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Sports is fuel for friendship, study finds By Greg Toppo, USA TODAY That blockhead Charlie Brown was decades ahead of his time: He knew that an inability to excel in sports carried dire social consequences. Now a study suggests that children really do attach great social value...
Big Rise in Cost of Birth Control on Campuses By MONICA DAVEY Published: November 22, 2007 In health centers at hundreds of colleges and universities around the country, young women are paying sharply higher prices for prescription contraceptives because of a change in federal...
Salt Lake City — Authorities are speeding up their investigation of a state trooper who zapped a motorist with a Taser now that video of the traffic stop has been posted on YouTube, the Utah Highway Patrol said Wednesday. The video, taken from Trooper John Gardner's patrol car,...
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Presidential hopeful Barack Obama on Tuesday told high school students that when he was their age he was hardly a model student, experimenting with illegal drugs and drinking alcohol. Obama stopped by a study hall at Manchester Central High School and...
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will decide whether the District of Columbia can ban handguns, a case that could produce the most in-depth examination of the constitutional right to "keep and bear arms" in nearly 70 years. The justices' decision to hear the case...
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) - Mike Guzman and thousands of other students say the best way to prevent campus bloodshed is more guns. Guzman, an economics major at Texas State University-San Marcos, is among 8,000 students nationwide who have joined the nonpartisan Students for...
A nanny was charged with injury to a child after an incident was caught on tape, KPRC Local 2 reported Tuesday. Robin Mayberry, 23, cared for two young girls -- Adelay and Avery Acquard, officials said. LINK TO FULL STORY
Suburban Atlanta Police Charge 3 Boys, Ages 8 and 9, With Rape, Kidnap of Girl, 11 ACWORTH, Ga. — Three boys ages 8 and 9 are under arrest for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl in the woods near an apartment complex, police say. The girl's mother reported the alleged rape...
New Zealand bars British man's 'fat' wife By Paul Chapman in Wellington Last Updated: 12:01am GMT 17/11/2007 A British man who moved to New Zealand has been told by officials that his wife is too fat to join him. Richie Trezise, 35, a rugby-playing Welshman, lost weight to gain...