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Bush denies superstate rumours By Jon Ward August 22, 2007 MONTEBELLO, Quebec — President Bush and the leaders of Canada and Mexico yesterday ridiculed the notion that their countries are conspiring to create a regional supergovernment similar to the European Union. "I'm amused...
U.S. Uncovers Iraq Bribe Case Authorities Look to Army Major, Family for Missing $9.6 Million By Dana Hedgpeth Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, August 22, 2007; Page D01 U.S. officials call it the largest bribery case to come out of the Iraq war. But where did the $9.6...
Wife of Police Chief Arrested on Drug Charges August 21st, 2007 @ 10:58am WENDOVER, Utah (AP) -- The wife of the Wendover police chief has been arrested for selling drugs at the club where she strips. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that on Friday 39-year-old Sylvia Tripp was...
Democrats Refocus Message on Iraq After Military Gains Criticism Shifts to Factional Unrest By Jonathan Weisman and Anne E. Kornblut Washington Post Staff Writers Wednesday, August 22, 2007; Page A04 Democratic leaders in Congress had planned to use August recess to raise the...
Charges Dropped Against Boys Accused of Bottom-Slapping Monday, August 20, 2007 McMINNVILLE, Ore. — Two 13-year-old boys accused of slapping girls' bottoms and poking or cupping girls' breasts at school apologized on Monday as a judge dismissed charges against the two, ending a...
U.S. Foreclosures Rise Sharply in July Tuesday August 21, 8:19 am ET By Alex Veiga, AP Business Writer U.S. Foreclosures Rise Sharply in July With Nev., Ga. and Mich. Accounting for Highest Rates LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Foreclosure filings rose 9 percent from June to July and surged...
Democrats, Blaming a Hands-Off Approach, Press for Action to Aid Homeowners By EDMUND L. ANDREWS Published: August 21, 2007 WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 — Democrats in Congress and on the presidential campaign trail are seizing on the turmoil in mortgages to criticize the Bush...
State spending millions to push Trans-Texas plan Road campaign draws criticism and praise from lawmakers By PEGGY FIKAC Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — The Texas Department of Transportation, which complains about chronic underfunding, has launched a...
Activist's Arrest Highlights Key Immigrant Issue She Is Deported; Son Is Left Behind By N.C. Aizenman and Spencer S. Hsu Washington Post Staff Writers Tuesday, August 21, 2007; Page A05 The arrest and deportation to Mexico of an illegal immigrant who took sanctuary in a Chicago...