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MIKE SNYDER Houston Chronicle Starting today, motorists in several areas of Houston who receive traffic citations will have the option of getting a packet of information in Spanish. The packets, which have been distributed in English for the past two years, include information...
Blaine Harden THE WASHINGTON POST Punctuating a fundamental change in American family life, married couples with children now occupy fewer than one in every four households -- a share that has been slashed in half since 1960 and is the lowest ever recorded by the census. As...
FoxNews.com A group of Tennessee high school students are in hot water for trying to make a steamy porn movie between classes. Four female and two male students were punished after a drama teacher caught them filming the flick in a Union County High School classroom. Wayne...
LISA SANDBERG The furor about sexual abuse of troubled offenders in the Texas Youth Commission has focused on a single facility in far West Texas. But 245 miles away, about the same time, other juveniles were apparently falling victim to another alleged sexual predator working...
NEWSCHANNEL5.COM Former vice president Al Gore was involved in a security breach at the Nashville Airport when an American Airlines employee led him and his entourage around security, a clear violation of policy. "There are no exceptions. Everyone must go through security,"...
ROBIN TONER and JANET ELDER A majority of Americans say the federal government should guarantee health insurance to every American, especially children, and are willing to pay higher taxes to do it, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll. While the war in Iraq...
WFTV.com She's just 14 years old, but Orange County deputies said it was the fifth time in five months she's been in handcuffs. Deputies said the teenager has stolen five cars in last five months and that's just the ones they know about. The Orange County Juvenile Assessment...
DAVE MONTGOMERY Star-Telegram A Mexican drug smuggler who testified under immunity that he was shot by two now-imprisoned Border Patrol agents was linked to a second drug-smuggling case in Texas that happened nearly eight months after the shooting, according to a Drug...
TIARA M. ELLIS The Dallas Morning News Shirley Reed wasn't sure whether the gun was real even after the stranger fired a warning shot. But the 60-year-old woman wasn't going to give up the keys to her car. He lunged at her, and as they wrestled on the ground, she felt the gun...