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Glass Worker Turns Hero After Plane Slams Into Building

A quick-thinking glass worker who happened to be driving by when a pilot with a grudge smashed his plane into a Texas building is being hailed as a hero after helping many people escape the inferno that followed the crash.

Healthiest Parishes rankings released

Bossier Parish is the fourth healthiest parish in Louisiana according to a new ranking. The report looked at five areas of health including premature death and babies with low birthweights. Caddo Parish ranked 36th. The Shreveport Times repo

Mardi Gras ends, Lent begins

SHREVEPORT - In Shreveport-Bossier yesterday, Krewe members toasted to the end of the season along the Texas state bridge at midnight. With the end of Mardi Gras comes the start of Lent. About 200 people attended the event.

Haitian Judge Releases 8 of 10 American Missionaries

A Haitian judge said eight of the 10 U.S. missionaries arrested on charges of child kidnapping three weeks ago would be released Wednesday, while the other two will face further questioning, Reuters reported.

Pieces of Super Bowl grass for sale

MIAMI - Pieces of the sod from Sunlife Stadium, the stage for superbowl 44 will be on sale. This includes grass from the Saints end zone, 50 yard line and 25 yard line. It costs between 100 and 250 dollars per piece.

Afghan Army Raises Flag in Taliban Stronghold of Marjah

Military commanders raised the Afghan flag in the bullet-ridden main market of the Taliban's southern stronghold of Marjah on Wednesday as firefights continued to break out elsewhere in the town between holed-up militants and U.S. and Afghan troops.

Killers Used Fake U.K. Passports in Hamas Assassination

Israel's foreign minister said Wednesday there was no reason to assume the Mossad assassinated a Hamas military commander in Dubai, even as suspicions mounted that spy agency made the hit using European passports.

Toyota Probing Corolla Power-Steering Problems

Toyota is looking into possible power steering problems with the hot-selling Corolla subcompact while its president said Wednesday he won't be attending the U.S. Congressional hearing on the automaker's safety lapses.

Afghan Official: Taliban Using Human Shields

Taliban fighters are increasingly using civilians as human shields in the assault on the southern town of Marjah, an Afghan official said Wednesday as military squads resumed painstaking house-to-house searches in the Taliban stronghold.

N.Y. Times Reporter Accused of Plagiarism Resigns

The New York Times is looking into the work of one its reporters following accusations that he plagiarized from The Wall Street Journal and other sources.