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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...
Inspired by attempts made by the city of Dallas to outlaw sagging pants, local rapper Dooney Da Priest unveils a new song in support of the proposal. Listen to "Pull Your Pants Up" right here. LINK TO FULL STORY
DREAM bill would set migrants on path to legal status College, military service would give students chance for citizenship 11:56 PM CDT on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 By DIANNE SOLÍS / The Dallas Morning News dsolis@dallasnews.com The Senate is expected to vote today on a bill...
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...