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By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - When a 60-year-old man spat on the sidewalk, his DNA became as public as if he had been advertising it across his chest. Police officers secretly following Leon Chatt last August collected the saliva _ loaded with...
Doug Guthrie / The Detroit News NORTHVILLE TOWNSHIP -- A Redford Township church that believes wealth is God's reward is raising eyebrows for buying its pastor a $3.65 million mansion and taking it off the tax rolls. This month, township officials grudgingly conceded they had no...
TAMPA, Florida — Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani on Sunday defended his law firm's role in representing Citgo Petroleum Corp., which is ultimately controlled by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, saying it was helping protect American jobs. Giuliani acknowledged...
FLUSHING, Mich., Mar. 18, 2007 (AP) A nasty bite on the hand that a man got from his sister's Siamese cat is worth $122,400. A jury on Friday awarded Michael Sabo, 57, the money for an injury he got when the cat, Randy, bit his right hand in March 2004. Sabo's fingers swelled so...
Mar 19 01:13 AM US/Eastern The Supreme Court examines Monday a case raising questions over free speech rights in US high schools as it hears arguments over a student's unfurling of a quirky banner proclaiming "Bong Hits 4 Jesus." Joseph Frederick drew the ire of his school...
Sudarsan Raghavan THE WASHINGTON POST U.S. troops are conducting security sweeps in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City for the first time in three years, part of a revamped plan to pacify the capital. Yet the Mahdi Army militia of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has not risen up...
Janet Fife-Yeomans AAP THREE children have won a share of the estate of a man said to be their sperm donor father after using tweezers to pluck his eyebrows for DNA testing as he lay dead in a hospital morgue. In a landmark decision, the NSW Supreme Court yesterday granted...
SIMON ROMERO The New York Times OPEC seeks to strengthen its grip on world oil markets with announcement of cuts in production, aggressively displaying its desire to maintain oil prices at their highest sustained level in two decades; prices rise in response, up more than 3...
The Associated Press A teen accused of posting pictures of his potted marijuana plants and drug paraphernalia on MySpace.com faces charges after police monitoring for gang activity traced the information to him. Authorities said a label on the picture of potted pot plants read...