Seven Deadly Sins Today in the World

Deadly Sins Today

updated: Saturday 22 March 2008

Lust

Three U.S. soldiers die in Iraq, toll nears 4,000 (Reuters)

U.S. soldiers stand near the Swords of Qadisiyah monument in Baghdad March 13, 2008. (Ceerwan Aziz/Reuters)Reuters - A roadside bomb killed three U.S. soldiers in Iraq on Saturday, pushing the U.S. death toll closer to the 4,000 mark at the start of the sixth year of the war for U.S. troops.


All-you-can-eat seat, heartburn included (AP)

Toney Fernandez, right, 19, of Harbor City, Calif., chugs popcorn as Raymond Navarro, 36, of Whittier, Calif., left, licks nacho cheese off his fingers during the Los Angeles Dodgers' game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium, in Los Angeles, in this Wednesday, May 23, 2007 file photo. Fans in Right Field Pavilion got all the hot dogs, nachos, peanuts, popcorn, sodas and water, they could eat with the purchase of their game ticket. In recent years, dozens of arenas, stadiums and tracks have launched  'All You Can Eat' seating.   (AP Photo/Richard Lui, FILE)AP - Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack. And some more. And more.


Tense mayoral race follows Mo. shooting (AP)

A makeshift memorial for those killed in a shooting rampage continues to grow in size in front of the Kirkwood City Hall where the shootings occurred Friday, Feb. 8, 2008 in Kirkwood, Mo. Six weeks after the deadly shooting rampage rife with racial overtones in Kirkwood's City Council chambers, the issue of race has spilled over into the contest for mayor of this St. Louis suburb and produced a uniquely tense campaign. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)AP - Six weeks after a deadly shooting rampage rife with racial overtones in Kirkwood's City Council chambers, the issue of race has spilled over into the contest for mayor of this St. Louis suburb and produced a uniquely tense campaign.


Greed

Colo. man accused of posing as veteran (AP)
AP - A Colorado man is accused of stealing an Army veteran's identity and using it for 24 years to get married, obtain free medical treatment and even serve as president of a VFW post.
US deaths in Iraq approach 4,000 (AP)

Awakening council members, a Sunni group fighting al-Qaida, stand around the bodies of six of their comrades killed in a U.S. air strike near Samarra, Iraq, Saturday, March 22, 2008. Police say a U.S. airstrike has struck checkpoints manned by U.S.-allied Sunni fighters north of Baghdad, killing six guards and wounding two. A police officer says the six members of the so-called awakening council were killed and two others were wounded when an airstrike hit two checkpoints about 100 meters (yards) apart. A local awakening council leader says the airstrikes came some two hours after U.S. soldiers stopped at the two checkpoints to meet with the Sunni fighters. (AP Photo/Hameed Rasheed)AP - A roadside bomb killed three American soldiers north of Baghdad on Saturday, pushing the U.S. death toll in the five-year conflict to nearly 4,000.


China official paper: crush protesters (AP)

Chinese riot police march in a street in Zhongdian, in a Tibetan area known as Shangri-La, in China's southwest Yunnan province Saturday March 22, 2008. Thousands of troops have moved into Tibetan areas of western China following last weeks anti-government riots in Tibet's capital, Lhasa.  (AP Photo/Greg Baker)AP - The communist government's leading newspaper called Saturday to "resolutely crush" Tibetan demonstrations against Chinese rule.


Pride

US deaths in Iraq approach 4,000 (AP)

Awakening council members, a Sunni group fighting al-Qaida, stand around the bodies of six of their comrades killed in a U.S. air strike near Samarra, Iraq, Saturday, March 22, 2008. Police say a U.S. airstrike has struck checkpoints manned by U.S.-allied Sunni fighters north of Baghdad, killing six guards and wounding two. A police officer says the six members of the so-called awakening council were killed and two others were wounded when an airstrike hit two checkpoints about 100 meters (yards) apart. A local awakening council leader says the airstrikes came some two hours after U.S. soldiers stopped at the two checkpoints to meet with the Sunni fighters. (AP Photo/Hameed Rasheed)AP - A roadside bomb killed three American soldiers north of Baghdad on Saturday, pushing the U.S. death toll in the five-year conflict to nearly 4,000.


After Castro, African is longest-ruling (AP)
AP - Behind the tall white walls of a grandiose home belonging to the world's longest-ruling president, ostriches, buffalo and camels roam neatly landscaped lawns part of a vast private complex said to include a crocodile wetland and lake topped with lotus flowers.
US deaths in Iraq approach 4,000 (AP)

Awakening council members, a Sunni group fighting al-Qaida, stand around the bodies of six of their comrades killed in a U.S. air strike near Samarra, Iraq, Saturday, March 22, 2008. Police say a U.S. airstrike has struck checkpoints manned by U.S.-allied Sunni fighters north of Baghdad, killing six guards and wounding two. A police officer says the six members of the so-called awakening council were killed and two others were wounded when an airstrike hit two checkpoints about 100 meters (yards) apart. A local awakening council leader says the airstrikes came some two hours after U.S. soldiers stopped at the two checkpoints to meet with the Sunni fighters. (AP Photo/Hameed Rasheed)AP - A roadside bomb killed three American soldiers north of Baghdad on Saturday, pushing the U.S. death toll in the five-year conflict to nearly 4,000.


Wrath

Tigers sink Sri Lanka craft, heavy land battles erupt (AFP)

A Sri Lankan navy boat patrols in Trincomalee bay, 2005. Tamil Tiger rebels struck back against a mounting Sri Lankan military offensive on Saturday by sinking a naval fast attack craft, leaving 10 sailors missing.(AFP/File/Giuseppe Cacace)AFP - Tamil Tiger rebels struck back against a mounting Sri Lankan military offensive on Saturday by sinking a naval fast attack craft, leaving 10 sailors missing, officials said.


US deaths in Iraq approach 4,000 (AP)

Awakening council members, a Sunni group fighting al-Qaida, stand around the bodies of six of their comrades killed in a U.S. air strike near Samarra, Iraq, Saturday, March 22, 2008. Police say a U.S. airstrike has struck checkpoints manned by U.S.-allied Sunni fighters north of Baghdad, killing six guards and wounding two. A police officer says the six members of the so-called awakening council were killed and two others were wounded when an airstrike hit two checkpoints about 100 meters (yards) apart. A local awakening council leader says the airstrikes came some two hours after U.S. soldiers stopped at the two checkpoints to meet with the Sunni fighters. (AP Photo/Hameed Rasheed)AP - A roadside bomb killed three American soldiers north of Baghdad on Saturday, pushing the U.S. death toll in the five-year conflict to nearly 4,000.


Three U.S. soldiers die in Iraq, toll nears 4,000 (Reuters)

U.S. soldiers stand near the Swords of Qadisiyah monument in Baghdad March 13, 2008. (Ceerwan Aziz/Reuters)Reuters - A roadside bomb killed three U.S. soldiers in Iraq on Saturday, pushing the U.S. death toll closer to the 4,000 mark at the start of the sixth year of the war for U.S. troops.


Sloth

After Castro, African is longest-ruling (AP)
AP - Behind the tall white walls of a grandiose home belonging to the world's longest-ruling president, ostriches, buffalo and camels roam neatly landscaped lawns part of a vast private complex said to include a crocodile wetland and lake topped with lotus flowers.
After Castro, African is longest-ruling (AP)
AP - Behind the tall white walls of a grandiose home belonging to the world's longest-ruling president, ostriches, buffalo and camels roam neatly landscaped lawns part of a vast private complex said to include a crocodile wetland and lake topped with lotus flowers.
Truckers slowing down to save fuel (AP)

Lorraine Dawson fills up her tractor-trailer at truck stop in Bismarck, N.D., on March 19, 2008. Dawson, of Tacoma, Wash., says she used to be known by fellow drivers as 'Lead Foot Lorraine.' But with diesel fuel at around $4 a gallon, she and other big-rig drivers have backed off their accelerators to conserve fuel. (AP Photo/James MacPherson)AP - Coast-to-coast trucker Lorraine Dawson says fellow drivers used to call her "Lead Foot Lorraine." But with diesel fuel around $4 a gallon, she and other big-rig drivers have backed off their accelerators to conserve fuel.


Envy

Fed's moves bring praise, new scrutiny (AP)

President Bush names his top economic adviser, Ben Bernanke, right, to become the new chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, replacing Alan Greenspan, left, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington in this Oct. 24, 2005 file photo.  The Fed has taken its boldest action since the Great Depression, invoking rarely used legal powers in efforts to contain financial panic undermining the U.S. economy. And it acted with a speed that the White House and Congress could only envy. Fed officials have long claimed they had only a limited arsenal of instruments to prop up the economy. But Bernanke, in the first critical test of his leadership since he took over from Alan Greenspan in February 2006, may have proved otherwise.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)AP - The Federal Reserve has taken its boldest action since the Great Depression, invoking rarely used powers in an effort to contain a panic threatening to undermine the economy. The central bank acted with speed the White House and Congress only could envy.


Fed's moves bring praise, new scrutiny (AP)

President Bush names his top economic adviser, Ben Bernanke, right, to become the new chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, replacing Alan Greenspan, left, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington in this Oct. 24, 2005 file photo.  The Fed has taken its boldest action since the Great Depression, invoking rarely used legal powers in efforts to contain financial panic undermining the U.S. economy. And it acted with a speed that the White House and Congress could only envy. Fed officials have long claimed they had only a limited arsenal of instruments to prop up the economy. But Bernanke, in the first critical test of his leadership since he took over from Alan Greenspan in February 2006, may have proved otherwise.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)AP - The Federal Reserve has taken its boldest action since the Great Depression, invoking rarely used powers in an effort to contain a panic threatening to undermine the economy. The central bank acted with speed the White House and Congress only could envy.


Tense mayoral race follows Mo. shooting (AP)

A makeshift memorial for those killed in a shooting rampage continues to grow in size in front of the Kirkwood City Hall where the shootings occurred Friday, Feb. 8, 2008 in Kirkwood, Mo. Six weeks after the deadly shooting rampage rife with racial overtones in Kirkwood's City Council chambers, the issue of race has spilled over into the contest for mayor of this St. Louis suburb and produced a uniquely tense campaign. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)AP - Six weeks after a deadly shooting rampage rife with racial overtones in Kirkwood's City Council chambers, the issue of race has spilled over into the contest for mayor of this St. Louis suburb and produced a uniquely tense campaign.


Gluttony

Truckers slowing down to save fuel (AP)

Lorraine Dawson fills up her tractor-trailer at truck stop in Bismarck, N.D., on March 19, 2008. Dawson, of Tacoma, Wash., says she used to be known by fellow drivers as 'Lead Foot Lorraine.' But with diesel fuel at around $4 a gallon, she and other big-rig drivers have backed off their accelerators to conserve fuel. (AP Photo/James MacPherson)AP - Coast-to-coast trucker Lorraine Dawson says fellow drivers used to call her "Lead Foot Lorraine." But with diesel fuel around $4 a gallon, she and other big-rig drivers have backed off their accelerators to conserve fuel.


Torture death shocks Illinois town (AP)

A photo released Thursday, March 13, 2008, by the Alton, Ill. police department shows Dorothy Dixon, 29, of Alton, a 29-year-old pregnant, developmentally disabled woman who was found killed Jan. 31, 2008, after being beaten, shot with a BB gun and scalded with hot liquid, according to police. Six people have been charged with first-degree murder, battery and unlawful restraint in the killing. (AP Photo/Alton, Ill. Police Department)AP - Banished to the basement, the 29-year-old mother with a childlike mind and another baby on the way had little more than a thin rug and a mattress to call her own on the chilly concrete floor.


Truckers slowing down to save fuel (AP)

Lorraine Dawson fills up her tractor-trailer at truck stop in Bismarck, N.D., on March 19, 2008. Dawson, of Tacoma, Wash., says she used to be known by fellow drivers as 'Lead Foot Lorraine.' But with diesel fuel at around $4 a gallon, she and other big-rig drivers have backed off their accelerators to conserve fuel. (AP Photo/James MacPherson)AP - Coast-to-coast trucker Lorraine Dawson says fellow drivers used to call her "Lead Foot Lorraine." But with diesel fuel around $4 a gallon, she and other big-rig drivers have backed off their accelerators to conserve fuel.


Pride Lust Greed Sloth Gluttony Envy Wrath
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