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U.S. lags behind other countries in life expectancy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans are living longer than ever, but not as long as people in 41 other countries.

August 26, 2007 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Repeated, extended deployments stressing military families; support groups try to help

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - On the day her husband left for Iraq on his third tour in six years, Jennifer James slipped into the shower to cry, thinking no one would hear her.

August 26, 2007 | By AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Contractors in Iraq accused of opening fire on civilians and soldiers

There are now nearly as many private contractors in Iraq as there are U.S. soldiers - and a large percentage of them are private security guards equipped with automatic weapons, body armor, helicopters and bullet-proof trucks.

August 26, 2007 | By DEBORAH HASTINGS AP National Writer | Nation


Four promising children of Newark become symbols of scourge of violence

NEWARK, N.J. - The four college-age friends who were hanging out in a schoolyard late on a Saturday night were the type of children who make hometowns proud, especially hard-luck hometowns like this one.

August 26, 2007 | By ERIN McCLAM and DAVID PORTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 8/11

DEAR ABBY: I am 15 years old, and for 13 years I have known that I am adopted. My friend tells me that she thinks she has found my real mother - that she goes to her church. I'm really confused.

August 25, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Stocks end amazing session and week little changed after Fed adds third dose of liquidity

NEW YORK - Wall Street closed out a difficult week with a mixed finish Friday after the Federal Reserve injected billions of dollars into the banking system to calm markets torn by worries about evaporating credit. The Dow Jones industrials, down more than 200 points during the session, ended with just a 31-point deficit and managed to post a gain for the week.

August 25, 2007 | By TIM PARADIS AP Business Writer | Nation


Retail health clinics expand, but concerns rise over quality, conflicts

NEW YORK - Increasingly, American consumers are shopping for health care the way they buy a hamburger or milk shake at a fast-food chain: By standing in line at a local store under a menu.

August 25, 2007 | By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Business Writer | Nation


Microphone hears no sound from 6 trapped miners, but drilling may be off target

HUNTINGTON, Utah - Rescuers drilling a tiny hole nearly 1,900 feet deep to make contact with six coal miners caught in a cave-in four days ago might have missed and punched into a neighboring chamber, officials said Friday.

August 25, 2007 | By GARANCE BURKE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Immigrant soldiers worry their relatives could be deported while they are away

Yaderlin Jimenez was an illegal immigrant facing deportation. Her husband, a U.S. citizen and soldier, couldn't help her because he was missing after an insurgent attack in Iraq.

August 25, 2007 | By JULIANA BARBASSA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 8/11

DEAR DR. GOTT: With all the natural remedies you get for things, like Vicks for fungus on the toenails and the soap in the sheets for cramps, I decided to send you mine. I read in an article about what you can use banana peels for, and the one that stuck out for me was for warts. It said to put a small piece of the peel on the wart and bandage it, and it would fall off after several days. I thought to myself, if it works for warts on hands, I wonder if it would work for plantar ...

August 25, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Bridge 8/11

Look at the South hand. With neither side vulnerable, your left-hand opponent deals and opens one diamond. Your partner makes a takeout double. And righty passes. How would you plan the auction?

August 25, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Police Report - August 11

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.

August 25, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Waters along S.C. beach reopen after possible shark attack

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. - A man and a 9-year-old boy bitten hours apart while swimming along a South Carolina beach likely suffered shark bites, a marine biologist said Friday.

August 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Astrograph 8/11

Conditions that directly affect your personal desires and objectives could be subjected to favorable changes. Your new direction will be more lasting and gratifying with everything you do.

August 25, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Police Report - August 10

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.

August 24, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


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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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