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Firefighters go topless for fundraiser SHIRLEY, New York (AP) — Male drivers who paid $5 for a topless car wash in a New York city ended up getting doused with disappointment. Scantily clad women held up signs along a parkway advertising the car wash on Sunday and telling the...
S.C. Prisons Director Defends Pink Plan By MEG KINNARD 08.21.07, 8:04 PM ET COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina's prisons director on Tuesday defended a policy of punishing inmates who perform sex acts by dressing them in pink, despite a lawsuit claiming the rule subjects prisoners...
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...
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...
Democrats, Blaming a Hands-Off Approach, Press for Action to Aid Homeowners By EDMUND L. ANDREWS Published: August 21, 2007 WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 — Democrats in Congress and on the presidential campaign trail are seizing on the turmoil in mortgages to criticize the Bush...
State spending millions to push Trans-Texas plan Road campaign draws criticism and praise from lawmakers By PEGGY FIKAC Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — The Texas Department of Transportation, which complains about chronic underfunding, has launched a...
Activist's Arrest Highlights Key Immigrant Issue She Is Deported; Son Is Left Behind By N.C. Aizenman and Spencer S. Hsu Washington Post Staff Writers Tuesday, August 21, 2007; Page A05 The arrest and deportation to Mexico of an illegal immigrant who took sanctuary in a Chicago...