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Jessica Silva KENS 5 Eyewitness News The Texas House of Representatives will take public comment on a proposed statewide smoking ban Tuesday. The ban would make it illegal to smoke in any public place or place of employment. San Antonio bar owners say they'll take a major hit in...
Tracy Dell'Angela CHICAGO TRIBUNE A health teacher made 8th graders read aloud explicit questions about oral sex and masturbation during a sex-education lesson at a suburban school this week, outraging parents who demanded the teacher be disciplined. The principal at Wolcott...
SHARON COOLIDGE ENQUIRER.COM Ricky Lackey has six children on the way. Don't call them sextuplets - they're each with different women. When Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Melba Marsh asked Lackey during sentencing Friday on a charge of attempted theft how many children he...
WILLIAM J. BROAD The New York Times Hollywood has a thing for Al Gore and his three-alarm film on global warming, “An Inconvenient Truth,” which won an Academy Award for best documentary. So do many environmentalists, who praise him as a visionary, and many scientists, who laud...
JEFF DONN Associated Press With aging, it's become a routine faithfully endured by the Guffords. Each day starts with a blood sugar check and a shot of insulin. Then a couple of pills, maybe mashed into a bowl of tuna and canned carrots. Mixed with dry chow. All for their 12-...
MICHAEL CIEPLY The New York Times Tired of abuse by mankind, the earth is angry. Worse, the planet is out to even the score. Audiences can expect a story along those lines when M. Night Shyamalan’s film “The Happening” reaches screens in the next year. The project, to which 20th...
ASSOCIATED PRESS It starts out like most fotonovelas, Latino comic books with themes often centered on love and betrayal: Teenage "Yaneth" is at a picnic when she spots handsome, raven-haired "David." She nabs his number and afterward, playfully sends him a text message. A few...
Daniel Yi LA TIMES Megan from marketing got two televisions, a DVD player, an Xbox 360 and two iPods. Vicki from training got a digital camera, a GPS navigation system and a Bose speaker dock with her iPod. Ben and So Youn, the couple from the lab, got a 42-inch flat-screen TV...
Liam Houlihan news.com.au A LEADING Muslim cleric has blamed the devastating drought, climate change and pollution on Australians' lack of faith in Allah. Radical sheik Mohammed Omran told followers at his Brunswick mosque that out-of-control secular scientific values had caused...