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By Patrick Rucker Tue Oct 23, 5:03 PM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. bankruptcy judges could erase billions of dollars in mortgage debt for troubled homeowners under legislation to be debated on Wednesday. The proposal, backed by consumer groups but opposed by the lending...
Dallas Uses Billboards to Target Saggy Pants Billboards make their debut in the Dallas area Tuesday urging Texans: "Don't Be Lame, Elevate Your Game." Dallas City Hall kicks off its ad campaign in the anti-saggy pants battle to advise people to "Pull'em Up" with more than two...
Dallas police ease hiring rules on drug use Dallas: New policy allows recruits who tried small amounts in distant past 12:00 AM CDT on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 By TANYA EISERER / The Dallas Morning News teiserer@dallasnews.com The Dallas Police Department recently made...
GOP Finds Hot Button in Illegal Immigration Special Election in Massachusetts Could Be Indicative of Democratic Weak Spot By Jonathan Weisman Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, October 23, 2007; Page A07 When Republican Jim Ogonowski launched his long-shot bid for Congress,...
Privacy Lost: These Phones Can Find You By LAURA M. HOLSON Published: October 23, 2007 Two new questions arise, courtesy of the latest advancement in cellphone technology: Do you want your friends, family, or colleagues to know where you are at any given time? And do you want to...
Busted: Simple test can catch smokers who fib By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - A simple device for detecting carbon monoxide in the blood may help doctors get an honest answer out of patients who smoke, U.S. researchers said on Monday. The device, called a pulse...
Enemybook - it's payback time Program lets users heap scorn on those they hate the most Jenn Abelson, Boston Globe Monday, October 22, 2007 Now that Internet users have forged online relationships with the people they like, they can turn their attention to shaming the folks they...