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WNBC.com A former high school teacher who caused controversy by posing in a bikini is causing a stir again by posing in much less. Erica Chevillar used to teach history at West Boca Raton High School. However, she gave up the job after parents complained that her side job...
AMY HARMON The New York Times There is no established ritual for how an anonymous sperm donor should contact his genetic children. But for Jeffrey Harrison, Valentine’s Day seemed as good an occasion as any. “It’s a short life,” he said, “and these children need to have some...
KRISTINA SHEVORY The New York Times Construction cranes are dotting the skyline here after a six-year hiatus. Large swaths of downtown, once largely parking lots, low-slung buildings and warehouses, are being demolished to put up glass skyscrapers, and land that had been vacant...
GARY SCHARRER Houston Chronicle Some of the state's corporate heavy hitters and former Lt. Gov. Bill Ratliff are teaming up to defend Texas public schools and ask lawmakers to invest more in education. They want the Legislature to offer high-quality all-day pre-K and...
E. Scott Reckard David Streitfeld Adrian G. Uribarri LA TIMES Bank of America said Tuesday that it was issuing credit cards to Spanish-speaking immigrants who may not have Social Security numbers, triggering complaints that the nation's largest retail bank is tacitly endorsing...
Stephen Dinan and Jerry Seper THE WASHINGTON TIMES The National Football League refused to run a recruitment ad for the U.S. Border Patrol in last week's Super Bowl program, saying it was "controversial" because it mentioned duties such as fighting terrorism and stopping drugs...
JAD MOUAWAD The New York Times Western political and economic pressure on Iran over its nuclear program has chilled foreign investment to the extent that it is now squeezing the country’s long-fragile energy industry, adding strains to a government that is burdened by sanctions...
Jason Whitely KHOU.com Flower shops and candy stores are bustling with business as Valentine's Day approaches.. Turns out, private investigators have a full calendar too. That's because the holiday of the heart is one of the busiest times of the year for catching cheating hearts...
CHRISTY HOPPE The Dallas Morning News UBS, one of two large financial firms consulting with the governor's office over the possible sale of the Texas lottery, hired Gov. Rick Perry's son to work in its Dallas office about two weeks ago. The governor's office said that there is...