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August 27, 2012

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1. GOP CONVENTION POISED FOR ANTICLIMACTIC OPENING

At 2 p.m., Romney's convention sputters to life with the banging of a gavel in a mostly empty hall, hardly the opening splash intended for the nation. It will recess 10 minutes later because of Tropical Storm Isaac.

2. ISAAC HEADED FOR GULF COAST STATES

Forecasters predict the tropical storm will gradually intensify into a Category 2 hurricane and strike Wednesday between Morgan City, La., and Destin, Fla.

3. PARENTS URGED TO CIRCUMCISE NEWBORNS

AP Medical Writer Lindsey Tanner reports that an influential pediatricians group says the health benefits of circumcision in newborn boys outweigh any risks and insurance companies should pay for it.

4. WHAT POLITICAL CONVENTIONS MEAN NOW

AP's Senior Managing Editor Michael Oreskes explores how nominees use these gatherings to woo less partisan voters who usually decide the election.

5. ONCE AN INNOVATOR, HP LOOKING BEHIND THE TIMES

PC maker Hewlett-Packard, coming off a five-year stretch of miscalculations, is in such desperate need of a reboot that many investors are writing off its chances of a comeback.

6. WHAT IRAQIS ARE CHEWING ON

Baghdadis are witnessing a wave of new American-style restaurants, enticing customers hungry for alternatives to traditional foods. And big multinational chains are not the ones driving the fad.

7. WHY AMERICAN TALIBAN SAYS PRISON POLICY IS UNJUST

John Walker Lindh, charged with supporting terrorists, is going to court because he can't pray with a group each day.

8. NTSB TO SAY WHAT WENT WRONG AT RENO AIR SHOW

At 9:30 a.m., federal investigators will determine the cause of the deadly 2011 crash of a modified World War II-era fighter plane into a spectator area in Reno, Nev.

9. HOW SOME WOMEN IN TOGO PLAN TO APPLY POLITICAL PRESSURE

They're calling for a weeklong sex strike starting today to demand the president's resignation.

10. TENNIS'S FINAL MAJOR GETS UNDER WAY

Defending champion Samantha Stosur kicks off the U.S. Open in a match against Petra Martic of Croatia, hoping a return to the scene of her greatest triumph will help her end a troubling trend of early exits.

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  • Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

    A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.

    Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, died at 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the next morning.

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  • State Unemployment [Duplicate] Unemployment fell in March WASHINGTON, D.C. -- More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment r

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  • Improved outlook for health law WASHINGTON (AP) -- A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults. Nonetheless, Obama's announceme

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  • U.S. puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely. In a surprise announcement Friday as Was

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  • Chelsea Clinton [Duplicate] Title of new book:'Hard Choices' WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Hillary Rodham Clinton's upcoming book will be called "Hard Choices," a title that reflects how the potential 2016 presidential candidate may try to define her record as President Barack Obama's secretary of state while she consid

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  • Why do wolves howl?

    Of all the myths that dog the wolf, none is more widely accepted than the idea that wolves howl at the moon. Images of wolves with their heads upturned, singing at the night sky, are as unquestioned as a goldfish's three-second memory or a dog's color-blindness (both also myths).

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  • Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

    A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.

    U.S. Circuit Judge Jerome Holmes is seen as the swing vote on the three-judge panel that heard the Oklahoma appeal and a similar case from Utah last week.

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  • NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned

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  • Eyewitness testimony no longer a gold standard

    The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant.

    The problem is that decades of studies show eyewitness testimony is only right about half the time — a reality that has prompted a small vanguard of police chiefs, courts and lawmakers to toughen laws governing the handling of eyewitnesses and their accounts of crimes.

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