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APNewsBreak: State Dept. may phase out Blackwater, other private security contractors in Iraq

WASHINGTON - The State Department may phase out or limit the use of private security guards in Iraq, which could mean canceling Blackwater USA's contract or awarding it to another company in line with an Iraqi government demand, The Associated Press has learned.

October 25, 2007 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Suspended student opens fire at Cleveland school; 5 hurt before gunman kills self

CLEVELAND - A 14-year-old suspended student opened fire in his downtown high school Wednesday, wounding four people as terrified schoolmates hid in closets and bathrooms and huddled under laboratory desks. He then killed himself.

October 25, 2007 | By JOE MILICIA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Coalition calls for colleges to crack down on credit card marketing

With small incomes and big bills, college students make a prime market for credit cards. But critics say the card companies take unfair advantage, luring students with free T-shirts and food - then snaring them with high interest rates.

October 25, 2007 | By JUSTIN POPE AP Education Writer | Nation


Rash of noose incidents reported across country in wake of Jena, La., case

ATLANTA - In the months since nooses dangling from a schoolyard tree raised racial tensions in Jena, La., the frightening symbol of segregation-era lynchings has been turning up around the country.

October 25, 2007 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - October 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.

October 25, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Yankees go down

NEW YORK - Once Grady Sizemore hit a leadoff home run, the Cleveland Indians were headed to the AL championship series while the New York Yankees were braced for a showdown with their boss.

October 24, 2007 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Supreme Court refuses to hear claims of German man who says he was abducted, tortured by CIA

WASHINGTON - Khaled el-Masri's frightening tale of abduction and torture at the hands of the CIA can be discussed everywhere it seems - except in American courts.

October 24, 2007 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 10/10

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am writing in regard to your column earlier this year concerning the use of Veterinary Liniment. I want to share my success using it.

October 24, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Cold War secret: U.S. envisioned radiological weapon to covertly kill leaders

WASHINGTON - In one of the longest-held secrets of the Cold War, the U.S. Army explored the potential for using radioactive poisons to assassinate ''important individuals'' such as military or civilian leaders, according to newly declassified documents obtained by The Associated Press.

October 24, 2007 | By ROBERT BURNS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - October 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.

October 24, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Cowboys stay undefeated

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Tony Romo is nothing if not resilient. And because he didn't let four interceptions in the first half, two returned for touchdowns, destroy his night, the Dallas Cowboys pulled off a stunning comeback victory.

October 24, 2007 | By BARRY WILNER AP Football Writer | Sports


2 Iraqi women killed by private security guards in Baghdad

BAGHDAD - Guards in a security convoy opened fire on a car at an intersection in central Baghdad on Tuesday, killing two Christian women before speeding away, police said. The Iraqi government said a Dubai-based private security company was behind the shootings.

October 24, 2007 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Nation


Most states pay less in taxes than they receive in federal spending

WASHINGTON - The federal government's system of taxing and spending works out well for people in states like New Mexico, Mississippi and West Virginia.

October 24, 2007 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Pentagon panel wants nuclear security tightened, U.S. image burnished

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government should replace more than 1,000 irradiation machines used in hospitals and research facilities because terrorists could use the radioactive materials inside to make a ''dirty'' bomb, a government advisory panel has concluded.

October 24, 2007 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Firefighters in the West are impressed by new fire-retardant gel that can be sprayed on homes

HOT SPRINGS, S.D. - It was the most intense fire ever recorded in the Black Hills National Forest, but nearly all homes coated with a slimy gel were saved while dozens of houses nearby burned to the ground.

October 24, 2007 | By JOE KAFKA Associated Press Writer | Nation


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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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