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Ending dogfighting in Texas no easy task Tougher penalties on the way, but blood sport grows and enforcement proves difficult 09:10 AM CDT on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 By JAMES HOHMANN / The Dallas Morning News jhohmann@dallasnews.com Running a dogfight will become a felony in...
Bush denies superstate rumours By Jon Ward August 22, 2007 MONTEBELLO, Quebec — President Bush and the leaders of Canada and Mexico yesterday ridiculed the notion that their countries are conspiring to create a regional supergovernment similar to the European Union. "I'm amused...
U.S. Uncovers Iraq Bribe Case Authorities Look to Army Major, Family for Missing $9.6 Million By Dana Hedgpeth Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, August 22, 2007; Page D01 U.S. officials call it the largest bribery case to come out of the Iraq war. But where did the $9.6...
Wife of Police Chief Arrested on Drug Charges August 21st, 2007 @ 10:58am WENDOVER, Utah (AP) -- The wife of the Wendover police chief has been arrested for selling drugs at the club where she strips. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that on Friday 39-year-old Sylvia Tripp was...
Democrats Refocus Message on Iraq After Military Gains Criticism Shifts to Factional Unrest By Jonathan Weisman and Anne E. Kornblut Washington Post Staff Writers Wednesday, August 22, 2007; Page A04 Democratic leaders in Congress had planned to use August recess to raise the...
Vet told to buy own Purple Heart gets it for free By RICHARD STEWART Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle PEARLAND — This time, Nyles Reed didn't have to pay for his Purple Heart medal. Monday, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn awarded him the medal, saying it is "embarrassing" Reed was ever...
Texas ranked No. 1 in DWI deaths, study shows WASHINGTON — Texas led the country in the number of drunken driving fatalities last year, statistics released Monday by the U.S. Department of Transportation show. The state had 1,354 such deaths last year, an increase of 34 from the...
Charges Dropped Against Boys Accused of Bottom-Slapping Monday, August 20, 2007 McMINNVILLE, Ore. — Two 13-year-old boys accused of slapping girls' bottoms and poking or cupping girls' breasts at school apologized on Monday as a judge dismissed charges against the two, ending a...
U.S. Foreclosures Rise Sharply in July Tuesday August 21, 8:19 am ET By Alex Veiga, AP Business Writer U.S. Foreclosures Rise Sharply in July With Nev., Ga. and Mich. Accounting for Highest Rates LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Foreclosure filings rose 9 percent from June to July and surged...