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ASSOCIATED PRESS A Boston woman who gave birth after a failed abortion has filed a lawsuit against two doctors and Planned Parenthood seeking the costs of raising her child. The complaint was filed by Jennifer Raper, 45, last week in Suffolk Superior Court and still must be...
JOHN KIRSCH Star-Telegram Texas high school athletes would be subject to mandatory random testing for illegal steroids under a proposal unveiled Wednesday by Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. The proposal would apply to sports programs sanctioned by the University Interscholastic League...
Carolyn Jones SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE After years of banning God from its award-winning yearbook, a Brentwood high school recently reversed the policy. But the change of heart came after the book went to the printers, so a conservative religious-liberty group is threatening to...
W. Gardner Selby AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN Legislative simmering over GOP Gov. Rick Perry's vision of privately funded toll roads around Texas bubbled afresh Tuesday in measures that would freeze state attempts to contract toll roads for two years and would bar local communities...
KXAN.com The University of Texas Health Center put Plan B birth control over the counter. Sometimes referred to as the "morning after" pill, the drug stops ovaries from releasing an egg. A nurse with UT's Health Center said many students would miss their window to take it...
David Rauf AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, has filed legislation that would regulate commercial party boats, but some boat owners say it doesn't adequately address safety concerns and could make it hard to stay afloat. Watson's Senate Bill 997 would place...
Eve Tahmincioglu MSNBC contributor Hillary Clinton might want to sit up and pay attention to results of our exclusive survey on attitudes in the workplace. While Clinton hopes to smash through the ultimate glass ceiling to become the nation's first female president, the Work...
Sarah Coppola AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN Wal-Mart held an open house Monday to show residents new designs for a store that is planned for Northcross Mall in North Austin. Around the corner, a group of people gathered to tell reporters that they still oppose the planned...
Jim Vertuno ASSOCIATED PRESS Texas could sentence some child molesters to death under a measure given preliminary approval Monday by the state House of Representatives. With approval of the bill designed to crack down on sex offenders who repeatedly prey on children, the House...