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2 killed in Alabama as storms sweep Southeast

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A line of storms swept across the Southeast with 70 mph winds and possible tornadoes, killing two people in their mobile homes in north Alabama, authorities said Monday.

April 20, 2009 | By Jay Reeves Associated Press Writer | State, National News


Attorney: Whistleblower faked report in Imperial Sugar Refinery blast

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Attorneys for Imperial Sugar say a whistleblower faked a report that he says warned company executives of explosive dust hazards days before a deadly blast at the company's sugar refinery near Savannah.

April 20, 2009 | Associated Press For the Bryan County News | State, National News


Jobless claims top 6 million; housing starts plummet

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people receiving jobless benefits exceeded 6 million for the first time, the government reported Thursday, and housing construction unexpectedly plunged to its second-lowest level on record - fresh evidence that the recession is far from over.

April 16, 2009 | By Christopher S. Rugaber AP Economics Writer | State, National News


Cagle drops from governor's race

ATLANTA - Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle fought back tears Wednesday as he reluctantly dropped out of the race for governor, saying he has a degenerative spine condition that will require surgery.

The surprise announcement immediately scrambled the crowded contest to replace Gov. Sonny Perdue when his second term expires in 2010. Cagle was considered a front-runner for the Republican nomination with the primary still more than one year away. The 43-year-old Republican from Gainesville said he will seek re-election as lieutenant governor.

April 16, 2009 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National News


Gas prices expected to stay low this summer

WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite the dismal economy, motorists may want to take to the road this summer. The federal government says gasoline prices are expected to stay relatively low.

April 14, 2009 | By H. Josef Hebert Associated Press Writer | State, National News


Retail sales fall unexpectedly in March

WASHINGTON (AP) - Retail sales fell unexpectedly in March, delivering a setback to hopes that the economy's steep slide could be bottoming out.

April 14, 2009 | By Martin Crutsinger AP Economics Writer | State, National News


Obama vows US aim to halt piracy

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama promised Monday that the U.S. would seek to halt the increasing threat of piracy off the Horn of Africa.

April 13, 2009 | By Lara Jakes Associated Press Writer | State, National News


Latest surgery shows face transplants are gaining ground

Five years ago, it was the stuff of science fiction: Replace someone's face with one from a dead donor. But on Thursday, Boston doctors performed the world's seventh such transplant - less than a week after one in France - and plans are in the works for more.

April 11, 2009 | By Marilynn Marchione AP Medical Writer | State, National News


Five U.S. soldiers, two Iraqis killed in Mosul

BAGHDAD (AP) - A suicide truck driver detonated a ton of explosives near a police headquarters in the northern city of Mosul on Friday, killing five American soldiers in the deadliest attack against U.S. troops in more than a year.

April 11, 2009 | By Robert H. Reid Associated Press Writer | State, National News


Obama: Economy showing glimmer of hope

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama declared Friday that the slumping economy has begun to show "glimmers of hope," but cautioned that it remains severely stressed and will require lots more work to turn it around.

April 11, 2009 | Associated Press Writer | State, National News


Economy may contribute to rise in family violence

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP) - Some hospitals report seeing more than twice as many shaken babies as a year ago. Deaths from domestic violence have increased sharply in some areas.

April 10, 2009 | By Frank Eltman Associated Press Writer | State, National News


Oil rises above $50 a barrel

SINGAPORE (AP) - Oil prices rose to above $50 a barrel Thursday in Asia as stronger-than-expected results from U.S. retailers suggested the worst of a plunge in American consumer spending may be over.

April 09, 2009 | By Alex Kennedy Associated Press Writer | State, National News


Most of state has escaped drought

ATLANTA (AP) - Almost all of Georgia has escaped from the epic drought.

April 03, 2009 | Associated Press For the Bryan County News | State, National News


Bailouts made Fed uncomfortable

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - While acknowledging that the Federal Reserve was "extremely uncomfortable" about last year's bailouts of big financial companies, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said Friday the central bank's strategy to ease the financial crisis is working.

April 03, 2009 | Associated Press For the Bryan County News | State, National News


Massacre kills 12 at NY immigration center

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) - A gunman opened fire at an immigration services center in downtown Binghamton on Friday, killing as many as 13 people before authorities found him dead, officials said.

April 03, 2009 | By William Kates Associated Press Writer | State, National News


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Call for boycott of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Popular film site IMDb lists "BDSM" (bondage, domination, sadism and masochism) and perversion as just a few of the many plot keywords for an upcoming movie. No, it won't be a video-only release with brown paper wrapping. The movie will be released on the big screen at your local movie theater. Based on the novel by the same name, "Fifty Shades of Grey" is slated for release on Valentine's Day 2015.

February 12, 2015 | Jenelle Stone Deseret News | State, National News


Men upping the ante this Valentine's Day

Diamond rings, extravagant flowers, romantic dinners, oh my!

February 12, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | State, National News


Have You Seen This? Home Depot gets a little Disney magic

THE MAGIC DEPOT — There is a certain thrill and satisfaction that comes from finishing a project with your own two hands that beautifies and improves your home, but it simply won’t ever compare to Disney magic.

February 12, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News


God is absent from Disney's latest movie—and it's OK

Disney’s latest film “McFarland, USA” — due out Feb. 20 — is based on the true story of Jim White, a cross-country coach who brought a farm town’s Latino high school running team from zeroes to heroes. Although the film leaves out much of the religion of its main characters, the real-life Jim and Cheryl White, a religious couple, still endorse the film.

February 12, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


18 songs that will help keep your relationship fresh

Music can help us get over the pain of a breakup quicker — or revel in the pleasure of a committed patrnership longer.

February 12, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


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