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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...
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...
Chavez Tells OPEC to Use Politics, Curb `Imperialism' (Update1) By Daniel Williams and Maher Chmaytelli Nov. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez brought his revolutionary zeal to the cartel that controls 40 percent of the world's oil, urging fellow members at a...
Study: Blondes Make Men Act Dumber While blondes may have more fun, a new study suggests that fair-haired ladies may be making those around them dumber. Researchers found that men's scores on general knowledge tests drop when they are shown photos of blonde women, the Sunday...