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Better Numbers The evidence of a drop in violence in Iraq is becoming hard to dispute. Sunday, October 14, 2007; Page B06 NEWS COVERAGE and debate about Iraq during the past couple of weeks have centered on the alleged abuses of private security firms like Blackwater USA...
'HORMONE' GUY'S NEW SEX CLAIM By SUSAN EDELMAN October 14, 2007 -- A junior trader suing one of the world's biggest hedge funds, claiming a boss forced him to take female hormones, also says he was the victim of a sexual assault at work, sources told The Post. Andrew Tong has...
Report ranks jobs by rates of depression WASHINGTON (AP) — People who tend to the elderly, change diapers and serve up food and drinks have the highest rates of depression among U.S. workers. Overall, 7% of full-time workers battled depression in the past year, according to a...
A safer way to get an honest day's work Web Posted: 10/14/2007 11:57 PM CDT Hernán Rozemberg Express-News AUSTIN — Ronnie Miranda's tenure as a day laborer in San Antonio was a disaster. He wandered downtown streets for two months without getting picked up by employers looking...
Al-Qaeda In Iraq Reported Crippled Many Officials, However, Warn Of Its Resilience By Thomas E. Ricks and Karen DeYoung Washington Post Staff Writers Monday, October 15, 2007; Page A01 The U.S. military believes it has dealt devastating and perhaps irreversible blows to al-Qaeda...
That's it, time to start looting! LONDON (Reuters) -- An asteroid is on a collision course with the earth and you have one hour left to live. What would you do in your last 60 minutes? Not surprisingly, the majority of Britons questioned in a survey -- 54 percent -- said they...
California bans smoking in cars with child passengers Thu Oct 11, 1:32 PM ET LOS ANGELES (AFP) - California's cigar-loving leader Arnold Schwarzenegger has passed a law making it an offense to smoke in a car carrying children under the age of 18, official sources said Thursday...
Discount airlines fly migrants to U.S. border By Chris Hawley, USA TODAY MEXICALI, Mexico — New Mexican discount airlines are using rock-bottom fares to cater to legal and illegal migrants heading for the USA. The airlines — known among fliers as Aeromigrante, or "Migrant Air...
Calif. Law Forbids Landlords From Asking Tenants' Immigration Status SAN FRANCISCO — California is again forging its own path on immigration reform by becoming the first state to prohibit landlords from asking tenants' immigration status. Amid frustration over the federal...