Mark and Charlie's Blog

Rep. Stark apologizes over troop comment Times Staff Writer October 24, 2007 WASHINGTON -- Rep. Pete Stark apologized Tuesday for saying last week that the White House was sending young Americans to Iraq "to get their heads blown off for the president's amusement." Stark's...
Miss England Told to 'Fatten Up' to Win Miss World Title Twenty-year-old Miss England, Georgia Horsley, has a figure many women envy. But the size-eight model, originally from North Yorks, England, has been told to “fatten up” if she wants a shot at winning the Miss World...
By Patrick Rucker Tue Oct 23, 5:03 PM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. bankruptcy judges could erase billions of dollars in mortgage debt for troubled homeowners under legislation to be debated on Wednesday. The proposal, backed by consumer groups but opposed by the lending...
Dallas Uses Billboards to Target Saggy Pants Billboards make their debut in the Dallas area Tuesday urging Texans: "Don't Be Lame, Elevate Your Game." Dallas City Hall kicks off its ad campaign in the anti-saggy pants battle to advise people to "Pull'em Up" with more than two...
Dallas police ease hiring rules on drug use Dallas: New policy allows recruits who tried small amounts in distant past 12:00 AM CDT on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 By TANYA EISERER / The Dallas Morning News teiserer@dallasnews.com The Dallas Police Department recently made...
Man accused in drunken driving death here illegally By MIKE GLENN Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle An accused drunken driver was in the country illegally when he drove onto a sidewalk in southwest Houston last week and fatally struck a toddler walking with her parents,...
Worried Bin Laden Urges Iraq Insurgents to 'Unite' October 22, 2007 2:29 PM Brian Ross and Rehab El-Buri Report: Showing apparent signs of concern over events in Iraq, al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden urged insurgents to "unite your lines into one" in an audiotape played on al...
Violence in Iraq drops sharply: Ministry By Aseel Kami BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Violence in Iraq has dropped by 70 percent since the end of June, when U.S. forces completed their build-up of 30,000 extra troops to stabilize the war-torn country, the Interior Ministry said on Monday...