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In 115-degree heat, Iraq’s Shiites take to the streets in a mass pilgrimage

BAGHDAD - Hundreds of thousands of Shiites marched to a gold-domed mosque in harsh heat and sun Thursday in a pilgrimage of devotion to an 8th century saint that also starkly demonstrated their political power.

August 24, 2007 | By LAUREN FRAYER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Retailers report disappointing sales in July as shoppers delay back-to-school shopping

NEW YORK - The back-to-school shopping season had a disappointing start in July as consumers rattled by a weakening housing market and other financial pressures stayed away from stores and malls.

August 24, 2007 | By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Business Writer | Nation


Carrying teacher-astronaut, shuttle Endeavour heads for international space station

HOUSTON - Teacher-astronaut Barbara Morgan was spending her first full day in space Thursday helping her fellow crew members inspect the shuttle Endeavour for damage as they zoomed toward the international space station.

August 24, 2007 | By LIZ AUSTIN PETERSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Mortgage rates on 30-year, fixed-rate loans at lowest level since early June

WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages sank this week to their lowest point in two months, a dose of good news for people thinking about buying a home.

August 24, 2007 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Nation


Monsoon floods death toll reaches 513 in South Asia as relief workers reach inundated villages

NEW DELHI - Relief workers reaching flooded villages in northern India reported new deaths Thursday from two weeks of monsoon rains, pushing the toll in South Asia to more than 500. In Bangladesh, villagers waded through chin-deep water, with one man carrying a monkey to safety on his head.

August 24, 2007 | By MUNEEZA NAQVI Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 8/9

DEAR ABBY: Fourteen years ago, when my daughter was 4, my older sister, "Jennifer," was visiting. She was conversing with people at my dinner table, and my 4-year-old daughter was seated next to her. Jennifer was swearing and using vulgar language. (When I was younger, we could never even say "jeez" in front of Jennifer's children.)

August 23, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Bush: Wall Street will make a ‘soft landing’ from recent turbulence

WASHINGTON - President Bush struck a reassuring tone Wednesday about recent turbulence on Wall Street, saying he believes the markets will work their way through the turmoil safely and achieve a ''soft landing.''

August 23, 2007 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Nation


Bridge 8/9

Instructive points arise with high frequency at bridge tables around the world. It is just that sometimes these points are easier to see in carefully constructed deals.

August 23, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Lawyer: DNA test proves Rock's not dad

SAVANNAH - A lawyer for Chris Rock said Monday that a court-ordered DNA test proved Rock is not the father of a 13-year-old boy whose mother tried to sue the comedian for paternity earlier this year.

August 23, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Astrograph 8/9

The year ahead might not be measured in ordinary terms. A number of fortunate occurrences could be in the offing that will be responsible for opening new doors to good things that are happening - with you in the middle.

August 23, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 8/9

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 72-year-old male and have just noticed the beginnings of varicose veins on both sides of my right leg below the knee. Is there anything that can be done to halt (or even reverse) their progress and spread? And will varicose veins contribute to or cause other health problems, such as high blood pressure, poor circulation, etc.?

August 23, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Utah mine executive says rescue operations within about 1,000 feet of 6 trapped in mine

HUNTINGTON, Utah - Crews hoping to get food and air to six coal miners drilled to within about 1,000 feet of the trapped men Wednesday, and hoped to reach them in two days, one of the mine's owners said.

August 23, 2007 | By PAUL FOY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Space shuttle Endeavour fueled and ready for evening launch with teacher-astronaut aboard

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - With good weather forecast for launch time, NASA fueled space shuttle Endeavour in preparation for a Wednesday evening liftoff and the climax of a two-decade wait for teacher-turned-astronaut Barbara Morgan.

August 23, 2007 | By RASHA MADKOUR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush to propose tens of millions of dollars in anti-drug aid for Mexico, congressman says

WASHINGTON - President Bush will propose tens of millions of dollars in assistance to Mexico to fight drug trafficking and violence that has ravaged the country and threatens to spill over into the U.S., a Texas congressman said Wednesday.

August 23, 2007 | By SUZANNE GAMBOA Associated Press Writer | Nation


African fossils paint messy picture of human evolution; who was our ancestor’s ancestor?

WASHINGTON - Surprising fossils dug up in Africa are creating messy kinks in the iconic straight line of human evolution with its knuckle-dragging ape and briefcase-carrying man.

August 23, 2007 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Nation


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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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