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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...
Baghdad Starts to Exhale as Security Improves By DAMIEN CAVE and ALISSA J. RUBIN Published: November 20, 2007 BAGHDAD, Nov. 19 — Five months ago, Suhaila al-Aasan lived in an oxygen tank factory with her husband and two sons, convinced that they would never go back to their...
Report: Crashes down at red-light camera intersections Figures from program's first 6 months show drop in accidents, tickets 08:11 AM CST on Tuesday, November 20, 2007 By TANYA EISERER / The Dallas Morning News teiserer@dallasnews.com Dallas officials believe the city's...
Whistleblower losing his battle with the IRS Court says fired state employee owes $3.2 million By CLAY ROBISON Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — George Green, a fired whistleblower who butted heads with state officials for years before collecting a highly...
Cheers, jeers for man in slayings of burglary suspects Neighbors hail actions while Quanell X calls for murder charges in protest at shooter's home By RUTH RENDON Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Neighbors of Joe Horn, the Pasadena man in the controversial fatal shootings of two...
Woman says restaurant kicked her out because of crying child By Lindsay English WAVE 3 Investigator LOUISVILLE (WAVE) -- It seems to happen all the time: an unhappy child causing a scene in a public place. But one Louisville mom says a Springhurst restaurant went too far,...
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...
Sects unite to battle Al Qaeda in Iraq Sunnis and Shiites work together at the local level to protect their neighborhoods from insurgents and militias. By Doug Smith and Saif Rasheed, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers November 19, 2007 QARGHULIA, Iraq — Despite persistent...
Starting Tuesday, plastic bags illegal at big S.F. grocery stores Wyatt Buchanan, Chronicle Staff Writer Monday, November 19, 2007 Attention San Francisco shoppers: Plastic grocery store bags are going, going, gone. Starting Tuesday, large grocery stores in the city can no...