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Drivers test paying by mile instead of gas tax By Larry Copeland, USA TODAY Beginning early next year, drivers in six states will begin testing a new way to pay for roads and transit: Commuters will be charged for the miles they drive rather than paying taxes on gasoline...
Israel, U.S. Shared Data On Suspected Nuclear Site Bush Was Told of North Korean Presence in Syria, Sources Say By Glenn Kessler and Robin Wright Washington Post Staff Writers Friday, September 21, 2007; Page A01 Israel's decision to attack Syria on Sept. 6, bombing a suspected...
Senate denounces left-leaning group's anti-Petraeus ad Gary Martin Express-News Washington Bureau WASHINGTON – The Senate on Thursday made a symbolic gesture when it voted overwhelmingly to denounce a paid political advertisement by the left-leaning group, MoveOn.org, which...
Discussing His Lawsuit Against CBS, Dan Rather Is Sticking to His Story By Howard Kurtz Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, September 21, 2007; Page C01 He's not giving up. He feels he has been wronged. He wants to prove it. And he is determined to stick it to CBS executives in...
Iranian Leader Is Barred From 9/11 Site New York Police Cite Safety Concerns in Rejecting Ahmadinejad's Request By Dafna Linzer Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, September 21, 2007; Page A06 NEW YORK, Sept. 20 -- Iran's president has defied the United Nations Security Council...
Award-Winning Teacher Guilty of Sexually Abusing 11 Students SALT LAKE CITY — A man honored as among the best teachers in Utah pleaded guilty Thursday to felony sex charges involving 11 students at his suburban classroom. Frank Laine Hall, 37, who taught first grade in the Salt...
Capital Metro board backs away from fare increase plan Board tells transit agency staff to take time to analyze options. By Ben Wear AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Friday, September 21, 2007 Capital Metro board members pulled back from a proposed January fare increase on Thursday,...
Ga. man accused of feeding kittens, cats to pit bull Here's another item from our "Annals of Modern Depravity," if you dare. A 21-year-old Georgia man is accused of capturing kittens and cats and feeding them to his pit bull. Tye Hilmo was charged today with aggravated cruelty...
BOSTON (AP) - Troopers arrested an MIT student at gunpoint Friday after she walked into Logan International Airport wearing a computer circuit board and wiring on her sweatshirt. Authorities call it a fake bomb; she called it art. Star Simpson's attorney said the charges against...