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S.F.'s red-light cameras credited with big drop in accidents Rachel Gordon, Chronicle Staff Writer Wednesday, September 5, 2007 The number of injury collisions in San Francisco caused by red-light jumpers has dropped by more than half over the past decade, a dramatic decrease...
Study: Rock stars more likely to die young 08:45 PM CDT on Tuesday, September 4, 2007 Associated Press LONDON - Living fast and dying young has long been part of rock 'n' roll lore. And now there are statistics that affirm the image, according to a study released Tuesday...
FEMA to Let Katrina Victims Move From Trailers Into Hotels By Spencer S. Hsu Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, September 5, 2007; Page A08 The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced yesterday that it will allow 60,000 families displaced by Hurricane Katrina and now...
First-born kids become CEO material First-Borns Are Smarter Than Siblings and More Likely to Succeed in Business By Del Jones, USA TODAY September 3, 2007 9:23:39 AM PDT Scientists have found that first-born children are smarter than their brothers and sisters. It appears they...
The Magic Touch? Winfrey Lends Her Brand and Her Empire in Support of Obama's Presidential Bid By Matthew Mosk Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, September 5, 2007; Page A06 The Oprah-Obama '08 bumper sticker was meant to be only a lark, hawked on the Internet for $3.99...
Mom of paralyzed teen sues store, alleging beer sales to minors Associated Press DALLAS — A woman whose 15-year-old daughter was paralyzed in a single-car accident that killed three other teens has sued a North Richland Hills convenience store over its alleged sale of alcohol to...
TIPTON, Iowa - — Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards said on Sunday that his universal health care proposal would require that Americans go to the doctor for preventive care. "It requires that everybody be covered. It requires that everybody get preventive care," he...
President Bush basically ignored the subprime crisis while it was incubating. Last week, though, he unveiled a proposed fix -- and not a moment too soon. A month from now, $50 billion worth of adjustable rate mortgages will "reset" from the low interest rates at which they...
Sant S. Chatwal, an Indian American businessman, has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaigns, even as he battled governments on two continents to escape bankruptcy and millions of dollars in tax liens. The founder of the Bombay...