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Car insurers' devices track teen drivers By DAVE CARPENTER, AP Business Writer Wed Oct 10, 4:42 PM ET CHICAGO - When 17-year-old Anna Kinderman takes a turn too fast in her parents' sedan or jams the brakes too hard, she apologizes aloud even when no one else is in the car. "...
'Spectacular' Woman Seeks Rich Husband on Craigslist 'It's a Crappy Deal,' Retorts Investment Banker in E-Mail Thread That's Gone Viral By SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES Oct. 10, 2007 Wall Street is abuzz about an intriguing merger proposition: A "spectacularly beautiful" 25-year-old...
Did you drive on Interstate 35 in early September? Where were you going, and why? How many people were in the car with you? And by the way, how many people live in your house? The Texas Department of Transportation wants to know, and a company it hired may have videotaped your...
By Jason Embry AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Wednesday, October 10, 2007 Texas collected more in taxes last year than expected, Comptroller Susan Combs said Tuesday. The state ended the 2007 budget year Aug. 31 with an $8.5 billion surplus, which was $1.5 billion more than Combs...
LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech has banned the sale of a T-shirt bearing the likeness of Michael Vick hanging the dog mascot of rival Texas A&M. The red and black shirts, with text that says "VICK 'EM" on the front in an apparent reference to the Aggies' slogan "Gig 'em," was...
An estimated 1 million young Californians had a sexually transmitted disease in 2005, including 1 in every 4 or 5 young people in Los Angeles County, researchers said Tuesday. "We were expecting high numbers . . . even to us," said epidemiologist Petra Jerman of the Public...
Stop, thief! GM's OnStar system could soon halt stolen cars OnStar already finds 700 to 800 cars per month. By Tom Krisher ASSOCIATED PRESS Tuesday, October 09, 2007 DETROIT — Say some clown steals your car from the parking deck at work. If it's equipped with General Motors'...
Pennsylvania Man Jailed After Paying for Groceries With $1 Million Bill Tuesday, October 09, 2007 PITTSBURGH — Change for a million? That's what a man was seeking Saturday when he handed a $1 million bill to a cashier at a Pittsburgh supermarket. But when the Giant Eagle...