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FoxNews.com A group of Tennessee high school students are in hot water for trying to make a steamy porn movie between classes. Four female and two male students were punished after a drama teacher caught them filming the flick in a Union County High School classroom. Wayne...
LISA SANDBERG The furor about sexual abuse of troubled offenders in the Texas Youth Commission has focused on a single facility in far West Texas. But 245 miles away, about the same time, other juveniles were apparently falling victim to another alleged sexual predator working...
NEWSCHANNEL5.COM Former vice president Al Gore was involved in a security breach at the Nashville Airport when an American Airlines employee led him and his entourage around security, a clear violation of policy. "There are no exceptions. Everyone must go through security,"...
ASSOCIATED PRESS Maybe it was the umpteenth coke-dealing anthem or soft-porn music video. Perhaps it was the preening antics that some call reminiscent of Stepin Fetchit. The turning point is hard to pinpoint. But after 30 years of growing popularity, rap music is now struggling...
DAVE MONTGOMERY Star-Telegram A Mexican drug smuggler who testified under immunity that he was shot by two now-imprisoned Border Patrol agents was linked to a second drug-smuggling case in Texas that happened nearly eight months after the shooting, according to a Drug...
TIARA M. ELLIS The Dallas Morning News Shirley Reed wasn't sure whether the gun was real even after the stranger fired a warning shot. But the 60-year-old woman wasn't going to give up the keys to her car. He lunged at her, and as they wrestled on the ground, she felt the gun...
Bill Cotterell news-press.com A state legislator whose district is home to thousands of Caribbean immigrants wants to ban the term "illegal alien" from the state's official documents. "I personally find the word 'alien' offensive when applied to individuals, especially to...
The Associated Press A substitute teacher who taped a student's mouth shut and bound four others to their seats at Pleasant Grove Elementary School was banned from working in Jefferson County schools one day after the incident. The woman, whose name was not released by school...
Charisse Jones USA TODAY The City Council is poised to pass a resolution today that would symbolically ban the racial slur known as the "N-word," part of a growing national debate about the use of the word. The measure encourages New Yorkers not to use the word and to become...