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08/30/2007

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First Round a Cakewalk for Sharapova

The lady in red shanked a backhand wide, prompting Maria Sharapova's opponent to leap in the air and pump her fist and smile as though she'd won the match -- or, indeed, the U.S. Open championship itself.

Rule Re-examined After Russian Vaulter's 'Foul'

Track and field's ruling body was considering a rule change after a Russian pole vaulter was adjudged to have fouled even though the bar did not fall at the world championships.

Pizza for Pesos Deal Raises Cash And Scorn

When Pizza Patron announced plans to accept Mexican pesos in its 59 Southwestern stores, the Dallas-based fast food chain was besieged by anti-illegal immigrant hate mail and even death threats.

Serbian Refugees Await Kosovo Talks

Zarko Zivaljevic, a Serbian refugee from Kosovo, is eagerly awaiting a new round of talks this week on the contested province's future. He hopes it will bring him and his family a step toward closure in an ordeal that has left them in limbo.

Sub Hunters Busy as New Threats Emerge

They call themselves ""sub hunters,"" men and women trained to detect enemy submarines gliding in the depths of the world's oceans.

A Dark Secret Amid the Boom

The 15-year-old twins sleep among trash and dirt in a nook under a railway platform and spend their days at a Salvation Army shelter in a grim Moscow neighborhood.

Taliban Release 12 Korean Hostages

Taliban militants Wednesday released 12 of 19 South Korean captives they promised to free under a deal struck with the South Korean government to resolve a hostage crisis that began almost six weeks ago.

U.S. Frees Iranians Held in Iraq

Eight Iranians, including two diplomats, were released by U.S. forces Wednesday in Baghdad after being detained because unauthorized weapons were found in their cars, the U.S. military said.

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