SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle estimate: 800. Last Tuesday: 404. Year ago Tuesday: 749. Monday actual: 434.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday hog estimate: 800 includes 200 feeder pigs. Last Monday: 803. Year ago Monday: 1087. Wednesday actual: 266.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 34, a year ago 247.
St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd
GARRISON -- Five people were injured Monday in a three-vehicle accident on U.S. 169 in Garrison.
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Long Prairie Memorial Hospital
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
Ronald L. Hoard, 23, and Nicole F. Curdy, 20, both of Brainerd.
WALKER -- The following recently appeared in Cass County District Court:
There was no men's twilight golf July 4.
Dog becomes center of attention at the Whitefish Golf Course
CROSSLAKE -- At 10 years old Brandy might be the main attraction at the Whitefish Golf Course.
Aces could be wild
It's every golfer's dream, but it's the most difficult thing to accomplish.
She sends message to guys
HUTCHINSON, Kan. -- Leave it to a woman to show the guys how to get it done.
Tips from a pro
The most important game plan in rain is to keep the ball in play, preferably in the fairway.
Quiet on the course, please
Golf's next big rivalry, is here, although it's not what we expected.
HIV among U.S. newborns declines 80 percent in last decade
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- The number of infants born in the United States with HIV infection has declined by 80 percent during the last decade, new research shows.
Volunteers undergo smallpox vaccine trials amid fears of terrorism
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- With the jab of a needle, volunteers are being injected with a smallpox vaccine as part of government-sponsored experiments that come amid heightened fear of biological terrorism.
WASHINGTON -- Government scientists abruptly ended the nation's biggest study of a type of hormone replacement therapy, saying long-term use of estrogen and progestin significantly increased the women's risk of breast cancer, strokes and heart attacks.
Patients warned about potentially faulty vaccines
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- More than 3,400 adults and children may need to be revaccinated because the shots they received might have been rendered ineffective by freezing temperatures.
Building summer memories
Students in Karen Pikula's class at Brainerd High School have a unique collection of memorabilia to call their own.
Former professor courts investors for transit system
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Twice spurned in the public sector, Edward Anderson is now hoping private investors can make his dream come true for building a network of small, elevated rail cars to carry commuters.
Cuyuna club has first all-comers meet
CROSBY -- Cuyuna Running, Track and Field Club hosted its first all-comers meet July 3.
Breastfeeding Mom's Reunion set in Staples
STAPLES -- All women who have ever breastfed are invited to the Staples Care Center gazebo at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
C-I seniors to meet
The Crosby-Ironton Senior Citizens Club will hold its monthly meeting and potluck dinner at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Cuyuna Range Community Center in Crosby.
Heritage Days set in Aitkin
AITKIN -- Aitkin Riverboat Heritage Days sponsored by the Aitkin Area Chamber of Commerce will be July 17 to 21.
Healthy septic systems protect health, water quality
Properly treating sewage by municipal treatment or on-site septic systems is important to protect human health and the environment, especially drinking water supplies and water quality. The basic principle of sewage treatment is to safely recycle wastewater back into the natural environment.
Bleary-eyed and tired from the eight-hour flight from Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Chicago, I stumbled my way up the ramp from the jumbo jet at Chicago-O'Hare Airport as the group of high school students from Michigan, back from a three-week class trip to Germany, started to sing the national anthem.
A school district wonders: Too many movies in schools?
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Are your kids watching too much TV -- in school?
Fewer teens working during summer
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Summer jobs aren't attracting teen-agers the way they used to, state and national surveys show, as more teens opt for unpaid internships, summer classes or vacation.
Leech Lake Watershed Project to hold meeting
The ninth annual meeting of the Tri-County Leech Lake Watershed Project will meet 9:30 a.m. to noon July 18 at the Cass County Courthouse in Walker.
As a result of misinformation provided The Dispatch, the availability of the board game Fossil Island was listed incorrectly on Page 5N in Neighbors June 3. The game is not yet available at The Bookworm in St. Cloud nor ABC Zone in Rochester.
MALMO -- The bartender at the Carlsona Beach Supper Club in Aitkin walked into the dining room Tuesday and said there was a call for Lois. Seventeen women looked up.
A trip to Norway
Staff Writer Jodie Tweed recently traveled to Norway to stay with distant cousins and uncover her family history. Find out more in Wednesday's Neighbors.
EAW sought for poject near Red Sand Lake
The Crow Wing County Board Tuesday called for an Environmental Assessment Worksheet on a proposed residential development adjacent to Red Sand Lake in the Unorganized Territory.
The gunshots fired into the Planned Parenthood building Friday have reflections of the 1994 arson that destroyed the same building.
Sheriff's department staffers are being given new titles
Two Crow Wing County sheriff's department administrators will receive new titles.
Bridge work enters final stages
The final stages of construction have been started on the Highway 371 interchange bridge south of Brainerd.
County Board reviews proposed planning, zoning reorganization
The Crow Wing County Board members expressed varied opinions on a proposed planning and zoning department organizational chart Tuesday.
Deans to be hired for high school
The Brainerd School District hopes to improve communication with parents and students at the high school by adding two deans.
Happy life cut short by accident
BAXTER -- To his children, Curtis Heikkenen was in the prime of his life.
Five legislative and one Crow Wing County Board candidate filed for office since Tuesday morning -- all of them had announced their candidacies earlier.
This was Brainerd
JULY 9 - 20 years ago (1982) - The resort business in the Brainerd lakes area is alive and well this summer even though business has slacked off a bit and resorters find themselves facing a changing clientele.
This was Brainerd
JULY 10 - 60 years ago (1942) - The Rev. Father James Hogan, priest in charge of St. Francis Catholic Church here the past 22 years, will leave the Brainerd Parish for Crosby-Ironton where he will become priest of the St. Joseph's Parish.
Water district faces woes
It looks like a wastewater system in the Cuyuna Range Water District will not happen.
The history of the Brainerd lakes area is the focus of a video documentary. Read about this project in Thursday's Tempo.
Two hurt in pickup, ATV collision
Two people were injured Tuesday after the four-wheeler they were on collided broadside with a pickup off Highway 371 at Lennox Road, south of Brainerd.
Alabama woman gives birth to sextuplets
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Sextuplets born three months premature are growing stronger each day and all six are breathing on their own, a doctor said.
O'Connor's key vote
On Independence Day, a few citizens may have paused between burgers and beers to consider the United States' long struggle against the pernicious practice of one-person rule.
Wisconsin probe centers on campaigning
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A yearlong probe into allegations of illegal campaign activity inside Wisconsin's Capitol has produced charges against one of the Senate's top Democrats and more than a half-million dollars in legal expenses billed to the taxpayers by those caught up in the scandal.
Senate approves Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site, but obstacles remain
WASHINGTON -- After a favorable Senate vote, the political verdict on Yucca Mountain is in, but the proposed nuclear waste dump in Nevada still faces major hurdles, including lawsuits and a long licensing process.
Bush's reform plan will do little to stop business abuses, experts say
President Bush's corporate reform initiatives will do little to restore confidence in America's battered business culture, whether by shoring up investor trust or discouraging genuinely fraudulent behavior in the executive suite, according to business experts and government regulators.
MIAMI (AP) -- Saddam Hussein's stepson has been deported to New Zealand after being detained on immigration violations when he arrived at a Florida flight school attended by one of the Sept. 11 hijackers.
What a find!
NEW YORK -- Sir Timothy Clifford, an Italian Renaissance scholar, was rummaging around the back room of a design museum when he came across a box simply labeled 'Lighting fixtures.'
Watchdog group sues Cheney, Halliburton Co., alleging fraud
MIAMI (AP) -- A watchdog group on Wednesday sued Vice President Dick Cheney and Halliburton Co., the oil services company he ran for five years, based on allegations of accounting fraud.
Giuliani, wife settle divorce
NEW YORK (AP) -- Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Donna Hanover reached an out-of-court divorce settlement Wednesday, avoiding a public conclusion to their bitter separation after two decades of marriage.
Machinists union rejects 10 percent wage cut proposal that United wanted for recovery
CHICAGO (AP) -- United's largest union has rejected a 10 percent pay cut that the nation's No. 2 airline said it needed to help recover from $2 billion in losses following the terrorist attacks
2 killed in sewer pipe rupture
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A sewer pipe ruptured Monday at a construction site, killing two workers and injuring 10 others, fire officials said.
Pesticides, parasites both may play role in frog deformities, study says
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Scientists debating whether high rates of deformities in frogs are the result of parasites or pollution may both be right, a study suggests.
FBI probes alleged visa bribery scheme
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Authorities questioned a former U.S. Embassy employee about an alleged bribery scheme that may have allowed 71 Middle Easterners into the country illegally, including two believed to have lived with Sept. 11 hijackers, a U.S. official said.
Disney animator Kimball dies
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Animator Ward Kimball, who became one of Walt Disney's trusted "Nine Old Men" and helped develop or refine such characters as Mickey Mouse and Jiminy Cricket, died Monday. He was 88.
Bump in trademark applications may signal rebound
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Attorney Manny Pokotilow has an admittedly unscientific reason to think better economic times may be ahead: He's getting more applications for federal trademarks.
Bush urges crackdown on boardroom scandals
NEW YORK (AP) -- President Bush called for stiff new penalties for corporate criminals and a crackdown on boardroom scandals Tuesday, promising in a speech on Wall Street that his administration would "end the days of cooking the books, shading the truth and breaking our laws."
Qwest under criminal probe
DENVER (AP) -- Qwest Communications International Inc., already the focus of a regulatory probe into its accounting practices, said Wednesday it is under criminal investigation by federal prosecutors.
Texas governor says flooding costs could reach $1 billion
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Gov. Rick Perry said losses from a week of severe flooding could add up to $1 billion, a bleak estimate that came as waters continued to rise in some areas.
Oscar-winning actor Rod Steiger dies at 77
LOS ANGELES -- Rod Steiger brought out the best in his co-stars, so much so that frequent collaborator Norman Jewison tried to fit the stocky actor into all his movies.
Bush adamant on his goal to oust Saddam Hussein
WASHINGTON -- President Bush on Monday renewed his administration's commitment to ousting Saddam Hussein as the leader of Iraq, but he left open the prospect that something short of a second Persian Gulf War could achieve that goal.
Concerns arise that terrorists will target cargo planes instead of passenger jets
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Security at air cargo terminals is being strengthened out of concern that these facilities are getting too little attention in the push to better protect passenger planes.
Frustration felt by immigrants after FBI raids dozens of jewelry stores
PHILADELPHIA -- Customers usually enter Tariq Hussain's jewelry store browsing for diamonds or gold rings. Recently, he was visited by people looking for something much more sinister.
Heads of Coast Guard, other agencies oppose proposed split
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The heads of key law enforcement agencies slated to become part of the new Homeland Security Department urged Congress on Tuesday not to split them into pieces, as some lawmakers have suggested.
WorldCom executives, former auditors clash over responsibility for accounting irregularities
WASHINGTON (AP) -- WorldCom executives clashed with former auditors Monday over responsibility for nearly $4 billion in accounting improprieties that rocked U.S. markets. The telecommunications giant's former CEO and finance chief refused to testify to a House panel investigating the debacle.
Senate picks up pace on senior issues
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The pace is quickening in the Senate on senior citizens' issues, from a new entry in the Medicare prescription drug sweepstakes to fresh election-year emphasis on access to lower-cost generic medicine.
Court will be asked to settle Williams dispute
INVERNESS, Fla. (AP) -- A judge will be asked to settle the fight over the remains of Ted Williams, whose children are arguing about whether to freeze or cremate the body of the baseball great, a lawyer said.
MILWAUKEE -- With a packed house, a closed roof and lightning flickering through the open outfield windows, the setting could have been a scene from a latter-day version of "The Natural." Jason Giambi knows as well as anyone that the most natural thing in baseball is people's love for home runs.
MILWAUKEE -- Final memories tend to leave a lasting impression. Many in baseball are outraged at what appears to be Williams's final controversial memory.
Just what Selig didn't need: Another stalemate
MILWAUKEE -- Now, of course, they will expand the All-Star rosters, and there will still be problems.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- The starting pitcher felt as if he were playing in a cemetery. It was so eerily quiet he could hear the beer and peanut vendors in the stands.
Selig again sounds warning about economics
MILWAUKEE -- Commissioner Bud Selig would not go so far as to say a work stoppage would be better than the status quo. But he made it clear he thinks baseball cannot survive the status quo.
Baseball keeps dancing despite iceberg ahead
MILWAUKEE -- Baseball tried so hard to please everyone Tuesday night at the All-Star Game that it might make you nervous. The sport seemed to be making amends in advance, as if everybody, from the players to Commissioner Bud Selig, knew what was up, what was coming, and wanted to give fans a nice condolence card in advance.
Burton 'Burt' P. Larson
BAXTER -- Burton "Burt" P. Larson, 85, Baxter, died Monday, July 8, 2002, at home.
Donald 'Don' G. Lasher
CALDWELL, Idaho -- Donald "Don" G. Lasher, 79, Caldwell, Idaho, died Wednesday, July 3, 2002, at home.
Lloyd C. Gale
AITKIN -- Lloyd C. Gale, 77, Aitkin, formerly of Minneapolis, died Monday, July 8, 2002, at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Pearl I. Woodworth
CROSSLAKE -- Pearl I. Woodworth, 83, Crosslake, died Monday, July 8, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Douglas W. Johnson
BAY LAKE -- Douglas W. Johnson, 84, Bay Lake, died Sunday, June 28, 2002, at home.
David E. Murdock
WADENA -- David E. Murdock, 96, resident of Shady Lane Nursing Home, died Saturday, July 6, 2002, at Shady Lane Nursing Home.
Cyril P. Schlichting
LITTLE FALLS -- Cyril P. Schlichting, 83, Little Falls, died Saturday, July 6, 2002, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Dale H. Erdman
DEERWOOD -- Dale H. Erdman, 80, Deerwood, died Monday, July 8, 2002, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Burton 'Burt' Larson
BAXTER -- Burton "Burt" Larson, 85, Baxter, died Monday, July 8, 2002, at home.
LeRoy 'Tom' LeDoux
WRENSHALL -- LeRoy "Tom" LeDoux, 85, Wrenshall, died Friday, July 5, 2002, in the Cloquet Community Memorial Hospital Convalescent Nursing Care Section.
Curtis J. Heikkenen
BAXTER -- Curtis Joseph Heikkenen, 62, Baxter, died Friday, July 5, 2002.
Robert W. Johnson Sr.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Robert W. Johnson Sr., 75, Pequot Lakes, died Saturday, July 7, 2002, at home.
In the Mildred R. Bennewitz obituary on Page 5A Sunday, the name of a sister who died earlier was spelled incorrectly. Violette Spilman died earlier.
Vox Pop, voice of the people, publishes Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. To call
To use violence against violence is not the answer in this battle with domestic terrorism. The shooter was wrong to put a bullet through the PP window.
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The quiet country
The vast fields sit there like time itself, stretching from county to county and state to state from the Great Lakes clear and flat to the Rockies. This is the expanse many Americans sleep, read or watch movies over while transiting six miles above. Occasionally, pockets of lights glow below-small towns that, according to emerging census data, are getting even smaller as farms get bigger.
Train travel falls victim to progress
More than any other innovation of the 19th century, the railroad helped shape the American experience. It transformed wilderness into civilization, the country into a nation of consolidated lands and it redefined our fundamental n
I recently attended the Brainerd Lakes Area Fourth of July celebration and would like to commend the community on a wonderful event. I grew up in Brainerd and appreciated the community's commitment to the youth and families of the area. I noticed that the use of bike helmets in the area is very low.
'They didn't win'
By today's standard of violence the act of firing gunshots at a building might seem like small potatoes. A few broken windows might need to be replaced. Bullet holes must be filled in and painted over. No big deal.
It may be a new game for Twins at Capitol
ST. PAUL (AP) -- With the window for the Minnesota Twins to advance a stadium plan this year closing fast, the contentious issue may greet a new governor and a Legislature full of fresh faces.
Ventura hospitalized for blood clot
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura will have to slow down for a few days once he's released from a hospital where he was treated for a blood clot in his lung -- the same problem that ended his professional wrestling career in the 1980s.
Democrats sound off on corporate oversight
ST. PAUL (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone usually gets an earful on issues along holiday parade routes, but he took special note last week when people offered their two cents on the mounting allegations of corporate wrongdoing.
State health care spending climbs
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Health care spending in Minnesota increased faster during the 1990s than in all but five other states, according to a government study released Tuesday.
DULUTH (AP) -- Authorities have scaled back the search for a missing boater in northern St. Louis County.
Chronic DWI offender tells trooper he won't stop drinking
WEST ST. PAUL (AP) -- A man who had racked up 21 driving-while-intoxicated arrests in 20 years notched No. 22 over the weekend and told a state trooper he wouldn't stop drinking.
Teen sentenced to 12 years for strangling sister
HASTINGS (AP) -- Sixteen-year-old Scott Tomlinson wanted to watch "The Simpsons." His 13-year-old sister, Megan, wanted to watch the Disney Channel. He strangled her as they fought over the remote control.
Yudof to be among highest paid educators
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Mark Yudof will be among the highest paid university leaders in the nation after signing a contract last week with the University of Texas worth $623,139 a year plus a one-time payment of $172,580.
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Independence Party gained another convert Tuesday when state Sen. Sheila Kiscaden announced she would seek re-election under the IP banner instead of as a Republican.
Sentences handed down in wide-ranging fraud scheme
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The former president of a Pipestone-based pork operation was among seven people sentenced for fraud and corruption by a judge who wished the government had tougher prison sentences for white-collar criminals.
Downpours cause flooding
Heavy rain caused street flooding up to 2 feet deep in St. Cloud Wednesday morning, and the fire department was called to rescue people from cars in flooded underpasses.
Tiny post office a window to the past
TAOPI, Minn. (AP) -- Marvel Oxley rides her three-speed bike from her farm to the post office here every work day. At the end of her one-mile trek, the 73-year-old postmaster leans the bike against an outside railing, ready to begin her four-hour work day.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Former Northwest Airlines chief executive John Dasburg has filed a lawsuit against the airline to recover nearly $430,000 in pension benefits.
Despite loss, Mighty Gulls win first-half title
The Brainerd Mighty Gulls wanted to control their own destiny, but their playoff fate ended up being decided 387 miles away in Madison, Wis.
Twins skipper visits area to see son play
With Major League Baseball having its All-Star break, many players, coaches and managers who aren't participating in the festivities in Milwaukee scatter to catch a little rest and relaxation before the second half of the season.
Northwoods League Baseball
Local sports shorts
Brainerd Family YMCA and Brainerd Parks and Recreation are still accepting registrations for the British Soccer Camps.
Northwoods League Baseball
Brainerd has own midseason classic
Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department Midseason Classics for Bronco and Pony baseball leagues are scheduled Sunday at Bane Park.
Brainerd battles back for sweep
Brainerd's Fred Weiss singled in the tying run and later scored the winning run for a 9-8 victory over Sebeka/Menahga Tuesday in Legion baseball at Don Adamson Field in Brainerd.
Legion gains split
The Brainerd American Legion baseball team split a doubleheader with Grand Rapids Monday at Adamson Field.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say they have enough evidence to arrest NBA All-Star Allen Iverson on charges he barged into a home with a gun and threatened two men while looking for his wife.
Gulls perched in first place
Crunch time is officially on.
Twenty-two teams competed in the third annual Struthers/Pohlkamp Memorial co-rec slow-pitch softball tournament in Brainerd last weekend.
Hunter flies like a Superman
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The ball was rocketing toward the right-center fence, sure to be yet another home run for Barry Bonds. Fans were on their feet and roaring, thrilled to see the home run king in action.
Twins at the break: Not half bad
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Halfway into a season they almost didn't play, the Minnesota Twins hold the biggest lead in any of the three divisions of the American League.
The 73rd All-Star Game
MILWAUKEE -- Eddie Guardado, Torii Hunter and A.J. Pierzynski walked into the Grand Ballroom at the Pfister Hotel Monday, looked around at the likes of A-Rod, Ichiro and Nomar, and suddenly felt very out of place.
Maturi is drawn to challenges of AD job
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Assuming he becomes the University of Minnesota's athletic director, Joel Maturi says he won't play any favorites among the recently merged men's and women's departments.
Gazebo to serve as scenic route gateway
"A gateway is your front door to the world." This quote from America's Byways May 2002 publication of the newsletter, Vistas, points out the importance of establishing a gateway location.
Cows help farmers stay afloat after floods
GREENBUSH (AP) -- If Stacey and Robert Lee are upset about being displaced by the flood, their cows aren't showing it.
Road closed: a trip through Wright County
The last Saturday in June, Tom and I headed a little farther south than usual -- to Norwood for the 50th wedding anniversary party of Ken and Diane, a couple I met on a Caribbean cruise several years ago. It's a long way to go for an afternoon party, but they are a great couple, and Tom and I enjoy road trips.
Minnesota state flower
Minnesota state flower near Hackensack.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Occasional showers and thunderstorms northeast. Scattered showers and thunderstorms through mid-morning west and central...Redeveloping again late this afternoon. Partly cloudy southeast. Highs 85 to 95.
Minnesota state forecast
Flood watch for parts of west central minnesota tonight through wednesday morning...
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the 70s.
Minnesota state forecast
Flood watch for much of western minnesota today...
A whale of a time
Weather drawing by Tony Anderson of Mrs. Sedlachek's second grade class at Lowell school.
Iowa state forecast
A flood watch for this afternoon and tonight all of central iowa...
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly sunny. Highs from near 60 northwest along lake superior to the mid 80s southwest.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Increasing clouds west. Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms east. Highs from the 70s east...To the middle 80s west.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Isolated showers and thunderstorms southeast. Highs in the mid 80s to lower 90s
Kid in a candy store
Weather drawing by Kayla Blair of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
State forecast for North Dakota
Flood watch tonight through wednesday morning southeast...
State forecast for North Dakota
This afternoon...Partly sunny northwest. Scattered showers and thundershowers north...South and central. Numerous thunderstorms with heavy rain southeast. Highs from the upper 70s northwest to the lower 60s southeast.
Storms pound on Montana, Wisconsin
Thunderstorms pounded Montana with hail the size of golf balls and knocked out power to thousands of customers in Wisconsin. It even rained on baseball's All-Star Home Run Derby at Milwaukee because the ballpark roof leaked.
The Crow Wing County Enhanced 911 Technical Committee will meet 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Crow Wing County Courthouse in Brainerd.
Names and faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Guitarist Eddie Van Halen and actress Valerie Bertinelli have announced they secretly separated nearly 10 months ago after 20 years of marriage.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Former President Jimmy Carter left a politically divided Venezuela after a four-day peacemaking mission, saying he had made progress in convincing the government that international help is needed to defuse the nation's crisis.
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Palestinian gunman opened fire on Israeli police officers just outside the walled Old City of Jerusalem on Tuesday, wounding one, and a passer-by was killed in the ensuing gunbattle, police said.
Discovery of fossil skull in Africa may shift theories of early human evolution
In what may be the most startling fossil find in decades, scientists in central Africa say they have unearthed the oldest trace of a pre-human ancestor -- a remarkably intact skull of a previously unknown species that walked upright as far back as 7 million years ago.
Bull run turns dangerous
PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) -- Bulls turned a sprint into an agonizingly slow, messy and dangerous jaunt at the San Fermin festival Tuesday, goring three Americans and injuring five others.
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