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Steven Kreytak AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN Even if a judge ordered Travis County to retrofit its electronic voting equipment to create a paper ballot with each vote, that update wouldn't be ready for the November elections. And the county couldn't return to its former optical scan...
BETSY STARK ABC News Dawn Gallina said her career at a prestigious law firm was going well -- until the managing partner found out she had a baby. Then, she said, he started testing her. Would she work Christmas? Come in on weekends? "I would go in and we wouldn't have anything...
ALAN FINDER New York Times A student at Yale University who was once a roving ambassador for the Taliban regime in Afghanistan has been denied admission to a degree-granting program at Yale, one of the student's financial supporters said yesterday. The student, Sayed Rahmatullah...
R.G. RATCLIFFE Houston Chronicle Kinky Friedman's campaign urged Texas' chief election official Wednesday to put him on the ballot for governor using his famous nickname rather than his lesser-known given name of Richard. Texas Secretary of State Roger Williams has said Friedman...
Thomas S. Mulligan and Miguel Bustillo LA TIMES The death of Enron Corp. founder Kenneth L. Lay early Wednesday raises the possibility that his conviction could be erased, complicating the federal government's effort to close the books on one of its most ambitious corporate...
JESSICA KOWAL The New York Times Rodney Littlebear was a homeless drunk who for 15 years ran up the public tab with trips to jail, homeless shelters and emergency rooms. He now has a brand-new, government-financed apartment where he can drink as much as he wants. It is part of a...
Jason Embry AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN Children of active-duty members of the military now qualify for state-funded pre-kindergarten programs. That provision, which also applies to pre-kindergarten children whose parents were hurt or killed during their military duty, was tucked...
PAUL ELIAS Associated Press A divided California Supreme Court ruled Monday that people who lead high-risk sexual lifestyles have good reason to know they may be infected with the virus that causes AIDS and are responsible for informing partners about possible exposure. The 4-3...
ADAM NOSSITER The New York Times At barbecues, ballgames and funerals, cotton gins, service stations, the First Baptist Church, the pepper-sauce factory and the local private school — the men in orange are everywhere. Many people here in East Carroll Parish, as Louisiana...