National Guard could be called in as budget problems deepen in most populous Ala. county

Guard troops may be needed in troubled Ala. county

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The sheriff in Alabama’s most populous county may call for the National Guard to help maintain order, a spokesman said Tuesday, after a judge cleared the way for cuts in the sheriff’s budget and hopes dimmed for a quick end to a budget crisis.

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Rather files lawsuit to add CBS executives back to breach of contract lawsuit

Rather seeks to add CBS brass back to lawsuit

NEW YORK — Lawyers for Dan Rather have filed a new lawsuit against two current and former CBS executives originally named in his $70 million breach of contract lawsuit against CBS Corp. and Viacom Inc.

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Huntsman announces $1.7 billion legal settlement, ending dispute with banks over buyout

Huntsman announces $1.7B settlement with banks

THE WOODLANDS, Texas — Chemicals maker Huntsman Corp. said Tuesday it’s reached a $1.7 billion settlement with two banks over its accusation they schemed to scuttle a $6.5 billion buyout of the chemicals maker last year.

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Today in History

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2009. There are 155 days left in the year.

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Obama seeks national policy to protect oceans, coastline

WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama Friday ordered federal agencies to come up with a common national policy to protect the country’s coastlines, oceans and major lakes.

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Final demolition of Tiger Stadium begins again after judge OKs leveling the Detroit landmark

With judge’s OK, Tiger Stadium comes crashing down

DETROIT — Part of Tiger Stadium’s upper deck came crashing down Monday, nearly a decade after the final major league game there and hours after a judge refused to stop the historic ballpark’s demolition.

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Vahanvati to succeed Milon Banerjee as attorney general

NEW DELHI - President Pratibha Patil Monday appointed former Solicitor General Goolam E. Vahanvati as the attorney general of India, the country’s top law officer.

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How will dishy ‘Real Housewives’ translate to nation’s capital? With difficulty, some say

Washington ponders who its Real Housewives will be

Barack Obama has just named his pick for the Supreme Court and is still filling out the ranks of his administration. But it’s another casting process, also being conducted in the strictest secrecy, that’s really got them whispering in Washington.

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Lennar pitches deal to stay in massive California development project after bankruptcy filing

Lennar tries to reclaim role in Calif. project

LOS ANGELES — Homebuilder Lennar Corp. is pitching a plan to resolve the bankruptcy of the 21,000-home Newhall Ranch project, which is on the last major tract of undeveloped land in Los Angeles County.

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Obama nominates Hispanic woman to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama nominated federal judge Sonia Sotomayor to the US Supreme Court Tuesday, making her the first person of Hispanic origin chosen to serve on the country’s highest court.

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