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China says it’s looking into claim that tainted wheat gluten exports caused U.S. pet deaths

BEIJING - China said Friday it is investigating allegations a Chinese company exported tainted wheat gluten used in pet food that has been linked to the deaths of more than a dozen cats and dogs in the United States.

April 21, 2007 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Nation


Records show 98 percent of illegal border-crossers are never prosecuted

EL PASO, Texas - For all the tough talk out of Washington on immigration, illegal immigrants caught along the Mexican border have almost no reason to fear they will be prosecuted.

April 21, 2007 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press Writer | Nation


AP IMPACT: Secret underlies Hatfield-McCoy feud; disease may have fueled McCoy outbursts

The most infamous feud in American folklore, the long-running battle between the Hatfields and McCoys, may be partly explained by a rare, inherited disease that can lead to hair-trigger rage and violent outbursts.

April 21, 2007 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Medical Writer | Nation


Parker-Boone

Mr. and Mrs. Alan Parker of Macon announce the engagement of their daughter, Erika Lynn Parker of Perry, to Matthew Wright Boone of Warner Robins, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Boone of Kingsland, Ga.

April 21, 2007 | | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 4/7

DEAR DR. GOTT: I live in tick country, close to Old Lyme, Conn., where tick inspection and removal have become routine.

April 21, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Police Report - April 7

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.

April 21, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Police Report - April 6

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.

April 21, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Dear Abby 4/7

DEAR ABBY: I am a middle-aged woman, currently married to a wonderful man I'll call Ron. I was married once before to a man I'll call Hank, with whom I had two daughters. When my daughters were little, I grew restless and had several affairs. I fell in love with one of the men - Ron.

April 21, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 4/6

DEAR ABBY: I'm a 15-year-old girl in high school. Two days ago I went to my friend "Kate's" house to work on a school project. After we started working on it, Kate's sister, "Nell" - who is 9 - accidentally stepped on the poster board and bent it a little. It was something that was easily fixable, but Kate lost it. She started yelling and verbally abusing Nell.

April 21, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Bridge 4/7

Your partner opens one of a suit and you make a single jump-shift into another suit. What does your response show?

April 21, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Villagers sift through rubble of homes in the Solomon Islands; U.N. warns of malaria risk

GIZO, Solomon Islands - Villagers buried their dead where they found them - including two young boys discovered Thursday in one shattered community - as frustration mounted over delayed help for survivors of the Solomon Islands' devastating earthquake and tsunami.

April 21, 2007 | By MERAIAH FOLEY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Freed British sailors and marines say Iranians coerced statements about being in Iran’s waters

ROYAL MARINE BASE CHIVENOR, England - British sailors and marines freed by Iran said Friday they were blindfolded, isolated in cold stone cells and tricked into fearing execution while being coerced into falsely saying they had entered Iranian waters.

April 21, 2007 | By TARIQ PANJA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Company says moisture in peanut butter plant spread salmonella bacteria

OMAHA, Neb. - ConAgra Foods said Thursday that moisture from a leaky roof and faulty sprinkler was the source of the salmonella bacteria that contaminated peanut butter at its Georgia plant last year, sickening more than 400 people nationwide.

April 21, 2007 | By JOSH FUNK AP Business Writer | Nation


U.S. military changes how it brings soldiers’ bodies home after a father’s complaint

In an about-face by the U.S. government four years into the war in Iraq, America's fallen troops are being brought back to their families aboard charter jets instead of ordinary commercial flights, and the caskets are being met by honor guards in white gloves instead of baggage handlers with forklifts.

April 21, 2007 | By BILL POOVEY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 4/6

The opener bids one heart or one spade. When responder has at least four-card support for his partner's major, he normally immediately announces his excellent support. But with the right hand, he should adopt a two-step process, first making a strong jump-shift. This shows some 13-16 high-card points with either an excellent one-suiter (a six-card or longer suit headed by at least the K-Q-J), or a prime two-suiter (in principle, five-plus cards in his suit and four-plus cards in opener's suit).

April 21, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


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Statesboro-area churches help children, families prepare for school

In less than a month, yellow buses will resume their routes and the first bell will ring for the new school year.

July 10, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Obama’s border crisis

Editor;

July 10, 2014 | | Letters To The Editor


God is in control of our lives

I was reading a document recently about a man whose wife committed suicide. From all that he said, she was lovely, talented, intelligent and extraordinary in so many ways, but had a well-diagnosed illness that the best counseling couldn't cure.

July 10, 2014 | Rev. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials




Oops! 14,000 draft notices sent to men born in 1800s

No, the United States military isn't trying to build a force of centenarians.

July 10, 2014 | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press | World


7 dead in Massachusetts apartment fire

LOWELL, Mass. - Seven people died in a fast-moving Massachusetts apartment fire in the predawn hours Thursday, officials said.

July 10, 2014 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press | Nation


Coping with a difficult co-worker

Question: There is a manager I have to deal with in my office who is driving me crazy. She creates problems out of thin air and blames them on me. She sometimes attacks me with ridiculous accusations. I'm apparently the only one with a target on my back, so no one can validate what I'm experiencing. I really don't know what to do. I can't leave this job and I can't have a rational conversation with her because she denies it all. Any advice?

July 10, 2014 | By KIM GILES Deseret News National | Hot topics


Pope Francis: Don't work on Sunday

If your job has you working on Sunday, the world leader of the Roman Catholic Church says maybe that's not a good thing.

July 10, 2014 | By MARK A. KELLNER Deseret News National | Faith


Germany asks top US spy to leave the country

BERLIN - Germany took the dramatic step Thursday of asking the top U.S. intelligence official in Berlin to leave the country, following two suspected cases of American spying and the yearlong spat over eavesdropping by the National Security Agency.

July 10, 2014 | By FRANK JORDANS Associated Press | World


An argument for the existence of God

As demonstrated through popular media in the modern world, those who believe in religion are gaining a reputation as ignorant, irrational and superstitious. Popular belief would tell us it is much more reasonable to think that everything just came into existence by random chance, rather than being fastened together by a supreme being.

July 10, 2014 | By CAMERON FORD Deseret News National | Faith


11 inspiring American churches

The future of religion may look bleak in America. The Public Religion Research Institute found that 43 percent of Americans say they rarely or seldom attend church services, and a late 2012 study by Pew found that the number of Americans who affiliate with any religion are in steep decline.

July 10, 2014 | By HERB SCRIBNER Deseret News National | Faith


Smartphones may free Mom and Dad to do more parenting, not less

Parents who are busy with their smartphones speak more harshly to their kids, one study says. Another notes that a baby's development may be harmed by a parent's excessive texting. But that may not be the whole story.

July 10, 2014 | By LOIS M. COLLINS Deseret News National | Hot topics


3 simple steps for building financial independence

Every July 4, people celebrate our nation's independence by going camping, watching a fireworks display or grilling some burgers. Sounds like fun! Less fun, however, is living a life shackled to your debt. If you're interested in achieving financial independence, here are some tips to get you started.

July 10, 2014 | By GEORGE MILLER Deseret News National | Hot topics


4 children, parents killed in Houston-area shooting

SPRING, Texas - A gunman charged Thursday in the killing of four children and their parents was dressed as a delivery man when he arrived at the suburban Houston home where the family was shot to death, officials said.

July 10, 2014 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press | World


Guyton man who was missing is found, arrested

SPRINGFIELD - What began as a search for a missing Effingham County man Sunday ended with the man found safe, and then criminally charged, Tuesday night.

July 09, 2014 | By PAUL FLOECKHER Effingham Herald | Local


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