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Effort to Limit Junk Food in Schools Faces Hurdles By KIM SEVERSON Published: December 2, 2007 Correction Appended Federal lawmakers are considering the broadest effort ever to limit what children eat: a national ban on selling candy, sugary soda and salty, fatty food in school...
A Landscaper Is Mauled, and an Outpouring of Sympathy Goes to the Dog By SARAH KERSHAW Published: November 30, 2007 PRINCETON, N.J. It’s man versus beast in Princeton, and the town is in an uproar over a dog on death row. The curious case of Congo, an 85-pound German shepherd...
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...
WASHINGTON -- The man from Arlington, Texas, could barely contain his smirk as he looked into a computer video camera to pose a question of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul. Paul's followers talk about such conspiracy theories as "merging the United States with Canada...