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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The lawyer and parents of American-born Taliban soldier John Walker Lindh asked President Bush on Wednesday to commute his 20-year prison term, citing the case of an Australian man who was sentenced to less than a year for aiding terrorism. Lindh, 26, was...
By Emily Bazar, USA TODAY DALLAS — Don Hart is a big man whose big voice booms over the loudspeaker at this downtown intersection. "This is the Lord's table out here," he tells more than 100 homeless men, women and children waiting for heaping plates of hot buttered potatoes,...
By Emily Bazar, USA TODAY Tenants in some public housing complexes can no longer light up in the one place that seemed safe from smoking bans: their own homes. From California to Maine, at least 36 public housing authorities have made their apartments smoke-free, says Jim...
By GARY SCHARRER Copyright 2007 San Antonio Express-News AUSTIN — A key state lawmaker wants to acquaint Texas high school students with the Bible. After all, reasons House Appropriations Committee Chairman Warren Chisum, how can students study Shakespeare's writings, with their...
By KEVIN MORAN Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Muggings and car break-ins are not unusual in the southeast Houston neighborhood around 76th Street and Avenue H, but residents expressed surprise that a 77-year-old neighbor had shot a suspect who allegedly broke into his house...
4/6/07 The Masters Tournament has become the U.S. Open in April! Another day of few rounds under par, fewer birdies and a gallery that had little to cheer for on this breezy cool day. And guess what, temps should be lower on Saturday on the hallowed grounds of Augusta National...
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- A child in need of a home could force her grandparents out of theirs because their Gulf Coast community is for people 55 and over. Kimberly Broffman's grandparents have to make a choice -- their house or their granddaughter. "We said, 'We're not going to get...
NY TIMES, THE EDITORIAL It would be hard to overstate the importance of yesterday’s ruling by the Supreme Court that the federal government has the authority to regulate the carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases produced by motor vehicles. It is a victory for a world whose...
SYRACUSE, New York (AP) -- A school district violated a fourth-grader's constitutional rights to free speech and equal protection by refusing to allow her to distribute "personal statement" fliers carrying a religious message, a federal judge has ruled. The Liverpool Central...