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ASSOCIATED PRESS Former employees are suing Swift & Co. for $23 million, alleging the meatpacking company conspired to keep wages down by hiring illegal immigrants. The 18 former employees are U.S. citizens who worked at a plant in Cactus, north of Amarillo, one of six...
CINDY GEORGE Houston Chronicle A man who lives as a woman sued a would-be employer Monday for allegedly revoking a job offer after realizing she is transgender. Izza Lopez, 26, filed the lawsuit in federal court against Houston-based River Oaks Imaging and Diagnostic. She...
Click2Houston.com A northwest Houston day-care center is being investigated by the state after parents said the pastor's wife tied down several small children, KPRC Local 2 reported Monday. The woman, who is a teacher at the mother's day out program at Gethsemane Lutheran Church...
Katrina Clark THE WASHINGTON POST I really wasn't expecting anything the day, earlier this year, when I sent an e-mail to a man whose name I had found on the Internet. I was looking for my father, and in some ways this man fit the bill. But I never thought I'd hit pay dirt on my...
Karen DeYoung THE WASHINGTON POST Former secretary of state Colin L. Powell said yesterday that the United States is losing what he described as a "civil war" in Iraq and that he is not persuaded that an increase in U.S. troops there would reverse the situation. Instead, he...
Sharon Behn THE WASHINGTON TIMES Iran has effectively created a Shi'ite "state within a state" in neighboring Iraq, defying both Iraqi Sunnis and neighboring Sunni nations, according to a Saudi security report. Iranian military forces are providing Shi'ite militias with weapons...
SHERYL GAY STOLBERG The New York Times The White House said Thursday that a Democratic senator’s meeting with President Bashar al-Assad of Syria was inappropriate and undermined democracy in the region, while three more senators, including a Republican, made plans to visit...
V. Dion Haynes THE WASHINGTON POST An independent commission yesterday proposed dramatic changes that would shake up American public education in an effort to make the nation more competitive globally. The recommendations include authorizing school districts to pay companies to...
ROBERT CROWE The Houston Chronicle A flirtatious Brandy Lynn Gonzales lured five boys from her fifth-grade classes into sexual acts at movie theaters, her apartment and even her classroom, prosecutors said Thursday. At least one student was taken to her apartment, where he was...