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Sara Kehaulani Goo THE WASHINGTON POST Kimberly Hall was twice betrayed by men she met dating online. Both turned out to be married. So she started doing background checks on her dates using a Web site called Intelius. Now, the 33-year-old from Laurel is engaged to a man she met...
PEGGY FIKAC The Houston Chronicle Gov. Rick Perry thinks lawmakers should be allowed to rebate money directly to taxpayers, but the check is far from being in the mail. Legislative leaders, miles short of embracing the idea, are concerned about the state's ability to make good...
Matthew Thompson CHARLESTON DAILY MAIL Police said they arrested a South Charleston man for driving under the influence after he flipped his middle finger at Kanawha County Sheriff Mike Rutherford and then crashed his car. Glenn Harold Vickers, 53, was arrested Thursday night...
LAUREN MORASKI ABC News Jimmy Cyrus is a 25-year-old New York City bachelor who works 16-hour days. He also happens to be wealthy, an asset that makes him eligible for the upcoming "Natural Selection" speed-dating event open only to "rich guys" and "hot girls." Cyrus, who works...
RICHARD STEWART Houston Chronicle After facing intense opposition against a proposed ordinance that would have outlawed the use of the "n-word" in his town, Brazoria Mayor Ken Corley announced Thursday he would drop the proposal altogether. Corley's decision brought applause...
Dafna Linzer THE WASHINGTON POST The Bush administration has authorized the U.S. military to kill or capture Iranian operatives inside Iraq as part of an aggressive new strategy to weaken Tehran's influence across the Middle East and compel it to give up its nuclear program,...
RUMMANA HUSSAIN Chicago Sun-Times Winning a Chevrolet Corvette is the stuff of dreams. In Maribel Nava Alvarez's case, it has been a nightmare. The former Little Village resident said officials with local radio station La Ley 107.9 FM and its parent company, Spanish Broadcasting...
ASSOCIATED PRESS The University of Texas is countering a jab from an Aggie business owner by taking him to court over his "saw em off" variation of the familiar Longhorn logo. The UT System Board of Regents claims in its lawsuit that Fadi Kalaouze's merchandise adorned with an...
TREBOR BANSTETTER STAR-TELEGRAM Passengers on an American Airlines flight that was stuck on the tarmac in Austin for nearly 10 hours last month are pushing for a national Passengers Bill of Rights to protect traveling consumers. The proposal would require airlines to return...