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US air assault targets militants believed to be linked to May kidnapping of Americans

BAGHDAD - U.S. helicopters dropped 600 troops into two villages south of Baghdad before sunrise Friday, launching an assault on militants believed to be involved in the May kidnapping of three American soldiers, the military said.

December 11, 2007 | By LAUREN FRAYER Associated Press Writer | Nation


New wave of mortgage failures could create a nightmare economic scenario

NEW YORK - When Domenico Colombo saw that his monthly mortgage payment was about to balloon by 30 percent, he had a clear picture of how bad it could get.

December 11, 2007 | By JOE BEL BRUNO AP Business Writer | Nation


For the Public Health by Gerald Ledlow, Ph.D. MHA, CHE

I believe that primary healthcare ought to be considered a right of citizenship, a right that should be funded in a prudent fashion. We can easily demonstrate that primary healthcare contributes to the overall productivity, safety, and compassion of a nation and thus, should be considered a public good.

December 11, 2007 | By GERALD LEDLOW, Ph.D., MHA, CHE | Lifestyles Columnists


Missouri father charged in deaths of 2 children; already serving 38 years for kidnapping them

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - The father of two Kansas City-area children whose remains were found in a shallow grave more than three years after they disappeared confessed publicly and was charged Tuesday in their shootings.

December 11, 2007 | By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH Associated Press Writer | Nation


Kathy Bradley - Enjoy nature of each creature

A few months ago Tamar has hit by a truck. Her hip was dislocated and it took the sweet and gifted folks at Saint Buddy's Hospital for Well-Beloved Animals two separate surgeries to get her pieced back together. Since then, she has been on restriction. She is not allowed to roam free and takes walks only while clipped to a long, but still confining leash. She spends the majority of her days lounging on the deck.

December 11, 2007 | By KATHY BRADLEY | Lifestyles Columnists


Ask Dr. Gott 11/17

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have been meaning to write to you for a long time concerning another "miraculous" home remedy.

December 11, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


8-year-old illegal immigrant separated from mom for 4 days at Texas family detention center

DALLAS - An 8-year-old girl was separated from her pregnant mother and left behind for four days at a detention center established to keep immigrant families together while their cases are processed.

December 11, 2007 | By ANABELLE GARAY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Detained Pakistani opposition leader urges unity government to supplant Musharraf

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Benazir Bhutto urged fellow opposition leaders Thursday to join her in an alliance that could govern until elections, but Pakistan's embattled military leader gave no sign he might hand over power and named his own interim prime minister.

December 11, 2007 | By PAUL HAVEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


When the conversation could be embarrassing, many teens turn to instant messages

WASHINGTON - Sure, instant messaging is fast and efficient. For many teenagers, it's also a great way to avoid those OMG moments - that's ''omigod'' - of mortifying face-to-face confrontations.

December 11, 2007 | By ALAN FRAM and TREVOR TOMPSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Defense Department turning over unused military air space to relieve flight congestion

WASHINGTON - Ahead of the holiday travel crunch, President Bush ordered steps Thursday to reduce air traffic congestion and long delays that have left passengers stranded.

December 11, 2007 | By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent | Nation


AAA expects record 38.7 million Americans to travel this Thanksgiving despite high gas prices

WASHINGTON - Gas prices near record highs at a time of year when they typically decline will not deter drivers from hitting the road this Thanksgiving, AAA said Thursday.

December 11, 2007 | By DAN CATERINICCHIA AP Business Writer | Nation


Judge nominated for top Justice Dept. job as internal report finds low public confidence

WASHINGTON - The White House on Thursday tapped a Chicago federal judge to assist Attorney General Michael Mukasey in overhauling the Justice Department as a new report described lagging public confidence in the agency following months of upheaval.

December 11, 2007 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


In experiment, robotic bugs successfully mix and mingle in cockroach society

WASHINGTON - Tiny robots programmed to act like roaches were able to blend into cockroach society, according to researchers studying the collective behavior of insects.

December 11, 2007 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP Science Writer | Nation


Statistic: Army desertion rates up 80 percent since invasion of Iraq in 2003

WASHINGTON (AP) - Soldiers strained by six years at war are deserting their posts at the highest rate since 1980, with the number of Army deserters this year showing an 80 percent increase since the United States invaded Iraq in 2003.

December 11, 2007 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Cyclone kills 1,100 in Bangladesh, forces evacuation of many thousands, news agency says

DHAKA, Bangladesh - A cyclone that slammed into the coast with 150 mph winds killed at least 1,100 people, isolating remote towns and villages swamped by a storm surge or hemmed in by piles of debris, aid workers and a Bangladeshi news agency said Friday.

December 11, 2007 | By JULHAS ALAM Associated Press Writer | Nation


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