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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
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...