HARTFORD, Conn. - Police released chilling surveillance video of a hit-and-run accident in hopes of catching the unidientified driver who ran down a 78-year-old pedestrian, paralyzing him, and to show the callousness of bystanders who did nothing to help.
ROME - Delegates in the closing hours of a three-day U.N. summit were trying to agree Thursday on a final document on how to tackle growing hunger and civil unrest sparked by skyrocketing prices of food and fuel.
WASHINGTON - Democrats gave final approval on Thursday of a budget blueprint for 2009 that rewards domestic agencies and the Pentagon with generous budget increases while leaving wrenching decisions about curbing Medicare costs and increasing taxes to the next president.
DEAR ABBY: My husband and I disagree on something. Do you think parents MUST do the same things for each of their children, even when there is a great discrepancy in the children's behavior and attitude toward their parents?
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Rays selected Tim Beckham with the No. 1 pick in the baseball draft Thursday, choosing the talented high school shortstop from Griffin, Ga., over Florida State catcher Buster Posey.
State school officials haven't yet adjusted the cut scores for the Criterion Referenced Competency Test, but they did adjust the percentage of students making acceptable scores necessary for a school to make AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress.)
ST. PAUL. Minn. - Minnesota transportation officials have closed three busy bridges since March, hoping motorists will put up with the hassle to avoid the possibility of another deadly bridge collapse.
MADRID, Spain - A Spanish judge charged 11 suspected Islamic extremists Thursday with plotting suicide attacks against the public transport network in Barcelona.
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WASHINGTON - The number of laid-off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits showed an unexpected improvement last week although a key indicator of unemployment hit a four-year high.
Havelock Ellis, an English psychologist who died in 1939, said, "Imagination is a poor substitute for experience."
Don't be afraid to try something new or strike out on your own in the year ahead. Engaging in fresh activities can put you on a path of hopefulness and enlightenment that could take you to places you've only dreamed about.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am currently having problems sleeping because I grind my teeth badly. I was told I have TMJ. I tried using a plastic mouthpiece, and I found I'm tearing it up in my sleep. I hope you can advise me of a better way to control the situation.
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's top court ruled Thursday that Islamic head scarves violate secularism and cannot be allowed at universities, deepening a divide between the country's Islamic-oriented government and secular institutions.
(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.)
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