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Roger Croteau Express-News SAN MARCOS — Texas State University has launched an investigation into the fraternity house where three students and a companion are believed to have been drinking before their pickup was swept into the Blanco River early Sunday. Firefighters plucked...
By TERRENCE STUTZ / The Dallas Morning News tstutz@dallasnews.com AUSTIN – A Republican senator boycotted an opening prayer in the chamber by a Dallas Islamic spiritual leader on Wednesday, saying he didn't want his presence viewed as an endorsement of the man and his views. Sen...
By JAKE BATSELL / The Dallas Morning News jbatsell@dallasnews.com Drunken-driving checkpoints could soon be popping up on Texas roads after a state Senate committee gave its unanimous blessing Wednesday. Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, told fellow lawmakers that checkpoints...
NEW YORK -- The city's new official condom is a "sensation," according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration, which announced Wednesday that City Hall gave away a record 5 million in the first month of a distribution program. The free condom initiative is part of the city'...
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...
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...
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...