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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...
Mi Casa, Sue Casa Nancy Pelosi tries to force the Salvation Army to hire people who can't speak English. Monday, November 19, 2007 12:01 a.m. EST It's been less than a week since New York's Sen. Hillary Clinton and Gov. Eliot Spitzer had to climb down from their support of...
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...
OPEC to Put $750 Million Toward Climate Research As Summit Ends, Iran's Ahmadinejad Attacks U.S. Policy; Explosion of Saudi Gas Pipeline Kills 28 By Steven Mufson Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, November 19, 2007; Page A11 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 18 -- With crude oil...
Wall Street Plans $38 Billion of Bonuses as Shareholders Lose By Christine Harper Nov. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Shareholders in the securities industry are having their worst year since 2002, losing $74 billion of their equity. That won't prevent Wall Street from paying record bonuses...