PARIS - Pirates seized control of a French vessel carrying 30 crew members Friday off the coast of Somalia, the French government and the ship's owner said.
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ABOARD A MILITARY AIRCRAFT - The United States intends to send many more combat forces to Afghanistan next year, regardless of whether troop levels in Iraq are cut further this year, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday.
(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.)
To end this week's columns about opening leads, here is an incredible deal.
Hard lessons learned in the past aren't likely to be repeated in the year ahead, but new ones might have to be added to your learning assignments. However, what awaits you looks exciting and hopeful in making life happier and more fulfilling.
DEAR DR. GOTT: Awhile ago, someone wrote saying that doctors are brainwashed. I believe this person was correct to some degree. There are plenty of problems with modern medicine, but there are also some big problems with homeopathic remedies.
DEAR ABBY: I am a divorced woman with two children. Throughout my life, I have always liked having one close female friend and a few other casual acquaintances. But these close relationships last only five to 10 years.
MEMPHIS - The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. ''seems a bigger man'' than he did 40 years ago on the day of his death, Republican presidential candidate John McCain said Friday as he stood outside the motel where the civil rights leader was slain.
WASHINGTON - The Senate on Friday supported tax breaks to ailing Rust Belt manufacturers and Gulf Coast residents receiving grants to rebuild homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration argued Friday that when Congress authorized military action against the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorists, it also gave the president the power to detain people who never took up arms against the U.S.
WASHINGTON - The United States said Friday that top U.S. and North Korean nuclear negotiators will meet next week to try to break a deadlock in disarmament talks over how the North will account for its nuclear past.
WASHINGTON - Employers buffeted by talk of recession slashed 80,000 jobs in March, the most in five years and the third straight month of losses.
LAKE CHARLES, La. - A New Orleans bouncer was acquitted Thursday in the death on New Year's Eve 2004 of a Georgia college student whose friends had been excluded from a karaoke bar.
ELON, N.C. - Georgia Southern dropped a 9-6 decision at Elon Friday night. The Southern Conference series opening loss dropped the Eagles to 16-12 overall and 4-3 in league play. Chris Shehan (Strasburg, PA/Lampeter-Strasburg) matched his season-high of four hits, including a home run
For Dr. Al Mooney, Director of Addiction Medicine and Recovery at Willingway, one of the key factors that distinguishes this week's Addiction Update Conference is its "focus on the solutions rather than the problems."
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