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They swab the cheeks of strangers and pluck hairs from corpses. They travel hundreds of miles to entice their suspects with an old photograph, or sometimes a free drink. Cooperation is preferred, but not necessarily required to achieve their ends. If the amateur genealogists of...
AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Friday, March 30, 2007 A woman is in jail after officials say she stole a sheriff's deputy's car and drove it at speeds exceeding 130 mph before crashing it into a fence in East Austin. Candice Marie Asdahl, 23, is charged with unauthorized use of a...
By EMILY TSAO / The Dallas Morning News etsao@dallasnews.com A naked Dallas man driving a church van was arrested Thursday after leading police and sheriff's deputies on a 35-mile chase that spanned two counties, authorities said. John S. Leonard III, 39, was charged with...
By Natalie Armstrong TORONTO (Reuters) - Bullies are no longer content to taunt their victims in the playground but are turning to cyberspace, according to Canadian researchers. They are using e-mail, text messaging and social networking sites in new forms of victimization...
Smokers make poorer workers, studies say Etain Lavelle Bloomberg News Mar. 28, 2007 04:57 PM Smokers take an additional eight days of sick leave a year and are more likely to perform poorly in the workplace compared with non-smokers, according to two new studies published today...
Marines ban big, garish tattoos By Thomas Watkins, Associated Press Writer OCEANSIDE, Calif. — Five tattooed skulls stretch from Marine Cpl. Jeremy Slaton's right elbow to his wrist, spelling out the word "Death." He planned to add a tattoo spelling "Life" on his left arm, but...
Mom's multiple partners disruptive to kids By Sharon Jayson, USA TODAY White children are more likely than black children to act out if their mothers have multiple live-in lovers, an analysis by researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore shows. The report, published in...
Ex-wife's sex change doesn't void alimony pact A judge says nothing changed significantly enough to a Florida free man from his $1,250-a-month obligation. From the Associated Press March 29, 2007 CLEARWATER, FLA. — A woman's sex-change operation does not free her former husband...
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox says immigration bills that will be discussed at a hearing Wednesday are unfair for immigrants. LINK TO FULL STORY