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CNN.com A journalist who saw videotape of the Monday hangings of Saddam Hussein's half-brother and the dictator's former chief judge has described how one of the men was decapitated. New York Times reporter John F. Burns told CNN's Wolf Blitzer Monday evening that Barzan Hassan'...
Patrick Driscoll EXPRESS-NEWS The Texas Department of Transportation's full-tilt charge to build toll roads wherever possible and let private companies collect fees and profits for half a century or more could hit a wall this legislative session. TxDOT officials are asking for...
ANDREW D. SMITH The Dallas Morning News Dallas-area school districts spend nearly $20 million a year on extra pay for teachers with master's degrees. The payments make intuitive sense: Advanced training must help teachers teach better. But scores of studies show no ties between...
VALERIE KALFRIN and ANTHONY McCARTNEY The Tampa Tribune and CHIP OSOWSKI News Channel 8 A former Tampa Prep swim coach and teacher charged with secretly videotaping students as they undressed and tried on swimsuits will remain in jail without bond. Judge Walter Heinrich set...
CHRISTY HOPPE The Dallas Morning News Sometimes history remembers you for just staying alive: Apollo 13, the Unsinkable Molly Brown and maybe, just maybe, political survivor Rick Perry. As Mr. Perry stands poised Tuesday to take his third oath of office, on his way to becoming...
ELIZABETH WHITE Associated Press "Drop and give me 20!" is something you might hear Air Force Staff Sgt. Michelle Manhart yell to airmen trainees at Lackland Air Force Base. Drop her trousers is what Manhart did for Playboy magazine, and now it's landed her in trouble with the...
Dafna Linzer and Walter Pincus THE WASHINGTON POST Iraq is at a violent and "precarious juncture," while al-Qaeda is significantly expanding its global reach, effectively immune to the loss of leaders in battle, Director of National Intelligence John D. Negroponte told Congress...
A California law allowing police to seize cars for up to 30 days if the driver has a suspended license or no license at all is constitutional, an appeals court ruled today, overturning a decision by a Sonoma County judge. Police have used the 1995 law to impound thousands of...
ASSOCIATED PRESS Activists are demanding an investigation into treatment performed on a severely brain-damaged girl whose growth was deliberately stunted to make it easier for her parents to care for her at home. Critics want an official condemnation from the American Medical...