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More troops headed to Afghanistan

President Obama made his long awaited announcement on troop levels in the war in Afghanistan. The president addressed the nation from the U.S.

Crew Blames Hero Captain for Somali Pirate Attack

Richard Phillips ignored repeated warnings last spring to keep his freighter at least 600 miles off the African coast because of the heightened risk of attack, some members of his crew now allege.

Hezbollah, Iran May Get 'Arm' Inside U.N. Security Council

On Jan. 1, 2010, Hezbollah and its de-facto ruler Iran could have a direct line to the Security Council and gain access to all the confidential information to which Security Council members are privy.

Hefty Obama Donors at Jobs Forum

Large number of union execs and academics who gave to presidential campaign will be at White House jobs summit

City approves new budget, jobs to be cut

BOSSIER CITY - Bossier City has approved its controversial 2010 budget. The new budget will eliminate 83 employee positions. The Shreveport Times reports 45 of those positions come from the police and fire departments.

Iran Whistleblower Doctor Was Poisoned to Death

A doctor who exposed the torture of jailed protesters in Iran died of poisoning from an overdose of a blood pressure drug in a salad, prosecutors say. The findings fueled opposition fears that he was killed because of what he knew.

Iran Releases 5 Detained British Sailors

Iran released on Wednesday five British sailors who were detained last week when their 60-foot racing yacht drifted accidentally into Iran's Persian Gulf waters and was seized.

Swine flu showing decrease in population

LOUISIANA - It appears fewer people are becoming sick with swine flu in Louisiana. State health officials have noticed a decrease in the amount of people getting the H1N1 flu over the last few weeks. Officials still want folks to stay healthy.

Global Warming Scandal Hampers Progress, Experts Say

The trustworthiness of the scientific community's global warming data pool is being called into question as the scandal over doctored data continues to unfold.

Police Killings Suspect Warned: 'I'll Kill All You'

"I’ll kill all you bitches," Maurice Clemmons told workers trying to book him at Washington's Pierce County Jail in May after he punched a sheriff's deputy in the face.