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Report: More than 35.5 million people hungry in 2006, virtually unchanged from previous year

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 35.5 million people in this country went hungry in 2006 as they struggled to find jobs that can support them, a figure that was virtually unchanged from the previous year, the Agriculture Department said Wednesday.

November 29, 2007 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 11/15

Samuel Johnson, an early lexicographer, said, "Every other author may aspire to praise; the lexicographer can only hope to escape reproach, and even this negative recompense has been yet granted to very few."

November 29, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Police Report - November 15

(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.)

November 29, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Parisian commuters get ready to walk, rent bikes with strike halting most French train traffic

PARIS - Strikers shut down much of France's national rail service after rush hour Tuesday night, and millions of Paris commuters prepared to go without subways when the city's train crews join the walkout.

November 28, 2007 | By JENNY BARCHFIELD Associated Press Writer | Nation


N.M. man accused of at least 13 rapes in Mexico across Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas

EL PASO, Texas - A New Mexico man accused of repeatedly crossing into Mexico and raping at least 13 women in their homes was formally notified of the charges he faces Tuesday in a Mexican court.

November 28, 2007 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Top US diplomat to press Pakistan President Musharraf on emergency rule, elections

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration is sending its No. 2 diplomat to Pakistan to tell President Pervez Musharraf in person to rescind emergency rule and allow free and fair elections.

November 28, 2007 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Nation


FCC chief wants to end newspaper-broadcast ownership ban, but only in largest markets

WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission wants to eliminate a ban on radio and television broadcasters owning newspapers, but only in the nation's largest media markets.

November 28, 2007 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 11/14

There is a strong possibility that in the year ahead you could be invited to participate in an extremely unique endeavor that has excellent chances for material gain. It's likely to be proposed by someone you respect and admire.

November 28, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Bridge 11/14

Zdenek Urbanek, a Czech translator and essayist, said in an interview, "You in the West have a problem. You are unsure when you are being lied to, when you are being tricked. We do not suffer from this; and unlike you, we have acquired the skill of reading between the lines."

November 28, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Economic costs of Iraq, Afghanistan wars put at $1.6 trillion so far, about $20,900 per family

WASHINGTON - The economic costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are estimated to total $1.6 trillion - roughly double the amount the White House has requested thus far, according to a new report by Democrats on Congress' Joint Economic Committee.

November 28, 2007 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Nation


Spread of AIDS virus to transplant patients signals need for more information on donors

CHICAGO (AP) - A troubling case in which a high-risk organ donor infected four patients with the AIDS virus and hepatitis has led medical ethicists to warn that patients need to know more about whose organs they're getting.

November 28, 2007 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Nation


Ark. teacher kills raccoon with nail gun so animal can be used in skinning demonstration

HUNTSVILLE, Ark. - A high school teacher killed a raccoon with a nail gun after discovering the planned subject of a skinning demonstration was alive.

November 28, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


White House directed to preserve backup tapes containing millions of e-mails

WASHINGTON - A federal judge Monday ordered the White House to preserve copies of all its e-mails, a move that Bush administration lawyers had argued strongly against.

November 28, 2007 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - November 14

(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.)

November 28, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


At steps of state Capitol, Perdue prays for rain

ATLANTA - As a choir's hymn died down, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue marched to a podium in the shadows of the state Capitol Tuesday to offer a plea to the heavens.

November 28, 2007 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Local


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