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Family blames snakebite for killings in Texas Devoe's relatives say he was in a stupor during Hill Country spree Associated Press RIVERHEAD, N.Y. — Relatives of a man accused of killing six people in Texas and Pennsylvania apologized to the victims' families Monday, but said the...
Israeli Nuclear Suspicions Linked to Raid in Syria By MARK MAZZETTI and HELENE COOPER Published: September 18, 2007 WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 — The Sept. 6 attack by Israeli warplanes inside Syria struck what Israeli intelligence believes was a nuclear-related facility that North...
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A committee overseeing the University of Central Florida's new on-campus stadium will be tackling concerns about a lack of water fountains at the facility after more than a dozen people suffered from heat exhaustion at the school's first game Saturday. LINK TO...
When Army Gen. David H. Petraeus last week proposed withdrawing more than 20,000 U.S. troops from Iraq, some congressional Democrats nodded their heads and saw it as a positive, if insufficient, step forward. Some wanted to take credit. After all, they reasoned, the drawdown,...
Alan Greenspan, the former Federal Reserve chairman, said in an interview that the removal of Saddam Hussein had been "essential" to secure world oil supplies, a point he emphasized to the White House in private conversations before the 2003 invasion of Iraq. LINK TO FULL STORY...
Determined amnesty advocates who lost the fight for “comprehensive” immigration reform three months ago are now attempting to grant illegal aliens “amnesty on the installment plan.” Illegal aliens who entered the U.S. before age 16 and who have lived here illegally for five...
A poor illegal immigrant who goes to the John Peter Smith Hospital emergency room in Fort Worth gets the same care at the same price as any other indigent resident. >LINK TO FULL STORY href=" http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/091607... "
DES MOINES, Iowa - Thirteen years after her first effort at improving the nation's health care was abandoned, Hillary Rodham Clinton offered a new approach that would require every American to have health insurance with federal assistance to help defray the cost. LINK TO FULL...
WASHINGTON — Three months after Congress failed to pass a broad immigration overhaul, lawmakers are quietly returning to the hot-button issue, discussing narrower measures that address illegal immigrants and low-skilled laborers. LINK TO FULL STORY href=" http://www.latimes.com/...