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House votes to make energy price-gouging illegal By Barbara Hagenbaugh, USA TODAY WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday that would give the government the power to impose millions of dollars in fines and jail time on people seen as gouging...
60-Year-Old Woman Gives Birth to Twin Boys A 60 year old woman from New Jersey gave birth to twin boys making her the oldest woman in the United States to give birth. Frieda Birnbaum, 60, from New Jersey gave birth by Cesarean section on Tuesday making her the oldest woman in...
New York’s Schools for Pregnant Girls Will Close A “quilting project” and instruction in breast-feeding were on the agenda of the Harlem school this week. By JULIE BOSMAN Published: May 24, 2007 A dozen girls, some perched awkwardly with their pregnant bellies flush against the...
Study Finds Hurricanes Frequent in Some Cooler Periods By ANDREW C. REVKIN Published: May 24, 2007 Over the last 5,000 years, the eastern Caribbean has experienced several periods, lasting centuries, in which strong hurricanes occurred frequently even though ocean temperatures...
House approves anti-OPEC bill By JOSEF HEBERT, Associated Press Writer Tue May 22, 6:04 PM ET WASHINGTON - Decrying near-record high gasoline prices, the House voted Tuesday to allow the government to sue OPEC over oil production quotas. The White House objected, saying that...
Survey: U.S. Muslims Assimilated, Opposed to Extremism By Alan Cooperman Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, May 23, 2007; Page A03 Unlike Muslim minorities in many European countries, U.S. Muslims are highly assimilated, close to parity with other Americans in income and...
New Strategy for War Stresses Iraqi Politics U.S. Aims to Oust Sectarians From Key Roles By Ann Scott Tyson Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, May 23, 2007; Page A01 Top U.S. commanders and diplomats in Iraq are completing a far-reaching campaign plan for a new U.S...
Police Raid Lingerie Shop LUBBOCK, TX -- An obscure law sends one local lingerie store clerk to jail. And now she may forever have to register as a sex offender. The lingerie store, Somethin’ Sexy was raided by police last week for violating Lubbock`s sexually oriented business...
Craddick clinging to political life By JAY ROOT jroot@star-telegram.com THE ASSOCIATED PRESS / HARRY CABLUCK AUSTIN — Republican House Speaker Tom Craddick was clinging to his political life Tuesday night, as more allies turned their backs on him and two more candidates...