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By Natalie Armstrong TORONTO (Reuters) - Bullies are no longer content to taunt their victims in the playground but are turning to cyberspace, according to Canadian researchers. They are using e-mail, text messaging and social networking sites in new forms of victimization...
Marines ban big, garish tattoos By Thomas Watkins, Associated Press Writer OCEANSIDE, Calif. — Five tattooed skulls stretch from Marine Cpl. Jeremy Slaton's right elbow to his wrist, spelling out the word "Death." He planned to add a tattoo spelling "Life" on his left arm, but...
Mom's multiple partners disruptive to kids By Sharon Jayson, USA TODAY White children are more likely than black children to act out if their mothers have multiple live-in lovers, an analysis by researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore shows. The report, published in...
Ex-wife's sex change doesn't void alimony pact A judge says nothing changed significantly enough to a Florida free man from his $1,250-a-month obligation. From the Associated Press March 29, 2007 CLEARWATER, FLA. — A woman's sex-change operation does not free her former husband...
Smokers make poorer workers, studies say Etain Lavelle Bloomberg News Mar. 28, 2007 04:57 PM Smokers take an additional eight days of sick leave a year and are more likely to perform poorly in the workplace compared with non-smokers, according to two new studies published today...
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox says immigration bills that will be discussed at a hearing Wednesday are unfair for immigrants. LINK TO FULL STORY
By PHIL DAVIS CLEARWATER, Fla. Mar 28, 2007 (AP)— Lawrence Roach agreed to pay alimony to the woman he divorced, not the man she became after a sex change, his lawyers argued in an effort to end the payments. But the ex-wife's attorneys argued Tuesday that the operation doesn't...
By CINDY HORSWELL HOUSTON CHRONICLE Before being charged with killing a Porter woman and her pregnant daughter in a crash Sunday, Ignacio Gomez-Gutierrez had been convicted three times for drunken driving in Harris County, court records show. His third DWI arrest, which would...
By Ralph K.M. Haurwitz AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF The Democrat from Houston was one of the architects in 1999 of the Texas Grant program, which helps students from low-income families pay tuition and fees at public colleges and universities. State funding, however, hasn't kept...