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MIKE BAKER The Associated Press Democrat John Edwards, who has made an anti-poverty message the theme of his 2008 presidential campaign, is taking heat for the lavish home he has constructed in Orange County, N.C. In December, Edwards chose the modest backyard of a New Orleans...
THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS Dieters got a new tool Wednesday to help them take off the extra pounds – the first government-approved nonprescription diet pill. The Food and Drug Administration said the fat-blocking weight-loss pill orlistat, which has been available by prescription,...
DAVE MONTGOMERY Star-Telegram The Homeland Security Department on Wednesday apologetically retracted staff members' comments that two Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a Mexican drug smuggler had told investigators that they intended "to shoot Mexicans." The department'...
JAKE TAPPER ABC News A source close to the controversy over the request made by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for use of a military plane that can fly to and from her home district in San Francisco without having to stop to refuel, told ABC News that the Pentagon has...
TODD ACKERMAN Houston Chronicle Gov. Rick Perry's order requiring schoolgirls to get inoculated against a sexually transmitted virus linked to cervical cancer may be unpopular with social conservatives, but another important group also is lining up against it: doctors. From,...
AVE MONTGOMERY Star-Telegram One of two Border Patrol agents sentenced to a decade in federal prison for the shooting of a Mexican drug smuggler in Texas was beaten by five fellow inmates at a medium-security prison in Yazoo City, Miss., lawmakers and his relatives said Tuesday...
KENS 5 Eyewitness News An 81-year-old man is behind bars Wednesday night after exposing himself to an undercover officer. San Antonio park police arrested William Blankenship Tuesday at John James Park, near Fort Sam Houston. Police say Blankenship was walking with a cane when...
Edward Iwata USA TODAY The growing number of immigrant entrepreneurs in major U.S. cities is giving a huge lift to urban economies and even outpacing self-employed native-born Americans, according to a report Tuesday. "It's not just a handful of mom-and-pop enterprises," says...
Charisse Jones USA TODAY The nation's swelling deer population is prompting a growing number of towns and cities to permit hunting within their borders, much of it by bow and arrow. The goal: reduce the number of traffic collisions involving deer and ease conflicts between the...