Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - If your family is like most, you want a college education for your children today, 75 percent of Americans have their eyes set on a college education. That's a good thing. Over a lifetime, college graduates average about a million dollars more than high school graduates.

Nashville, Tennessee - Timothy Flanagan, 33, pleaded guilty today in federal court in Nashville, Tennessee, for his role in the April 30, 2012, cross burning in front of an interracial family’s home in Minor Hill, Tennessee, the Department of Justice announced.  Flanagan pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring with others to threaten, intimidate and interfere with an African-American man’s enjoyment of his housing rights, and one count of interfering with those housing rights. 

Washington, DC - Today, United States Attorney General Eric Holder and European Union (EU) Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström welcomed high-level government officials representing over 30 members of the Global Alliance Against Child Sexual Abuse Online to a ministerial conference in Washington. 

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - Many are surprised to learn that permanent life insurance can provide more than standard financial protection for their family. That may explain why, despite being one of the most flexible financial solutions available, it tends to be underused. In fact, according to Northwestern Mutual’s 2014 Planning & Progress Study, just slightly less than a quarter of Americans currently hold a permanent life insurance policy.

Dallas, Texas - ZomBcall.com is going live with their Kickstarter.com crowd funding campaign to fun manufacture of what they refer to as, “the zombie gag gift of the century.” The device, which looks much like a hunter’s wild game caller is called “ZomBcall” and is capable of replicating a wide range of zombie sounds like those featured in hit TV shows like “The Walking Dead” and movies like “World War Z.” The makers of ZomBcall request that zombie fans everywhere share the Kickstarter.com project link on social media and online and back their project on Kickstarter by selecting a reward and pledging their support.

New Orleans, Louisiana - A federal jury in the Western District of Louisiana today returned a verdict imposing the death penalty on a Las Vegas man for the brutal kidnapping and murder of a 12-year-old girl.  This case represents the first time the death penalty has been imposed in federal court in the Western District of Louisiana.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Consumer Reports, the largest and most trusted consumer organization in the world, has announced major changes to its flagship print product, Consumer Reports magazine. The revamp showcases a new design and architecture, innovative editorial additions, and a shift towards a new conversation with readers, and debuts with the November issue, on newsstands today.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Here we go again! We (the people of Las Vegas) are peacefully protesting the escalation of US military involvement in Syria, as well as the complete disregard of the will of the American people in the decision to begin a new war. We are concerned that US intervention will instigate more violence and suffering.  

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - The next time you watch a home improvement show on TV and think “I can do that,” consider this: Through the Do Good With Wood Award program, you may earn national recognition for your creativity with wood combined with your community spirit.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - Last holiday season, customers spent $46.5 billion in online shopping, according to analysts at comScore. To make the most of this season, business owners need to maximize their shipping operations. Here are a few tips on how to do that: