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Basra blasts kill 20 Iraqis, wound scores

BAGHDAD – Explosions killed at least 20 people and wounded as many as 100 Saturday night at a downtown market in Iraq’s second-largest city, a senior official said, coming at the end of a violent...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

More choices alter college textbook landscape

On Friday afternoons between work and rugby practice, Brittany Wolfe would rush to the campus library hoping copies of her advanced algebra textbook had not all been checked out by like-minded...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Lady Gaga at Lollapalooza 3 years after debut

CHICAGO – Lady Gaga has come a long way since her appearance three years ago at the Lollapalooza music festival – but she hasn’t forgotten some critics’ less-than-stellar reviews of that...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Water rights

Vallecito dam superintendent Hal Pierce, who spent 20 years with the state Division of Water Resources, offers a primer on water: In the eastern United States where water is bountiful, riparian...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Tobacco firms settle charges

WASHINGTON – Two American tobacco companies are paying nearly $30 million to settle charges that they bribed foreign officials to get lucrative overseas tobacco sales contracts.The companies,...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Officials back same-sex weddings

SAN FRANCISCO – California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown filed motions Friday calling for resumption of same-sex weddings in the state.The officials filed the motions...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Investigators comb wellsite

NEW ORLEANS – Now that BP appears to have vanquished its ruptured well, authorities are turning their attention to gathering evidence from what could amount to a crime scene at the bottom of the...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Kagan celebrates with Obama at White House

WASHINGTON – A beaming Elena Kagan and President Barack Obama on Friday celebrated her imminent ascension to the Supreme Court with jokes and references to the irreverent sense of humor she put on...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

‘Restrepo’ offers intimate portrait of U.S. troops

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. – An award-winning documentary about the war in Afghanistan is refocusing attention from the generals leading the war to the soldiers on the front lines.Military members and...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Saudis sell phones ahead of ban

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Some Saudis were trying to sell their BlackBerrys ahead of a ban on the smart phone’s messenger service in the kingdom – but with few willing to buy, they’re having to slash...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

As multiple crises pile up, a test for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Not for the first time, Pakistan appears to be teetering on the edge with a government unable to cope.Floods are ravaging a country at war with al-Qaida and the Taliban. Riots, slayings...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Children change festival affair

A shift in priorities is needed when attending a festival with kids. The 14th annual Four Corners Folk Festival on Reservoir Hill in Pagosa Springs featured an all-star lineup but required a lot of...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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