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Fewer baby boys being circumcised in the U.S. POSTED: 9:18 p.m. EDT, June 18, 2007 SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) -- On the eighth day of her son's life, Julia Query welcomed friends and family to celebrate his birth and honor their Jewish heritage. But there was no crying, no...
Schools Plan to Pay Cash for Marks By JENNIFER MEDINA Published: June 19, 2007 New York City students could earn as much as $500 a year for doing well on standardized tests and showing up for class in a new program to begin this fall, city officials announced yesterday. And the...
Apartments Welcome Homeless Alcoholics Experimental Apartment Building in Seattle Welcomes Homeless Alcoholics; Project Saves Money By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP Associated Press Writer SEATTLE Jun 18, 2007 (AP) When Brian Steik lived on the streets, the government spent tens of...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Fifth-graders in California who adorned their mortarboards with tiny toy plastic soldiers last week to support troops in Iraq were forced to cut off their miniature weapons. A Utah boy was suspended for giving his cousin a cold pill prescribed to both...
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Kelly Brannigan was suffering from a case of tattoo remorse. Just a year ago, Ms. Brannigan, 24, who holds up Case No. 24 as one of the models on the NBC game show “Deal or No Deal,” had been full of hope when she and her fiancé had each other’s names...
BOTOX and plastic surgery allow actresses to look younger. Television is permitting them to act their age. Older stars who once had to resign themselves to playing frustrated spinsters or docile moms are suddenly flaunting their ripened sex appeal on television. Its not “The...
NEW YORK — A Manhattan artist who was arrested when she went on a topless stroll two years ago has accepted a $29,000 settlement from the city. Jill Coccaro, 27, was charged briefly with indecent exposure despite a 1992 state appeals court ruling that said if men were allowed to...
AUSTIN – Two years ago, lawmakers ordered up a system to crack down on the 3 million-plus Texans who drive illegally without insurance. They're still waiting, and insured motorists are still paying big bucks to insure themselves against the scofflaws. Although a contractor has...
IN a commercial for Trojan condoms that has its premiere tonight, women in a bar are surrounded by anthropomorphized, cellphone-toting pigs. One shuffles to the men’s room, where, after procuring a condom from a vending machine, he is transformed into a head-turner in his 20s...