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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

High Iraq deaths cast doubt on stability talk

BAGHDAD – While concern is rising in the U.S. about the war in Afghanistan, the Obama administration is anxious to show evidence of progress in their other conflict – Iraq.New Iraqi government...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Questions arise about spill dispersant

NEW ORLEANS – BP inched closer to permanently sealing the blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico as environmental officials defended themselves Sunday against assertions they allowed the oil...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

World/Nation Briefs

Pakistani flood deaths rise to 1,100 peoplePESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) – The death toll from massive floods in northwestern Pakistan rose to 1,100 Sunday as rescue workers struggled to save more than...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

GOP looks to erase Dems’ comfy majority in the House

WASHINGTON – No fewer than 65 House seats across the country – an overwhelming majority held by Democrats – are at risk of changing political hands this fall, enough to bolster Republican hopes of...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Expedition will create 3-D map of Titanic

RICHMOND, Va. – A team of scientists will launch an expedition to the Titanic this month to assess the deteriorating condition of the world’s most famous shipwreck and create a detailed...

DATE: July 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Death toll in Pakistan floods hits 800

NOWSHERA, Pakistan – The death toll in the massive flooding in Pakistan surged past 800 as floodwaters receded Saturday in the hard-hit northwest, an official said. The damage to roads, bridges and...

DATE: July 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Crews beat back wildfire north of LA

DATE: July 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Adversaries must cooperate to plug well

NEW ORLEANS – On shore, BP, Halliburton and Transocean are engaging in a billion-dollar blame game over the blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. At sea, they’re depending on each other to plug...

DATE: July 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Two months later, Kyron Horman still missing

PORTLAND, Ore. – The first accounts of 7-year-old Kyron Horman’s disappearance were a parent’s nightmare: A boy vanishes from the safe haven of his elementary school.But over the course of two...

DATE: July 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Russia begins to localize some fires, others still rage

VORONEZH, Russia – Russia’s armed forces mobilized Saturday to fight hundreds of wildfires that have wiped out villages and vast areas of woodland. Officials said the worst blazes were under...

DATE: July 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World