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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...
Rite Aid Stores in West Selling a Paternity Test Kit By ANDREW POLLACK Published: November 26, 2007 Genetic testing is now available at the drugstore. A company called Sorenson Genomics has started selling a paternity test kit through Rite Aid stores in California, Oregon and...
Local 2 Investigates Police Secrecy Behind Unmanned Aircraft Test By Stephen Dean POSTED: 9:03 am CST November 21, 2007 WALLER COUNTY, Texas -- Houston police started testing unmanned aircraft and the event was shrouded in secrecy, but it was captured on tape by Local 2...
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