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Katrina collects a bundle By Audrey Hudson and Sean Lengell August 30, 2007 The flow of federal dollars to the Gulf Coast two years after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the region already exceeds what the U.S. spent on the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe after World War...
Inside DCSNet, the FBI's Nationwide Eavesdropping Network Surveillance System Lets FBI Play Back Recordings as They Are Captured, Like TiVo By Ryan Singel Aug. 28 The FBI has quietly built a sophisticated, point-and-click surveillance system that performs instant wiretaps on...
Illegal aliens held in N.C. raid face ID charges Updated 16h 7m ago | Comments 29 | Recommend 2 E-mail | Save | Print | RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — All but four of the 29 illegal immigrants arrested last week in a raid targeting workers at the world's largest hog processing plant had...
Secret Signals: How Gay Men Cruise for Sex When Men Cruise for Sex in Public Places, Police Take Notice and Gays Say It's Unfair While many Americans may only be vaguely familiar with the idea of "cruising," there is a secret world of sex between men that exists in public places...
The Most Dangerous City Two years after Katrina, New Orleans desperately needs law and order. Nicole Gelinas This week, President Bush will visit New Orleans to mark the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, as will Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama, John...
Brown gets raise, million-dollar bonuses Regents say they want to keep Brown at Texas for the long-term. Click-2-Listen By Suzanne Halliburton AMERICAN STATESMAN STAFF Wednesday, August 29, 2007 Texas football coach Mack Brown received a $300,000 raise Tuesday as part of a new,...
Study: 9 Guns for Every 10 Americans Global Study Says Civilians Now Hold 650 Million Small Arms; About 270 Million in U.S. By FRANK JORDANS Associated Press Writer GENEVA Aug 28, 2007 (AP) There are nine guns for every 10 people in the United States, with about 270 million...
Former astronaut Nowak to use insanity defense 03:12 PM CDT on Tuesday, August 28, 2007 Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. – Former astronaut Lisa Nowak is pursuing a temporary insanity defense on charges that she assaulted and tried to kidnap a romantic rival, according to a court...
In Mexico for trade talks, Perry blasts immigration policies By DUDLEY ALTHAUS Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Mexico City Bureau MEXICO CITY — Leading a large delegation of Texas executives trying to drum up business in Mexico, Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday criticized the U.S...