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By Katie Humphrey AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF The Williamson County sheriff's office, which has refused to identify the deputies who shot and killed a suspect more than a month ago, filed a state-required report of the incident a day late, with only a three-line explanation of the...
HAMZA HENDAWI and ZEINA KARAM Associated Press Writers A cruise ship sailed into Beirut late Tuesday, delayed by an Israeli naval blockade amid fierce criticism that the U.S. effort to evacuate 25,000 Americans fleeing Mideast fighting had lagged behind Europe's. The commander...
HELENE COOPER and STEVEN ERLANGER THE NEY YORK TIMES The outlines of an American-Israeli consensus began to emerge on Tuesday in which Israel would continue to bombard Lebanon for about another week to degrade the capabilities of the Hezbollah militia, officials of the two...
By MARK MAZZETTI and THOM SHANKER The New York Times The power and sophistication of the missile and rocket arsenal that Hezbollah has used in recent days has caught the United States and Israel off guard, and officials in both countries are just now learning the extent to which...
By Joshua Partlow and Naseer Nouri WASHINGTON POST BAGHDAD -- When her home became unlivable, when her neighbors were gunned down in the streets, a mother of seven said goodbye to her teenage sons and set out on foot into the lethal Baghdad night. Ignoring the citywide curfew,...
NEW YORK (AP) - Oprah Winfrey and her friend Gayle King want to be clear: they're not gay. In the August issue of O, the Oprah Magazine, the talk-show host explains that some people misunderstand her close friendship with King. "I understand why people think we're gay," she says...
By Ben Wear AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Capital Metro's commuter rail project, just lines on a map 20 months ago when voters approved it, soon will take tangible form with broken ground in Central Texas and metal molded in Switzerland. Officials with the transit agency, which will...
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - President Bush has told Mexican President Vicente Fox that the U.S. Congress is unlikely to pass immigration reforms before elections in November, Fox said on Monday. The Mexican president asked Bush about the negotiations in Congress over an immigration...
Claire Osborn AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN A pit bull, a cocker spaniel, a poodle, a Rottweiler and a Chihuahua stared innocently from their cages at the Town Lake Animal Center, where they'd been sentenced to isolation. The charge? Biting. If the dogs showed no signs of rabies...