Mark and Charlie's Blog

AUSTIN — When Texas transportation officials talk about bridges these days, they don't necessarily mean steel spans and concrete girders. Instead, they are being taught how to "bridge" from off-message questions to their own talking points in a toll-road campaign. "You will...
PORTLAND, Me., Oct. 17 — The Portland school board on Wednesday approved a measure allowing middle-school students to gain access to prescription birth control medications without notifying parents. The proposal, from the Portland Division of Public Health, calls for the...
Study: Dentist Shortage Plagues Britain By THOMAS WAGNER, Associated Press Writer LONDON, United Kingdom (AP) -- A shortage of National Health Service dentists in England has led some people to pull out their own teeth — or use super glue to stick crowns back on, a study says...
Dancers must face each other - or face the music By Jessamy Brown Star-Telegram Staff Writer Rules for Carroll High School students at the homecoming dance Saturday were specific: All dancing had to be "face to face." What? No more conga lines or Macarena because dancers don't...
State Trooper Accused in Porn Star Tryst Arrested LEBANON, Tenn. — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says agents have arrested a former state trooper who resigned after a porn actress said she performed oral sex on him during a traffic stop. The agents arrested James "Randy...
Support Wanes in House for Genocide Vote By CARL HULSE Published: October 17, 2007 WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 — Worried about antagonizing Turkish leaders, House members from both parties have begun to withdraw their support from a resolution backed by the Democratic leadership that...
Clinton courts women in N.H. with family leave plan By Jason Szep Tue Oct 16, 2:31 PM ET MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) - Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton courted female voters on Tuesday with a plan to expand paid family leave, boost child-care funding and fight...
Man Texting While Driving Hits Train 15 hours ago EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — When Robert Gillespie looked up from his text message, he saw a freight train. EOM. ("End of message," that is, for non-texters.) Eugene police say Gillespie's car crashed into the side of the Union Pacific...
Katy Student Shocked With Taser Gun By Elizabeth Scarborough KATY, Texas -- Parents are asking questions about how much force officers should use on minors after a high school student was shocked by a Taser gun, KPRC Local 2 reported Monday. The 15-year-old Mayde Creek High...