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2010-10-28 08:00:00

SYOSSET, N.Y., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Mr. Richard D. Klapp, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, has been included in the Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Edition for his outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of law enforcement. ABOUT RICHARD D. KLAPP Mr.

2008-07-05 12:00:09

By Jenny Barchfield Associated Press PARIS -- Arriving to a hero's welcome in France, Ingrid Betancourt said Friday that she cried a lot during her six years as a prisoner in the Colombian jungle.

2008-07-05 09:00:03

The Associated Press PARIS Arriving to a hero's welcome in France, Ingrid Betancourt said Friday that she cried a lot during her six years as a prisoner in the Colombian jungle.

2008-07-04 09:00:14

By VIVIAN SEQUERA By Vivian Sequera The Associated Press BOGOTA, Colombia A meal was rice and beans. Bed was the ground under a patched plastic tarp.

2008-07-03 09:00:09

By FRANK BAJAK By Frank Bajak The Associated Press BOGOTA, Colombia Colombian spies tricked leftist rebels into handing over kidnapped presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt and three U.S. military contractors Wednesday in a helicopter rescue during which not a single shot was fired.

2006-05-03 03:57:52

BERLIN (Reuters) - Iraq's ambassador to Germany said on Wednesday he believed Berlin paid a hefty ransom to secure the release of two German engineers who were held hostage in Iraq for over three months.

2006-03-30 11:52:59

By Luis Andres Henao BOSTON (Reuters) - The family of kidnapped American reporter Jill Carroll said it was elated by her release on Thursday after nearly three months of captivity in Iraq and expressed solidarity with the families of other hostages. "Our hearts are full.

2006-03-30 09:04:50

BOSTON (Reuters) - The family of kidnapped American reporter Jill Carroll said it was elated by her release on Thursday after nearly three months captivity in Iraq and expressed solidarity with the families of other hostages. "Our hearts are full.

2006-03-30 06:43:42

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Journalist Jill Carroll, who has been held hostage in Iraq since January 7, has been released, her employer, The Christian Science Monitor, said on Thursday. The newspaper's spokeswoman Ellen Tuttle said the release has been confirmed by Carroll's father.

2006-03-19 16:20:30

By Kirk Honeycutt LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Inside Man" is the dull title of a crackerjack crime thriller that also is the most commercial movie Spike Lee has directed. Everything clicks.


Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.