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>Colossal Hurricane Ike Nears Landfall With 110 MPH Winds
A monster-sized Hurricane Ike bore down on the Texas coast late Friday, threatening to rattle the sparkling skyscrapers of America’s fourth-largest city, shut down the heart of the U.S oil industry for days and obliterate waterfront towns already flooded with waist-high water.

10 Killed, Injuries ‘Massive’ in Train Crash Near L.A.
A commuter train carrying 222 people collided head-on with a freight train during the Friday afternoon rush, killing at least 10 people, injuring dozens and trapping an unknown number of others in a passenger car crushed by its own engine.

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US Stops Being Polite As Spat With Venezuela Grows
The United States stopped trying to be polite Friday in an escalating diplomatic shoving match with the populist leaders of Venezuela and Bolivia. Washington slapped new sanctions on three aides close to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and called him weak and desperate. The Venezuelan ambassador got the boot for good measure, a move that was purely for show.

Russian Troops Withdraw from Georgian Port
Russian troops withdrew from Georgia’s Black Sea port of Poti on Saturday, within a deadline set for the first phase of a pullback brokered by France.

LDS Church’s European Offices to Merge
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has consolidated its European headquarters to Germany as it undertakes a bid to increase its membership across the continent.

Church Members Contribute to Global Humanitarian Aid
Some of the ongoing projects of the Stroudsburg Ward members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Completed items also include baby layettes, blankets and other supplies. These are sent from the local congregation, as well as from congregations all over the world, to a storage center in Salt Lake City.

Utah Volunteers Working To Help Those Threatened By Ike
Hundreds of volunteers in Utah are working to help those waiting to face the wrath of hurricane Ike in Texas