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Study: 9 Guns for Every 10 Americans Global Study Says Civilians Now Hold 650 Million Small Arms; About 270 Million in U.S. By FRANK JORDANS Associated Press Writer GENEVA Aug 28, 2007 (AP) There are nine guns for every 10 people in the United States, with about 270 million...
Former astronaut Nowak to use insanity defense 03:12 PM CDT on Tuesday, August 28, 2007 Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. – Former astronaut Lisa Nowak is pursuing a temporary insanity defense on charges that she assaulted and tried to kidnap a romantic rival, according to a court...
Austin police chief fires officer for inappropriate use of deadly force Iraq war veteran and nine-year officer fired shots at burglary suspect outside a shopping center in March. By Claire Osborn AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Monday, August 27, 2007 Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo...
Fried Foods Rule Texas Food Contest The Associated Press Monday, August 27, 2007; 6:41 AM DALLAS -- The entries in this year's Big Tex Choice Awards could entice State Fair visitors back to the deep fryer for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are Deep Fried Lattes for a morning...
Idaho senator fined for lewd behavior at Minneapolis airport The Idaho Republican arrested June 11 in an MSP restroom entered a guilty plea Aug. 8. U.S. Sen. Larry Craig, an Idaho Republican, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in Minnesota this month after being arrested by a...
Man With No Legs Cited For Driving Drunk (AP) ABBOTSFORD, Wis. Two men, driving the same pickup truck, have been cited for driving drunk in central Wisconsin. Police stopped their truck in Abbotsford, Wis. recently and found 43-year-old Harvey Miller was steering the truck...
New tollway plan taking shape Opposition to earlier tollways says it will actively oppose this one as Oct. 8 vote nears By Ben Wear AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Tuesday, August 28, 2007 A scaled-back plan to expand and put tolls on four Austin highways and build a fifth tollway from...
Fake calls for aid lead to teenager He used stolen radio equipment for phony maydays, police say. By TAMARA EL-KHOURY, Times Staff Writer Published August 25, 2007 LARGO - The teenager's mom became suspicious when she found radio equipment in his room. Equipment she hadn't...
Neighbor never saw 'disgusting' interior Saturday, August 25, 2007 By EVONNE COUTROS STAFF WRITER The restaurateur who bought a Saddle River home before authorities found nearly two dozen dead cats and dogs, more than 100 live cats and mounds of feces inside said Friday that he'...