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Wedding Band Saves Man’s Life

Steve G. sends this: "Another reason why married men live longer." Police said the shopkeeper's wedding band deflected the bullet and saved his...

Program Helps Kids Put a Stop to Bullying

Galesburg, Illinois 4th- and 5th-graders are benefitting from a new lesson plan by a former police officer that guides students through different situations they...

Bystanders Help Out When $15,000 From Armoured Car Hits the Road in New York

"Three bystanders helped pick up $15,000 in dollar bills that flitted across a Long Island road after falling out of an armoured car on...

Book Giveaways Give Inmates Food for Thought

Give inmates books when they're bored and they're less likely to cause trouble, more likely to think about turning over a new leaf. The...

Super Foam Inventor Gets Whacked by a Shovel to Prove a Point (Video)

"A new super foam promises to protect athletes from impact and its inventor proved the point by taking a full force shovel hit to...

Maine Letter Carrier Named ‘Hero of the Year’ for Rescuing Elderly Apartment Fire Victim

A Maine letter carrier who pulled an elderly woman in flames from her burning apartment building along his postal route, then alerted other residents...

Largest Peacekeeping Force Committed for Darfur

"The UN Security Council has voted to send peacekeepers to the war-ravaged Darfur region of Sudan, after months of wrangling. Up to 26,000 troops...

Students Feed Homeless Despite City Warnings

"For nearly two years, students, parents and staff at the Mathematics, Civics and Sciences Charter School have handed out food and supplies to the...
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Live Earth Concerts on 07/7/7 Tune in Worldwide Climate Message and Music

Plan this Saturday, 7/7/07, to check in with Live Earth, a 24-hour concert taking place on 7 continents that will bring together more than...

Brittle Bones Can’t Crack Woman’s Spirit

When Gail Rennetty was a baby, she cried every time her mother touched her. She had so many broken bones by the time she...
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Violence Drops Dramatically in Iraq After Alliance is Formed

"Violence in Iraq's al-Anbar province has dropped dramatically since the beginning of the year, due in large part to friendly relations between coalition forces...

Honest Airport Worker Lands Handsome Reward

While working at his second job with an airline in Kansas City, Robert Lewis peeked into a bag to find "$266,000 worth of individually...

City’s Anti-Gang March Renamed Peace March

CICERO, Ill — The gang intervention group CeaseFire aims to foster new perspectives this year by organizing a softball tournament between police and inner...

Philly Cops Honored for Compassion and Fairness

"Philadelphia Police Chief of Staff Kimberly Byrd has won the coveted George Fencl Award - named for the exemplary head of Civil Affairs during...

Virginia Tech Shooting: Crisis Charity Offers Tips, Tools to Deal with Aftermath

Following the fatal shooting of dozens of students at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, the national children's crisis charity KidsPeace is issuing expert tips...

Schoolgirl Hero Acted on Common Sense to Save Busload

"A Queensland schoolgirl who police say may have saved the lives of a busload of students with her quick wits and steely nerve has...
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Postage Stamps Honor 30th Anniversary Of Star Wars

Luke Skywalker, Yoda, Darth Vader and, of course, R2-D2 are among the Star Wars characters debuting on 15 new postage stamps unveiled this week...
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Ivory Coast: New Peace Agreement

(IRIN) - President Laurent Gbagbo and New Forces rebel leader Guillaume Soro have signed a peace agreement for Côte d'Ivoire aimed at ending a...
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Colombian Peace Groups Nominated for Nobel Prize

Two Colombian groups were nominated in February for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for their extraordinary commitment to nonviolence in the midst of the...
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Cop Who Ticketed Himself Reaps Praise

KEWASKUM, Wis. — "A police chief who ticketed himself (and docked his driver's license four points) after passing a parked school bus says that he...