BAD AROLSEN, Germany - From prison brothels to slave labor camps, 15 scholars concluded a two-week probe Thursday of an untapped repository of millions of Nazi records, and hailed it as a rich vein of raw material that will deepen the study of the Holocaust.
LONDON - The U.S. Embassy in London has failed to pay more than $3.9 million in traffic congestion charges, according to figures published Thursday by Britain's foreign ministry.
DEAR DR. GOTT: My child suffers from constant ear infections, and we have been told he may require surgery to place tubes in his ears. I don't want to do this but hate to see him in so much pain. Are there any nonsurgical options?
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages rose again this week, climbing to the highest level in more than nine months, reflecting more concerns about how the Federal Reserve will respond to higher inflation pressures.
VIENNA, Austria - More than ever before, authorities waging the global war on drugs are up against real insurgents.
(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.)
WASHINGTON - Silent on central questions of gun control for two centuries, the Supreme Court found its voice Thursday in a decision affirming the right to have guns for self-defense in the home and addressing a constitutional riddle almost as old as the republic over what it means to say the people may keep and bear arms.
WASHINGTON - The fragile economy improved slightly at the beginning of the year and could grow a bit stronger in the current quarter as extra cash from tax rebates spurs people to buy more. Still, it's not out of danger yet.
JERUSALEM - Gaza militants fired two rockets into southern Israel on Thursday, further straining a shaky, week-old truce as Israel kept vital Gaza border crossings closed in response.
BERLIN - Germany marked the 60th anniversary of the start of the Berlin Airlift on Thursday, celebrating an unprecedented undertaking that likely saved the city from falling to the Soviets and helped mend German-American wounds from World War II.
This week is a bit of potpourri in the column category. I just had to get each of these little nuggets off my chest.
BEIRUT, Lebanon - At the ''Buns and Guns,'' the chefs wear military helmets, the food is wrapped in camouflage paper and the advertising slogan is ''a sandwich can kill you.''
Summer Sports Show for Thursday, June 26 - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank.
This is another deal in which the optimist fails after assuming everything will be for the best in the best of all possible worlds. But the pessimist - or would you prefer "realist"? - works out how to overcome adversity.
Generally speaking, all Cancers could be extremely fortunate in the year ahead with endeavors they initiate and take a strong interest in. Once you set your mind to something, it'll be a fait accompli.
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