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Wide disparity exists in sentences for leaving kids to die in hot cars By Allen G. Breed, Associated Press MANASSAS, Va. — Kevin Kelly is a law-abiding citizen who, much distracted, left his beloved 21-month-old daughter in a sweltering van for seven hours. Frances Kelly had...
Prankster Dentist Wins in Court By DAVID AMMONS, Associated Press Writer Friday, July 27, 2007 Olympia, Wash. (AP) -- An oral surgeon who temporarily implanted fake boar tusks in his assistant's mouth as a practical joke and got sued for it has gotten the state's high court to...
Certain Degrees Now Cost More at Public Universities By JONATHAN D. GLATER Published: July 29, 2007 Should an undergraduate studying business pay more than one studying psychology? Should a journalism degree cost more than one in literature? More and more public universities,...
Censorship cited in hate crimes debate By ANNA M. TINSLEY Star-Telegram staff writer FORT WORTH -- When the Rev. Carl Pointer prepares a sermon, he sets out to share what he feels in his heart, mind and soul. The last thing he wants is for the federal government to tell him what...
House moves to free border agents A GOP measure would prohibit the use of federal money to imprison the 2 men sentenced for shooting a drug smuggler as he fled. By Richard Simon, Times Staff Writer July 27, 2007 WASHINGTON — In a reaction to a case that has inflamed the debate...
Computer for space station sabotaged Wires in the device were cut, maybe at a subcontractor's plant. NASA officials say it wouldn't have caused harm. By Alan Zarembo, Times Staff Writer July 27, 2007 A computer scheduled to be delivered to the International Space Station next...
Pharmacists Sue State Over 'Morning-After Pill' Requirement Friday, July 27, 2007 SEATTLE — Pharmacists have sued Washington state over a new regulation that requires them to sell emergency contraception, also known as the "morning-after pill." In a lawsuit filed in federal...
Case against HIV suspect detailed Frisco: 4 exes contracted virus; police unsure if others have it 12:00 AM CDT on Friday, July 27, 2007 By TIARA M. ELLIS / The Dallas Morning News tellis@dallasnews.com At one point last year, Philippe Padieu was dating four women at the same...
AP: New details on Tillman's death By Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer SAN FRANCISCO — Army medical examiners were suspicious about the close proximity of the three bullet holes in Pat Tillman's forehead and tried without success to get authorities to investigate whether the...