Mark and Charlie's Blog

Rep. Stark apologizes over troop comment Times Staff Writer October 24, 2007 WASHINGTON -- Rep. Pete Stark apologized Tuesday for saying last week that the White House was sending young Americans to Iraq "to get their heads blown off for the president's amusement." Stark's...
Miss England Told to 'Fatten Up' to Win Miss World Title Twenty-year-old Miss England, Georgia Horsley, has a figure many women envy. But the size-eight model, originally from North Yorks, England, has been told to “fatten up” if she wants a shot at winning the Miss World...
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...
GOP Finds Hot Button in Illegal Immigration Special Election in Massachusetts Could Be Indicative of Democratic Weak Spot By Jonathan Weisman Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, October 23, 2007; Page A07 When Republican Jim Ogonowski launched his long-shot bid for Congress,...
Privacy Lost: These Phones Can Find You By LAURA M. HOLSON Published: October 23, 2007 Two new questions arise, courtesy of the latest advancement in cellphone technology: Do you want your friends, family, or colleagues to know where you are at any given time? And do you want to...
Busted: Simple test can catch smokers who fib By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - A simple device for detecting carbon monoxide in the blood may help doctors get an honest answer out of patients who smoke, U.S. researchers said on Monday. The device, called a pulse...