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‘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

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

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