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Psychologists to review stance on gays NEW YORK (AP) — The American Psychological Association is embarking on the first review of its 10-year-old policy on counseling gays and lesbians, a step that gay-rights activists hope will end with a denunciation of any attempt by...
GOP senator admits link to escort service By: Carrie Budoff Jul 9, 2007 10:34 PM EST Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) acknowledged Monday night that his number appears on telephone records of the alleged D.C. Madam, Deborah Jeane Palfrey, and issued an apology. “This was a very serious...
Slacker Summer for American Teens? Less Than Half of American Teens Are Working or Looking for Work This Summer By BARBARA HAGENBAUGH WASHINGTON — July 9, 2007 Most U.S. teenagers were not working or looking for work at the beginning of the summer for the first time on record,...
Does food 'addiction' explain explosion of obesity? By Nanci Hellmich, USA TODAY Obesity has long been blamed on weak willpower, overeating, genetics and lack of exercise. Now scientists increasingly are seeing signs that suggest there may be an additional contributor: food...
World will face oil crunch 'in five years' By Javier Blas,Commodities Correspondent Published: July 10 2007 03:00 | Last updated: July 10 2007 03:00 The world is facing an oil supply "crunch" within five years that will force up prices to record levels and increase the west's...
Porn actress just liked classmate's name The real Syvette Wimberly isn't too happy about the kind of attention that comes her way By MIKE TOLSON Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle She may not be a star, but Laura Madden has made a name for herself in pornographic movies. The...
State legislator Borris Miles shoots theft suspect Borris Miles voted against expanding law on self-defense By KRISTEN MACK and KEVIN MORAN Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle State Rep. Borris Miles, who voted earlier this year against a bill broadening Texans' rights to defend...
Charles Atlas was right: Brawny guys get the girls By Sharon Jayson, USA TODAY Muscular men really do get the girls more often than their less brawny brothers — at least in the short term, research suggests. The well-muscled are twice as likely to have more sex partners, flings...
Boys Top Baby Gender Preference Poll Americans Show Slight Baby Gender Preference for Boys If Limited to 1 Child Jul 6, 2007 People in the U.S. show a slight baby gender preference for having a boy instead of a girl if they were only able to have one child. That's according to a...