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500-Pound Man Rescued After 12 Hours In River (WCCO) Grantsburg, Wis. Crews rescued a man from the St. Croix River at Fox Landing, near Grantsburg, Wis. after he spent 12 hours stuck in the water. Authorities said the man's weight was a mitigating factor in his delayed rescue...
Man calls 911 to save him from police Cops had surrounded Fla. resident after they got word of a bar disturbance Updated: 6:56 p.m. CT July 16, 2007 LARGO, Fla. - A 38-year-old man was arrested after he called 911 and told a dispatcher he was surrounded by police officers and...
Good Samaritan receives outpouring from community, gets bills paid Wendy Lee was stuck with a $3,000 bill after trying to save a man who was hit by a truck By Isadora Vail AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Tuesday, July 17, 2007 It turns out that Wendy Lee's attempt to save a dying man...
16 Detainees Transferred From Guantanamo Bahraini Man Who Attempted Suicide Nearly 2 Dozen Times Is Among Those Sent to Saudi Arabia By Josh White Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, July 17, 2007; Page A03 Sixteen detainees were transferred out of the U.S. military detention...
1 in 12 Full-Time Workers in U.S. Admit Using Drugs in Past Month Monday, July 16, 2007 WASHINGTON — One in 12 full-time workers in the United States acknowledges having used illegal drugs in the past month, the government reports. Most of those who report using illicit drugs...
Retailer Wal-Mart gets religious — toys, that is By Bruce Horovitz, USA TODAY Wal-Mart (WMT) is about to bring religion to the toy aisle. Early next month, 425 Wal-Mart stores nationwide will begin carrying faith-based toys from One2believe that target parents who would rather...
Casinos Boom in Katrina’s Wake as Cash Pours In By GARY RIVLIN Published: July 16, 2007 BILOXI, Miss. — This seaside gambling resort along a stretch of the Gulf Coast, sometimes called the “redneck Riviera,” has 40 percent fewer hotel rooms and only two-thirds as many slot...
U.S. General in Iraq Speaks Strongly Against Troop Pullout By JOHN F. BURNS Published: July 16, 2007 BAGHDAD, July 15 — An American general directing a major part of the offensive aimed at securing Baghdad said Sunday that it would take until next spring for the operation to...
LA Cardinal Apologizes to Plaintiffs Leader of Los Angeles Archdiocese Apologizes to Plaintiffs in Clergy Sex Abuse Case The Associated Press By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES Jul 15, 2007 (AP) Cardinal Roger Mahony, leader of the nation's largest Roman...