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MIKE BAKER The Associated Press Democrat John Edwards, who has made an anti-poverty message the theme of his 2008 presidential campaign, is taking heat for the lavish home he has constructed in Orange County, N.C. In December, Edwards chose the modest backyard of a New Orleans...
THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS Dieters got a new tool Wednesday to help them take off the extra pounds – the first government-approved nonprescription diet pill. The Food and Drug Administration said the fat-blocking weight-loss pill orlistat, which has been available by prescription,...
TODD ACKERMAN Houston Chronicle Gov. Rick Perry's order requiring schoolgirls to get inoculated against a sexually transmitted virus linked to cervical cancer may be unpopular with social conservatives, but another important group also is lining up against it: doctors. From,...
AVE MONTGOMERY Star-Telegram One of two Border Patrol agents sentenced to a decade in federal prison for the shooting of a Mexican drug smuggler in Texas was beaten by five fellow inmates at a medium-security prison in Yazoo City, Miss., lawmakers and his relatives said Tuesday...
KENS 5 Eyewitness News An 81-year-old man is behind bars Wednesday night after exposing himself to an undercover officer. San Antonio park police arrested William Blankenship Tuesday at John James Park, near Fort Sam Houston. Police say Blankenship was walking with a cane when...
Edward Iwata USA TODAY The growing number of immigrant entrepreneurs in major U.S. cities is giving a huge lift to urban economies and even outpacing self-employed native-born Americans, according to a report Tuesday. "It's not just a handful of mom-and-pop enterprises," says...
Charisse Jones USA TODAY The nation's swelling deer population is prompting a growing number of towns and cities to permit hunting within their borders, much of it by bow and arrow. The goal: reduce the number of traffic collisions involving deer and ease conflicts between the...
SARA BONISTEEL FOXNews.com Her son is fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan, but one Connecticut mother is waging a war of her own over her right to fly Old Glory on her front lawn. Teresa Richard's condo association in this community north of Hartford wants an American flag and a...
SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS A male substitute teacher was accused of fondling two female students at Walzem Elementary School on Monday, a North East Independent School District representative said. The students reported to a counselor that the teacher allegedly fondled their...