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LEAKEY, Texas -- A Leakey High School senior is being told by his school district to cut his hair, but the student claimed religious values ban him from cutting it. Now, Ben Daly, 18, said he's being punished by the school district. Daly said he is willing to take it all the way...
AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry's new home, a four-bedroom white rock house with a pool and a guest lodge on several acres west of downtown Austin, is in a gated community called the Estates Above Lost Creek. You'll be paying $9,900 a month in rent for the place while the Governors...
The Colorado State University student newspaper editor facing criticism for his profane editorial attacking President Bush refused Monday to resign. Rocky Mountain Collegian editor J. David McSwane issued a statement defending his editorial, which said "Taser this ... (expletive...
Under a program developed by a Defense Department warfare unit, Army snipers have begun using a new method to kill Iraqis suspected of being insurgents, planting fake weapons and bomb-making material as bait and then killing anyone who picks up them up, according to testimony...
DALLAS — The nation's busiest death penalty state isn't budging from plans to continue executing by lethal injection despite a Supreme Court review of whether the practice is cruel and unusual, Texas officials said Tuesday. "We will go forward with our interpretation of the law...
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide whether states can require voters to show government-issued photo identification before they cast a ballot. The justices' ruling, due by the end of June, could have a major effect on the 2008 presidential election and...
Boy hit by TV gets $19 million template_bas template_bas From the Associated Press September 25, 2007 CHICAGO -- A jury awarded $19 million Monday to a 13-year-old boy who suffered severe brain injuries when a television fell on his head at school. A TV bolted to a stand toppled...
Putting Money on the Table By ALEX WILLIAMS Published: September 23, 2007 FOR Whitney Hess, a 25-year-old software designer in Manhattan, the tension that ultimately ended her recent relationships was all right there, in the digits on her pay stub. The awkwardness started with...
Wesley Clark: The military in Iraq are resolving nothing There are more important issues than troop numbers and withdrawal dates. The US should take a lead in talking to Iran – now Published: 09 September 2007 When well-qualified retired officers speak out against their...