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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho — A child killer who lost his legs in a suicide attempt is suing the state prison system for $1 million after being denied artificial legs in prison, saying he was promised prosthetics in plea negotiations. According to the case filed recently in U.S...
Economic Impact of Spending 'Blackout' Protesting Government and Hate Crimes Likely Minimal Friday, October 26, 2007 By Catherine Donaldson-Evans and Kelley Beaucar Vlahos A civil rights advocate and talk radio host — with Al Sharpton's support — is urging Americans not to spend...
Heather Mills McCartney: I've Been "Pushed to the Edge" by Media Star says she is close to suicide, has received death threats. Heather Mills McCartney said Wednesday she had been pushed "to the edge" by lies in some newspapers, that she has been threatened with death and that...
Pilot, 1st Officer Slept While Approaching Denver, Lawmaker Says WASHINGTON — Lawmakers meeting about airline safety Wednesday heard about a government report that described a commercial pilot and his first officer falling asleep at the wheel 60 miles outside from Denver, and...
Clinton would cream Giuliani, poll finds By: David Paul Kuhn Oct 31, 2007 04:40 PM EST Updated: November 1, 2007 09:27 AM EST One year before voters go to the polls to select the next president, the Republican Party is as weak as it has been in a generation, a detailed new poll...
Huckleberry Finn N-word lesson draws controversy North Richland Hills: Teen asks teacher to modify epithet on blackboard 08:39 PM CDT on Wednesday, October 31, 2007 By LAURIE FOX / The Dallas Morning News lfox@dallasnews.com The racial epithet leapt from the chalkboard. It was...
Black radio hosts call for national economic boycott By TAMMY JOYNER The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Published on: 10/30/07 A contingent of black radio talk-show hosts are calling for a national economic boycott Friday to protest what they consider racial and economic...
Perry book to tout Scout values Web Posted: 10/30/2007 10:11 PM CDT Peggy Fikac Express-News AUSTIN — Add another title to Gov. Rick Perry's resume: author of a book defending Boy Scout values against "lawsuit-happy do-gooders." The GOP governor, who proudly wears his Eagle...
Methodist transgender pastor can stay template_bas template_bas The United Methodist Church's ruling bolsters a bishop's decision to reappoint the Rev. Drew Phoenix to a Baltimore congregation. By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun October 31, 2007 BALTIMORE -- The highest judicial...