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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

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