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Julie Appleby USA TODAY A federal judge Wednesday overturned a Maryland law aimed at Wal-Mart (WMT) that would have required the nation's largest retailer to spend more on health care for its workers. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Frederick Motz will be appealed, says a...
ANITA HASSAN Houston Chronicle Pearline Branch leaned her head back Wednesday afternoon and attempted to fan away the sweltering heat as she sat on her front porch in the Third Ward. But a slight breeze from the trees did nothing to cool the 71-year-old woman, who said being...
Sudarsan Raghavan and Thomas E. Ricks WASHINGTON POST Shayna Silverstein and her friends jumped into expensive taxis and sped from Beirut to Damascus, preferring to dodge bombs and bribe border officials rather than wait for the U.S. government to evacuate them. Ann Ainslay...
ZEKE MACCORMACK Express-News Staff Writer BANDERA — The Lakehills man who claimed he was assaulted after crashing a party of law enforcement personnel at his own home doesn't want to pursue criminal charges, Sheriff Weldon Tucker said Tuesday. He said Brett Day signed a non-...
By Katie Humphrey AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF The Williamson County sheriff's office, which has refused to identify the deputies who shot and killed a suspect more than a month ago, filed a state-required report of the incident a day late, with only a three-line explanation of the...
HAMZA HENDAWI and ZEINA KARAM Associated Press Writers A cruise ship sailed into Beirut late Tuesday, delayed by an Israeli naval blockade amid fierce criticism that the U.S. effort to evacuate 25,000 Americans fleeing Mideast fighting had lagged behind Europe's. The commander...
HELENE COOPER and STEVEN ERLANGER THE NEY YORK TIMES The outlines of an American-Israeli consensus began to emerge on Tuesday in which Israel would continue to bombard Lebanon for about another week to degrade the capabilities of the Hezbollah militia, officials of the two...
By MARK MAZZETTI and THOM SHANKER The New York Times The power and sophistication of the missile and rocket arsenal that Hezbollah has used in recent days has caught the United States and Israel off guard, and officials in both countries are just now learning the extent to which...
Bush's unexpected squeeze of the German chancellor has the Internet howling - Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer Wednesday, July 19, 2006 Bush Gives Merkel a Massage It's not exactly "Presidents Gone Wild!" but for the normally staid Group of Eight Summit, a video of...