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Militant attacks kill 5 foreign troops in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan – Attacks by insurgents killed five foreign troops in Afghanistan on Monday, including two Americans, two French marines and a Hungarian soldier.The attacks came in the north,...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Indians support habitat defense Ecuador aims to preserve rain forest

$BRIEFSHEAD_ON$YASUNI NATIONAL PARK, Ecuador – Ecuador is pressing its appeal for wealthy countries to put up $3.6 billion to protect a pristine Amazon rain forest preserve by leaving its rich oil...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Tainted eggs linked to suppliers

WASHINGTON – Two Iowa farms that recalled more than a half-billion eggs linked to as many as 1,300 cases of salmonella poisoning share suppliers of chickens and feed as well as ties to an Iowa...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Trapped Chile miners alive after 17 days

SANTIAGO, Chile – All 33 Chilean miners trapped deep underground for 17 days were found alive Sunday, Chile’s president confirmed.A probe sent about 2,257 feet deep into the collapsed mine early in...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Yellowstone bears going to be hungry

BILLINGS, Mont. – Yellowstone’s grizzlies are going to be particularly hungry this fall, and that means more dangerous meetings with humans in a year that is already the area’s deadliest on...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Insurgents kill 2 U.S. troops in eastern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan – Two U.S. troops were killed by insurgents in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, and a former guerrilla leader who battled Soviet invaders decades ago was killed by a roadside bomb...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Faulty alarms blamed for van Gogh theft in Egypt

CAIRO – None of the alarms and only seven out of 43 surveillance cameras were working at a Cairo museum where a Vincent van Gogh painting was stolen, Egypt’s top prosecutor said Sunday.Thieves made...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Families begin returning home after apartment fire

  Familiesbegin returning home after apartment fire February13, 2003 By Shane Benjamin Herald Staff WriterNine of the 12 Durango families evacuated from their homesTuesday night because of an...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

DNA may help ID missing immigrants

TUCSON – Families searching for missing loved ones who die in the desert while trying to reach the United States are being offered hope.The Mexican consulates in Arizona and the Pima County Medical...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Obama challenges campaign ruling

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. – President Barack Obama says Republicans should join him in opposing a Supreme Court ruling that vastly increased how much corporations and unions can spend on campaign...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Flooding submerges new towns in southern areas of Pakistan

SUKKUR, Pakistan – About 150,000 Pakistanis were forced to move to higher ground as floodwaters from a freshly swollen Indus River submerged dozens more towns and villages in the south, a...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Iran starts nuclear reactor, maintains intent is peaceful

BUSHEHR, Iran – Trucks rumbled into Iran’s first reactor Saturday to begin loading tons of uranium fuel in a long-delayed startup touted by officials as both a symbol of the country’s peaceful...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World