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Hardee's unveils 920-calorie burrito By JIM SALTER, AP Business Writer Mon Oct 15, 2:36 PM ET ST. LOUIS - The people who brought you the Monster Thickburger and the 1,100-calorie salad are at it again — this time for breakfast. Hardee's on Monday rolled out its new Country...
FEMA Offers Up to $4,000 as Home Lure for Storm Victims By RALPH BLUMENTHAL Published: October 16, 2007 Eager to reduce housing aid to the more than 95,000 households still displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, FEMA announced a program yesterday offering up to $4,000 for...
Girls Forced To Leave Football Game Over Painted Bodies Cummings: 'We Did It To Show School Spirit' POSTED: 8:36 am EDT October 16, 2007 UPDATED: 9:01 am EDT October 16, 2007 MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Two girls at a Florida high school were booted from a football game for painting...
Fake Rangers Take Urine Samples From Boys Police: Men Told Boys To Take Drug Test INDIANAPOLIS -- Authorities in Indianapolis have intensified the search for two men who forced six boys to give urine samples in a park. The incident happened at Chapel Hill Park on the city's west...
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...