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Ben Wear AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN It would take a local gasoline tax of about 17 cents a gallon to replace the money brought in by a controversial second round of toll roads, the Texas Department of Transportation says in an analysis released Monday. That estimate dwarfs an...
John Hechinger THE WALL STREET JOURNAL The nation's math teachers, on the front lines of a 17-year curriculum war, are getting some new marching orders: Make sure students learn the basics. In a report to be released today, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, which...
Nicole Gaouette L.A. TIMES Mexican soldiers and police officers made more than 200 unauthorized incursions into U.S. territory from 1996 to Sept. 30, 2005, according to internal Homeland Security intelligence reports. The annual intelligence summaries of "Mexican Government...
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Days after being criticized for derogatory comments about Hurricane Katrina evacuees, independent gubernatorial hopeful Kinky Friedman struck back at candidates who pander to minorities. "I don't eat tamales in the barrio, I don't eat fried chicken in the...
The clandestine U.S. commandos whose job is to capture or kill Osama bin Laden have not received a credible lead in more than two years. Nothing from the vast U.S. intelligence world -- no tips from informants, no snippets from electronic intercepts, no points on any satellite...
By R. Jeffrey Smith Washington Post Staff Writer CIA counterterrorism officers have signed up in growing numbers for a government-reimbursed, private insurance plan that would pay their civil judgments and legal expenses if they are sued or charged with criminal wrongdoing,...
By Sarah Coppola AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF The sun sinks as David Baker stands outside downtown Austin's Ginger Man bar, smoking a cigarette. The self-described die-hard smoker said he has no problem with Austin's year-old smoking ban, which prohibits smoking inside but not...
By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer NEW YORK - ABC aired its miniseries "The Path to 9/11" on Sunday but made editing changes after former Clinton administration officials complained it contained fabricated scenes about their actions prior to the terrorist attacks. The version...
ABC to Alter Show on Pre-9/11 Run-Up By Howard Kurtz Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, September 8, 2006; Page A02 ABC plans to make minor changes to its docudrama on the run-up to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in response to heated complaints from former Clinton administration...