population of Amish for affordable, fertile farmland has produced settlements in 28 states and Ontario – and even has led parties to scout...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Sea life most diverse off Australia

WASHINGTON – The oceans around Australia boast the greatest diversity of sea life on the planet, but the now oil-threatened Gulf of Mexico also ranks in the top five regions for variety of...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

NYC looks to stop spreading bedbug infestations

NEW YORK – One of every 15 New Yorkers battled bedbugs last year, officials said Wednesday as they announced a plan to fight the spreading infestation, including a public-awareness campaign and a...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Pakistan’s heartland floods

KOT ADDU, Pakistan – Floodwaters surged into Pakistan’s heartland and swallowed dozens of villages Tuesday, adding to a week of destruction that has already ravaged the mountainous northwest and...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Lebanon, Israel clash kills four

ADEISSEH, Lebanon – Lebanese and Israeli troops exchanged fire Tuesday in a fierce border battle that killed a senior Israeli officer, two Lebanese soldiers and a journalist – underlining how...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Wildfires overwhelm Russians

KADANOK, Russia – Some of the devastating wildfires sweeping western Russia are out of control, Russia’s emergency chief said Tuesday, as fears grew there were not enough firefighters to battle...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Manufacturing sector lifts recovery

WASHINGTON – It’s a rare bright spot in an otherwise troubled economy: The nation’s manufacturing sector has now grown for a solid year, and more of its companies say they’re ready to hire.Chip...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

‘Static kill’ may be enough to plug Gulf well, BP says

NEW ORLEANS – After insisting for months that a pair of costly relief wells were the only surefire way to kill the oil leak at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, BP officials said Monday they may be...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Low-carb diet good for heart

NEW YORK – Over the long term, a low-carb diet works just as well as a low-fat diet at taking off the pounds – and it might be better for your heart, new research suggests.Both diets improved...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Obama touts Iraq plans Withdrawal will reduce troop level to 50,000

ATLANTA – Nearing a milestone in the long and divisive Iraq war, President Barack Obama on Monday hailed this month’s planned withdrawal of all U.S. combat troops – “as promised and on schedule” –...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Georgia tops party schools

ATLANTA – The University of Georgia won a national title this year – top party school.The Princeton Review announced Monday that Georgia is the No. 1 party school on its now infamous annual...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Economic reports fuel rally for stock market

NEW YORK – The stock market began August with a huge rally after reports from around the world revived investors’ faith in the global recovery.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 208 points...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World