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ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Incoming Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Joseph Biden, a potential Democratic presidential candidate, said Tuesday he would oppose any effort by President Bush to increase U.S troops in Iraq as part of a new war strategy. Biden also announced he...
LISA SANDBERG and POLLY ROSS HUGHES Houston Chronicle The man who hopes to unseat Tom Craddick said Tuesday the House speaker's reputation as a heavy-handed, inflexible leader will ultimately cost him his powerful position. "He's known for his tough, strong-armed, mean-spirited...
Ralph K.M. Haurwitz AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN A stroll past the statues shaded by live oaks along the South Mall of the University of Texas suggests that the university has a soft spot for the Confederacy. After all, four of the bronze figures were leaders of the Southern cause...
JANE E. BRODY The New York Times An apology to all baby boomers and beyond: I’m afraid that in our efforts to get everyone to become physically active, we’ve sold you a bill of goods. A 30-minute walk on most days is just not enough. There is much more to becoming — and staying...
ASSOCIATED PRESS A one-time Texas drug agent described by a former boss as perhaps the best narcotics officer in the country plans to begin selling a video that shows people how to conceal their drugs and fool police. Barry Cooper, who once worked for police departments in...
In the middle of Joshua Bush's forehead, two inches above his eyes, lies the evidence that prosecutors say could send the teenager to prison for attempted murder: a 9 mm bullet, lodged just under the skin. Prosecutors say it will prove that Bush, 17, tried to kill the owner of a...
AMAN BATHEJA Star-Telegram A North Texas lawmaker wants to limit the use of Taser stun guns by police officers, a move that law enforcement officers said could hamper police efforts to subdue uncontrolled suspects. State Rep. Lon Burnam, D-Fort Worth, filed a bill Thursday that...
Claudia Parsons REUTERS Iraqi soldiers bit the heads off frogs and ate the heart of a rabbit as signs of courage on Wednesday at a ceremony to transfer Najaf province, home to one of Shi'ite Islam's holiest shrines, from U.S. to Iraqi control. A U.S. general called the transfer...
CNN.com A Virginia congressman will not apologize for writing that without immigration overhaul "there will be many more Muslims elected to office demanding the use of the Quran," his spokesman said. Republican Rep. Virgil Goode's letter to constituents also warns that without...