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Protest over slain burglars takes a confrontational turn Supporters of Pasadena man who shot two try to drown out Quanell X rally By JENNIFER LEAHY Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Activist Quanell X and dozens of other protesters Sunday faced hundreds of homeowners and...
Earlier this year, the trustees of the 2,000-student Wimberley school district told the state they weren't going to pay into the school finance system that makes districts with high property values relative to their enrollments share tax revenue with poorer districts. Following...
New state data on student retentions show that only about one in five fifth-graders who fail the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills repeats the grade, even though it is required under the state law to curb social promotion. The law says students should pass math and...
For the past three years, the corporate foundation for the nation's largest maker of stun guns has donated thousands of dollars to the families of police officers killed in the line of duty. This year, as police deaths have jumped nearly 30%, the foundation is upping the ante...
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Online pornography hunters' Internet adventures are already fraught with danger from malicious code many porn sites use to commandeer visitors' machines or steal personal data. Now comes a scheme some researchers say amounts to extortion: One site's...
In the hormone-loaded, rejection-ridden world of reality dating shows, there are many variations on the old boy-meets-girl/girl-meets-boy scenario: Dashing boy meets lots of girls -- "The Bachelor." Scorned girl meets lots of boys -- "I Love New York." Bisexual girl meets 10...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dozens of Hurricane Katrina victims still living in FEMA trailer parks will have to find new housing by Friday, as the agency works to shutter the temporary facilities it set up after the 2005 storm. The move is intended to help the hurricane victims move into...
TROTWOOD, Ohio (AP) — The FBI is investigating whether a policeman violated a pregnant woman's civil rights when he used a stun gun to subdue her, authorities in this Dayton suburb said Thursday. The woman had gone to the police department Nov. 18 asking police to take custody...