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TIPTON, Iowa - — Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards said on Sunday that his universal health care proposal would require that Americans go to the doctor for preventive care. "It requires that everybody be covered. It requires that everybody get preventive care," he...
President Bush basically ignored the subprime crisis while it was incubating. Last week, though, he unveiled a proposed fix -- and not a moment too soon. A month from now, $50 billion worth of adjustable rate mortgages will "reset" from the low interest rates at which they...
Sant S. Chatwal, an Indian American businessman, has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaigns, even as he battled governments on two continents to escape bankruptcy and millions of dollars in tax liens. The founder of the Bombay...
Murder conviction for drunken driving defendant Defense had said unknown man caused crash by hitting car's accelerator. By Marty Toohey AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Friday, August 31, 2007 A Travis County jury convicted Daniel Albert Talamantes of murder Thursday, unswayed by the...
Prostitution ring suspected at firehouses By Matthew Cella August 31, 2007 D.C. fire officials are investigating whether department employees have been running a prostitution ring out of several of the city's firehouses. "The allegation is being taken seriously. It is being...
Cross-dressing student allowed to attend Dallas school 10:46 AM CDT on Thursday, August 30, 2007 From WFAA-TV Staff DALLAS — A student at Sunset High School arrived for a second time Wednesday morning trying to register for class. But it's what 17-year-old Luis Valderamma wears...
Judge: Former astronaut can remove monitoring bracelet 06:21 PM CDT on Thursday, August 30, 2007 ORLANDO, Fla. - Former astronaut Lisa Nowak can remove an electronic monitoring bracelet from her ankle while she awaits trial on charges she attacked a romantic rival, a judge ruled...
Christoval ex-coach gives up teaching with teen-sex plea SAN ANGELO, Texas — A woman who worked as a physical education teacher and an athletic trainer in Christoval has agreed to seven years of deferred adjudication as part of a plea agreement on one count of having an improper...
Board's ruling not seen as shift in favor of killers Commutation is only the fifth one recommended in more than 12 years By ROSANNA RUIZ and ALLAN TURNER Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles' role in saving a San Antonio killer from execution...