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Canadian serial killer gets maximum sentence; life with no parole for at least 25 years

NEW WESTMINSTER, British Columbia (AP) - Convicted serial killer Robert ''Willie'' Pickton won't be eligible for parole for a minimum of 25 years, the maximum penalty allowed by law, a judge ruled Tuesday after hearing gripping testimony from victims' relatives.

December 27, 2007 | By DAN BURRITT Associated Press Writer | World


Scientists: Energy source of the Northern Lights discovered — a stream of charged particles

SAN FRANCISCO - Scientists think they have discovered the energy source of auroras borealis, the spectacular color displays seen in the upper latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere.

December 27, 2007 | The Associated Press | National


Bosnian Serb general convicted, sentenced to 33 years for deadly siege of Sarajevo

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A Bosnian Serb general who ordered the relentless shelling, sniping and indiscriminate terror that rained down on Sarajevo during the final phase of a 44-month siege, was convicted of war crimes Wednesday and given a 33-year prison sentence.

December 27, 2007 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press Writer | World


Judge rules lawsuits by cleared Central Park jogger attack suspects can proceed

NEW YORK - A judge gave a tentative go-ahead to lawsuits filed on behalf of five men wrongly convicted in the notorious 1989 Central Park jogger attack, tossing out some claims but allowing others to proceed against the city.

December 27, 2007 | By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press Writer | National


Chilean judge sentences Catholic priest to recite psalms for traffic violation

SANTIAGO, Chile - A judge in southern Chile has sentenced a Catholic priest to recite seven psalms daily during three months as punishment for illegal parking.

December 27, 2007 | The Associated Press | World


President Bush pardons 29 convicts, but not former White House aide

WASHINGTON - President Bush granted pardons Tuesday to carjackers, drug dealers, a moonshiner and a violator of election laws, but not to I. Lewis ''Scooter'' Libby, his vice president's former top aide who was convicted in the case of the leaked identity of a CIA operative.

December 27, 2007 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | National


Study finds small evolutionary change in women’s backs keeps them from toppling when pregnant

WASHINGTON (AP) - Scientists think they have figured out why pregnant women don't lose their balance and topple over despite ever-growing weight up front.

December 27, 2007 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | National


Hayden knew about videotapes before taking command of CIA

WASHINGTON - The CIA failed to fully inform Congress that it was videotaping the harsh interrogations of terrorist suspects and that it destroyed the tapes in 2005, the bipartisan leaders of the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday.

December 27, 2007 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | National


New trade deal means more Chinese tourists could soon be visiting, helping American business

NEW YORK (AP) - Chinese citizens flush with cash from their booming economy will find it easier to vacation in the U.S. following a long-awaited agreement that the American travel industry hopes will bring in billions of dollars.

December 27, 2007 | By SAMANTHA GROSS Associated Press Writer | National


Israeli-Palestinian peace talks get off to rocky start after 7-year freeze

JERUSALEM - A Palestinian rocket barrage, an Israeli army incursion in Gaza and a fresh land dispute in Jerusalem marred the first Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in seven years Wednesday.

December 27, 2007 | By STEVEN GUTKIN Associated Press Writer | World


No hanging chad, but plenty of controversy in Bay Area mayor’s race

VALLEJO, Calif. - Election Day turned into Groundhog Day in this waterfront city.

December 27, 2007 | By MICHELLE LOCKE Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - December 13

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

December 27, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


2 Emirati men sentenced to 15 years each for attack on Swiss-French boy

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Two Emirati men were sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison in the highly charged kidnapping and sexual assault of a French-Swiss teenage boy.

December 27, 2007 | By BARBARA SURK Associated Press Writer | World


Under new pressure at climate talks, US fends off ‘too ambitious’ emissions guidelines

BALI, Indonesia - As the U.N. climate conference entered its last days, the United States encountered - and rejected - fresh demands Wednesday that it accept ambitious guidelines for negotiating future cuts in emissions of global-warming gases.

December 27, 2007 | By CHARLES J. HANLEY AP Special Correspondent | World


Deadly Algeria bombings could be harbinger of rise of terrorism in North Africa

MADRID, Spain - Algeria has seen more than its fair share of Islamist attacks, but Tuesday's carnage was different. Never before has such a prominent Western site - U.N. offices - been struck with such deadly ferocity in the North African nation.

December 27, 2007 | By PAUL HAVEN Associated Press Writer | World


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Let's start talking about health and weight

Note: The following is one of a series of articles from the Canyon Ranch Institute dedicated to showing people how to live healthier and encouraging folks to take small steps to adjust their lifestyle.

June 08, 2014 | By PALMER STEVERSON and ANDREW PLEASANT, Ph.D. Canyon Ranch Institute | Columnists/Editorials


Why you must have life insurance

Life insurance isn't just for married couples with children. The need for life insurance is much broader.

June 06, 2014 | Special to the Herald | News 4U


Willingway Family Workshop can begin the healing process

"Today we leave with a clear understanding of what is and isn't our role in our loved one's recovery. There is peace in knowing we have begun the healing process."

June 05, 2014 | Special to the Herald | News 4U


5 tips to help your teen become a better driver

When it comes to teen driving, parents play a key role in improving safety. That's the idea behind the "5 to Drive" initiative - a campaign from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that encourages parents to start conversations about safe driving by:

June 05, 2014 | Special to the Herald | News 4U


Five factors you must consider when buying auto insurance

There are a number of key factors most insurance companies use to calculate how much you'll pay for auto insurance. What's important to remember is that you can control many of these factors.

June 05, 2014 | Special to the Herald | News 4U


Let’s start talking about health and weight

Note: The following is one of a series of articles from the Canyon Ranch Institute dedicated to showing people how to live healthier and encouraging folks to take small steps to adjust their lifestyle.

June 05, 2014 | By PALMER STEVERSON and ANDREW PLEASANT, Ph.D. Canyon Ranch Institute | News 4U


Summer favorites with a healthy twist

(Note: The following is one of a series of articles from the Canyon Ranch Institute dedicated to showing people how to live healthier and encouraging folks to take small steps to adjust their lifestyle.)

June 04, 2014 | By KIM FLOYD, M.Ed., R.D., L.D.; JOYCELYN CORNTHWAITE, M.S., R.D., L.D., CDE and KELLY SHANNON Special to the Herald | News 4U


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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