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LA Cardinal Apologizes to Plaintiffs Leader of Los Angeles Archdiocese Apologizes to Plaintiffs in Clergy Sex Abuse Case The Associated Press By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES Jul 15, 2007 (AP) Cardinal Roger Mahony, leader of the nation's largest Roman...
Police: Man Carrying Marijuana Flags Officer For Ride POSTED: 10:54 pm EDT July 15, 2007 UPDATED: 11:00 pm EDT July 15, 2007 PALM BAY, Fla. -- A 26-year-old man who begged a policeman for a ride ended up in jail Sunday after a pat down search yielded marijuana and a candid...
New Populism Is Spurring Democrats on the Economy By ROBIN TONER Published: July 16, 2007 WASHINGTON, July 15 — On Capitol Hill and on the presidential campaign trail, Democrats are increasingly moving toward a full-throated populist critique of the current economy. Clearly...
A 'Wild West' way of telling baby's sex? By Rita Rubin, USA TODAY Jolene Sodano spent more than $200 to make herself crazy for a big chunk of her third pregnancy. You see, she had two sons, 5 and 3, and desperately wanted a daughter. She was so desperate that she didn't want to...
Overweight kids face widespread stigma NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Overweight children are stigmatized by their peers as early as age 3 and even face bias from their parents and teachers, giving them a quality of life comparable to people with cancer, a new analysis concludes...
Woman Comes Home to Find Burglar Using Her Toilet Friday, July 13, 2007 FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — A woman who stepped out to buy a newspaper Thursday returned home to find that an intruder had made himself comfortable — on her toilet. The man apparently cut a screen and unlocked a...
Mom uses Popsicle after son falls 2 stories Associated Press ARLINGTON — A 24-year-old woman who put a Popsicle on the head of her toddler son and returned him to bed after he fell from the second floor of her apartment has been arrested, police said. The child died. Ebony...
TEA: Teacher leaked part of TAKS test Amarillo educator says he wanted to help school, contends others do the same 11:13 AM CDT on Friday, July 13, 2007 By JOSHUA BENTON / The Dallas Morning News jbenton@dallasnews.com An Amarillo teacher leaked a portion of this spring's TAKS...
Teen Sexual Activity and Birthrates Decline Report Also Shows Rise in Number of Children Born to Single Women in Their 20s By Marc Kaufman Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, July 13, 2007; Page A02 Teen birthrates continued their 15-year decline in 2005 as adolescents...